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Posted: 11/22/2003 9:57:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/22/2003 9:57:55 AM EDT by 1911greg]
so much .308 ammo which would be good for a M1A?
I am looking for accuracy and of course a decent price.

do some of these rounds fragment or yaw better than others?

my choices are spanish, australian, british,malaysian, south african or something called M80 FMJ nato??

here is a link

mactec-militaryarms.com/ammo_sales.html


OH YEAH scroll down to see the .308 ammo selection.
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 10:04:52 AM EDT
ive had good results with the Radway (british) and the South African stuff. No clue about the aussie or the malaysian. THat m80 if its usgi surplus could be good stuff as well
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 10:07:25 AM EDT
Avoid anything Indian like the plague... lots of deformed cases, set back bullets, neck splits, etc...
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 10:11:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Hoplite:
THat m80 if its usgi surplus could be good stuff as well



Yeah that would be good how do I find out?

By the way Hoplite I am shipping for ft benning in feb. Right around the corner.
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 10:12:18 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 1911greg:
I am looking for accuracy and of course a decent price.


do some of these rounds fragment or yaw better than others?

my choices are spanish, australian, british,malaysian, south african or something called M80 FMJ nato??


308 won't fragment like 223 and it takes more to deviate "yaw" the bullet. typically it doesn't happen unless the bullet is of inferior construction.
Australian surp is good, South African, And if you want the best, IMHO, Lake City.
Buy a battle pak of each and see what runs best in your ride, that's the best test.

Link Posted: 11/22/2003 10:17:46 AM EDT
The Australian is GREAT! My M1A loves it.

The South African is ok, good for plinking.
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 12:50:26 PM EDT
so all that foreign surplus is good, thats suprising I will get some.
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 1:00:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/22/2003 1:01:29 PM EDT by wetidlerjr]
I have some Hirtenburger(Austria) which doesn't seem to be around anymore and South African as well as some Santa Barbra (Spain). I have only fired the SA and Hirt and both are great. Portuguese is said to be among the best (if not the best) but it is often hard to find and may be drying up completely.

Go to:M14/M1A Firing Line
It's THE site for the M14/M1A!


Edited to be edited!
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 1:34:33 PM EDT
Dont want to state the obvious, but you can reload to get the best there is for the same price as decent milsurp.

168 grain bullets at 15/100, 100 primers at 1.50/100, 3031 or the like at 8/100.

25 bucks a hundred for sub moa ammo.
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 1:41:19 PM EDT
All I've shot through my M1A has been the Portugese stuff. I've been very happy with it. Bought two cases from AIM for $139 shipped a piece.
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 2:08:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Phil_in_Seattle:
The Australian is GREAT! My M1A loves it.

The South African is ok, good for plinking.



I agree, the SA is also good, but has a destinct smell when shot. I also like Portugese too.
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