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How can I tell

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1 hour ago, NightStalker said:

I have some brass I believe is 308 but can’t tell from the head stamp, how can I tell?

only thing I can think of is measuring a 308 and the brass in question, so is there’s a better way?

Post a pic of the headstamp. 

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wasnt wearing glasses when I first picked them up but sure looks like 308 or 7.62x51. 

I picked them up at a local match got about 50-55 pcs.

I should say I don’t know how to read military head stamp


Edited by NightStalker

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Lake City NATO brass made in 2018.  That's some good stuff.  :thumbup:

The circle with the cross in it is the NATO stamp - lots of ammo manufacturers make NATO-spec brass and loadings. All true mil-spec NATO ammunition loadings will have that NATO stamp on the case head, regardless of manufacturer.  The LC is Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, and the 18 designates the year it was made.  Among all NATO brass, my preference is LC brass. 

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