Now and then ya just gotta pick up some of the ol' stuff!
Ya know --- the cool scrounger sorta possessions like paper or brass shotgun shells... hand-carved game calls, decoys, lures... even firearms and knives that might enlighten a fresh legend... the kinda of earlier period effects an outdoors person may exploit or just be reminiscent of trying to maintain an out of the ordinary today piece from times past on one’s shelf -
Well --- I found myself in one of those pickles… in a tight spot not wishing to fritter away funds, yet could ill afford to pass up something neat. For me, it seams never to be the most up-to-date and greatest today; but dusting off or digging out time-honored treasure for some while junk for others that might not be had much longer.
So --- What did I stumble on, why did I entertain, & what did I attain?
I purchased several unopened, factory original Herter’s International Match Grade ammunition in .300 SAV. & 8MM Mauser.
The Boxes read:
‘soft point banana peel bullets’!!! What in the world is that? Who made them? & What would be a similar bullet made today for comparison?
It also says this ammunition was loaded to <1/20 grain powder variation!!! Sounds good? I think so. Is it indeed outstanding if this variation is precise by today’s standards?
The 150 gr. .300 SAV. loaded brass & bullets made in Sweden. It looks to be full house loadings & I’m guessing this could be NORMA in origin? Maybe same manufacturing as Weatherby?
The 200 gr. 8mm Mauser reads brass & bullets made in Finland. It also appears to be full house, but I’m guessing this is not Lapua and manufactured by a different ammunition plant?
I may try a box for fun and accuracy at the range --- then again, I will likely just hold onto it for collector’s sake… what would be some reader suggestions with regards to my posting?
I’d like to be more familiar with this seemingly cool crop of ammo… any info appreciated.