Hey everyone, I hope you have all been well. I have some of these silver tip API projectiles and I will be loading them up in 30-06 to make a video for my youtube channel. I am seeking confirmation of the data below and any accurate information on their history and specifications. I would also seeking original cartridge specifications (intended velocity specifically) so that I can reproduce it for a more accurate depiction of its abilities against various targets.
As if that wasn’t enough I would also love to find photos of original cartridges, projectiles cutaway, and packaging (if it existed) that I could use in my video. This means that I would need permission from the photo copyright holder to use it. Credit will be given if desired.
I have been told that it is a T101E2 API, only made by Lake City in 1951. (Headstamp would have been LC/51)
INCENDIARY: 8.5 grains(±) of IM-11 (50% magnesium and 50% barium nitrate)
CORE: Molybendium steel
NAME: Cartridge, API, cal 30 (light rifle) with 10 caliber ogive bullet
Below are two images I took last year. One shows the effect of this round upon impact, the other shows a core I recovered. The core shown measures 1.175" in length and weighs 83.6 grains.
As always your help is much appreciated, there is only so much one can get from Google which, in my opinion, is dwarfed by the expertise and knowledge of IAA Forum members!