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Old 07-24-2009, 03:05 AM   #11
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"Yes...those are the little numbers stamped on the base of every bullet"

Guess I'm in trouble. Again. Been reloading for years and haven't seen any numbers stamped into the base of any bullets yet.
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A few years ago I shot a buffalo with an original Sharps rifle and used an original round of black powder 50-70 government ammo loaded in the 1870's. The round discharged with full athority and penatrated 33" into a large buffalo. So from my experence it will last longer than you will.


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A few years ago I shot a buffalo with an original Sharps rifle and used an original round of black powder 50-70 government ammo loaded in the 1870's. The round discharged with full athority and penatrated 33" into a large buffalo. So from my experence it will last longer than you will.
OK, I'm officially jealous.
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Yes...those are the little numbers stamped on the base of every bullet (ie. 308 = March 2008; 270 = February 1970;7.62 = July 1962; Etc)
And this is very funny. I keep coming back to it and laughing.
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Yes...those are the little numbers stamped on the base of every bullet (ie. 308 = March 2008; 270 = February 1970;7.62 = July 1962; Etc)
C'mom RL, he asked a serious question. Note he is from College Station Texas, amd most likely is a Texas Aggie. Down here, we know Aggies need all the help they can get (no, I am NOT a T-Sip).

I have been rotating my old re-loads in all calibers, ammo I loaded in the early/mid 1980's still functions as well as my recent reloads.

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You mean you have never noticed the tiny little letters?

"Best if shot by 15JUN2010?" Gee, I always shop for clearance ammo that is soon to expire. Can always take it home, put it in the freezer on top of the ice cream.




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And this is very funny. I keep coming back to it and laughing.
Maybe you could explain it to 1Hole....
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C'mom RL, he asked a serious question. Note he is from College Station Texas, amd most likely is a Texas Aggie. Down here, we know Aggies need all the help they can get (no, I am NOT a T-Sip).
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I tried answering truthfully my first reply, I resort to comedic license after a thread has been beaten to death...
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OK, I'm officially jealous.
Dont be jealous of the buffalo cause it wasnt a hunt, it was a harvest. Just like shooting a milk cow out in a farmers field. Now you can be jealous of the original Sharps.
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"Maybe you could explain it to 1Hole.... "

Well now, I do have a lot of little numbers stamped into the base of each of my cartridges. But, with thousands fired, never have I found a number on a single bullet!

Guess someone needs some explaining!


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