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 Is this corrosive??
griffon652  [Member]
11/28/2010 8:24:59 AM EDT
I recently bought 50 cases of this ammo from cheaper than dirt. It’s the Ulyanovsk 7.62x39. I did some research on this round and most sources indicate that it is non-corrosive. But a few sources say to treat all Russian ammo as corrosive and some said that this ammo was corrosive.

This article states that gold primers are non-corrosive and my ammo has gold colored primer. Does anyone have experience with this ammo to confirm if this ammo is corrosive. I would hate to go to the trouble of cleaning as if its corrosive when its not. And also what about brown/gold/silver bear, golden tiger and wolf? Any one of these corrosive? I just bought an Ak and don’t have any first hand experience so any advice regarding this matter would be helpful.
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11/28/2010 10:53:37 AM EDT
I've never seen any Russian made commercial 7.62 cartridges which were corrosively primed.
Perhaps those who suggested that all Russian made ammunition should be treated as corrosive were thinking of mil-surp cartridges, which ARE corrosive.
griffon652  [Member]
11/28/2010 11:53:45 AM EDT
Thanks for the feedback. I figured they werent but just thought I'd make sure. I would hate to damage my brand new arsenal.
hotbiggun42  [Team Member]
11/28/2010 4:59:20 PM EDT
you bought 50 cases? and now you are reaserching the ammo.
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hottnucks  [Member]
11/28/2010 5:12:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By hotbiggun42:
you bought 50 cases? and now you are reaserching the ammo.

I think he means 50 boxes
griffon652  [Member]
11/28/2010 6:18:44 PM EDT
Yeah I meant 50 boxes not cases . I didn’t care either way corrosive or not. I just wanted to know for sure before I shot because I didn’t want to go through all that hassle associated with cleaning corrosives and this ammo turns out not to be.
The_Mad_Axeman  [Member]
11/29/2010 9:23:06 PM EDT
Not corrosive at all, just fairly smokey for Russian powder, but nice plinking ammo IMHO.
If it bothers you, keep a shop rag handy to wipe down the bolt and carrier/gas piston after a few hundred rounds.
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