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Posted: 12/17/2005 12:45:49 PM EDT
Just got back from the gunshow and there's a guy that has a couple thousand rounds of 308 in green 20 round boxes,with yellow lettering and the brand name on the boxes is called CAVIM.

I remember reading somewhere that this is pretty good stuff,but not really sure?

175.00 per thousand.

Not a bad price,is it worth it???????

TIA.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 1:25:53 PM EDT
I have shot a lot of it and never had a problem.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 11:48:25 PM EDT
Venesuelan sp? I have never personally shot it but on 2 other M14 boards most seem to like it. Its been compared to Port.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 12:53:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/18/2005 12:55:16 AM EDT by tommygun2000]
There was a bad lot of it years ago, but the 10k I've been working on has all been great.

The brass is softer than others and the case necks are a little thicker.

The price is right....it went for about $147/K seven years ago if I remember correctly.

I'd buy it if I came across it, just haven't seen it in a few years.

By the way....it doesn't compare to Port.......Port is much better although its berdan primed, but CAVIM is still good ammo.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 1:39:20 AM EDT
I had a bad experience with CAVIM in my HK91 about ten years ago. Black tarry residue gummed up the chamber and it caused the only malfunction I ever had with that rifle(FTEx) I don't use it any more. I don't know what kind of llama poo they use for powder, but, what a fookin mess.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:39:35 AM EDT
Thanks for your help,I'm going to pass.

The RK show here in Las Vegas 308 prices are,

Port-44.00, 200 round can on links.

South African,28.95,140 round battlepack or 218.00 for 980 round can.

I could'nt find any Austrailan or Radway.

And one guy is selling reloaded 308 Black Tip for pretty much a 1.00 a round.18.95 for a 20 pack.



Link Posted: 12/18/2005 12:07:22 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 12:25:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RaynoEleven:
I had a bad experience with CAVIM in my HK91 about ten years ago. Black tarry residue gummed up the chamber and it caused the only malfunction I ever had with that rifle(FTEx) I don't use it any more. I don't know what kind of llama poo they use for powder, but, what a fookin mess.



+1 but it ws an FAL
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:12:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cnatra:

Originally Posted By RaynoEleven:
I had a bad experience with CAVIM in my HK91 about ten years ago. Black tarry residue gummed up the chamber and it caused the only malfunction I ever had with that rifle(FTEx) I don't use it any more. I don't know what kind of llama poo they use for powder, but, what a fookin mess.



+1 but it ws an FAL



Both guns are ammo finnicky. The stuff works in everything else.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:34:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By tommygun2000:

Originally Posted By cnatra:

Originally Posted By RaynoEleven:
I had a bad experience with CAVIM in my HK91 about ten years ago. Black tarry residue gummed up the chamber and it caused the only malfunction I ever had with that rifle(FTEx) I don't use it any more. I don't know what kind of llama poo they use for powder, but, what a fookin mess.



+1 but it ws an FAL



Both guns are ammo finnicky. The stuff works in everything else.



what's everything else ? M1A ? AR10 ?

I didn't even think about trying it my POS AR10, that wouldn't even eat new factory ammo
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:57:00 PM EDT
I have fired a couple hundred rounds of it in my M1-A. Functioned just fine, but not the most accurate ammo I have shot.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 9:50:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By VAPORTRAIL:
I have fired a couple hundred rounds of it in my M1-A. Functioned just fine, but not the most accurate ammo I have shot.



I'll agree with that, but its not the worst I've used either. I've used it in a Savage bolt gun and an M1A and consistantly hit the bottom end of a Tannerite bottle at 100yds. For the money, it was/is good shooting ammo. I just shot 500rds of it the other day and was picking off clays with a 1919 at 100 yds.
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