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03-19-2007, 06:33 PM
Picked up a casing at the range today that I don't recognize and thought someone might know what it is. I put a few .30 cal in the picture for reference. .308, .30-06, and a .300win-mag from left to right.
On a guess I think it's a .50 cal. The case has L C 53 stamped on it.
03-19-2007, 07:18 PM
50 BMG, Lake City Arsenal, made 1953.
Don't see much 50cal LC stuff round these parts, should prove interesting .
03-19-2007, 07:51 PM
03-19-2007, 08:02 PM
Thanks for the help! :)
Can't help but wonder why someone wouldn't take a case like this with them for reloading? Maybe the shoulder was too sore after firing it to think about picking up the casing heheh
03-19-2007, 08:29 PM
Can't help but wonder why someone wouldn't take a case like this with them for reloading?
i may be out to lunch here....but military casings are harder to reload because of the different stly primer and you need to modify the primer pocket to change.
03-19-2007, 09:06 PM
A case like that takes a special primer anyways - and at 2$ a pop for an empty, I'd think it would be worth it. But is it just me, or is that case split up high on the left hand side just a bit below the shoulder?
03-19-2007, 09:13 PM
Probably just packed up in a hurry and missed a stray MT.
03-19-2007, 09:33 PM
That is just the reflection of the other casings. The case is in perfect shape as far as I can tell. Glad I haven't bought a 50 cal if it's $2 a peice for the casing. I thought the 50AE was expensive!
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