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Posted: 8/4/2004 4:50:06 AM EST
I bought a few cases of South African PMP a few years back when I got my DSA/Stg-58 from Century Gun Works - I went shooting last night and noticed I'm down to 6 boxes!

I'm not going to make it past this weekend without blowing through most of that so that means I'll be looking for some more 7.62x51 real soon.

Who's got the best deal going on decent surplus ammo (or is there any decent surplus out there in the first place)?
Link Posted: 8/4/2004 8:48:33 AM EST

Originally Posted By Dolomite:
Is there any decent surplus out there?

Australian 308 (7.62x51), 144 gr FMJ.  This is what I ues all the time.  I usually wait for a gunshow to buy it.  You can get 800 Rds for $130.  

Here are a couple of links to the distributors of the dealer from the gunshows:
160 Rds
800 Rds
Link Posted: 8/4/2004 2:06:50 PM EST
Depending where in WI you are you can drive to Sportsmans Guide in St Paul and pick it up there.
I bought a case about a month ago, 134.99 for 800rnds +MN 6.5% tax

Aussie works great in my FAL.
Link Posted: 8/4/2004 4:19:30 PM EST
fal chow, that is a cool term, i will steal it from you....
Link Posted: 8/5/2004 4:01:32 AM EST
You're welcome to it of course - thanks for the input guys!
Link Posted: 8/5/2004 2:22:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/5/2004 2:27:23 PM EST by IRV681]
I just purchased 2 cases of Australian (800rds) from this outfit, $ 125 plus s/h per case

Link Posted: 8/8/2004 4:43:18 PM EST
Aim Surplus pretty much always has Port for sale for $149/1000.  Keep an eye on them as sometimes they offer free shiping as well

aim 308
Link Posted: 8/10/2004 3:06:06 PM EST
I gotta have more cow bell
Link Posted: 8/13/2004 8:35:19 AM EST
I purchase it from a friend/dealer, but I have been using the cheap Indian-NATO stuff for range blasting.  I use it for shooting metal plates out at 100 yards and past.  It does not group "good" on paper out there, but it will hit plates.  I have to cull them. About one in a hundred will have a bent nose.  Nasty, dirty, somewhat accurate, but very cheap.

Link Posted: 8/13/2004 9:08:01 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/13/2004 9:08:43 AM EST by Shawnr1]

Originally Posted By Shi_Huang_Di:
I have been using the cheap Indian-NATO

Indian .308 sucks!  I will not use it in my rifle again.  I have heard and seen too many bad things.  I love the Aussie .308.  I think it is very accurate.

Shi Huang Di, you should give the Aussie a try.  You will not regret it.
Link Posted: 8/13/2004 10:02:02 AM EST

Originally Posted By Shawnr1:

Originally Posted By Shi_Huang_Di:
I have been using the cheap Indian-NATO

Indian .308 sucks!  I will not use it in my rifle again.  I have heard and seen too many bad things.  I love the Aussie .308.  I think it is very accurate.

Shi Huang Di, you should give the Aussie a try.  You will not regret it.

Agreed.  I pretty much shoot nothing but Port or Aussie.
Link Posted: 8/13/2004 12:53:23 PM EST
Thanks, I will pick up some Australian next week and try it!  My buddy has a few battle packs, but has not broke into them yet.    
The Spanish is excellent also, but hard to find.  Portuguese is shot well, but I have only put a couple of boxes in it.  I shoot the Indian because for plate shooting, bump firing and just blasting it does the job.  Your right I should not recommend it, and probably don’t, for range shooting especially paper targets or a match rifle.  

BUT, I hear all this bad stuff about it.  I have shot 3-660 rd. cans in my FAL and G3, my brother has shot 2-660 rd. cans (G3).  My two close friends have shot 3 can a piece in G3s and FALs.  Now we did inspect them before loading into mags.  All of our weapons are kept very clean and not abused in any way except dirty ammo!  It will take a problem in one of these old battle rifles to change my mind.  Threats of blown receivers and damage just have not deterred me yet.  I do use better ammo for real range shooting.

Link Posted: 8/13/2004 3:07:46 PM EST
is the Port and Aussie boxer primed?
Link Posted: 8/13/2004 3:36:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By DeadSled:
is the Port and Aussie boxer primed?

From Aim Surplus site:
A308AC Australian Defence Industries .308

Manufactured in Australia in the 1980’s by Australian Defence Industries. Brass Case, Non-Corrosive, and Berdan primed. 144grn, lead core, FMJ bullet. 2,890fps Muzzle velocity. Super Cool Surplus Packaging! 5rd Mark 3 stripper clips (There are 40 clips to a can!) in 50rd Canvas Bandoliers. 200rds in a .30cal ammo can.
Sold as 200rd can only.  

Price:  $37.95


Portuguese NATO .308

Item# A308FNM
Manufactured in Portugal by Indep (FNM). This Super clean ammo was produced in the late 1970's and early 1980's. It is Non-corrosive, Brass case, 146grn, FMJ, and features the Nato Headstamp. Packaged in 20rd boxes in 200rd sealed, water proof Battle packs. 1,000rds to wooden crate. Sold only as 1,000rd case. Price does not include shipping.  

1,000rd case:  $149.50  
Link Posted: 8/13/2004 3:47:34 PM EST
My SA-58 loves the Aussie stuff , it runs perfect at the 7 setting on the gas port .
I pay $140 a case (800 Rounds) at a local shop , but I've seen it on every major mail order site for similar prices  . I'm a little short of storage space at the moment , but I plan on picking up as many as I can before it dries up .
Link Posted: 8/14/2004 4:52:45 AM EST
I fnally had a chance to take my DSA STG58a out, ran about 100 rounds of the Austrailan   through it, was flawless. The store where I get my FFL transfers done has some milsurp .308 that is boxerprimed, he never charges me a transfer fee so I always buy at least $25-30 in ammo whenever I pick up a gun, this ammo was also excellent amd at $4.00 per box I'll pick up 100 rounds or so of it and save it for reloading later. I think it has a T N something stamp.

Link Posted: 8/20/2004 4:52:19 PM EST
Anybody know anything about this stuff from Centerfire Systems?

1080 rnds for $119.97?

.308 ammo silly cheap

Link Posted: 8/21/2004 6:02:56 PM EST
What makes the INDIAN .308 bad? I picked up 650rnds for $60.00 is it dangerous or does it just not shoot well?

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