L46 7 x 33 Ammo

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  1. dodgyrog

    dodgyrog Well-Known Member

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    I shot 10 rounds of my Sako ammo today. One round shot a bit off and the primer was a golden colour whereas the others were silver.
    I decapped them at home but found the golden coloured primer to be a berdan type.
    Does anybody know of this ammo and when it might have been manufactured.
    The headstamp was Sako.

     

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    I've run across some of the Berdan-primed Sako ammunition in 7x33. I'm sure it was very early, but don't know any exact date on it.
     
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    Any coloured primer sealer? Green?
    Definitely berdan and boxer primer cases in the 7x33 but I don’t have a date either but agree it’s likely the earlier ammo.

    Also look out for early rounds with a headstamp that says “7mm” not “7x33”. Possibly with an early projectile variation “104b & 105b” - it has a different rounder profile and is possibly heavier than 78gr. Also an unheadstamped 105b soft point version. These are all from the very early days of 7x33 development.
     

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