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Posted: 2/25/2006 9:22:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/25/2006 11:10:49 AM EDT by Firefoxammo]
Anyone been cranking the South African Stuff through their M1A. If so let me know if its worth the purchase for some plinking ammo.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 11:03:50 AM EDT
Didn't know the south africans made .30 carbine ammo.

But, my M1A seems to like the South African .308

Link Posted: 2/25/2006 11:15:14 AM EDT
I shoot the whee out of it in my M1A, Garand[308] and FALs. Good to go stuff. Expect decent accuracy for surplus. There is betterSHOOTING surplus out there but it's much harder to find, and more expensive also.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 6:19:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/25/2006 6:21:30 PM EDT by PACorps]
My M1A shoots anything I put through it. The loose-pack LC surplus ball is more accurate, but I can pull very satisfactory combat-accurate groups off a bench (elbow support, not from sandbag) with the SA.

Overall you'd better buy the SA up while it's still plenty available - definitely the best thing out there in quantity, all things considered. There are a least a couple threads going in the ammo forum about it's availability, so I won't get redundant here. Suffice to say it's at it's peak for price and availability (about $212-215 per 1260 rd case at my local funshow), and we know how long that typically lasts. I still kick myself for not buying more of the Aussie - I'd got one unopened 800 rd case, and it'll be saved for that "special occasion"
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 8:09:30 PM EDT
My M1A (TRW barrel) produces between 2 and 3 inch groups with the South African 308. That is shooting from a bench, sand bags, and a scope. It certainly isn't the best performing surplus in my M1A, but I am well pleased with it. I wish that I had 10 more cases of it.
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