8x50R funny nose


#1

Why funny nose? Is there a purpose? Incidentally, which year would it be?
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#2

The flat nose bullet was the style used until the pointed bullet was adopted in 1898. The flat nose was intended to prevent the possibility of a cartridge in the tubular magazine from being fired by the bullet of the cartridge behind it. When they went to the pointed bullet, a groove was cut around the primer that the point of the bullet in back fit into.


#3

Kynoch commercial version of French "Balle M’.


#4

Look at Guy Hildebrand’s post on the previous page about the 8mm Lebel. It appears to be the same bullet.


#5

It is the same bullet. Unfortunately, my Kynoch box should have been full of sksvlad’s K headstamps instead of the SFM headstamped cartridges that came with it.