.303 bullet ID


#1

Any help in identifying the bullet on the right would be appreciated. I believe the bullet on the left is the standard hollow point round. The round isn’t a reload as far as I can see. The headstamp picture is of the round on the right.
Thanks.


#2

The left hand round is as you say, either a Mark IV or V (the only difference is the antimony in the Mark V core to harden it and reduce blow-throughs of the core). The right hand round is some form of patent bullet, but unfortunately i do not know which it is. I have the identical round and they appear to be simply a sporting bullet loaded into surplus military cases.

I can find no record in the trial reports of any such bullet being part of the soft nose/ hollow point tests of 1895-97.

Regards
TonyE


#3

Thank you, this collecting lark doesn’t get any easier ;-)


#4

'oo said you 'ad any right to an easy life, Soldier?

Regards
TonyE


#5

Looks like the 199 grain patented Peg Point bullet with brass plug. I have the same bullet on a .303 and the .375 2.5" case.


#6

Thanks for that. Do you have a photo of the nose of the bulet please?

Regards
TonyE


#7

This is the only shot I have of this bullet.


#8

[quote=“IHMSA80x80”]Looks like the 199 grain patented Peg Point bullet with brass plug. I have the same bullet on a .303 and the .375 2.5" case.
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Thanks for that, maybe .303’s aren’t as bad as I thought :-)