Question about a bullet

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by fouad, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. fouad

    fouad New Member

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    Hi all,

    I have been shot in the leg but I don;t know the gun or anything about the shooter it was from far away.
    I wonder what is the size of this bullet and what kind of the machine shoot this bullet and how far was the shooter, I believe he did not mean to shot me and it was a lost bullet or something lol

    I have attached 3 photos for the bullet after they have removed it from my leg.
    appreciate your help and any kind of information
     

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  2. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher

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    Dang. Would love to hear the story behind this.

    To those who are tempted to flame this guy. I've checked his IP location. What he describes is entirely feasible.

    I'm going to guess an AK round.
     

  3. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member

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    Weigh the bullet. If it is in the 120 gr to 130 gr range - AK 7.62 X 39

    140 gr to 150 gr range - 7.62 X 51 NATO

    With out a ruler next to the bullet, best guess the AK
     
  4. JTJ

    JTJ Active Member

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    The distance had to be considerable for it not to have passed through your leg. My guess would be in the range of 2000 yards or more if it as an 7.62x39 which it appears to be. There are several rifles that shoot this caliber from bolt action to semi auto and even full auto. It is a very common round used world wide. The bullet you have pictured appears to be a full metal jacket boat tail of the type commonly used in the 7.62X39.
     
  5. 7.62 Man

    7.62 Man New Member

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    You are a lucky man!!;)
    It looks to be a 7.62 or .30cal boat tail FMJ round it could be a 7.62x54r round.
    I agree with JTJ that it had to be shot from a long distance away to not have taken your leg off.
    If it is 150gr or up it has to be a 7.62x54r or .30-06 heavy ball FMJ round.
     
  6. 303tom

    303tom New Member

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    That is a bullet from a 7.62x39................
     
  7. fouad

    fouad New Member

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    Here is an X ray for the bullet, and how it looks and yea I agree its from far away because I did not hear the shot and I was on my roof 10th floor above land and dont ask me why the bullet heading upside I my self dont know but I think it hit something beside me and then my leg calf.
     

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  8. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    Interesting story. Probably some idiot that shot it, glad you're okay considering gunshot wounds.
     
  9. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    Even a FMJ will have some mushrooming/deformation when it passes through solid building materials such as plywood, masonry or sheet metal. Once a bullet hits the human body it can go in any direction. All we can do is guess since we have very little information.

    I hope you get well soon. Let the wound heal from the inside out. If the surface closes before the muscle tissue heals it will become infected, requiring more medical attention. I am not guessing on this one.
     
  10. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Hmmm...I'll just throw out...suppressed 300blk. Wouldn't have heard the shot.
     
  11. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

    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.
     
  12. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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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.
     
  13. sniper762

    sniper762 New Member

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    mic it .....it looks to be a 5.56mm (.223 caliber) round
     
  14. Wiseman3

    Wiseman3 New Member

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    There is no way it's .223
     
  15. minniehill

    minniehill New Member

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    I agree! 30 cal or larger
     
  16. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc New Member

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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.
     
  17. JonM

    JonM Moderator

    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.
     
  18. 7.62 Man

    7.62 Man New Member

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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?