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Old January 15, 2013, 09:43 PM   #1
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Arabic headstamp

Anyone ever seen brass cased, berdan primed .223 brass that has a head-stamp of "223 Remington" and "(something in arabic)" ??

I was just running some of this stuff through the press and, needless to say, I had to call Dillon to replace my newly-snapped de-capping pin(s).

After reloading many many many thousands of .223 this is the first time I've yet to see anything with a brass case and a berdan primer. Have I just had blind luck so far or is this an unusual thing?

Edit to add: I tried to take a picture of some of it, but couldn't get it to come out clearly. Google images has nothing on it either.
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Old January 16, 2013, 08:17 AM   #2
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Check the owner's manual for your camera to see if it has a "macro" feature.

This will allow you to take close in, clear photographs.
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Old January 16, 2013, 12:29 PM   #3
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The Macro setting is generally a little flower on the mode selector.
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Old January 16, 2013, 07:07 PM   #4
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My first guess is that it's from Egypt or some other Arab country that buys a lot of US weaponry.
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Old January 17, 2013, 12:31 AM   #5
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Same here (thankfully it wasnt my die )

Egyptian FMJ it was
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Old January 17, 2013, 07:01 PM   #6
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Sorry for the delay, finally got a picture of the stuff clear enough to identify.
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