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Re: Example of the Ammo I was given

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Richard from SE AZ

02-08-2013 20:38:02

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Did you know that a 50 cal short round was made?I understand that it was used as a spotter round for ( I believe) a tank gun. I have about 6 of them and the case is 1 inch shorter than a standard 50 cal round.

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02-11-2013 15:47:39

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 Re: Example of the Ammo I was given in reply to Richard from SE AZ, 02-08-2013 20:38:02  
.50 spotter round? The 105 recoiless rifle had for some models a .0 cal "spotter" round- it was a flash/incenderary bullet load with ballistics matched to the 105 projectile- Marine 4 and 6 recoilless rifle (ONOTOs?) light tracked anti tank rig had them mounted parellel to the recoilless guns- fire the .50 spotter and when you saw the "splash flash" on your target, fire a 105. Army had a single 105 on tripod mount with same .50 round, same drill- fire the spotter that didn"t have a big backblast to give away location and when on target fire the 105 recoiless-and maybe move quick as the opposition then has a big puff of smoketo locate you. RN

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02-09-2013 15:43:37

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 Re: Example of the Ammo I was given in reply to Richard from SE AZ, 02-08-2013 20:38:02  
If it is shorter and bigger in diameter it could be a sniper rifle type bullet

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