Can anyone identify this bullet, or what fires it? 57 replies

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Ensign Riles Advanced Member

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#1 15 years ago

I went metal detecting today at a local park and found this round about two inches underground. It must have been fired pretty recently due to the condition it is in, which brings up a question, who the heck is firing this type of round in a park that is about 300 meters away from the city police station? :n0e: I was just wondering if anyone knew what type of round this was and/or what fires it. Thanks in advance... attachment.php?attachmentid=21075&stc=1 attachment.php?attachmentid=21076&stc=1




colonel_bob

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#2 15 years ago

It looks like one of those rounds that has a slightly indented nose to help slow it down, which is popular with police officers, among others. Its way to big to be fired from a handgun though, I think, and it appears to have a very strange shape.

Don't forget, though, it could have gotten there from some moron firing into the air, that would be my guess... Either that, or its part of some really strange firework or something... I really don't know.




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#3 15 years ago

Well, it is about four times longer than a .45 bullet, so it is definently NOT from a handgun when you also take into account the size of the casing it must have. It's also about two and a half times longer than any rifle round I have, and considerably larger in caliber.




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#4 15 years ago

I just don't know of any bullets that are shaped like that... I've never seen one that decreases in diameter towards the back end of it.

The tip seems either rusted or burned... Could it have been some strange type of flare? Or possibly a misfire? It still seems like its a pretty strange bullet, if thats what it is...




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#5 15 years ago

It's a .50 caliber round.

RifleRounds.jpg

EDIT: It's the top part of the bullet.




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#6 15 years ago

Yeah, that looks like the second one to the right. I didn't know they could be rounded like that.

But what is a .50 caliber (or 7.62 mm, whatever it is) armor piercing round doing in a park?




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#7 15 years ago
pathfinderIt's a .50 caliber round. I think it may be AP. RifleRounds.jpg EDIT: I think I misread the picture, it could be 7.62 :uhm:

Why would someone have THAT. LOL




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#8 15 years ago

It's not armor piercing, sorry. It's just the top part of the bullet large .50 bullet. If you see that.




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#9 15 years ago
pathfinderIt's not armor piercing, sorry. It's just the top part of the bullet large .50 bullet. If you see that.

Still, why would someone have a .50?




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#10 15 years ago

Some sniper rifles use .50 caliber rounds.. maybe someone tried to wipe someone else out.