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Posted: 12/18/2003 11:06:57 AM EDT
Im getting a SAR-1 at a gunshow on the 27th, and plan on buying a case or two of surplus ammo. I already bought some Winchest 7.62*39 to sight it in, then my friend tells me winchester has weak primers sometimes and may cause a slam fire. He is the only one i know localy with a SAR-1, is this true, and do i have anything to worry about?
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 11:29:07 AM EDT
US commercial ammo does not have as hard of a primer than military surplus ( & Russian imports).

I suppose if you try to get it to slam fire you could do it, but I wouldn't worry about it.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 4:35:10 PM EDT
For basic range use, no worries. See the 7.62 ammo test in the ammo forum. Every gun has it;s pet load due to production variation in chamber/spacing, but this test is SAR intensive. Unless the box/case rate is very different, buy a few boxes of each, test, and stock up on your fave.
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