.307" diameter tracer bullet


#1

0.307" diameter tracer bullet. I pulled it from a 7.62x39mm casing it obviously did not belong in. Now wondering if it is military or something someone made up.
136 grains magnetic.

Joe


#2

Here is a comparison with M62 and M25 heads. The M62 has no paint as it was tumbled to clean off the asphalt sealant for reloading purposes…

Joe


#3

Joe, looks like an early Strom-Trickle bullet. These were loaded in various .30 caliber cartridges. Hornady made the jackets. They had the mixture installed wet with no compaction, so the diameter remained undersized. I got several boxes (2500 or so pieces/box) but the jackets were to soft to allow their use for fabrication into “real” tracer projectiles. JH


#4

Joe, the magnetic jacket (missed that) makes me think this one of the early ball bullets used by the same outfit but before Hornady started supplying the jackets (GM). JH


#5

Thanks Jim! Probably only you would have known this.

Joe