On the subject of fakes


#1

While going through some 7.62 Nato rounds recently, I found this. Can anyone comment on this? The neck crimp looks relatively well done and is uniform right the way round. There was a comment on another thread dealing with fakes that sometimes the ballistics seems wrong. This “bullet/experiment” has very little weight, so it would seem from a ballistics point of view that it would start tumbling as soon as it leaves the barrel and encounters any turbulence.


Regards
Daan


#2

" it would start tumbling as soon as it leaves the barrel and encounters any turbulence."

Unless, unseen inside the sabot, the projectile has angled fins. It might be interesting to X-ray.


#3

Projectile looks like a .22 rimfire, with pared down bullet !! Should be X-rayed ! M. Rea


#4

To me the projectile looks like a stud that is used with cartridge powered nail guns.


#5

Yeah that was my thought too.
Someone took a Hilti or Ramset concrete nail and stuffed it into a x51 case.


#6

Agreed its a nail gun projectile. Just possible that it is a genuine application ie somebody actually wanted to make a 7.62 nail gun I suppose. I can’t think why though…


#7

Maybe some time ago some commando got orders from his wife to finally hang those pictures that he promised to do months ago, so he improvised with his FN