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Identify this magazine!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by rugerdude, Nov 4, 2009.

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  1. rugerdude

    rugerdude Member

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    I'm a Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton and while on a somewhat remote range, my team leader found this magazine (and then threw it at me). After a quick examination I determined that it is a single stack, 7.62x51mm magazine holding 5-6 rounds. I ruled out the MK11 and M-14 because those use double stack mags. It is clearly a removable mag considering the mag catch hole in the left side.

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    I'm sure it's an obvious answer but it's been driving me nuts!
     
  2. natescout

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    is it a mag for a SMAW rocket launcher, they do fire tracers befor there rocket. just a guess ?
     
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    +1 on the SMAW, actually a 9x51 round.
     
  4. TexasRifleman

    TexasRifleman Moderator Emeritus

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    Yep, spotting rifle magazine..... 9x51 tracer, 6 round mag.

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  5. rugerdude

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    oh man, yeah, I never would have guessed that. Makes sense though now, as the correct answer to any problem always will. That tracer round must not have much of a bottleneck at all, and the length is right on for a 7.62 NATO.
     
  6. TexasRifleman

    TexasRifleman Moderator Emeritus

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    Yeah it's a funny looking thing....heck of a crimp.

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