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Old 04-25-2019, 10:29 AM
JimF JimF is offline
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Originally Posted by 7,62x51mm View Post
I know the French Army in 1898 designed a spitzer boat tail for the 8mm Lebel rifle. this 198 gr bullet was 90% copper and 10% zinc and designated Balle D. It was considered almost as revolutionary as smokeless powder.
Yes . . . .

And, I believe these bullets were . . . .

LATHE turned, from solid alloy!

Talk about waste!

Imagine how much metal wound up on the floor, under the lathe!
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