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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 2/16/2006 4:58:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/16/2006 5:23:53 PM EDT by ColSanders]
Any of you guys see this stuff?

I bought 40 rounds at a gunstore, it was in a tan box on stripper clips (brass case) with a bunch of Russian (or Russian-like) writing on the box.

Store owner told me it was Russian military surplus, NON-CORROSIVE. Said it was some of the best stuff you can get in that caliber.

Can anyone confirm this? My main concern was that it not be corrosive. Need some confirmation.

EDITED: Looks like this is the stuff, turn out is is Yugoslavian



Still need to know if it is corrosive.

www.carigroup.com/secure/military/ammunition/762x39_yugo.php

Kinda pissed that the store owner doesn't know WTF he's talking about... I probably won't go back. I had also asked for an AR buttstock screw and he sold me the wrong part in the past...
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 6:21:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 6:55:15 PM EDT
Thanks for responding.

I don't think I will buy anymore. I don't like corrosive ammo, esspecially in my Yugo SKS.

I'm pretty pissed off at the gunstore owner...
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 7:18:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 7:49:08 PM EDT
As stated above, its good stuff. I scoop up a bunch when I run across it for 8-10 cents a round.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 8:09:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/16/2006 8:19:28 PM EDT by ColSanders]

Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:
As long as you clean the rifle, you will have no problems using this ammo. Like I said earlier, if it's a good price, scoop it up.



I do clean, but I hate having to be so thorough and clean so immediately after I shoot. Plus, given how much harder the SKS gas tube etc is to clean as opposed to an AK and my lack of chrome lining, I prefer not to shoot corrosive ammo.

It was not an excellent price, I bought it thinking it was non-corrosive (because I was foolish to trust the stupid gunstore owner). Also thinking I would try it out because I'm running low on 7.62x39...

I should have scooped up more of those battle packs from www.aimsurplus.com last year when I had the chance...
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 5:41:24 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 8:43:54 AM EDT
The funny thing is, I was suspect of the ammo, but I bought it anyways... I was pretty sure Yugoslavian ammo was corrosive, but since he told me it was "Russian", I thought it would be ok... Granted, I had never heard that Russian was exporting brass cased milsurp ammo...

Link Posted: 2/18/2006 8:06:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ColSanders:
The funny thing is, I was suspect of the ammo, but I bought it anyways... I was pretty sure Yugoslavian ammo was corrosive, but since he told me it was "Russian", I thought it would be ok... Granted, I had never heard that Russian was exporting brass cased milsurp ammo...




I don't think Russia ever used brass cased ammo. I'm pretty sure of that.

I also think that most of Russia's military ammo is corrosively primed for greater longevity. Not totally sure there though.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 10:59:56 AM EDT
www.floridagunworks.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=FG&Product_Code=1808&Category_Code=A+RA+7.62x39

Now check this out. This guy has the description of "Yugo 7.62x39 Brass Ammo" on stripper clips. He says it is non-corrosive....
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 12:36:25 PM EDT
Corrosive but is worth messing with because it shoots great!
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 12:44:29 PM EDT
Does anybody know where I can find sealed tins of this Yugo stuff nowadays???
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 12:51:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 6:02:10 AM EDT
Florida Gun Works IS full of shit.

Just Google "Florida Gun Works" to see how many people they've ripped off.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 4:16:42 PM EDT
Nice ammo and the stripper clips are issue free. I wonder if there is some of it that by chance is not corrosive. I have heard a lot of it is headstamped 1970's, but the stuff I got was headstamped '84 or '85. I suppose there is a chance that they could have switched to non-corrosive primers.

Either way, I still treat all ammo like it is corrosive.
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