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 AIM Surplus Yugo ammo?
Two-dogs  [Member]
1/25/2011 12:22:50 AM
Anyone buy any of this AK Yugo ammo at AIM Surplus?

Any good? When was it produced? Seems like a good price...just checking.

Yugo Ammo

thanks,
KILLERB6  [Team Member]
1/25/2011 12:38:25 AM
Didn't get a chance to shoot any when I was home, but it sure is purrrty (i.e. it looks good)...cool crate and all.
Two-dogs  [Member]
1/25/2011 12:44:14 AM
Agreed...thinking of buying a case, but wasn't sure if this stuff was GTG.

thanks,
Marty369  [Team Member]
1/25/2011 1:21:21 AM
Yugo ammo is corrosive but otherwise great ammo.
Foxtrot243  [Member]
1/25/2011 2:38:23 AM
Why did they keep making corrosive ammo once the primers were manufactured to be salt free and would not rust guns anymore
lovecraftfan  [Member]
1/25/2011 2:54:34 AM
Originally Posted By Foxtrot243:
Why did they keep making corrosive ammo once the primers were manufactured to be salt free and would not rust guns anymore


Corrosive primers have a longer shelf life and are supposed to be more reliable in extreme cold.
Joeandkat98  [Member]
1/25/2011 3:26:21 AM
I know I'm a noob to this site but I've ran through several cases of this stuff
Without fail, a couple of the cases had the tin eaten up but still it's good Ive shot it in
Everything from wars-10, rpk, to my prized polytech legends
Two-dogs  [Member]
1/25/2011 11:11:28 AM
Thanks all for the insight!
c5hardtop  [Member]
1/30/2011 10:08:30 PM
I'm not sure why anyone would buy the stuff. Its corrosive, I think its generaly more expensive to ship b/c of packaging. I though the reports where some rounds were undercharged and it was generally not as accurate as new production steel. It would need to be signficantly cheaper than new production steel for me to think about purchasing it.... and its not.
lightguy  [Member]
2/2/2011 11:26:36 AM
I'm thinking of picking up a case for storage.
Any coupon codes for AIM ?
Accomplice1  [Member]
2/4/2011 8:50:24 PM
I have no idea why I just got a case of this corrosive stuff for not much less than the Wolf.
Canoer  [Member]
2/4/2011 11:36:14 PM

Originally Posted By Accomplice1:
I have no idea why I just got a case of this corrosive stuff for not much less than the Wolf.

I'll take it off your hands if you don't want it.
arty6pd  [Member]
2/4/2011 11:51:49 PM
Originally Posted By Foxtrot243:
Why did they keep making corrosive ammo once the primers were manufactured to be salt free and would not rust guns anymore


Corrosive priming compound is hotter, faster and more reliable over the long term, in general.
nsz  [Member]
2/11/2011 5:00:26 AM
I bought 2 crates. GREAT stuff! Plus, you can use it at ranges because it won't stick to a magnet :)
drone161  [Member]
2/11/2011 7:31:56 PM
I bought 2 crates NNY1974 and NK1979.
Also bought two boxes to shoot. they where both NK1970.
Very Shiney and Clean. Cant wait to shoot some.
kilroymcb  [Member]
2/13/2011 9:16:14 PM
For me, yugo is always accurate, hot, and uses the M67 bullet... which has superior terminal performance according to many sources, including Fackler.
LuvBUSHmaster  [Team Member]
2/15/2011 6:39:08 PM
Originally Posted By c5hardtop:
I'm not sure why anyone would buy the stuff. Its corrosive, I think its generaly more expensive to ship b/c of packaging. I though the reports where some rounds were undercharged and it was generally not as accurate as new production steel. It would need to be signficantly cheaper than new production steel for me to think about purchasing it.... and its not.


Could you link me to the links of the reports of undercharged and innacurate as compared to new steel ammo?

Thanks.
ak47mays  [Team Member]
2/15/2011 9:28:59 PM
i had 2 of 1120 (1978 production)of the stripper clip stuff that had bad primers. i had 0 0f 3x1260 (1982 &1983 production)boxed stuff FTFire. great accuracy too. no corrosion/rust issues by just general clp and oil cleaning. no hot soapy water used here. i love it.
TheGrandIllusion  [Member]
2/15/2011 9:51:11 PM
Originally Posted By c5hardtop:
I though the reports where some rounds were undercharged and it was generally not as accurate as new production steel .


The general consensus about this ammo among the gun community is the exact opposite of what you've posted. Did some gun show dealer tell you this information?





shadawick  [Team Member]
2/15/2011 10:08:59 PM
I have had very positive results with this ammo over 3 cases used.
I would not hesitate to use it for "any," intended needs!
As others have said, use common sense about cleaning due to "corrosive," primers!
gargamel  [Member]
2/19/2011 11:36:39 PM
I have some Yugo ammo. I would have never thought something from Yugoslavia could be good and accurate. As stated above, clean your rifle to address the corrosive property. I think many stay away from this ammo when they hear "corrosive" because they think it is some type of acid that will eat the metal in seconds.
jrken1  [Member]
3/2/2011 9:32:04 PM
This ammo is as good as it gets. It was manufactured for military use and was never used. It's finding its way into the money market simply because its worth 50 times more now than when it was produced and that was primarily in the early to mid 70's. This ammo has been used for years in many firearms world wide with no ill affects. The corossive properties of the primers leave very little corrosive residue behind and a good decent cleaning will discourage any harmful effects. This ammo is reliable, accurate, and the brass casings make it a good choice for your gun's action. Feel comfortable ordering and firing this ammo. This stuff won't last forever so get what you can while you can and happy shooting.
Molodoi  [Member]
3/3/2011 1:18:56 AM
Originally Posted By gargamel:
I have some Yugo ammo. I would have never thought something from Yugoslavia could be good and accurate. As stated above, clean your rifle to address the corrosive property. I think many stay away from this ammo when they hear "corrosive" because they think it is some type of acid that will eat the metal in seconds.


I'm not surprised. Yugoslavia makes great shooting stuff. The Springfield XD handgun is a Croatian-designed and built handgun with Springfield stamped on it. Also their M70 AK design is considered by most as the best.
army_eod  [Team Member]
3/5/2011 7:00:01 PM
The Yugos may have sucked at auto manufacturing, but they are very good at arms and ammo.
MooseForce  [Member]
3/7/2011 3:07:17 AM
Originally Posted By kilroymcb:
For me, yugo is always accurate, hot, and uses the M67 bullet... which has superior terminal performance according to many sources, including Fackler.


Big +1, this stuff is great.

MF
pitbullcrazyinky  [Team Member]
3/7/2011 3:33:41 PM
I have had no problems out of the yugo surplus ammo I shoot.
Jlara123  [Member]
3/14/2011 3:23:49 PM
Just posted on ammo deals, but won't hurt to do it again I think is the same ammo from aim, it has the same markings on the crate and its cheaper than aim once you include the delivery. Aim price with S&H $249. Ammoman $229.
7.62x39 123 GRAIN - FULL COPPER JACKET
LEAD CORE - BRASS CASE - CORROSIVE
ON REUSEABLE STRIPPER CLIPS
MFG. FROM 1970-1989
COMES IN SEALED AIR AND WATER TIGHT SARDINE CANS

40rds in one box (4 clips with 10rds)
28 boxes in wooden crate (1,120rds) with Metal Hinges and Latches.

$229- 1,120 rounds.
ammoman.com
Sorry still not sure how to put in the link
pc299  [Team Member]
3/17/2011 4:02:59 PM
Originally Posted By Jlara123:
deal to somewhere that will not be mentioned


stop crapping in a thread about AIM?
Howie_Phelterbush  [Team Member]
3/18/2011 1:03:14 AM

Originally Posted By Jlara123:
Just posted on ammo deals, but won't hurt to do it again I think is the same ammo from aim, it has the same markings on the crate and its cheaper than aim once you include the delivery. Aim price with S&H $249. Ammoman $229.
7.62x39 123 GRAIN - FULL COPPER JACKET
LEAD CORE - BRASS CASE - CORROSIVE
ON REUSEABLE STRIPPER CLIPS
MFG. FROM 1970-1989
COMES IN SEALED AIR AND WATER TIGHT SARDINE CANS

40rds in one box (4 clips with 10rds)
28 boxes in wooden crate (1,120rds) with Metal Hinges and Latches.

$229- 1,120 rounds.
ammoman.com
Sorry still not sure how to put in the link

no its not cheaper than AIM.

1. it was $35 shipping per case to my address here in central fl. total cost per case was $217. thats $12 per case less

2. AIM is a high quality tier 1 vendor that have done business with several times over the years and have spent thousands with, with out issue

3. Ammoman's owner is, IMHO, a fucking criminal. He cheated a buyer on a Vietnam bring back SKS several years ago. Claimed it was a bring back when in reality it was an import with clearly visable import markings.
chadweasel  [Member]
3/18/2011 5:56:29 PM
I live in Ohio so I have to pay taxes when I order from AIM. It's still cheaper for me to order from AIM. I like to keep my $ local if I can.
Jlara123  [Member]
3/20/2011 2:21:14 PM
WOW!!!! Didn't meant to open a can of worms over this or get any feelings hurt, it's just that for me it is a better value. Maybe my location is too far but the belivery cost from aim to Las Vegas NV was almost $55 bucks, might be just a few dollars but it adds up. Not bashing on AIM because I have purchase from them too, anyway that was the only intention just in case there is more folks in the same boat.
New member and didn't know sensitive loggers and issues on board....Sorry
Teddydog  [Member]
3/25/2011 10:05:55 PM
I'd love to buy some from Aim, too, but shipping for a case to me in WA is $58.

Rob
Howie_Phelterbush  [Team Member]
3/27/2011 8:49:19 PM

Originally Posted By Jlara123:
WOW!!!! Didn't meant to open a can of worms over this or get any feelings hurt, it's just that for me it is a better value. Maybe my location is too far but the belivery cost from aim to Las Vegas NV was almost $55 bucks, might be just a few dollars but it adds up. Not bashing on AIM because I have purchase from them too, anyway that was the only intention just in case there is more folks in the same boat.
New member and didn't know sensitive loggers and issues on board....Sorry

try JGsales. they are in AZ and very close to you.
Glockdude1  [Member]
3/29/2011 7:05:17 PM
The Yugo ammo is some very accurate ammo. It is corrosive, but I have never had any corrosion problems with my Yugo SKS or any of my AK-47's.

guntrk  [Team Member]
3/30/2011 5:26:08 PM
Bought a case from TargetSports 199.00 out the door free shipping. Very Good Ammo, I was impressed with the quality and price. Good Shit.
dharbolt  [Member]
4/11/2011 8:30:07 PM
Originally Posted By chadweasel:
I live in Ohio so I have to pay taxes when I order from AIM. It's still cheaper for me to order from AIM. I like to keep my $ local if I can.


Just received a case, I live in columbus and my total to my door was $215 and change, ordered late thursday night and crate showed monday morning. AIM is a wonderful company to deal with, not to mention the wonderful yugo ammo.
spooled16v  [Member]
4/16/2011 6:34:03 PM
i've yet to have any problems with the crate i got from aim.
tx318  [Team Member]
4/17/2011 8:18:30 PM
Originally Posted By arty6pd:
Originally Posted By Foxtrot243:
Why did they keep making corrosive ammo once the primers were manufactured to be salt free and would not rust guns anymore


Corrosive priming compound is hotter, faster and more reliable over the long term, in general.


I have some and it is not corrosive
Corbic  [Member]
4/18/2011 2:10:55 PM
AIM ran out
brunnels  [Member]
4/18/2011 6:59:36 PM
Originally Posted By Corbic:
AIM ran out


Ya i was sad to see this yesterday, i was going to buy more and saw it was all gone. Hopefully they will get some more.
Bryan_Aim  [Industry Partner]
4/18/2011 7:27:10 PM
3 weeks or so
cn6145  [Team Member]
4/24/2011 12:15:30 PM
Originally Posted By Bryan_Aim:
3 weeks or so


I'll be watching closely, just recieved aproximately 500 rds last week and they were great today at the range. I am new to the SKS but I was happy.
My new to me Norinco was as accurate with this ammo at 100 yds with my son shooting.(me not so much)
I will buy a lot more when it's available.
Also I will add that AIM's shipping is boringly predictable to SC
Aggie_Gunner  [Team Member]
4/26/2011 2:56:15 PM
I got some of the last of Aim's last batch, and wow... this is some nice ammo.

Shiny brass, hot, much more accurate than any russian I've shot. My vz 58 loves it.

- AG