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Old 10-06-2022, 06:54 PM
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Default 5.56 projectile spill

I was in a city park today, first time being there, and came across an unusual spill. Looks like 5.56x45mm projectiles. All 6 were clustered together, about 3 feet from a paved walkway that traverse the park. Interestingly enough, the park is called "Veterans Park" and has several military memorials further down in the park area. Also, from what I read, this park used to be a cemetery...I've found plenty of casings and other bullet pieces at other locations, but 6 projectiles like this is a new find...the other few coins I found were just clad. I did run into another detectorist at the park as well, and had a good conversation, so the day was good all around.
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Old 10-06-2022, 09:05 PM
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Cool boolits. They look more like 30 caliber from here. 5.56mm is essentially .22" in diam, pretty small.

I ran into a fellow detectorist at a Veteran's park once or twice, he's on here and a nice guy.

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Old 10-07-2022, 07:13 AM
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looks like someone took them out of the cases with pliers. it looks like there are no rifling marks and the circular marks around the ogive, tell me it was pliers.

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Old 10-07-2022, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by EmuDetector View post
looks like someone took them out of the cases with pliers. it looks like there are no rifling marks and the circular marks around the ogive, tell me it was pliers.
Odd why they were removed and dropped in this spot on the side of the walkway. They were probably 3-4 inches down. Nothing else but the projectiles…another mystery of how and why.

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Old 10-07-2022, 08:33 AM
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Odd why they were removed and dropped in this spot on the side of the walkway. They were probably 3-4 inches down. Nothing else but the projectiles…another mystery of how and why.
When I find weird stuff like this I usually assume bored kid, especially since you found it at the park. I remember as a kid taking apart ammunition. sometimes it was just boredom, sometimes I wanted the powder for other "experiments".
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Old 10-09-2022, 11:01 PM
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Those look like .30 cal boat tail bullets. Some kid might have got into dad's reload supplies.
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Old 10-17-2022, 12:31 PM
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I have found similar spills at home tear outs. Was near old shed or garage area. Most likely where previous owner did reloads. When you reload thousands of rounds, bound to drop a few.
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