Need help identifying these cartridges.

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by barnesuser28, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    Looking to identify these cartridges.
    i think the 2nd one is a 6mm ppc, i think the 4th one is a 300 h&h, 5th a 300 wetherby, and the 6th one a 458 win?[​IMG]
     

  2. HoytFlinger

    HoytFlinger Well-Known Member

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    Re: Need help dentifying these cartridges.

    I think you are right on the 4th one. The sixth is not a 458 Win. The 458 Win had a belt I believe. Loos like maybe an old black powder case like maybe a 45-120. The fifth one looks like a 378 Wby maybe.
     

  3. barnesuser28

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    Re: Need help dentifying these cartridges.

    now that i look at it some more i think the 5th is a 338-378 weatherby. 6th i got wrong, no belt.
     
  4. Catfur

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    Taking a wild guess, the first is a .221 Fireball, the second is a .220 Russian.

    Edit: 3rd could be a plain ol' .308. 2nd is more likely a .22 PPC.
     
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    i believe 1st is a 221 fireball, 2nd is a 6mm ppc (the neck looks wider than the 1st one and has a steeper shoulder angle than the 220 russian.), 3rd? (aint a 308 win), 4th a 300 H&H, 5th a 338-378 weatherby, 6th a 45-110? (too long for a 45-120 and too short for the 45-100), 7th 500 A-Square?, 8th 505 gibbs. The ones with ? marks i am not completely sure of, the ones without i am fairly confident are right.
     
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    I think the last is a 505 Gibbs (base for the Cheytac series).
     
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    That is what I thought too at first, the more I look at them I think #7 is the gibbs, #8 looks like .600 or bigger caliber.
     
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    edited/changed post #5
     
  10. AZShooter

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    Here is some help....flip them over and read the headstamps. <grin> Just had to say it.

    I figure there are no markings or they were made from a different parent case or you wouldn't ask.
     
  11. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    Haha AZShooter i will send you a pm
     
  12. Outlaw6.0

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    Alright you little cheater... :D

    Looks like i'm not the only one who gets the monthly Barnes Bulletin.... trying to win the FaceBook challenge are we? :cool:



    #6 reminds me a lot of the old NE style cartridges.... maybe a 450-400....
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  13. Varminator 911

    Varminator 911 Well-Known Member

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    Fourth for sure 300 H&H
    Fifth probably 30-378 Weatherby, looks to be same caliber as 300 H&H and cartridge head bigger than H&H.
    Sixth looks a lot like 9.3x74Rmm
    Eighth is way larger caliber than seventh but you need a big bore expert on those two.
     
  14. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    LOL ive noticed you and tikkamike posting answers on their page so i was hoping you or him wouldnt see this thread. :D :) I need some 280 grain LRX, and they aint cheap! I just got to be faster to post then you now. haha.