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Thread: Bullet cache unearthed

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    Last edited by jcampbellsmith; 06-09-2016 at 14:55.

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    That's pretty cool. I like the thinking of the guy who decided that making holes in them would make them screech through the air. That's devious, that is
    A Man should be wise, but never too wise. He who does not know his fate in advance is free of care

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    The screech was probably used for sighting in on targets,giving an indication of where the shots were flying??

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    Or the holes were there to allow them to be threaded on a leather lace to make them easier to carry? An early form of bandolier.

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    Link doesn't work for me but reading the posts it sounds interesting.
    Has anybody put lighter flints in the top of hollow point bullets to make seeing the strike easier ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMcC View Post
    Link doesn't work for me but reading the posts it sounds interesting.
    Try this one:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...tland-37260157

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2130martin View Post
    The screech was probably used for sighting in on targets,giving an indication of where the shots were flying??
    I imagine the screech emitted by the target would also give a fair indication as to where they landed?
    A Man should be wise, but never too wise. He who does not know his fate in advance is free of care

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    Did they have a Roman head stamp

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    We all know the Romans never got that far into Scotland. They were probably nicked by our marauding hoards and buried when they got home.
    I expect thousands of years into the future, when guns as we know them are long forgotten, Archaeologists will discover many more bullets in ranges also long abandoned. I wonder has anyone got a pic of the retrieved bullets occasionally removed from a range like Bisley, quite an impressive selection.. ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highlandsjohn View Post
    Archaeologists will discover many more bullets in ranges also long abandoned
    Wish I could be a fly on the wall if they ever excavate my garden. With the number of bones my Lab' buries, she'd have have them believing it was the site of a cow massacre
    A Man should be wise, but never too wise. He who does not know his fate in advance is free of care

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