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Posted: 3/11/2006 5:31:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/12/2006 7:51:46 AM EDT by CAR_16]
I bought a can this dated 18-12-92 for $34.95. Should I get more? What saith the hive mind?

Link Posted: 3/11/2006 5:36:46 PM EDT

Never shot any but word is that it is as good as the older PORT that came in teh battle packs.

How many rounds for 34.95?
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 5:38:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bjwar10:
Never shot any but word is that it is as good as the older PORT that came in teh battle packs.

How many rounds for 34.95?



200 rounds for 34.95, linked in a sealed can.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 8:38:38 PM EDT
All Port is good. I've shot headstampeds from 76 to 87 and they have all been great. I would just wipe the ammo after delinking, links tends to be a little greasy.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 9:19:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CAR_16:
I bought a can this dated 18-12-92 for $34.95. Should I get more? What saith the hive mind?



Where did you buy it at? Sportsmans Guide is out.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 9:27:30 PM EDT
At that price - I would rather buy the battlepacked SA at aimsurplus.com.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 12:49:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FALARAK:
At that price - I would rather buy the battlepacked SA at aimsurplus.com.



Why's that?
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 3:46:11 AM EDT
I bought a bunch of it already de-linked from Poly Gun Bag before they ran out. Shoots better in my M1A than anything else I've tried including Aussie. If you have a source and you want some you better get it while you can, getting scarce.



BD
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 3:49:13 AM EDT
Or..you could let us know where you got it


BD
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 5:46:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 53vortec:

Originally Posted By FALARAK:
At that price - I would rather buy the battlepacked SA at aimsurplus.com.



Why's that?



Because $35/200 rounds is 17.5 cents per round.

SA at AIM is $154/980 rounds, or 15.7 cents per round. And I dont have to mess with de-linking anything. Now, if the Port is linked and you have a machinegun that uses those links, by all means! But I dont consider Port any better than SA in general. Port is steel jacketed, while SA is 100 copper jacketed with a lead core.... which I generally prefer.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 7:35:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BIG-DOG:
Or..you could let us know where you got it


BD



I got it at a local store here in TX.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 10:34:17 AM EDT
I haven't shot any delinked Port,but the Port in battlepacks is some of the best Mil Surp you can buy,if you can find it!....Aussie in cans is right up there with Port,...SA not bad but not as clean or accurate as Port or Aussie in my M1A's anyway.


Longhunter
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 8:29:46 PM EDT
Looks like Cabelas has some port, but it's .30 a round.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 6:37:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FALARAK:

Originally Posted By 53vortec:

Originally Posted By FALARAK:
At that price - I would rather buy the battlepacked SA at aimsurplus.com.



Why's that?



Because $35/200 rounds is 17.5 cents per round.

SA at AIM is $154/980 rounds, or 15.7 cents per round. And I dont have to mess with de-linking anything. Now, if the Port is linked and you have a machinegun that uses those links, by all means! But I dont consider Port any better than SA in general. Port is steel jacketed, while SA is 100 copper jacketed with a lead core.... which I generally prefer.



And after you add in shipping the difference is negligable. The wear that the jacket may produce is also negligable.

17.5 cents a round out the door is a good price for Portugese ammo. I challenge you to find it anywhere else at that price in today's market. Links and cans also have some reuse value.

CAR_16, you did ok on your purchase.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 6:50:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By tommygun2000:
17.5 cents a round out the door is a good price for Portugese ammo. I challenge you to find it anywhere else at that price in today's market. Links and cans also have some reuse value.



Well, since you are gonna quibble over pennies.... he didnt pay 17.5 cents out the door. $34.95 plus tax = ~19 cents per.

Still not a bad deal, I agree.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 9:00:54 AM EDT
I bought 5 cans(1000) of this Port @ $35/per from J&G Sales to put away while I wait for my STG58 FAL. ..
Glad to know it's decent stuff - especially cause J&G is now (or were last time I saw) asking $50 per can and then sold out. Those cans are neat for storage. Delinking is a PITA but worth it cause you get the free can.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 9:34:32 AM EDT
Port ammo is good stuff. I've got about 2,600 rounds of the stuff and wish I had more of it.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 2:18:42 PM EDT
I'd like to try some out sometime. I've heard it shoots extremely well
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 6:31:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/20/2006 11:56:35 AM EDT by easy610]
Dunhams in Michigan has these 200 round cans for $39 for this week....


***EDIT***
Fired off about 100 rounds of Port .308 thru my DPMS with 100% functioning. Felt like hotter ammo than the Amer Eagle 150 gr FMJBT I'd been shooting. Also seemed alittle dirtier. But functioned nice and clover leaf groups at 50 yards irons. Slightly to the right impact compared to the Amer Eagle ammo.

Very pleased.
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