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Posted: 9/1/2004 9:01:54 AM EST
I'm going to run down to Aimsurplus next weekend and stock up on ammo for my .308. They've got both the Portugese (sp?) and Australian surplus there.

Both are priced about the same. Either one of 'em any better than the other?
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 9:12:52 AM EST
Go with the Aussie. It's newer production. The blister packs are a PITA though.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 9:18:46 AM EST
If it's the Aussie on strippers, in bandos, in cans - then it's a great deal 'cause you get all that crap. I love the Port as well and it's packed in heavy battlepacks.

Get both!
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 9:51:59 AM EST
the aussie takes up more space for 840 rounds {blister packs}than the port takes up for 1000. IMHO the Aussie is marginally better than the Port but both are fine ammo.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 10:03:06 AM EST
I have a couple cases of the Aussie. Good stuff. I don't know how it compares with Port., but I'm happy with it.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 10:13:55 AM EST
As I recall, the Port has a steel jacket while the Aussie is regular gilding metal. This may or may not be significant for you. I prefer Aussi, if it makes a difference.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 10:15:58 AM EST

Originally Posted By StealthyBlagga:
As I recall, the Port has a steel jacket while the Aussie is regular gilding metal. This may or may not be significant for you. I prefer Aussi, if it makes a difference.



Port has a thin copper plating on the steel jacket. Nobody here seems to worry about shooting it.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 10:23:33 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/1/2004 10:24:07 AM EST by a3kid]

Originally Posted By BayEagle:
If it's the Aussie on strippers, in bandos, in cans - then it's a great deal 'cause you get all that crap. I love the Port as well and it's packed in heavy battlepacks.

Get both!



Yep - it's aussie, 5rnd stripper clips, bandolierd & in a can. 200rnds for $37.95.

www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/A308AC__Australian_Defence_Industries__308.html

**Mods, if I'm not supposed to hotlink to there, go ahead and pull the *.url's.


I can drive down there in about 1 1/2 hrs, so it's a lot cheaper to do that than pay shipping.

Sounds like the Aussie is the winner, then?

Link Posted: 9/1/2004 10:32:52 AM EST
I like the port -- sealed battlepacks...

My M1A eats it up....then again I have Aussie too...

Get both
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 10:37:05 AM EST
Another vote for the Aussie. Shoots tighter groups out of my FAL and M1A.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 10:53:15 AM EST

Originally Posted By JHP:
I like the port -- sealed battlepacks...

My M1A eats it up....then again I have Aussie too...

Get both



Bought a case of Port. Great stuff, never a problem. Comes sealed as 200 round battle packs, boxed in 20s in a nice wooden crate. With a sling in prone it shot 1 MOA with 3 of 5 shots overlapping.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 10:55:14 AM EST
Get both!
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 2:08:35 PM EST
Either seems to work fine for me.

The Portuguese has a steel jacketed bullet and might be a little harder on your rifle barrel. It also makes sparks when hitting the bullet trap at the indoor range where I shoot (still, it hasn’t gotten me thrown off the range yet).

I prefer the Aussie stuff for that reason.

AIM describes both the Portuguese and the Australian ammo as Berdan primed. However, I bought some Aussy locally which turned out to be boxer primed. Being a brass hound, I’ll take that over Berdan when the price is the same.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 2:13:51 PM EST
I prefer the portugese stuff. Its capable of 1/2" groups in my bolt gun. And yes, that's verified by other arfcom members.....REPEATEDLY. Its very consistent stuff, regardless of whats in the jacket.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 2:38:47 PM EST
ARF.com rule #1: Buy both.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 2:48:21 PM EST
Portugese shot like a champ out of my M1A (800 rounds fired). I don't reload, so the Berdan primer doesn't bother me. Heard good things about the Aussie, haven't fired it - yet!
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 2:51:33 PM EST
1.8" / 100 yds, with my STG FAL on Coonan receiver, Steyr barrel and steel sights.
Aussie


Link Posted: 9/1/2004 3:36:49 PM EST
I shoot them both in my DSA FAL, only difference to me is the Portugese is reloadable. Next case I get will be Portugese because of that.

rk
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 3:40:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By axl:
I shoot them both in my DSA FAL, only difference to me is the Portugese is reloadable. Next case I get will be Portugese because of that.

rk



Ummm, no it isn't. Berdan primed the last time I looked into a casing.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 3:48:18 PM EST


100yds Aussie ammo. PTR-91...

I like the Aussie ammo...
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