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Posted: 8/7/2014 8:41:01 PM EDT
Picked up a couple boxes of 7.62 NATO with discount for around 9.00 a box. Originally the ammo was priced at 14.99 per box so that is a pretty substantial drop. The quality is solid as it's NATO spec brass cased ammo. 5.56 has been dropped down to the same price as well. If you guys have the ammo locally it's worth picking up
Link Posted: 8/7/2014 8:44:31 PM EDT
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Spent the last two mornings on the way to work, plus lunch breaks, and on the way home WM stops doing just that.

Repeat tomorrow.

7.62x51 for .54/rd? I'm all over it.
Link Posted: 8/7/2014 8:46:19 PM EDT
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Wait what discount? I have primarily used the ZQ lately...
Link Posted: 8/7/2014 8:48:29 PM EDT
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We get a minor discount for working there. It covers taxes usually.

 
Link Posted: 8/7/2014 8:50:50 PM EDT
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Don't be super impressed with NATO Spec. All that means to you in reality is that it's not some hot hunting load and has a Hague compliant bullet of a certain weight.



The magic of 'NATO Spec' 10-15 years ago was the minimum quality/price ratio, not that it was better than anything commercially available.
Link Posted: 8/7/2014 8:51:39 PM EDT
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My store still has the 1000 round ammo can for $457
Link Posted: 8/7/2014 8:51:45 PM EDT
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Dupe!! Haha sorry I had to this is the first time I've been duped
Link Posted: 8/7/2014 8:53:32 PM EDT
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Don't be super impressed with NATO Spec. All that means to you in reality is that it's not some hot hunting load and has a Hague compliant bullet of a certain weight.



The magic of 'NATO Spec' 10-15 years ago was the minimum quality/price ratio, not that it was better than anything commercially available.
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Well it depends. I went shooting with a buddy who had a semi auto 1919a4. We used PMC brand 308 and it wouldn't feed and even had a case separation. Switched to a mix of new and surplus 7.62 NATO and ran perfect.

 
Link Posted: 8/7/2014 8:54:10 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/7/2014 9:06:04 PM EDT
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It says less than one moa on the box. Guaranteed.
Link Posted: 8/7/2014 9:11:57 PM EDT
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I saw this stuff last year for 19 or 20 bucks a box and passed on it. A few months ago it dropped to 14.97 a box and I came close to buying, but hesitated.

Tuesday evening I happened into wm and saw it had dropped to 9.97/box, so I grabbed three, and immediately drove to two other wm's and did the same. Repeat Wed and today.

It ain't hoarding if you actually use it. I'm set for a while now, and there's enough left on the shelves for other people willing to put in the time and effort to get it. Just hope it doesn't end up getting flipped for twice the price on CL.
Link Posted: 8/7/2014 10:38:15 PM EDT
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Isn't this the same stuff that had the soft brass and primer pocket issues?

Turkish 5.56NATO:


Primers were ALL loose after firing. Primers came out during ejection phase and locked up the gun multiple times.

Will not shoot this ammo.
Link Posted: 8/7/2014 10:39:25 PM EDT
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Yeah, and I bet they are laser guided and loaded by Bikini Models.
Link Posted: 8/7/2014 10:40:38 PM EDT
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For Sale: Ocean view in Sedona.

I used a handful of ZQI to boresight my Savage Model 12 at 25yd. When I moved to 100yd for zero, that crap patterned 4-6 inches. Remington Premier is under 1".
Link Posted: 8/7/2014 10:53:44 PM EDT
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Isn't this the same stuff that had the soft brass and primer pockets issues?



Turkish 5.56NATO:

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l596/WaylandTR85/df6f01bd.jpg



Primers were ALL loose after firing. Primers came out during ejection phase and locked up the gun multiple times.



Will not shoot this ammo.
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WEIRD! Never had that issue with any of the 7.62 I shot.

 
Link Posted: 8/7/2014 11:31:53 PM EDT
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Isn't this the same stuff that had the soft brass and primer pockets issues?

Turkish 5.56NATO:
http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l596/WaylandTR85/df6f01bd.jpg

Primers were ALL loose after firing. Primers came out during ejection phase and locked up the gun multiple times.

Will not shoot this ammo.
WEIRD! Never had that issue with any of the 7.62 I shot.  





Did you bake them at 250 first?
Link Posted: 8/7/2014 11:53:35 PM EDT
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Isn't this the same stuff that had the soft brass and primer pockets issues?



Turkish 5.56NATO:

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l596/WaylandTR85/df6f01bd.jpg



Primers were ALL loose after firing. Primers came out during ejection phase and locked up the gun multiple times.



Will not shoot this ammo.
WEIRD! Never had that issue with any of the 7.62 I shot.  

Did you bake them at 250 first?
I'm sure the barrel got pretty hot

 
Link Posted: 8/8/2014 12:32:22 AM EDT
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Isn't this the same stuff that had the soft brass and primer pockets issues?

Turkish 5.56NATO:
http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l596/WaylandTR85/df6f01bd.jpg

Primers were ALL loose after firing. Primers came out during ejection phase and locked up the gun multiple times.

Will not shoot this ammo.
WEIRD! Never had that issue with any of the 7.62 I shot.  





Did you bake them at 250 first?





That is the last thing I expected to see.

I lost it.
Link Posted: 8/8/2014 1:32:08 AM EDT
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I have shot several hundred rounds of it with no issues. Groups as well as most standard fmj from other manufacturers.
Link Posted: 8/8/2014 4:49:05 AM EDT
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It says less than one moa on the box. Guaranteed.




Yeah, and I bet they are laser guided and loaded by Bikini Models.
Lol hand delivered on target by a Turkish servant

 
Link Posted: 8/8/2014 4:50:29 AM EDT
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I used a handful of ZQI to boresight my Savage Model 12 at 25yd. When I moved to 100yd for zero, that crap patterned 4-6 inches. Remington Premier is under 1".
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It says less than one moa on the box. Guaranteed.




For Sale: Ocean view in Sedona.



I used a handful of ZQI to boresight my Savage Model 12 at 25yd. When I moved to 100yd for zero, that crap patterned 4-6 inches. Remington Premier is under 1".
Yeah I'll take - How To Take A Joke for $400 Alex

 
Link Posted: 8/8/2014 5:01:58 AM EDT
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American Eagle 55gr is $7.47 a box at my local Walmart why should I pay more for that?

ETA: I'd give the 7.62 a try at that price though.
Link Posted: 8/8/2014 5:12:32 AM EDT
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dont really have much  in the weay of 7.62 guns just a couple bolt actions but might have to go hoard some
Link Posted: 8/8/2014 5:16:05 AM EDT
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I hope it's not crap, I've been buying a box everytime I've gone to Walmart haven't shot it yet
Link Posted: 8/8/2014 5:24:06 AM EDT
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The box on the 5.56 ZQi stuff says it's batch tested to shoot <1 MOA.  



Probably decent.  I've been picking up the 5.56 30 round boxes for $10 here in western NY.  They just came down in price from about $13 or so.



I'm going to keep looking to see when they drop the 7.62x51 in price next, it's still $15/20 here.



Also looks like Perfecta is getting more popular.  Made by Fiocchi, dist by Tulammo.  Multiple rifle/pistol calibers.
Link Posted: 8/8/2014 5:54:44 AM EDT
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 7.62 or 5.56?

And they will for a long time at that price.

I was able to pick this up for $119 last month at a Walmart near me.

Link Posted: 8/8/2014 5:56:25 AM EDT
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Don't know anything about it except that they are proud of the stuff.
Link Posted: 8/8/2014 5:57:32 AM EDT
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For Sale: Ocean view in Sedona.

I used a handful of ZQI to boresight my Savage Model 12 at 25yd. When I moved to 100yd for zero, that crap patterned 4-6 inches. Remington Premier is under 1".
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It says less than one moa on the box. Guaranteed.


For Sale: Ocean view in Sedona.

I used a handful of ZQI to boresight my Savage Model 12 at 25yd. When I moved to 100yd for zero, that crap patterned 4-6 inches. Remington Premier is under 1".




When the big one comes and california falls into the ocean you will be right about that ocean view ;)
Link Posted: 8/8/2014 6:04:55 AM EDT
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American Eagle 55gr is $7.47 a box at my local Walmart why should I pay more for that?



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These are 62 gr penetrators in 30 round boxes for 9.97, that's cheaper than 7.47 / 20 rounds.

 
Link Posted: 8/8/2014 6:53:34 AM EDT
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These are 62 gr penetrators in 30 round boxes for 9.97, that's cheaper than 7.47 / 20 rounds.  
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ETA: I'd give the 7.62 a try at that price though.
These are 62 gr penetrators in 30 round boxes for 9.97, that's cheaper than 7.47 / 20 rounds.  


Ah, that does sound good. I'll keep an eye out for some.
Link Posted: 8/8/2014 8:13:51 AM EDT
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Nothing wrong with the ZQ1 7.62 NATO I've shot. Buying more now. Little kid about 6 years old and sees the gun rack and says "shooting guns is cool!"
Link Posted: 8/8/2014 5:30:24 PM EDT
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This is the same stuff that ATI imported back during the 2008 panic (different box, same headstamp).

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2009/06/12/ati-importing-turkish-surplus-ammunition/

I have never personally tried it but it got a lot of negative reviews then, mostly relating to terrible accuracy and FTE's. Maybe they have improved it since then.

http://www.ar15.com/archive/topic.html?b=3&f=16&t=534518
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