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Old 04-18-2022, 12:40 PM
Al in Oregon Al in Oregon is offline
 
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Default Would someone help decipher this code?

Would someone help decipher this code?

I'm sending a box of this ammo to a friend. Is someone able to decipher the code for me? TIA

https://flic.kr/p/2nfg3RV


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Old 04-18-2022, 02:08 PM
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7.62 mm (.308 Winchester) loaded with 175 grain Sierra BTHP. Very good ammo still used a lot by our military for 308 sniper rifles.
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Old 04-18-2022, 05:43 PM
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IIRC, that was issued for only the 600 yard part of the across-the-course match. Back in the day.
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Old 04-18-2022, 11:24 PM
Al in Oregon Al in Oregon is offline
 
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Thanks to fartblossom1953 and Scout706 for answering.


I think he was looking for information on the SMQ03E271-002 marking. Myra
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Old 04-19-2022, 10:39 AM
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What is the head stamp and label on the box? Making a big assumption but SMQ is the manufacturer, 03E271 is the contract number (possibly FY2003) and -002 is the lot #. Brass may still be marked w "LR"

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Old 04-19-2022, 03:26 PM
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7.62 mm (.308 Winchester) loaded with 175 grain Sierra BTHP. Very good ammo still used a lot by our military for 308 sniper rifles.
I hope the sniper that uses what you describe doesn’t get caught!!

Hollow point bullets are a “combat no-no”!
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Old 04-19-2022, 05:09 PM
Al in Oregon Al in Oregon is offline
 
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We realize we should have opened the case and a box before we sent it. We'll ask the recipient to do that after he receives it and let us know the head stamp and label. Thank you.l
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Old 04-19-2022, 05:53 PM
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I hope the sniper that uses what you describe doesn’t get caught!!

Hollow point bullets are a “combat no-no”!

That ended 20-25yrs ago.

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We realize we should have opened the case and a box before we sent it. We'll ask the recipient to do that after he receives it and let us know the head stamp and label. Thank you.l
I'll admit I'm confused by your use of "I" "we" and "recipient" etc.

IF the boxes of ammunition inside are matching to the can you pictured, you have:
Lake City M118LR ammunition.
As others have mentioned it's LC brass, loaded with a SMK 175gr bullet.
Otherwise the numbers represent the lot # for the ammo, as Spear explained.

The boxes will be marked the same as the can, if matching.
The cases will be marked " LC 03 LR."
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Old 04-19-2022, 08:37 PM
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Here is something that may help.

https://imgur.com/a/dbk4DAd

Sorry, but I was not able to get any additional detail or information specific to your ammo.
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Old 04-22-2022, 09:38 PM
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SMQ03E271-002 marking.

SMQ indicates ammunition that was made on contract for other buyers. At LC
03 year 2003
E month May
271-002 numeric lot
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