Wooden bullets

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Pa Grizz, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. Pa Grizz

    Pa Grizz Well-Known Member

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    I picked some 6.5 Swedish cartridges at a yard sell this past weekend with wooden bullets,The guy told me the pieces of a wooden bullet was harder to detect and they would cause infections later on.Does anyone know about them?
     
  2. Dosh

    Dosh Well-Known Member

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    I hear they are deadly on vampires. Sorry, couldn't resist.
     

  3. Trever

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    I would imagine they need a slow twist and low velocity.
     
  4. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if they can do a sap-alurgical match to see which tree the bullet was fired from?

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  5. westcliffe01

    westcliffe01 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like practice bullets. The plastic ones came later. Probably loaded very mild so a new recruit would not immediately develop a flinch. Until shortly before the latest crisis one could get 7.62x51 Nato German ammo with plastic bullets.
     
  6. nfhjr62

    nfhjr62 Well-Known Member

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    I remember seeing a magazine articular on WW2 ammo and the wooden tipped rounds were for when launching rifle grenades instead of using blanks.
     
  7. gohring3006

    gohring3006 Well-Known Member

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    I am thinking that the history channel had something like that also
     
  8. Chickenthief

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    They are blanks.
    Thats why Swedish M96 Mausers has threads at the muzzle.

    Heres info and pics:

    1896 Swedish Mauser
     
  9. Chickenthief

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  10. Pa Grizz

    Pa Grizz Well-Known Member

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    I have a box of about 100 of them.It has for the M/46 on it.Are they worth anything?
     
  11. Varberger757

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    I own an original package with wooden bullets (so called "Platzpatronen") in German 8x57IS WWII military rounds produced in 1944. The colour of the bullets was red. These rounds were only used under military manoeuvres/exercises.
     
  12. Pa Grizz

    Pa Grizz Well-Known Member

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    I have the original package also.It has 6.5 mm lose patroner M/46 on the box. but the bullets are not colored
     
  13. Chickenthief

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    Found a pic of the "shredding" adaptor:

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  14. Varberger757

    Varberger757 Well-Known Member

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    I'm just wondering about the thing you call for a shredder. I have a Swedish M/96 rifle from 1924 with threads and those are undoubtly for mounting a riflegrenade - thrower ... BTW, you don't need any shredder for the wooden bullets, because they will be blown apart by passing the grooves. gun)