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Posted: 9/30/2004 8:04:08 AM EST
I found 980 rounds for $160.00. Is this good stuff and a good deal?
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 8:12:40 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 9:50:35 AM EST
Where can I find Port. for $150? Thank you!
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 9:53:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By BookHound:
You should be able to find Port .308 for $150 per case (1000 rounds).

I've shot the SA stuff and it was good in my DSA. I prefer Port or Aussie though.

If it was 980 rounds for $160 our the door (no tax, shipping, etc.), I'd probably buy it. Actually, I'd see if they'd take $150 for it.



He knows what he is talking about. We worked out a trade for .223 and 308. I got his 308 port and love it.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 10:10:34 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/30/2004 10:10:59 AM EST by BookHound]
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 5:23:22 PM EST
hanks Bookhound! IM also sent!
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 5:27:17 PM EST
Where can I find 1k of Port. 308 for 150.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 7:57:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By sned45:
Where can I find 1k of Port. 308 for 150.




Yeah! Me three.

AB
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 2:12:22 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 3:13:32 AM EST
SA is good stuff but $160 for 900 and something rounds? thats pretty steep. I still have a few battlepacks left but I think Im gonna save them as "collectors" pieces.


Go with the port at Aim, or get some aussie.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 9:53:57 AM EST
I have seen reports of a few misfires with Port but have never experienced any myself with over 2K rounds fired. I also have, and slightly prefer some SA. (down to my last tub, though) If it matters...and some ranges do not allow steel jacket ammo... the SA is copper jacketed and the Port is steel. (And no, it won't hurt your barrel nor is it armor piercing, but if the range guy puts a magnet to it it will stick)
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 4:46:47 AM EST
IMO, that isn't that great a price for SA - although it's good ammo.. I bought 1380rnds from a vendor at a fun show last year for $165 - now THAT was a good deal!!! I took all he had, and it was in loose boxes... My FAL shoots SA, Port, and Aussie all well, without any malfunctions... I'd say that 1k of Port for $150 is a better deal, definetly...


- georgestrings
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 2:25:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/2/2004 2:29:27 PM EST by Maddogkiller]
There are two types of SA 308 ammo that I am aware of. The battle pack ammo is M1A2 and the wooden crate/cardboard box stuff is R1M1. I have both and I would buy the M1A2 again in a heart beat.
I still have a little over a case of the R1M1 and would not buy more UNLESS there were no alternatives ( Indian excluded)

The ammo vendor that frequents the funshows here stated that he is expecting more SA 308 soon. His words were "it is on the water" in mid sept.

In the current market, 15 cents a round is a fair price for most milsurp 308. ( Indian milsurp excluded)


If you have difficulty firguring out the price per round, just take the price ( including shipping and taxes of applicable) and divide that number by the number of rounds that that price will purchase. Example, $160/980 rds = .163 cents per round
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 9:04:41 AM EST
Thank you all, gentelmen!
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 12:12:59 PM EST
I put 1200 rounds of the wooden crate cardboard box stuff through my StG-58 and it was great. I won't say Port is worse or better in the accuracy or function department, though it is a touch cleaner, I think. When I bought my FAL, I bought the sealed 1200 round crate of ammo for $175 after tax ($174 and some change, actually). Ran out and had to buy some Port at a show (Wannemacher in Tulsa) for $150 out the door.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 1:23:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By Maddogkiller:
There are two types of SA 308 ammo that I am aware of. The battle pack ammo is M1A2 and the wooden crate/cardboard box stuff is R1M1. I have both and I would buy the M1A2 again in a heart beat.
I still have a little over a case of the R1M1 and would not buy more UNLESS there were no alternatives ( Indian excluded)

The ammo vendor that frequents the funshows here stated that he is expecting more SA 308 soon. His words were "it is on the water" in mid sept.

In the current market, 15 cents a round is a fair price for most milsurp 308. ( Indian milsurp excluded)


If you have difficulty firguring out the price per round, just take the price ( including shipping and taxes of applicable) and divide that number by the number of rounds that that price will purchase. Example, $160/980 rds = .163 cents per round



I can pretty much assure you that there will be no more SA surplus released from South Africa for a long time...if ever again. There may, indeed, be more on the way from somewhere else where it is already in storage, I would not know about that for sure but I seriously doubt it. I would say that if you like it and get a shot at a reasonable price, get all you can...I would buy another 1340 (1380?) rounds in a heartbeat if I could find it at a good price...$165 delivered or thereabouts, even though I don't need it right now.
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 6:14:05 AM EST
I shoot the Port 7.62 in my L1A1 and CETME. It is more accurate in my guns than the SA or Aussie 7.62. Haven't had any misfires with any of the three types. Despite the bad press, the Indian 7.62 is the best buy direct from Century- $5o.oo + $12.50 shipping for 640 rounds!! I've shot plenty of it with no problems-maybe I'm lucky!! Can't guarantee that my experience with the Indian 7.62 will be yours. It definitely is not as accurate compared to the others. If I had my choice of surplus 7.62, I'd take the PORT first, then Aussie, then SA, then Spanish, and, lastly, Indian. When the supply of surplus 7.62 dries up sometime next year, I'll take whatever I can get!!!! Wish I had a source on US 7.62!!! Good luck and buyer beware!!
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