Not a bullet?

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It may look quite bullet like but I don't think it is one. It has a copper alloy skin crimped onto what appears to be multi-core steel wire as it is attracted to a magnet. Though wondering what it's use was to need such a sharp end? It's about 6mm diameter. Any ideas?
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Brass crimp/wire rope terminal.
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Thats a bullet Easy, got the rifling gauged into it wear it went down the barrel, if its magnetic it will be armour piercing :thumbsup:
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Definitely a bullet.
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It weighs 61.5 grains and looks quite like a .223 Remmington.
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As already said,bullet all day long.
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Metalurgy wrote: Wed Nov 17, 2021 10:33 pm As already said, bullet all day long.
The steel in the base quite threw me, it does kind of look like wire ends.
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I am not entirely sure what bullet it is, but I think it might be the current (British) issue 5.56mm L31A1 Ball round, which is entirely lead free and has a hardened steel core. These rounds have been used since 2016 to give better penetration against body armour, as IS fighters had been wearing body armour where the L15A1, L17A2 and L21A1 series of Ball rounds were insufficient.
The rifling on the projectile doesn't go right down to the base of the projectile, suggesting a 'Boat Tail' chamfer to the base and given the general size, which is consistent with an L31A1. That's just my guess!

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MilitaryMetalMagnet wrote: Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:30 am The rifling on the projectile doesn't go right down to the base of the projectile, suggesting a 'Boat Tail' chamfer to the base and given the general size, which is consistent with an L31A1. That's just my guess!
Thanks Simon, I had a look through my ammo collection from this same pasture land and found x3 .222 casings and a .223 casing, did they use steel core bullets and have those two grooves as in the pics above? There was also a lead bullet of about 5.6mm diameter.
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There were also  x2 L18A1 blanks of 2012 date, which kind of seemed a bit out of place here.
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But I remember the farmer saying that he used to let someone shoot rabbits on this land so I guess that accounts for this type of ammo being here, even if maybe a bit extreme?
Though not very old at all it's still good to ID and figure out why any finds are there. :thumbsup:
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Easylife wrote: Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:53 am
But I remember the farmer saying that he used to let someone shoot rabbits on this land so I guess that accounts for this type of ammo being here, even if maybe a bit extreme?
That's an understatement :lol: The triple 2 and 223 are normally foxing rounds known for range and good level flight. But they are noisy even with a moderator. Even my 17HMR, which is a tiny bullet, does an inordinate amount of damage. Those two rounds would be an expensive way of shooting bunnies!
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