If it was a bullet, it would have had to come from the rear and roughly parallel to the ground. There's not much room between the rear fascia and the ground to allow the bullet through to the tire. A sniper crouched low? A lucky shot? Or perhaps a ricochet off the tarmac?
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I'm going with that came from a bullet. It's just way to clean of a hole and looks slightly burnt on the edges of the hole. If it was rebar it would have to been a long piece and it would have more than likely shredded your tire or gotten stuck in the rim.
If that was gunshot, then you would find some additional damage or marking to the hub, rotor, or other side of the wheel where the bullet continued on.
Running over a live cartridge would not do that type of damage. The bullet would not have significant velocity if the cartridge ignited outside of a chamber/barrel. If you ignite a cartridge outside of a chamber, the case ruptures and the pressure is not contained to propel the bullet.
Yup, its amazing how people think a bullet outside of a weapon with the primer struck will fire like a bullet loaded into a weapon...
If it was a bullet that caused this:
Measure the diameter of the hole. From the photos, it looks quite large,(.308 or larger) which means depending upon the velocity of the round fired it shows it had substantial penetration thus you would have secondary damage to whatever was in the path once it passed clean through the rim.
The ricochet theory while sounds cool you would have substantial case deformation and the hole wouldn't look so "clean"
FYI FMJ .308 can easily penetrate 1/2" of mild steel at less than 500 yards.
IMO it wasn't a bullet, rather something circular sticking out of the ground
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