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    Bullet found in hollow base of giant tree. Any ideas of age?

    [SIZE=3]Yesterday i posted a picture of a Dog Tax tag that i found at the park here in Greensboro. I also found this bullet INSIDE the hollow base of a giant tree.

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    Any Ideas of its age? it looks to be about the size of a 22 cal. Do modern 22 cal bullets have rings like this?
    Yep you might think by my name that i would know. Fact is...Ammoman refers to hard bombs and missiles.

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    Last edited by Ammoman; Sep 11, 2017 at 08:29 PM.
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    yes, modern .22 but judging from the patina, it's got some age like 50 or 60 years possibly
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    Thanks...i wanted to make sure before it goes into the trash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trdking View Post
    You can't throw lead in the trash. You have to recycle it!
    By casting more bullets and balls!
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    Lead looks good going in my pot for recasting musket balls
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    Quote Originally Posted by trdking View Post
    You can't throw lead in the trash. You have to recycle it!
    LOL bad choice of wording on my part. I have a place to put old bullets and sinkers and the likes. It will eventually be melted into a giant brick and be painted to look like gold!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ammoman View Post
    LOL bad choice of wording on my part. I have a place to put old bullets and sinkers and the likes. It will eventually be melted into a giant brick and be painted to look like gold!
    Give it a thick layer of gold leaf and bury it in the park.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by trdking View Post
    You can't throw lead in the trash. You have to recycle it!
    I can........
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    Modern bullets we find up here are a lot of copper jacketed type. That is a very old bullet. People collect these also, it's probably 100 years old.

 

 

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