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Old January 30, 2013, 11:02 PM   #1
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what is this??

OK guys. What is this??

It says 30-06 Sprg. A friend found these and didnt know what they were so he brought them to me. It looks like a belted 30-06 but it measures in the 30-06 specs. It just looks like a belted case from the groove thats in it.
The primer is quite a bit bigger than normal though. He brought about 25 or so to me.

I dont have a clue, but I'm sure its some kinda military round.
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Old January 30, 2013, 11:12 PM   #2
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Doing a bit of Google-fu...

Seems to be Russian manufacture Golden Bear. Steel case.

From another board...

Known on Russian .308 Win and .30-06 steel cased ammunition. The official answer is that it is to prevent the steel cases from sticking in the chamber. A technical explanation of how the groove accomplishes this is still unknown. I've seen fired cases where the groove has been completely blown out and no longer visible to completely un-changed. We fired some of this in an M-1 rifle and found it to be incompatible. Very violent extraction and a huge fireball. Not loaded with a powder compatible with the M-1.
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Old January 30, 2013, 11:23 PM   #3
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Wow, that was fast. Interesting.
I'm a compooter idiot. The wife has to post my pics.
Thanks buddy.
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