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Posted: 12/30/2005 11:15:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2005 11:15:59 AM EDT by SteyrAUG]


I have about a dozen cans of M-16 ammo on stripper clips in OD bandoliers from Vietnam sitting in reserve. I never shot this stuff because I have so much Lake City Federal and Nato battlepacks that are more current ammo.

But I plan on dumping a bunch of 5.56 through my Shrike and started to link up my old VN stuff since I'm just gonna be running belts. Then I got to wondering if it had any collector value.

I know a lot of mil surplus is not valuable (WWII vintage 8mm Mauser is still cheap as hell) but I also know that "some" stuff is quite valuable.

So is the Vietnam era M-16 ammo cardboard boxed on stripper clips and in bandoliers worth anything more than any other current 5.56 ammo?

Link Posted: 12/30/2005 11:29:32 AM EDT
Shoot it. Can see it having much collectors value.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 11:38:24 AM EDT
Screw u and ur shrike
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 11:40:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

But I plan on dumping a bunch of 5.56 through my Shrike and started to link up my old VN stuff since I'm just gonna be running belts.





Hmm.........doesn't look like AirSoft...........
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 11:46:58 AM EDT
That's some good ammo FWIW.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 2:39:52 PM EDT
Now I know why .223 is better than .308, it's a hellova lot easier to link by hand.

Only 300 more rounds to go.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 2:47:46 PM EDT
The bandoleers and stripper clips are probably not worth anything. Any can you open has them in there. At least any time I have been to the range. We end up shit canning a big wad of them. I used to grab them and bring them home, but figured out that the trash bag full of smelly bandoleers was never gonna get used, and I tossed them.

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Link Posted: 12/30/2005 2:52:46 PM EDT
You can still buy new. I don't know why the old moldy stuff would be more valuable.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 2:54:09 PM EDT
Shoot it up.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 2:55:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Oslow:
You can still buy new. I don't know why the old moldy stuff would be more valuable.



As a VN war collectable?

I know you can buy new Lake City and it is better ammo.

I just wanted to make sure this stuff didn't have a collector value before I burned it up.

I'll still keep a few cans to go with my SP1 Colt.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 3:22:25 PM EDT
Dude! I wanna shoot your Shrike! Gonna be in Florida any time soon?





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