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Posted: 12/23/2003 6:36:00 AM EST
Anyone have any experience with this stuff?  The price looks right but I'd like to hear some feedback from those that have used it.  Is it hot, dirty/clean, etc?

Thanks in advance!
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 7:04:14 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/23/2003 7:05:37 AM EST by BUSTER51]
It's good and clean but the port is better and is reloadable .you should order the port from AIM now B4 it's gone the port is $139.00 /1000 .very consistant .
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 9:33:17 AM EST
 12/23/2003 12:04:14 PM

It's good and clean but the port is better and is reloadable)  

Port is reloadable?I thought Port was beridian primed,I thought just Hirt and LC was boxer which is reloadable.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 2:59:16 PM EST
How about South African .308?
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 6:59:36 PM EST
I have a bunch of Port, and NONE of it is reloadable.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 7:20:03 PM EST
I heard nothing but good about the Aussie stuff so I bought some... havent tried it yet.

I did get some SA too, all of it was sure fire, non-reloadable.  Functioned well in both my M1A and FAL.
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 6:51:11 AM EST
OK so maybe it's nor reloadable but every one who reloads wants my spent brass i assumed it must be .Any how the port is a steal at $139.00/1000 and it works in all my rifles HK91 (a real one) cetme,fal, PTR91,m1a ,sar8,without any stopages .clean consistant and very acurate. I have 800 rounds of the aussy left but i stock piled 5000 of the port.try both and see for yourself
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 7:00:32 AM EST
I have some of both - The Aussie is the only .308 around that can compare to the Port, IMHO. Either is outstanding for surplus ammo.
That said, I think I'll call AIM and order some more Port (down to one case).
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 7:36:49 AM EST
Now let's not forget the SANTA BARBRA (70s/80s) vintage my all time favorite surplus 7.62x51. down to my last 500 rounds and still looking for more.
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 9:38:39 AM EST
The Port. has a steel jacket with a copper wash.  The Aussie has a solid copper jacket.  At my matches they won't allow any magnetic content in the bullet.
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 12:36:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/26/2003 12:39:00 PM EST by pickupdan]
There is a discussion on FAL files on Hirt....


Sportsman Guide has Hirt for $135/1000


Coupon SPG747 for $100 or more orders
Coupon SPG1453 for $149 plus orders

If your a member of the buyers club, free shipping plus 5% discount...
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 5:33:54 PM EST
Thanks for the heads up.  I called to confirm inventory. The rep "Josh" said 91 cases and going fast. I only ordered 1.2k so as to leave some for the rest of y'all.  
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 6:34:43 AM EST
Have had good results with both aussie from ammoman and portugese from AIM.  The aussie was a good deal in ammo cans on stripper clips, now it is in blister packs, but I am sure it is still of good quality.

Of note, the Portugese has NATO headstamp, Aussie does not.

however none of it that I received is reloadable, all has had stamped-in, waterproofed (green sealant) primer in the pocket.

but I do not reload ammo for my autoloaders.

By the way, if it is true that the portugese has steel case with copper plate, is it harder on barrels?
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 7:12:06 AM EST
For battle ammo, the Port is VERY good.  Well under MOA out of my Rem. 700pss.  Groups great at 300 meters.  In general, I would stay away from ammo from the late '70s, but this stuff is great.  
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 8:05:56 AM EST
Port is good. nobody can argue that, but some batches have been known to suffer from hard primers.

With all the Hirt gone so quickly, Port is back on top as the surplus .308 best bargain.

Don't be confused though, the Aussie is the surplus .308 best QUALITY available now.

www.dansammo.com has the best price at $125 per case of blister pack aussie (1990 vintage).
It goes indeed have copper jacketed bullets and berdan primers, although friends in OZ suggest that some batches post 90 might be boxer.

This stuff is STRAIGHT from Aust. Mil war storage, and is in fantastic condition. The aussies themselves used this ammo in everything from matches, snipers, L1As (FALs) to machine guns. They are quite sad that they cannot buy this stuff themselves down there.

It is 11 years fresher than the Port on the market, and is known to have been stored in optimal conditions. Can anyone tell me with any degree of certainty, the history of the Port on the market?

My FALs are all less accurate (and sometimes less reliable) with Port than any of my other surplus (Hirt 79, SA 84, and Aussie 83, 88, and 90).

Aussie quality is equal to Hirt (and fresher), but not reloadable.

CMP chose to resell the Aussie (if that means anything to you).

'78 Port @ 14¢ per round
- vs -
'90 Aussie @ 15.6¢ per round

No contest in my opinion.

Link Posted: 12/29/2003 11:02:40 AM EST
I must admit the Port is a little too old for my taste.  It does shoot well, hence the conditions of storage must have been fine.

I'll need to try the Aussie stuff.  It sounds like a great bargain.
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 12:09:55 PM EST
Next week i'll have 1200 rounds of Hirt,and will do a test between Hirt,Aussy,Port,and Santa Barbra.I will post the results .If anyone in the phoenix area want's to get in on it we can try other weapons ,I will be useing a PTR91 ,sar48,and springfield M1A. anyone with a good crono out there who wants to help ? my crono is MIA.( metro Phoenix)
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