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Posted: 2/1/2006 11:40:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/2/2006 1:52:46 PM EDT by CockedandLocked]
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 11:53:22 AM EDT
What brand of surplus ammo?????

SA, Port, Radway green, or LC would be a good deal, where are if it's indian ammo, just pass on it.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 11:58:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 12:58:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/1/2006 1:08:17 PM EDT by Karsten]
Sounds like the recent batch of Aussie that was being sold a few years ago.

200 round cans, on 5 round clips and package some pretty heavy duty bando's. if it is the Aussie stuff it was selling for around $24-28.00 per 200 round can but that was when it was plentiful as well...plus shipping.

Head stamped MF 83 F4

Most Indian was packed loose and a quick inspection would show it had seen better days. Dented, corroded cases and bullet not seated correctly......This stuff stay away from.

Karsten

Link Posted: 2/1/2006 1:07:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/1/2006 1:14:59 PM EDT by Karsten]
Double Post

Link Posted: 2/1/2006 1:10:22 PM EDT
Yes, I love you.

Oh wait, that wasn't the question, was it?
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 1:26:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/1/2006 1:28:47 PM EDT by CockedandLocked]
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 4:32:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/1/2006 4:38:27 PM EDT by Valkyre]
Aussie stuff is headstampted AFF and the year of manufacture.

Indian stuff is marked OFV, the year, M80, 7.62.

South African is marked B(year), R1M1 7.62.

Unsure about US or any others.




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Link Posted: 2/1/2006 5:25:20 PM EDT
I bet it says "OFV". Look close.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 8:19:05 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 8:27:50 AM EDT
I still think you're high there on the price. I've heard lots of bad things about Indian ammo, and while I am sure there are many folks out there who haven't had a problem, the fact that Indian ammo produces lots of horror stories is enough to keep it away from my rifles. I'd much prefer to pay a few more cents per round to not have to worry about bad sealant along with overpressure and squib loads...

If you can get for about $.10/per round thats probably the most I'd pay considering you're getting strippers, bando's and cans.

Link Posted: 2/2/2006 1:52:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 3:44:51 PM EDT
Not telling you what to do, but if it was me, I would tumble clean the whole lot, then go threw each and every round my hand to inspect each round very closely. Granted that you would not be able to see a weak structural cases, but it will weed out any cases that may be showing visible cracks, pitting, or loading flaws.


As for shooting it thinking that you have saved some money on plinking ammo, all it take is one bad round to blow up a rifle, and I don't see any cost savings when put that way.
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