A military small & medium caliber ammunition collection

.30-06 United States

.30-06 Ball Jetalized United States SL 43 profile view..30-06 Ball Jetalized United States SL 43 head view.


TypeBall, Jetalized
ProjectileFMJ, GMCS, black, 1 knurled crimping cannelure
Casebrass, segmented taper crimp
Primerpercussion, rounded, brass, ring crimp
HeadstampSL 43
NotesIn 1943 Western Cartridge Company experimented with several protective finishes on steel-jacketed M2 projectiles, which were loaded by St. Louis Ordnance Plant. This is the Jetalized version (verified by comparison to other known specimens). Other versions include Bonderized and Luberized, which have differing shades of grey/black.