I'd be grateful on any opinions on this...
I've just got back from doing field work in the Kalahari, and picked up a very old cartridge lying in the bush.
Looks very much like a standard .303 British - more or less same proportions (base diameter, shoulder angle etc). But it's about 5mm shorter, and the rim is a little wider. I've cleaned it off as best I can, but can't really make out anything on the base (possibly a faded '85').
Any ideas what it is?
I'll try to get a photo - though without a comparison, it would look very much like a .303