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Posted: 3/9/2005 12:29:06 AM EST
Is commercial .308 too hot? What surplus ammo is safe for use in these rifles?
I've had the bolt lock up several times and now i'm a little nervous about what I shoot.

Thanks,
Smiley
Link Posted: 3/9/2005 5:03:14 AM EST
It is not recommended to fire commercial .308 ammo through rifles with fluted chambers such as the CETME. The brass in commercial .308 ammo is softer than brass in military loaded 7.62x51 ammo. The softer brass tends to deform more into the flutes and can disrupt proper extraction.
Of the surplus 7.62x51 ammo, some CAVIM (Argentina) ammo leaves quite a bit of sticky deposits in the chamber upon firing, and this can also lead to extraction failures.

Harlan
FAC
Link Posted: 3/11/2005 6:56:48 PM EST
I've been shooting the South African 7.62 X 51 with great success.

Clean, Accurate and works Great!

BIGGER_HAMMER
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 6:29:16 AM EST
Portugese,Aussie,South African,Lake City,Hirtenburger?,Israili,Santa Barbara etc,etc...just don't put any Indian through it.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 6:36:10 AM EST
I dunno about the CETME...but my PTR-91 loves the Aussie surplus...if you can find it...
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 6:43:39 AM EST

Quoted:
..just don't put any Indian through it.




i'm halfway through my second case of indian surplus with no problems.  i have older stock from 97 though.  i have heard bad things about the '02 ammo going around right now.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 6:12:25 AM EST
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