.50 BMG bullet ID help



I got two equal bullets from a .50 BMG without case. I sectioned it to understand the construction.
Could someone answer my question?

  • is it a .50 BMG short range from IVI?
  • what was the original tip colour? On the second picture you can see a little light blue marking
  • what headstamp is on the case?
  • has anyone some ballistic informations or a factory data sheet?

    Thanks for any help.

Best Chris


Yes. Blue and Blue/Red were the original colors. Now they are using Orange and Orange/Red.

Click on brochure on right hand side of the page

Headstamps were LC (Lake City) early, IVI current.


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Thanks a lot for your help.