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Posted: 3/21/2006 2:42:17 PM EDT
Anyone use WWB in .308? How do you like it? Where do you get it?

Thoughts?
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 2:43:50 PM EDT
I dont think they have 308 in Bulk white boxes.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 2:45:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Commando223:
I dont think they have 308 in Bulk white boxes.

Really I've always been happy with WWB in 9mm, 45ACp, and 223. I figured I might try it in my new .308.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 2:49:22 PM EDT
Gander Mountain has 147gr FMJ 7.62x51mm in white boxes for around $10 per 20, IIRC.

WIZZO
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 3:26:21 PM EDT
Unfortunately there are no GM's around here.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 11:38:09 AM EDT
Anyone else?
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 11:40:14 AM EDT
I like SAGRB

South African Green Rubber Bag.


Link Posted: 3/22/2006 11:42:53 AM EDT
I am going to be shooting out of a Rem 700PSS so I need better quality .308.
However, I am just learning how to shoot so I can't afford to waste $1 per round on match grade.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 11:43:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
I like SAGRB

South African Green Rubber Bag.





www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/copy_of__308.html
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 12:08:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gaz:

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
I like SAGRB

South African Green Rubber Bag.





www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/copy_of__308.html

Now that's a DAMN good price compared to the other ammo I've been pricing. But can I use this in a Remington 700P while I learn how to shoot? Or am I asking for trouble?
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 12:12:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ARHighPower:

Originally Posted By Gaz:

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
I like SAGRB

South African Green Rubber Bag.





www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/copy_of__308.html

Now that's a DAMN good price compared to the other ammo I've been pricing. But can I use this in a Remington 700P while I learn how to shoot? Or am I asking for trouble?



i use surplus to rezero a scope. say after switching rings, base, new stock, etc etc. but i then only shoot match ammo through my bolt action.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 12:16:21 PM EDT
I know that they used to sell WWB "USA Brand" in 7.62x51. Haven't seen any in many years.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 6:38:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GySgtD:
I know that they used to sell WWB "USA Brand" in 7.62x51. Haven't seen any in many years.

I believe that's the type I use in my AR. USA223V1 or something similar.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 6:56:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ARHighPower:

Originally Posted By Gaz:

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
I like SAGRB

South African Green Rubber Bag.





www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/copy_of__308.html

Now that's a DAMN good price compared to the other ammo I've been pricing. But can I use this in a Remington 700P while I learn how to shoot? Or am I asking for trouble?



It is good plinking ammo, but you won't win any matches with it. For just general range shooting it is good stuff. For competitions I'd buy something better
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 7:01:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Kooter:

Originally Posted By ARHighPower:

Originally Posted By Gaz:

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
I like SAGRB

South African Green Rubber Bag.





www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/copy_of__308.html

Now that's a DAMN good price compared to the other ammo I've been pricing. But can I use this in a Remington 700P while I learn how to shoot? Or am I asking for trouble?



It is good plinking ammo, but you won't win any matches with it. For just general range shooting it is good stuff. For competitions I'd buy something better

So that stuff won't hurt a precision rifle in any way?

I'm not worried about winning matches, I just want to hit paper! Once I get decent sized groups I'll buy the $1/rd stuff or start reloading.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 7:05:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GySgtD:
I know that they used to sell WWB "USA Brand" in 7.62x51. Haven't seen any in many years.



+1
I've still got 4 or 5 boxes, but I havent' seen any of it around in a while. FWIW, I just shot 140 rounds of SA .308 today without a single failure. (M1A) The SA from aimsurplus.com is the best deal going right now.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 7:07:51 PM EDT
i'm hoping there's enough cheap 308 left by the time i pick up my M1A. from all the horror stories i've been hearing, you'd think that it's all drying up and fast
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 7:18:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:
i'm hoping there's enough cheap 308 left by the time i pick up my M1A. from all the horror stories i've been hearing, you'd think that it's all drying up and fast





NO AMMO FOR YOU!!!


I bought it all BITCH.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 7:18:31 PM EDT
AIM-South African 7.62X51=$154 per 980 rounds. 147 grain copper jacketed lead core brass cased berdan primed. Non reloadable but nice dependable shooting ammo. It will NOT hurt your rifle in any way. 2" ammo out of a decent gun that likes it. For the price tho right now you can't beat it.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 7:25:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WIZZO_ARAKM14:
Gander Mountain has 147gr FMJ 7.62x51mm in white boxes for around $10 per 20, IIRC.

WIZZO



+1

Unfortunately, I can't find it at any other walk-in stores besides Gander Mtn. This WWB stuff is my absolue favorite ammo to shoot through my M1A.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 7:55:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ARHighPower:

Originally Posted By Kooter:

Originally Posted By ARHighPower:

Originally Posted By Gaz:

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
I like SAGRB

South African Green Rubber Bag.





www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/copy_of__308.html

Now that's a DAMN good price compared to the other ammo I've been pricing. But can I use this in a Remington 700P while I learn how to shoot? Or am I asking for trouble?



It is good plinking ammo, but you won't win any matches with it. For just general range shooting it is good stuff. For competitions I'd buy something better

So that stuff won't hurt a precision rifle in any way?

I'm not worried about winning matches, I just want to hit paper! Once I get decent sized groups I'll buy the $1/rd stuff or start reloading.



You probably know that 5.56 military is technically a little different than .223 and that it’s dangerous to shoot 5.56 in a rifle chambered for .223.

The same thing is true of 7.62 NATO and .308 except in reverse. The specs for .308 allow for significantly higher pressures than are allowed in 7.62 NATO. I believe that there are some minor differences in the specs for the cases, but I read somewhere that all 7.62 NATO ammo ever made also fell into the range allowed by the .308 case standards.

It would be dangerous to shoot .308 in a rifle chambered for 7.62 but going the other way shouldn’t be any problem at all.

I understand that match chambers can be a little tighter than standard chambers though. I wouldn’t think it would be a problem but it could be. If the round doesn’t go in the chamber easily then don’t shoot it. You could probably sell the ammo for what you paid for it if it won’t work so it’s not a huge risk.
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