Today in the desert, it decided to get chilly. I had brought a couple of boxes of Portuguese ammo marked FNM 76-32. Light strikes galore with this ammo, almost half of the twenty!!!. All the other ammo I had was fine. Now, the Port. ammo is somewhat well known for light strikes with the FNFAL, but a stronger hammer spring cures it, and in fact my FAL ran through twenty rounds of the same lot without problems. I wonder if there is a way to get a stronger hammer spring for the SCAR 17? Opinions?
Let me add that it was only the one lot# of Port. ammo with issues. Other lot #'s of Port ammo that I have been shooting were fine. Lastly, all this happened when it got cold out today. (it's friggin' snowing out right now).
I really think it is the particular lot # I am shooting. this ammo also shoots dirtier then the other lots I have shot. (I have quite a few cases, and this is the oldest I have opened). most of the Port I have shot so far has been
BF 79-76, BF 80-30, and BF 79-67. All nice and accurate, but the FNM 76-32 has harder primers. That's ok, my FAL loves the FNM 76-32.
[Last Edit: 5/30/2011 9:31:26 AM EST by stephen_101st]
I had the same thing happen in my 17S (light primer strikes) in one out of five battlepacks of 200 rounds. Damn near 50% would not fire in that pack. Dissappointing, but not really surprising for surplus ammo. It doesn't get surplused because it still 100% reliable...
I can deal with light strikes with certain lots. In the lots that fire (all but one), the Port is some of the most accurate surplus there is. Yeah, I guess I am cheap, as I payed 135 bucks delivered per case for the Port, and I bought a bunch of 'em to boot.