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Posted: 8/10/2005 7:47:02 PM EDT
I have $500 in my ammo fund. I plan on buying some 7.62x39 soon and I will buy either the Yugoslavian on stripper clips or Belgian/Portuguese/Bosnian Mystery ammo. Help me out. What would you buy and why?
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 8:42:14 PM EDT
mystery ammo, you wont have to clean your gun like you would with the yugo ammo

or this deal from cabela's : search for 21-4071
75 bucks for 1000 rounds of hollow point wolf with 2 50 cal ammo cans.

shipping is very reasonable


Link Posted: 8/10/2005 8:49:37 PM EDT
I know that the Yugo ammo is corrosive... Isn't the mystery ammo corrosive too? What about the difference in accuracy between the two? Which is the most accurate?
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:43:48 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 6:31:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2005 6:31:27 AM EDT by Azalin]
I generally use Barnaul's or the surplus Yugoslavian and have had great results with both. I generally have no problem putting shots into a 14"x16" area at 225 yards standing, unsupported. But to be fair I have not shot the mystery ammunition.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 4:23:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Jeff556:
I know that the Yugo ammo is corrosive... Isn't the mystery ammo corrosive too? What about the difference in accuracy between the two? Which is the most accurate?

The mystery ammo is definitely NOT corrosive. I have a spare gastube just for testing new ammoes, and the mystery ammo did not corrode it. Every Yugoslavian ammo I've tried was corrosive.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 8:25:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2005 8:26:24 PM EDT by Jeff556]
Here's what I'm thinking.... If I subtract what the stripperclips are worth ( $.25 each ) times the number that are included (112) the total is $28, which is just about the difference between the two types if you figure what they cost on a per thousand basis. Accuracy is about the same, price is about the same, yugo is corrosive, mystery isn't. That pretty much settles it for me. Mystery ammo it is.

Anybody else have any input?
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 7:35:05 PM EDT
Where are you getting it from?
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 8:30:41 PM EDT
More than likely I will be getting my ammo from Eric the ammoman at ammoman.com.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:20:06 AM EDT
What about Terminal Ballistics for all us couch commandoes out there? I hear the yugo FMJ is as good as it gets outside of soft points, BT's etc...
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 9:52:04 PM EDT
I must have read the same info as 612, that is why I went with the corrosive Yugo, other rounds may have as much of a devastataing tumbling effect on impact, but I have not seen any published data that tells me that. As far as I know, from what I have read, nothing out there is as good as Yugo 7.62x39 for its terminal ballistics.
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 12:32:43 AM EDT
I went with the Yugo M67 for the same reasons. I know it is corrosive and will require some more cleaning but that is ok. I am sure the other FMJ ammo is pretty similar but I prefer proven ammo suitable for military use. I have some Winchester Soft Points too for self-defense/home-defense type shooting.

Link Posted: 8/26/2005 10:19:39 PM EDT
Is the Yugo Ammo you are talking about the same stuff AIM surplus is selling?
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 4:47:58 AM EDT
I got my Yugo stuff from AIM.

Link Posted: 8/28/2005 7:10:09 PM EDT
How much more cleaning is needed if you run corrosive ammo? Also, any places in particular that need special attention?
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 7:27:04 PM EDT
I would assume boltface, chamber, bore and gas tube including the piston itself. ammonia/water solution or windex should neutralize the corrosive salts... Shouldn't be much of an issue...
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 4:29:49 AM EDT
For god's sake, don't use the Windex. I've got a heavily pitted gas tube to prove it doesn't do jack. Use a strong ammonia solution, like Sweets 762. Don't trust wimpy Windex to do the job because it won't.
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