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Posted: 10/2/2005 2:41:22 PM EDT
I just bought a new SOCOM and I am reading the manual and there are big red warnings that say " DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES USE OLD OR RELOADED AMMUNITION PURCHASED AT GUNSHOWS, ESTATE SALES OR AUCTIONS" it goes on to say " Use only recently made high quality, original military or factory ammo" then there is an article about "Slam Fire" and how self loaded or bad ammo can be a big problem.

I skimmed over the M1A threads and I see that many of you use surplus Australian ammo, which I use often in my AR10 and R700 with out any problems. Is this ammo ok to use in my SOCOM? Or do I need to only use brand new production ammo?


Link Posted: 10/2/2005 5:56:28 PM EDT
You can use the following with no problems:

South African
Lake City from CMP
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 6:03:28 PM EDT
Thanks mlm1219

I was assuming that Springfield was just coving thier butts, but since this is my first M1 I though I would ask just to make sure.
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 10:00:01 PM EDT
I have used the following in my M1A

Indian (OFV M80 74)
Portugese FNM and BF
South African R1M1 and M1A2
My reloads (Remington 9 1/2 M primers)

I have had ZERO problems with any of these.

I am sure that someone will come along and swear that the Indian ammo is thermonuclear and will kaboom with sufficient force to push the earth out of solar orbit.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 8:35:49 AM EDT
For what it's worth, the Sept./Oct. 2005 issue of Rifle Shooter states that Springfield Armory gives the nod to Hornady TAP FPD 110-grain as the ammo of choice for the SOCOM.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 11:00:52 AM EDT
It's just a CYA statement.

Shoot whatever you want so long as it's not Indian-made and/or corrosive.
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