Strange headstamp on .30-06

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Oldpopeye1
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Strange headstamp on .30-06

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I came across some .30-06 at an auction a while ago and would like to try it in my Garand, but I cannot identify the headstamp. Would anyone have any idea what this stamp is? The ammo, about 800 rds., is bright and clean but I sure would like to know more about it.
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Re: Strange headstamp on .30-06

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That identical 30-06, same paint seal, same crimp and same “.30 / 60s” date is a common Dutch round. Yours made with the NWM milled off of the headstamp bunter.

I bought a case or two of this from Century’s warehouse during a visit back in the 1990s. Noncorrosive, Berdan and good shooting 30-06. It didn’t harm my Garand in the least.
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Re: Strange headstamp on .30-06

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Thanks, I appreciate the response. This stuff looks very clean, now I can't wait to try it. The weather has turned a little south here, so I'll probably have to wait until spring to get to the range. :(

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Re: Strange headstamp on .30-06

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I just deconstructed a couple of these cartridges and found that they are boxer primed! :?

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Re: Strange headstamp on .30-06

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Made in the Netherlands.

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