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 Is this corrosive??
griffon652  [Member]
11/28/2010 12:24:59 PM
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 2:53:37 PM
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 3:53:45 PM
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 8:59:20 PM
you bought 50 cases? and now you are reaserching the ammo.
hottnucks  [Member]
11/28/2010 9:12:17 PM
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 10:18:44 PM
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]
11/30/2010 1:23:06 AM
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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