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Posted: 1/8/2006 10:10:47 AM EDT
I came across some 308 ammo that a ladie was selling up north.. Its in a tin sealed can size is 14X6X4inches. Only marks on them is green patch of paint one says 308 and the other says 762. One was open and then sealed back up with duck tape so i opened that to see what it looked like..It is red/copper in color both the case and bullet. I dont know how many rounds are in a can but are all rapped in lite brown paper. She was asking 100 buckes for both cans so i got them from her. Dont even have a 308 might have to go buy one now...LOL Or use this for some trading.. SO if any one has any infoprmation on this ammo like where it was made and if its any good please let me know ..Thanks Dwayne
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 11:16:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/8/2006 11:17:03 AM EDT by Les123]
Pictures would help in ID, thanks
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 1:59:55 PM EDT
I could take a picture but i dont know how to post it on here ....Dwayne
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 8:32:17 AM EDT
I take it no one has ever seen or used this type of ammo>?????????
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 10:44:29 AM EDT
Take a look at the head stamp. go to www.municion.org/762x51/762x51.htm
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 10:50:09 AM EDT
Sounds like Norinco.. kind of a copper wash right? Magnet sticks to the bullet?

Is there a headstamp? Just numbers?

I'm almost certain Norinco is the only ones that used a copper washed bullet and jacket.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 1:06:44 PM EDT
Yes magnet will stick to bullet..Weight on bullet is 147grs. Headstamps are numbers, and are 61 and also 92. Thanks Dwayne
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 2:18:46 PM EDT
Thanks for your help..It is Norinco 308 imported by China Sports. not sure if the head stamp "61 " is year made but will keep checking.. Anyone use this and is it any good?? Thanks Dwayne
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 2:26:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dwayne51:
Thanks for your help..It is Norinco 308 imported by China Sports. not sure if the head stamp "61 " is year made but will keep checking.. Anyone use this and is it any good?? Thanks Dwayne



I had used Norinco 223 about 14 years ago. It was crap. It was the only ammo I ever managed to have jam up in my AK-223. Cant tell you about the 308, but I dont think its much better.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 2:55:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 2:57:33 PM EDT by Ratgravy]
In the mid 90's i bought a case of Bulgarian 308 that was copper washed steel cases. It was packed in 15 rnd. boxes with green ink, red sealant around bullet and primer, berdan corrosive, a smooth cannelure as opposed to ridges, cases were steel and the headstamp was simple like 69(year) and a letter iirc. The boxes came packed in a regular non issue box. It shot 2.5-3" groups with open sights without a problem. Just thought i would mention that there are other non chinese steel cased ammo.
Eta...bullets were not copper washed but copper jacket.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 4:38:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dwayne51:
Thanks for your help..It is Norinco 308 imported by China Sports. not sure if the head stamp "61 " is year made but will keep checking.. Anyone use this and is it any good?? Thanks Dwayne

Probably just a plant number. Since it's of no tactical use to their army, there's no reason for them to go out of their way to keep tabs on what year it was made. It's typical for Chinese ammo to have only a plant number as a headstamp.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 10:37:55 AM EDT
Definatly Norinco! Glad you got it figured out..

I have a friend who's got scads of that stuff horded away, shoots in exclusively in his fal.. seems to work very well considering how cheap he got it for back in the day.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 8:59:49 AM EDT
Thanks for the help guys.....Thanks Dwayne
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