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Old 02-08-2013, 10:11   #21
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Ehhhh, You hopefully realize that most U.S. military ammo is marked only with the manufacturer and the year of production.

IE. WCC 03, RA 94 etc.

In fact, most often caliber is referred to by its identifying number, M-193, M-855, M-80.

Caliber markings on brass are for the amatures not the professionals.

EDIT: To check the accuracy of my recollection, I just retrieved a box of 30-06.

The box is marked as follows

20 cartridges
BALL
caliber .30 M2
Lot LC 39131
Lake City Arsenal

casings are marked. LC 52

The caliber of .30-06 NEVER appears on the packaging or the cartridge.
Wow. I wonder why the caliber is omitted?
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Old 02-08-2013, 15:41   #22
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Wow. I wonder why the caliber is omitted?
As far as the military was concerned, they covered that when they identified the ammunition as "M-2"

That was all the identification that they needed.

Much like today when troops require ammunition for their M-4 rifles, the ammunition will simply be marked on it's boxes as "M-855", "M-193", "M-856" etc., with only the manufacturer initials and year on the casing.

Think WCC-04, LC-08, and such.

Those numbers tell all the story that the need to know.

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Old 02-10-2013, 13:02   #23
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As far as the military was concerned, they covered that when they identified the ammunition as "M-2"

That was all the identification that they needed.

Much like today when troops require ammunition for their M-4 rifles, the ammunition will simply be marked on it's boxes as "M-855", "M-193", "M-856" etc., with only the manufacturer initials and year on the casing.

Think WCC-04, LC-08, and such.

Those numbers tell all the story that the need to know.
I guess that the military knows what it is doing in this regard.
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Old 02-10-2013, 21:12   #24
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I guess that the military knows what it is doing in this regard.

You would be hard pressed to shove 240G ammo into your M4 mags.
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Old 02-12-2013, 13:47   #25
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You would be hard pressed to shove 240G ammo into your M4 mags.
That is correct!!
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