7.62 X 51 White Tip?


#1

The headstamp on this steel case cw round is 61 88 with 61 at 12 oclock and 88 at 6 oclock its either Russian or Chinese, it has a White Tip is this a Tracer , or ? thanks Randy


#2

Randy,
Did you mean 7.62 x 54mm? If you did then this would be a Chinese Type 53 tracer round.
Jim


#3

A white tip is usually found on Chinese iron cored 7.62x54R.


#4

Hi Gents, thanks for your replies, this round is 7.62 X 51 ,thanks Randy


#5

Can you post an image of the cartridge?


#6

These are the rounds in my inventory and how I have them cateloged…glad to accept corrections…but I seem to sense folks do not think 7.62 x 51 legit white tips exist…and…yes they do.

WHITE USA @ LC 70 TRACER EXP H.E.L.
WHITE USA @ FA 71 WHITE TRACER
WHITE USA @ FA 67 EXP LOW RECOIL 90 GR
WHITE USA @ FA 66 LOW RECOIL XM 256
WHITE USA FA 66 MATCH BALL LOW RECOIL EXPERIMENTAL

WHITE SWEDEN 6 070 9 TRACER NOT SURE ?
WHITE SWEDEN 7 070 5 TRACER LOW VELOCITY
WHITE SPAIN NONE (3 SPIKE CRIMP) LOW RECOIL EXP PALENCIA

but I sure don’t have any copper washed steel cased rounds !

My guess…a “re-manufactured” (gun show) loading ??


#7

Pepper - the white-tipped Swedish round you have and seem to be unsure of the loading, is a tracer round.

John Moss


#8

Here are a few more white tip rounds
TZ 80 (Israel sniper - from a box marked Ball/For Snipers in Hebrew)
(+) FNM 97-6 (Portugal Proof)
FA 66 MATCH (USA light yellow aluminum case)
FA (USA yellow greeen aluminum case)
FA (USA gray aluminum case)

The Swedish tracers are also found with half black case heads. I believe these are used as sub-calber rounds for anti-tank weapon training.

Dave S


#9

[quote=“Dave S”]Here are a few more white tip rounds
TZ 80 (Israel sniper - from a box marked Ball/For Snipers in Hebrew)
(+) FNM 97-6 (Portugal Proof)
FA 66 MATCH (USA light yellow aluminum case)
FA (USA yellow greeen aluminum case)
FA (USA gray aluminum case)

The Swedish tracers are also found with half black case heads. I believe these are used as sub-calber rounds for anti-tank weapon training.

Dave S[/quote]

The 6.5x55mm white tipped, base half blackened were reduced velocity tracers. The UK, and possibly others, used them as a sub-calibre training round in the 84mm anti tank weapon. Is it possible that they were also used in Swedish rifles for training?

The half black bases of Swedish 7.62x51mm rounds presumably also indicates reduced charge/velocity.

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