what cartridge do i have?

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  1. 2 guns

    2 guns New Member

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    hi all,

    newbi on this forum.a friend of mine gave me a cartridge to find out what it
    is and i havent had much luck.hoping someone here can help me out.looks to me to be a reload.rim is .301,straight wall case,base .246,neck .240,o/a case
    lenght is 1.155.bullet is .223 soft point.there are some letters on head of case but not too sure what they are. thanks for any help,
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  2. Gearheadpyro

    Gearheadpyro New Member

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    Welcome to the firearms forum 2 guns.

    Any chance we could have a picture?
  3. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    If it's a centerfire, straightwall that size, only thing I can think of is 22 Velo Dog.

    Picture would help. A lot.
  4. muddober

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    If it is a rim fire maybe a 22WRF?? I haven't measured one.
  5. 2 guns

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    sorry,dont know how to post pictures.cartidge is rimmed center fire.

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    alpo,

    whats a 22 velo dog?

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  7. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    Back around 1900, bike riding was popular. Bicycles were called velocipedes. Dogs chase bikes. In the time before rabies vaccine, getting bit by some stray on a country road was a bad idea.

    Small, folding trigger revolvers were made.
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    They were called velo dog (velocipede dog). Made for shooting the stray dogs that chased you. They were chambered in various low-powered rounds, including 25 ACP, but one especially was designed for them. The 22 Velo Dog. Also known as the 5.75mm Velo Dog.

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    alpo,
    sorry i took so long to get back but that looks just like the bear right there! never seen or even heard of one before.thanks a million if that pays the bill.[as my grandma used to say]

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