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    30 cal.

    Can anyone tell me what type of 30 cal. this round is. The headstamp reads P O F 7 09. Thanks.
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    303 brit?

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    Looks like a 303 Brit to me.

    You might try this site

    http://enfieldking.tripod.com/enfieldking/id12.html

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    Measure the dimensions.
    If it's 303 British, one would expect:
    Bullet diameter 0.311" or 0.312"
    Brass length 2.22"
    Rim diameter 0.540"

    Go here http://cartridgecollectors.org/headstampcodes.htm to learn more about reading headstamps.

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    Can't see much of anything of value off of your picture.

    If it is rimmed and has a 0.311/0.312" bullet it is .303 British.

    If it is rimless and has a 0.308" bullet it is 7.62 X 51 NATO.

    Headstamp is Pakastani Ordnance Factory July 2009.

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    .303 british

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    The website on cartridge headstamps: http://cartridgecollectors.org/headstampcodes.htm

    has this to say:

    POF = Pakistan Ordnance Factories, Wah Cantt, Pakistan

    Considering that Pakistan used the .303 British in various British-pattern firearms well into the 1980s -- and there's probably more than a few "home guard" units still using it -- my vote goes to the .303 British.

    I seem to recall that there was a quality control issue with some lots of .303 ammo in that region of the world. I can't recall if it was ammo made in India, Pakistan, etc. Some old memory is poking my brain but I can't recall specifics.
    If you have a lot of these, and plan to shoot them, you may want to do an internet search.
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    Gatofeo,

    The ammo you are thinking of is POF ammo in .303 British.

    They had a LOT of problems with primers. Misfires, and even more hangfires, including REALLY LONG HANG FIRES!

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