Hello fellow cartridge collectors!
This is my first post, and I shall begin with a bit of challenge. Hope you guys solve this puzzle for me. Maybe it’s just that I haven’t seen enough, but I’m stumped on this one.
I have a line on some AP bullets in .30 cal for reloading - see below, but I can’t find any info that points to the designation of them. The seller says they are about 155gr in weight and are pulled from British ammo. I thought the British used the M61 (T29) AP projectiles which have a more rounded nose and 2 cannelures on the body.
These don’t look like any AP I’ve seen. They are not US .30 APM2 which has a flat base, they are not the NATO M61s as described above, and lastly I don’t think they are US M59 or the 7.62 Hirtenberger because the distance between cannelure and the start of the boat tail taper is shorter.
Any ideas? Is it possible that these are “fake” AP, as in, just ball rounds with tips painted black?