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BlackJack
06-02-2012, 7:44 PM
Found this at the range. Wondering what caliber it is. 152812

BlackJack
06-02-2012, 7:46 PM
152813
Numbers 22 and 73 on the primer side.

pontiacpratt
06-02-2012, 7:46 PM
a Pic of the head stamp please?

BlackJack
06-02-2012, 7:48 PM
a Pic of the head stamp please?

Head stamp code is 22 and 73

RugerNo1
06-02-2012, 7:51 PM
7.5x55 Swiss? Sort of looks like the casemouth has a bit of residue from the wax that the Swiss put on their ammo.

pontiacpratt
06-02-2012, 7:55 PM
A search came up Indian 7.62x51 Nato round.
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22=Romanian origination. 73 year of manufacture.
Is it .308 size?

BlackJack
06-02-2012, 8:03 PM
It seems bigger than a .308. The case length is about 2.25 inches.

Bhobbs
06-02-2012, 8:05 PM
8mm Mauser?

BlackJack
06-02-2012, 8:08 PM
I'm guessing it's a 300 Winchester Magnum

pontiacpratt
06-02-2012, 8:15 PM
According to my sierra reloading manual at 2.25" case length 8mm Mauser would be spot on.
300 Win Mag is 2.62"

FX-05 Xiuhcoatl
06-02-2012, 9:06 PM
7.92x57

FX-05 Xiuhcoatl
06-02-2012, 9:06 PM
^ aka 8mm mauser

17+1
06-02-2012, 9:38 PM
8mm Mauser?

Yeah, looks like the Romanian surplus I had a while back.

Peter.Steele
06-03-2012, 8:01 AM
I'm guessing it's a 300 Winchester Magnum


300 Win Mag has a belt, it's not that.

tujungatoes
06-03-2012, 8:34 AM
7.92x57

^ aka 8mm mauser

^this