What is known about this bullet?


#1

These bullet photos were sent to another US AZ collector from Europe asking if it was military or sporting. Can anyone ID it? Why the holes & would the holes make it unstable? Any other thoughts or comments are welcome. Perhaps had to see but this shows fine turning marks.
I see what looks like short raised areas to some of the raised rings, any ideas about those? Perhaps unfinished product?
(ruler is mm)
Thanks


#2

Pete–What caliber is it?


#3

There are some ported experimental italian bullets that are quite similar,both for rifle and pistol and turned from solid brass

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=7499&p=52442&hilit=italian+ported+bullets#p52442


#4

Ron, you know about as much as I do as to caliber, use the ruler in the photo & make an educated guess. 7mm? & 270?
As I said this is from Europe, to another collector here in the US, to me.

Thanks Pivi, perhaps the same?


#5

Pete,
I will show your pictures to the maker of those ported bullets. Anyway, my bullets have a hole drilled through the entire body ( from the bottom) and the other holes dissipate the explosion gasses to reduce recoil. Has your bullet a similar hole?


#6

Pivi
I’ve sent the US guy your post, to send on to the original question poser.
So we shall wait.
Best
Pete


#7

Sorry to interject, but I do not see any vertical holes going through the entire body from top to bottom, one can see both top and bottom in pictures 3 and 4.


#8

Vlad, your are right. Actually it seems that the only thing that the holes on Pete’s bullet can do is a very loud whistle… maybe a kind of “alarm bullett”???


#9

My thoughts about the holes is that they would PERHAPS collapse & provide mushroom when in soft tissue, as most of these solid brass/copper function best when striking bone, from what little I know about this materials terminal effects. I think / hear this sort of material is now being used as a core in the latest 5.56x45 NATO AP the M-855A1.

Think there was a back thread here about Picatinny Arsenal’s involvement in the M-855A1.

A local gun maker (who makes new Mauser square bridge actions) has taken a similar bullet material to Africa hunting & he reported the (solid) bullet passing lengthwise, clean through, some large sized game they shot.

Another question raised was would these holes make the bullet unstable?