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USAAF air gunnery range - June 2010

Article about: by Steve T Cobra Thanks I have got about 500 of those .50cal bullets from that range now.......and I've hardly searched any of it ! Ever seen a round get 'split' like the .30cal before ? It'

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    Default Re: USAAF air gunnery range - June 2010

    Quote by Steve T View Post
    Cobra

    Thanks I have got about 500 of those .50cal bullets from that range now.......and I've hardly searched any of it !

    Ever seen a round get 'split' like the .30cal before ? It's very strange.

    WH

    I'll give you a slap when I see you ! Quit chucking stuff away for goodness sake !

    Could be a coin ring.....could be.

    Thanks

    Steve T
    I'd say it got hit by another bullet as it was already in the dirt.

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    Check the length Steve.

    The profile is correct for the little-used Projectile, Ball, Cal. .30, M1.
    The length of this projectile was 1.33", as opposed to the usual 1.23" long M2 Ball projectile.

    I'll dig the dimensioned drawings out and post them later.

    All the best,
    PB
    Finally, drawings as promised:





    Hosted offsite at the moment as the forum upload isn't working for me tonight.

    On a more disturbing note I'm informed someone's been hitting the range hard over the last few days, and not even bothering to fill in their many holes.

    All the best,
    PB

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    PB

    Many thanks for the pics. They are most useful.

    I am very VERY sad and, indeed, angry to hear the site is being hit hard. It is people like this that ruin it for people like us who always ensure holes are filled and the area left exactly as it was found.

    Idiots.

    Steve T

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    i would be very upset as well

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    I am looking for three of the brass wing nuts for an early WWII ammunition crate.

    I would really appreciate it.

    Thank you,
    Lu de le Fortrie

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