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Posted: 9/1/2008 1:02:23 PM EDT
Does anybody have any experience with this ammo. I have never heard of it but a friend has some he wants to sale. It is brass case, non corrosive and reloadable. The markings on the bottom of the case is C J 93. Just want to know if is a least good for plinking, just don't want to buy crap.

Thanks

Jimmy
Link Posted: 9/1/2008 1:54:17 PM EDT
Yes, good ammo. Back in the day I could pick up a case for $69.
Link Posted: 9/1/2008 6:31:23 PM EDT
Yeah out of my STG-556 and AR15, it's hotter and more accurate than PP M193. Pretty good stuff.
Link Posted: 9/2/2008 5:25:10 AM EDT
may be corrosive. I shot some of this stuff years ago even though it is marked non-corrosive the bolt was stuck closed and need a rubber hammer to get it opened. be aware the chicoms might not be sure what they make.
Link Posted: 9/2/2008 6:20:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By whiskerz:
may be corrosive. I shot some of this stuff years ago even though it is marked non-corrosive the bolt was stuck closed and need a rubber hammer to get it opened. be aware the chicoms might not be sure what they make.


It is *not* corrosive.
Link Posted: 9/2/2008 12:13:10 PM EDT
Been hot in my experience and non-corrosive...
Link Posted: 9/2/2008 5:40:29 PM EDT
Good stuff i still have some left from the early 90's took some out over the summer worked fine in my Bushamster


Link Posted: 9/2/2008 8:15:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2008 8:18:53 PM EDT by Hydguy]
Is this the same stuff as the yellow box Norinco stuff?

I just picked up 29 boxes of it (marked China North Industries Corporation).

If it is the same stuff, how much does our friend want for it?

My headstamp only has the CJ, and a symbol that I cannot make out. No date stamp.
Link Posted: 9/2/2008 8:43:40 PM EDT
Wow, people still have that Norinco ammo lying around? I shot up all mine years ago. Or is it illegal rounds smuggled in from Canada?
Link Posted: 9/2/2008 9:48:16 PM EDT
I've still got a K left of Yellow box and a K of the Red/Black box stuff
Link Posted: 9/2/2008 10:25:17 PM EDT
I still got a substantial stash of the stuf that is iron core ball,was that the 'Armor Piercing" stuff the libshits and banners whined about?
Link Posted: 9/3/2008 7:38:51 AM EDT
Its good stuff and seems to have less flash suppressant then others as it puts on a show when fired, ecspecially in F/A. Never did a accuracy check with it but it isnt corrosive, think mine is headstamped C J 93 I have 200 rnds left i would trade for M855/SS109?
Link Posted: 9/3/2008 10:14:46 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/3/2008 3:35:34 PM EDT
I saved a little from days gone by I also have a little 7.63x39 lead core only..


I almost hate to use it.. what else can you do with it Not much left now



Link Posted: 9/3/2008 9:41:18 PM EDT
What is the stuff worth? The yellow box 223?
Link Posted: 9/3/2008 10:29:53 PM EDT
Good stuff. I just shot a cas through my SIG 556, and FS2000.
Link Posted: 9/3/2008 10:54:52 PM EDT
Pretty good stuff. Full power, definitely nice plinking ammo. I bought a couple thousand rounds of yellow box back in 89 and still have several hundred left.
Brass seems a little brittle however. I have had a case seperation or two in .223 AKs, but never any such problem in the tighter chamber of an AR. I personally wouldn't reload on the norinco casings though.
Link Posted: 9/4/2008 12:29:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SS109:
Or is it illegal rounds smuggled in from Canada?


Hey if we had any we wouldn't let anyone have it....

Link Posted: 9/4/2008 3:21:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/4/2008 3:22:50 AM EDT by goodoleboy]
Buddy bought some Yellow Boxed .223 marked non corrsoisve i think (been a few years)...Unsure if the ammo got switched out becuase the box looked like it was opened a few times, but it rusted my buddies Mini14.

I like Chinese guns ALOT...But I never trusted claims of being non corrosive..
Link Posted: 9/4/2008 3:53:56 PM EDT
It shot very nice in my mini14, except one round was overloaded extreme, and destroyed the bolt end and extractor. Heard the louder bang, felt the extreme recoil and it did alot of damage . Dont trust it, pass on it, and be safe . It may never happen again but why chance it.
Link Posted: 9/4/2008 8:45:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1in7:
It shot very nice in my mini14, except one round was overloaded extreme, and destroyed the bolt end and extractor. Heard the louder bang, felt the extreme recoil and it did alot of damage . Dont trust it, pass on it, and be safe . It may never happen again but why chance it.


Hell, I've seen Federa lblow the extractor out of a G27. I've seen all kinds of malfunctions with M855 (not XM, the real stuff during my time in), and I can bet that every brand has had an issue.
Link Posted: 9/6/2008 8:11:08 AM EDT
Your correct, any ammo can be a problem. I believe you just increase the odds of problems with junk ammo. I have had ammo blow primers and case ends, but never anything as over loaded as this ammo. Its never good to compromise on ammo to save a few bucks. I am just pointing out my experience with this ammo, and its not on the same quality level as some of the other cheaper ammo. Be careful and safe.
Link Posted: 9/6/2008 8:54:49 AM EDT
I've used a few thousand rounds of the Norinco yellow box. Always liked the stuff. Wasn't the most accurate or clean but not bad. Always functioned good for me. Still have about 500 rounds left I think.

Also got a couple of those 800 round tuna cans of 5.56 laying around that I bought in the 80s. Not sure what brand it is.

Ahhh, those were the days when ammo was $70-$100 a 1000 and $450 ARs and $800 Galils were the norm.
Link Posted: 9/6/2008 9:32:48 AM EDT
yes. its funny to see "old yellower" box ammo back out on the market, at 6 to 8 bucks a box -haha People pulling it out to sell.
Link Posted: 9/6/2008 10:51:23 AM EDT
One thing to note: that brass is "variable" in quality, so once it's fired, RECYCLE it, don't try to reload it.
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