I am trying to ID two modern reproduction cartridges from another forum. Apparently the owner of these cartridges and cases does not own a micrometer.
First up is a Bertram fired case with the headstamp “AUST”.
Second is a hand loaded cartridge marked SMI USA. I have seen this headstamp before (on non-Italian made reproduction cases), but I can’t remember what it stands for. I think other SMI cases that I have seen were of the lathe turned variety, but this one looks like a drawn case. I have cases by Red Willow Armory and Rocky Mountain Cartridge that have headstamps in a similar form. I want to know what SMI stands for and any guesses on the cartridge ID would be appreciated.
I have reposted the owners pictures with his permission.