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Posted: 3/8/2006 4:19:25 AM EDT
Do any of you guys have experience with Port. surplus 7.62X51? I saw an ad in Shotgun News that had a decent price on it.

Is it good ammo?
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 5:05:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/8/2006 5:05:36 AM EDT by davidp14]
Its not bad stuff. You'll find a few hard primers though. I ran about 500rds of it through my FAL's with only a few FTF's. If its priced ANY higher than the south african I would pass, however.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 5:26:27 AM EDT
Allt e portugese stuff I have is accurate as hell, but also just as corrosive
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 9:01:37 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 10:10:52 AM EDT
I've burned a considerable amount of the belted stuff, no problemo.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 11:25:17 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 1:37:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TacticalPenguin:
Allt e portugese stuff I have is accurate as hell, but also just as corrosive





mine wasnt corrosive, and Ive never seen any that was.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 1:40:33 PM EDT
I have never had corrosive Port 308 either, and I have always had good results in both my FAL and M1A.

Can you cough-up who is selling it and in what form please?
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 1:45:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 5:05:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By davidp14:

Originally Posted By TacticalPenguin:
Allt e portugese stuff I have is accurate as hell, but also just as corrosive





mine wasnt corrosive, and Ive never seen any that was.



Indeed.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 6:01:00 PM EDT
Mine was, but I cannot tell you who was selling it, I picked up a case from a fellow at a funshow a few years back, I iwll try to dig it out and get headstamps for you guys later, I don't even own a rifle chambered for ti right now so it is packed deep soemwhere
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 12:51:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/9/2006 12:54:51 AM EDT by ftierson]
If Portuguese, it should be headstamped FNM or BF...

I've shot a great deal of Portuguese and it's all been non-corrosive. As far as I know, all of the m/963 7.62mm NATO Ball ever produced was non-corrosive...

Forrest

Edited to spell "should" right...


Link Posted: 3/9/2006 12:53:29 AM EDT
By the way, I should probably also mention that I've had really good luck with the Portuguese 7.62mm NATO Ball ammunition. I prefer it over just about anything else...

Forrest

Link Posted: 3/9/2006 1:23:43 AM EDT
If you get it it runs fine, and it is accurate.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 1:40:48 AM EDT
Another vote for "let us in on the source", after you get yours of course...

Port is one of the good types of 7.62 surp. I have about 1800 rounds, wouldn't mind adding another thousand.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 7:35:29 AM EDT
OK, J&G Sales has it in their ad in SGN:

.308 Port (linked): $39.95 per 200 for 1,000 rds. That would be around $200 for 1,000.

The ad also has SA in 140 rd battle packs,
1-3 packs: 31.50
4-8 packs: 26.95
9 or more: 25.90

www.jgsales.com
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 8:55:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TacticalPenguin:
Allt e portugese stuff I have is accurate as hell, but also just as corrosive



Hey, TP, did you get a chance to check the headstamp on this stuff?

I'm curious about what it was, and especially interested if it ends up really being Portuguese...

Forrest



Link Posted: 3/10/2006 12:33:11 PM EDT
Never heard of Port being corrosive. Maybe Indian?



I have 1400 rds of Port left in my stash and it will be the last stuff I use.

Link Posted: 3/10/2006 12:49:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 2:42:45 PM EDT
FNM has always worked well for me, not corrosive that I know of. 100% good, have shot several thousand rounds of it over the years.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 10:32:26 AM EDT
An old flyer I ran across lists late 1970's to early '80's as being non-corrosive, berdan primed, 147 grain FMJ, with 2252 fps and 1655 ft-lbs.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 7:50:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By anagram-sam:
An old flyer I ran across lists late 1970's to early '80's as being non-corrosive, berdan primed, 147 grain FMJ, with 2252 fps and 1655 ft-lbs.



But, this old flyer is incorrect about the velocity and muzzle energy figures...

All of the Portuguese m/963 Ball ammo was loaded to standard NATO specs (equivalent to US M80 Ball). Thus, these flyer figures are at least 500fps too slow...

Forrest

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