What kind of bullet is this?

baileyp1

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Found this walking the beaches of Hunting Island, SC. Any clue on what kind of bullet? There are wavy grooves towards the top. There also is a copper jacket that was around it that came off. I found it inside of a rock...


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Tony in SC

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The beaches of South Carolina were used by the Air Corp for practice in the 30' and 40's. We have found lots of 50 cal. Is it magnetic? Could be a core for something bigger?
 

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The beaches of South Carolina were used by the Air Corp for practice in the 30' and 40's. We have found lots of 50 cal. Is it magnetic? Could be a core for something bigger?

Thanks for the reply! I tried seeing if it was magnetic this morning and it turns out it is not. Im thinking possibly a lead core?
 

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A 50 BMG projectile with the jacket is typically 2.31 inches, with filler between the nose of the core and the jacket. Don't know what it is but it looks like it would be too long to be a typical 50 cal projectile.

Added: What is the diameter, width and length of the jacketed portion?

Added: 50 BMG dimensions.

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A 50 BMG projectile with the jacket is typically 2.31 inches, with filler between the nose of the core and the jacket. Don't know what it is but it looks like it would be too long to be a typical 50 cal projectile.

Added: What is the diameter, width and length of the jacketed portion?

Added: 50 BMG dimensions.

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The length adds up to what you are saying with the 50 BMG.

Here are the measurements:
Diameter = 0.5 inches

Width = 0.5 inches

Length = aprrox. 2.31 inches
 

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Tony in SC

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I was thinking 50 BMG because we have found so many on the SC beaches. The pic made it look too long?
 

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