- May 2, 2013
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- Detector(s) used
- PRL-1 Whites, Tesoro Sand Shark, Excalibur II
- Primary Interest:
- Metal Detecting
You did not give us any size measurements, which are particularly necessary for correct bullet identification (such as, diameter is .425-inch), so we can't ID them for you with much certainty.
That being said, the first bullet looks like a modern "Maxi-Ball" made for use in Blackpowder firearms target-shooting or game-hunting. In the photo below showing three varieties of Maxi-Ball, yours is the one on the left. In that photo, the yellow in the bullet's body-grooves is a bore lubricant. The other photo shows a larger-caliber one (which is also longer than yours), and the box they come in.
Your other bullet appears to a fired .30-caliber-or-thereabouts copper-jacketed lead rifle bullet whose front end "mushroomed" on impact.
I don't think the second item is a fired bullet, (not 100% convinced on the muzzle loader round either), are there rifling marks anywhere on the sides? Especially on the second item? The base of the second item doesn't look right to be a bullet.....also I've never seen a rifle bullet mushroom like that plus the lead to copper ratio looks off as well.
Well I see a rifling mark on the bullet for sure.....oddest bullet I've ever seen...thanks for showing that!
Is there more than one rifling mark on the one in the second picture?