Today this very sad looking .308 round (headstamp “KYNOCH .308W”) came to me. The guy who does our plumbing dug it up in his backyard a few years ago.
The odd thing is is that it was buried as an inert round, as it has no primer or powder. It also seems to be made from a new case, as the case is fairly clean inside and does not look to have been fired, even after who knows how long in the ground. The bullet is an ordinary British military spec 7.62 NATO GM jacketed lead cored bullet, but was just pushed in a bit. Can anyone tell me when the .308 with this headstamp and boxer primer was introduced by Kynoch? That will tell me the maximum amount of time it could have been there.
My best explanation for how this got there is being lost by a kid playing war, and being simply forgotten about and buried over time.