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Posted: 4/28/2012 8:48:47 AM EST
Just went to the local gun store and they had spam cans of 7.62x39 for $105. How many rds are in these cans, to make it that much cheaper than 7n6? I tried reading the can but all I could make out was 7.62 lol.
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Link Posted: 4/28/2012 8:51:48 AM EST
Originally Posted By NHMike:
Just went to the local gun store and they had spam cans of 7.62x39 for $105. How many rds are in these cans, to make it that much cheaper than 7n6? I tried reading the can but all I could make out was 7.62 lol.


probably a 440 rnd can of 54r not x39
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Link Posted: 4/28/2012 8:52:59 AM EST
Spam cans of 762 generally have 750 rounds in them compared to
7n6 which contain 1080. Still a good buy though.
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Link Posted: 4/28/2012 8:57:13 AM EST
Could be I should have asked, but it was busy and I didnt feel like waiting. It looked just like the 7n6 tin and I got excited then saw it was 7.62. Kinda wish I got the sgl-21 instead of the 31 seems like every where has 7.62 but no 5.45. Only found one store that stocks silver bear 5.45
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Link Posted: 4/28/2012 9:03:02 AM EST
In my experience, spam cans loaded with commercial (non-surplus) ammo are not standardized in terms of quantity. I have 600, 640, and 700 round 7.62x39 spam cans. All new production, non-corrosive.
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Link Posted: 4/28/2012 9:03:41 AM EST
Undoubtedly it is 440 rounds of 7.62 x 54R, not 7.62x39.
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Link Posted: 4/28/2012 9:05:44 AM EST
Pretty sure it was Mil-surplus. Like I said it looked just like the 7n6 can, and the writing on it was in Russian. These are all the same 740 rds correct?
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Link Posted: 4/28/2012 9:07:39 AM EST
Originally Posted By Farmer-Ted:
Undoubtedly it is 440 rounds of 7.62 x 54R, not 7.62x39.

Yeah probably right, Ill go back sometime this week and verify. Just thought that would be a great deal for 7.62x39 because I couldnt even find it on the internet to compare prices.
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Link Posted: 4/28/2012 9:07:40 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/28/2012 9:08:08 AM EST by NHMike]
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Link Posted: 4/28/2012 12:13:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/28/2012 2:00:04 PM EST by ma96782]
The cans will tell you alot about it's contents. A typical Russian 7.62x54R, 70's era can looks like this........



But, it's NOT all the same though (and I'm not saying that they are all Russian)...........



A better look at the 7.62x39 can and the 5.45x39 can from the above photo.




So......about the original question.

A: The total count of the ammo will depend on the inner packing method that was used. Sometimes just paper was used to wrap the ammo and sometimes the ammo was placed w/in cardboard boxes within the spam can.



At the price you paid I'd suspect that you have 7.62x54R.

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PS......more info (the can in the video is Bulgarian).........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ph2nf-dcno


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Link Posted: 4/28/2012 7:10:22 PM EST
yes very good info, looks like its the 7.62x54. I didnt actually buy it. I was looking for 5.45. Just thought it would be a low price for 7.62x39 for anyone in the area to consider. Pretty confusing how they dont put x39 or x54 on the box
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Link Posted: 4/28/2012 10:58:28 PM EST
$105 for a spam can of 54R isn't exactly a great deal. Picked up some semi-rusted cans from Copes for $65 each and $10 flat shipping. Normal cans can be found in the $75-$80 range.
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Link Posted: 4/28/2012 11:16:05 PM EST
Originally Posted By cxhb:
Spam cans of 762 generally have 750 rounds in them compared to
7n6 which contain 1080. Still a good buy though.


really no cans have 750... for that prices as said its 99% likely 54r
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Link Posted: 4/29/2012 7:55:55 AM EST
Originally Posted By NHMike:
Originally Posted By Farmer-Ted:
Undoubtedly it is 440 rounds of 7.62 x 54R, not 7.62x39.

Yeah probably right, Ill go back sometime this week and verify. Just thought that would be a great deal for 7.62x39 because I couldnt even find it on the internet to compare prices.


Oh its out there I just seen some yesterday online. either at wiedners are SGammo I think.
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Link Posted: 4/29/2012 9:08:58 AM EST
Originally Posted By irierider:
Originally Posted By cxhb:
Spam cans of 762 generally have 750 rounds in them compared to
7n6 which contain 1080. Still a good buy though.


really no cans have 750... for that prices as said its 99% likely 54r


I believe your right, the 750rd (740?) spam can of 762x39 I have is brown bear or golden bear or whatever that manufacturer is (lacquer coated fmj). It's not milsurp but from the outside it looks it.
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Link Posted: 4/29/2012 10:24:34 AM EST
I have several spam cans of 7.62x29 with 700 rounds in them.Most are 600,640 or 700
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