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There were cases of 10,000 going in the January Holts auctions


One of my shooting groups bought one of the 10k lots (they were all Fiocchi), and everyone had 1 or 2k from the batch. Unfortunately, it turned out that about 1% or so split upon firing - so some gas fouling on the bolt. Presumably thats why they were all in the auction in the first place - faulty stock.

Thus the buyer gathered them all back off everyone and sent them back to Holts for a refund.

Later on, we started hearing the bad news from the importers that there were to be no more primers for a year or even longer, and it was already dues-out at most of the suppliers.

Hence our buyer went running back to Holts to ask if we could have all the primers back again! Faulty primers are better than no primers.
 
I dont know if i ever posted this

1949 Manufactured Remington Model 81 Semi Auto rifle (1903 Patent by John M Browning)
Caliber .35 Remington
5 shot Long Recoil operation

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Themanwho

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Themanwho

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Would .35 be about 7mm?
NO!
It's just a tad under 9mm (8.89mm) by calculation, sold as 8.9 x 49 mm (also as 9 x 49 mm Browning and 9 mm Don Gonzalo).

Here flanked by .308 Win (7.62 NATO) and .223 (5.56 NATO):
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7mm converts to .276" mathematically, in ammunition parlance it was the intermediate cartridge for the EM2 .280" or 7mm NATO:

 
NO!
It's just a tad under 9mm (8.89mm) by calculation, sold as 8.9 x 49 mm (also as 9 x 49 mm Browning and 9 mm Don Gonzalo).

Here flanked by .308 Win (7.62 NATO) and .223 (5.56 NATO):
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7mm converts to .276" mathematically, in ammunition parlance it was the intermediate cartridge for the EM2 .280" or 7mm NATO:

No need to shout. Now you have mentioned the EM2 it makes sense.
 

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