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Posted: 4/20/2003 10:10:38 PM EDT
I recently ran upon a small store with several Clear Battle packs. Looked just like the SA Stuff, only package was clear and If I remember Correctly there were only 8 boxes in each pack.

Anyone ever see this stuff? What is it's origin? Was priced at $42 a pack. Seemed a little steep compared to what I was buying SA for.
Link Posted: 4/20/2003 10:15:55 PM EDT
Did the boxes have any marks/stickers or anything on them? And where'd you find it? [:D]
Link Posted: 4/20/2003 10:20:58 PM EDT
I believe they had a sticker on each box like the SA. I found it in a small hardware store. What is the stuff? Any Good?
Link Posted: 4/21/2003 12:25:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/21/2003 12:52:38 PM EDT
Also note that it may be SA brass-cased 7.62x39. This was commonly packed in clear BPs of 8 truncated square-based pyramidal boxes. Make sure of the cartridge before purchase. FYI, if it is SA 7.62x39, it is scarce as hell anymore, and was going for $25 to $30 a BP in its day. Noah
Link Posted: 4/21/2003 7:04:30 PM EDT
Could this be the arrival of the (new?) long anticipated SA battlepack shipment to alleviate this dry spell? Troy, anyone? [with fingers crossed and check card ready....]
Link Posted: 4/21/2003 8:22:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Corey: Could this be the arrival of the (new?) long anticipated SA battlepack shipment to alleviate this dry spell? Troy, anyone? [with fingers crossed and check card ready....]
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If it was, then why would just a little hardware store get it? Especially before all the big guys like Ammoman, Sportsman's Guide, etc etc
Link Posted: 4/21/2003 8:57:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/21/2003 9:53:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/21/2003 9:54:09 PM EDT by njogi]
Yes, I thought they were 7.62 *39 - So I dug around my 7.62 *39 Stock - I seem to have bought about 1K of that stuff from CDNN long time ago. Well, I found 2 BP like just described and like Noah indicated, 8 boxes, I had one of those little boxes opened in another can. They come 25 cart. in a little box, making a 200 rnd battle pack. The little trapozoid type of boxes have a White Label stuck on them without any writings. The BP Plastic is clear, but has a smokey clear color to it. It is of 1988 vintage SA 7.62 * 39. The Eight pack jolted my memory. Jeez.. I think I paid around $120 for 1K with free shipping .. I think.
Link Posted: 4/21/2003 10:02:24 PM EDT
wow id love to get my hands on some brass cased 7.62x39. theres a guy at some of the atlanta area gunshows with SA M1A4. i try to buy some when i see him. great stuff.
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 3:28:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Corey: Could this be the arrival of the (new?) long anticipated SA battlepack shipment to alleviate this dry spell? Troy, anyone? [with fingers crossed and check card ready....]
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.....This was definitely not the new stuff everyone is waiting for. I had seen it in the back of this "MOM-N-POP" hardware store for the last couple of years, but had not paid any attention.(just got into the Ar game last year) I was up in the area today and took a closer look at the stuff . The boxes were sealed with the same white sticker as the rest of my SA only they had no lot numbers or any other markings on them. The fellow who owned the place told me it was African .223 ammo that he had bought up a while back. The price was $43.99 a battle pack (8 boxes in a pack) I think this price is pretty steep. About 18 1/2 cents a round if my math is correct.
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 11:47:20 AM EDT
I just picked up some of the 7.62x39 in the clear battle packs at a local gun shop. Head stamp was marked 13 and 88 for the year. $36. a pack. I've never shot brass cased ammo out of my SAR-1. Can't wait to try it out.
Link Posted: 5/11/2003 6:07:37 PM EDT
The clear .223 300 round battle packs, troy was talking about can be had at Ky imports Inc. for $52.99. Or 900 rnds. at 149.99 - 1-800-718-3643 Personally, I have South African 7.62*39 -200rnds pack and Cheetah from Vector Arms. They work great for AR 7.62*39. They shoot the same. The cheetah can be had for 10c a rnd. I used it in Ar because the Wolf 7.62 *39 has harder primers and at times it needs 2nd hits to go bang. My Bulgarian AK prefers wolf rather than SA or Cheetah.
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