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Posted: 4/7/2008 11:53:47 AM EDT
I am trying to figure out what ammo to feed my M1A Socom 16.  I was thinking about buying  900 round of Australian Surplus and 100 rounds of Hornady TAP.

Is Wolf horrible .308?  What other options are out there for affordable .308 without breaking the bank?
Link Posted: 4/7/2008 12:12:30 PM EDT
.30 Carbine Wolf ammo evaluation.

www.theboxotruth.com/docs/edu19.htm

I know it's not the same, however a good no nonsense eval...
Link Posted: 4/7/2008 12:21:54 PM EDT
I would look at Lithuanian surplus or the newly manufactured privi partisan .308. Either can be had for about the same price, but still slightly more than wolf .308. I have not fired any of the new polymer coated wolf, my only m1a experience was with the lacquer coated stuff, and it would cause cases to stick in the chamber occasionally. It does shoot acceptably though, or at least it did in my experience.  
Link Posted: 4/7/2008 12:36:36 PM EDT

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I would look at Lithuanian surplus or the newly manufactured privi partisan .308. Either can be had for about the same price, but still slightly more than wolf .308. I have not fired any of the new polymer coated wolf, my only m1a experience was with the lacquer coated stuff, and it would cause cases to stick in the chamber occasionally. It does shoot acceptably though, or at least it did in my experience.  



I'll got with the Lithuanian or South African as I found a rate I can stomach for it.  I can't wait for it to get here.
Link Posted: 4/7/2008 1:24:59 PM EDT
For the prices of 7.62 these days it had better be boxer primed! Wolf is ok in an M-1A, put around 150rds through my Scout this weekend with no probs and fairly decent accuracy too.
Link Posted: 4/7/2008 3:37:23 PM EDT
I like the Barnul .308.  Dirty but its been good to my FAL.  

I keep the "good" stuff in reserve or for sighting in.
Link Posted: 4/7/2008 3:44:55 PM EDT

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I like the Barnul .308.  Dirty but its been good to my FAL.  

I keep the "good" stuff in reserve or for sighting in.


If you arent planning on reloading then check out the Barnaul at Wideners, it is $6.60 a box if you order 500 rds or more.  It is good stuff for practice ammo.
Link Posted: 4/7/2008 4:02:55 PM EDT
+1 on the barnaul....decently accurate in my experience and not terribly dirty.
Link Posted: 4/7/2008 6:26:15 PM EDT
Prvi. Tops in my M1A, boxer primed and the OF brass is remarkable clean. More expensive than Barnaul which is the best Russian ammo, BTW.
Link Posted: 4/7/2008 6:29:50 PM EDT
Lithuanian, Privi, or Igman.  Avail Lith is fairly new as ammo goes 03-04headstamp.  The Privi and Igman on the market right now is new.  They are all Boxer primed = reloadable.  I have sectioned out both Igman and Privi recently on a mill; the Igman is more of a stout cartridge but folks have been having good luck with reloading the Privi.

For the tiny difference in price between some new/quality .308 and the older berdan primed surplus stuff it's a no-brainer to go with the new and boxer primed stuff....IMHO anyhow.

Link Posted: 4/8/2008 6:13:34 AM EDT
Wideners didn't have Barnual.  They do have Prvi.
Link Posted: 4/8/2008 1:05:19 PM EDT
Looks like I am going with South African for quantity or GGG for reloadability and not much sacrifice in price and quantity.
Link Posted: 5/8/2008 8:00:35 AM EDT
I found GGG at a price I am very happy with so that is what I am going for.
Link Posted: 5/8/2008 9:17:48 AM EDT

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Wideners didn't have Barnual.  They do have Prvi.


I just checked...they have 1267 boxes of Barnual 308...shoots well in my HK...
Link Posted: 5/8/2008 9:52:07 AM EDT
I can't seem to find that on Wideners website.
Link Posted: 5/8/2008 10:01:31 AM EDT
I found it on there.
Link Posted: 5/8/2008 12:09:40 PM EDT
Alright, here's what I've got:


Barnual for $170 per 500
Wolf for $409 per 1000
GGG for $520 shipped for 1000 in battlepacks and wood crate
Prvi 168 gr match for $650 shipped for 1000
South African at $550 for 1120


I would use whatever extra I have for 9mm ammo.
Link Posted: 5/8/2008 4:37:58 PM EDT
Thanks, Gents for the price discussion on 7.62mm.  I may have to unload some of my 42 ammo cans of Lake City National Match.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 12:50:45 PM EDT
I scored 1,000 rounds of Israeli 308 in the EE and couldn't be happier.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 3:58:51 PM EDT

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Thanks, Gents for the price discussion on 7.62mm.  I may have to unload some of my 42 ammo cans of Lake City National Match.


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