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can anyone ID this older 7mm projectile

 
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:43 PM
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can anyone ID this older 7mm projectile

This must be a new game I came up with( Name that Bullet)
My wife was dragging me around yard sales and I found this bag full of bullets.
but I can not find them in any of the books I have and the web has no pics of them.
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:15 PM
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Re: can anyone ID this older 7mm projectile

Looks like an old Speer Grand Slam
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:40 PM
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Re: can anyone ID this older 7mm projectile

did they make them in 168 gr back then?
Anyone have any load data for them in a 7mm rem mag?
Thanks once again guys.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:12 PM
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Re: can anyone ID this older 7mm projectile

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did they make them in 168 gr back then?
Anyone have any load data for them in a 7mm rem mag?
Thanks once again guys.
Looks like an older Winchester bullet perhaps in the 50's ????
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Old 04-06-2013, 03:44 AM
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Re: can anyone ID this older 7mm projectile

+1 on the Speer Grand Slam. They were Thor's Hammer in the days before BCs ruled the world. They made a 160 gr. GS in 7mm (.415 BC). My 1979 Speer Reloading manual says 80 gr. of H870 in a Rem 7mm Mag will push it to 3000 fps. Sounds a little warm to me - but those were the days before liability became such a big issue.
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:06 PM
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Re: can anyone ID this older 7mm projectile

When I first look at the bullet it reminds me of a Winchester which I may have seen years ago?? Ok as for the Speer Grand Slam, I looked through my books Speer #5 to present #14 and could find nothing nor in my mind that would remind me of a Speer bullet. I pretty sure Speer at one time manufactured a 168 gr match bullet, years back in .30 caliber that had a ďrebated boat tailĒ for some reason they didnít last long in the market place, Iím thinking because rebating show no real advantage in drag reduction comparing to conventional boat tail bullets of similar length.

Now with that said; hereís another thought on your bullet. Could it be a custom built bullet? The type made by using a Corbin RBT die swaging system. The more I look about it; the more itís has many of the signs of a custom bulletí.., the kind where you could make a 168gr bullet in 7mm with a rebated boat tail and double cannelure by using; the RBT die and a Corbinís PCM-2 cannelure machine; as well as other cannelure machines which do a fine factory looking cannelure job.

In the rebated BT bullet design itís looks close to the Lapua 185gr D-46 (although .30 cal) however they do looks like, along with some of the older JLKís & NwCPís as I recall.

This is just my best guessÖ there are many crazy European designs that could be thought of at this point.. but that makes my head hurt.

Good luck.
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:47 PM
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Re: can anyone ID this older 7mm projectile

436 may be on the right track with a custom or homemade. The few Grand Slams I used had a GS stamped on the base, can't say they all did. We used to add cannelure to bullets with an CH tool, if not custom, maybe some customization was done.
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