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Discussion in 'Rifles' started by deemus, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. deemus

    deemus TGT Addict

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    I have a few cases that I can't identify. This case is virtually identical to a 30-06 case. In fact, they were mixed in with some 06 cases.

    The headstamp says "DEN" and "42" on it

    The case is basically the same length as a 06, but the case mouth is noticeably larger.

    I have no clue what this is.
     


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  3. GlockOwner

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    WWII denver ordinance ammo for a m2 garand from what my google skills tell me

    42DEN-M2-30-06.jpg
     
  4. deemus

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    Well, it ain't 30-06. Mouth is way too big for 06. Somebody must have made something else out of those cases. I will measure tonight, but its got to be close to .40.
     
  5. AMERICANTARGETS741776

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    by the sounds of it , it could be the .35 whelen. or the 9.3x62
     
  6. Moonpie

    Moonpie TGT Addict Lifetime Member

    My guess is its a home made case made into an 8mm x 06.
    Converting 8 x 57mm rifles into 8mm x 06 was popular in the years after World War Twice as 8mm rifle ammo wasn't easy to get.

    there is also the possibility it is a 333 OKH, .338/06, or even a 400 Whelen if the bullet diameter is as large as you say.
     
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  7. deemus

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    I found the inch equivalent and will measure it. 8mm x 06 could be the winner. Its def the same size case as 30-06, but with a bigger mouth. 8mm = .323

    Nice article about the round here:

    http://www.reloadbench.com/cartridges/w8mm06.html
     
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  8. deemus

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    And..... Boom goes the dynamite. Good call on the 8mm x 06. .323 diameter.
     
  9. deemus

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    35 Whelen is the winner, per Robocop.
     

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