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Cartridge of the Month July 2009
7.62 x 51mm NATO Drill Round
Specimens and photos courtesy of Paul Smith
This is an experimental Canadian drill round. With the adoption of the 7.62 NATO round into Canadian service, there was quite a bit of experimentation in all types of loads (and seemingly in blanks and drill rounds more than ball and tracer).
This round is headstamped (+) DA 60
This is an example of a durable drill round consisting of a longer drawn case encompassing a steel rod for stiffness. The case is chrome plated and has 3 case flutes.
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Revised 6 July 2009