6.5mm Ball Cartridge Production at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant. What Is This Cartridge?

On the Military Guns and Ammunition forum in a recent discussion on the adoption of the 6.5mm Creedmoor cartridge by the U.S. Army SOCOM a photo was posted of an ammo can and 20 round ammunition cartons labeled 6.5mm Ball, see the photo below:


Can anyone identify this 6.5mm cartridge?



Hi Brian,

It looks interesting… but I’m afraid that it is nothing more than an edited image. That lot number identifies a box of 7.62 mm M118 cartridges made in 1990!



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Thanks Fede.