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Old 01-13-2013, 12:01 PM   #11
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The poster is in the area of Cairo Egypt. The .300 Blackout is not generally available there, but AKs are all over the place. Likely candidate is the 7.62x39, fired from an AK47. As said, weigh the bullet. The weight of about 124 grains (8.03 grams) would make that the most likely suspect.
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:11 PM   #12
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Considering where you are, there are 4 likely calibers. 7.62x54mmR, 7.62x39mm, 7.62x51mm (.308), or 7.62x63mm (30-06). All of these calibers have been used in bolt action rifles, semi auto rifles, and machine guns. There is not really a way for us the figure that out.
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mic it .....it looks to be a 5.56mm (.223 caliber) round
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:53 PM   #14
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mic it .....it looks to be a 5.56mm (.223 caliber) round
There is no way it's .223
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There is no way it's .223
I agree! 30 cal or larger
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Needs to be measured with micrometer and then weighed in grains. .311 could be a Soviet block caliber such as 7.62x39 from an AK derivative, or a SKS, Rashid, or other such carbine. Possible heavy loads would be from a Mosin Nagant, PSL, or SVD in 7.62x54R. Also an old British .303 would be a possibility. If it's bigger than .311 it could be an 8mm round.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:35 PM   #17
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if it was fired from a great distance which is entirely possible it was likely tumbling when it hit you. after a relatively short distance around 2000ish yards most 30 cal rounds of the ones most liekly to be the origin lose their ability to fly true and that would account for the wierd angle in the xrays.
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Fouad If you could measure the diameter, length of the projectile & the weight we could narrow down the possible gun it came from.
What city were you in when this happened?
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