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Posted: 3/23/2006 8:29:21 PM EDT
Here are 3 pictures of some .308 Winchester ammo that I picked up today. The stuff is supposed to be 1982 OLIN manufacture according to the gunshop. The stuff is $5.99 a box (seems a little pricey) or $299.00 for a case of 1060 rounds. Let me know if this is good stuff and a fair deal as I am considering buying more.





Link Posted: 3/23/2006 8:36:26 PM EDT
Way to much money go here http://www.aimsurplus.com/ and get the sa 308 battle packs 154.00 plus shipping this stuff works great ! you can almost get twice the ammo for that price!
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 8:45:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/23/2006 8:45:45 PM EDT by Saguaro]
Don't recognize it, but the box is obviously not American. The use of the comma in 7.62 suggests European. I wouldn't bother with this stuff myself--plenty of cheaper options out there, and at least you know where they're from. If you want US mil-surp, look for Lake City. I got some from the CMP, though they don't appear to have any in stock now.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 10:22:37 PM EDT
Nato spec ammo will call it 7.62 not .308 on the headstamp, and I dont see a NATO mark either.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 12:55:27 AM EDT
I'm going to guess it's of Czech mfg.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 1:47:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By osprey21:
I'm going to guess it's of Czech mfg.



I think Osprey is right..
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 4:06:42 AM EDT
I had some 308 like that back in the early 90s. The stuff I had was Yugo. It looks like it has the same primer sealer. Looks like plain old red paint.

I shot it in my Vamet M76. Afterwards the insides were covered in tiny red paint flakes. IIRC it shot pretty well, was fairly clean burning. Inch and a half to two inch groups.

It was on sale when it bought it, two boxes for $5.00. I should have bought more. It was boxer primed also.

Green57
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 7:49:35 AM EDT
Does anyone have an idea if this stuff is corrosive or not?
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 8:05:16 AM EDT
Ok, as I thought....

It is Sellier & Bellot

Link Posted: 3/24/2006 9:15:50 AM EDT
Chance of corrosion 90%



JR
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 11:32:25 AM EDT
Thanks guys. I printed the listing that was linked above and took it into the gunshop and told them they needed to change their signage. Needless to say, they were not happy that I called them on their advertisement. I don't know if they did it intentionally or not. The shop supposedly bought 9k rounds from an individual that represented it as US manufacture.

Now, I have to decide if I want to shoot corrosive ammo through the PTR.....
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 7:04:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/25/2006 7:06:15 PM EDT by Bigger_Hammer]
Shoot Corrosive in your new PTR???

I'd sure be SORRY if I did that to my gun

The fluted chamber of the HK system guns makes cleaning out the corrosive salts a tad more difficult.

If you insist on using this ammo, Your best bet is to (A) use the hot soapy water down the chamber & bore trick, then follow up with CLP to prevent rust.

On the other hand you COULD just use Plan (B) and shoot some quality ammo that is not C.C.C. (Crappy Corrosive Czech!)

Heck it makes WOLF sound good!

Treat Your PTR Well and she will do the same for You!

BIGGER_HAMMER
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 1:05:54 AM EDT
Just get some SA from AIM, and enjoy.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 11:14:13 AM EDT
I've gone through 1 of 2 cases I bought a few years back when Paragon was still around. Shot it in my FAL's and my Springfield SAR 3. It's corrosive but I just clean with Ballistol and have had no issues with corrosion. Good ammo in my opinion
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 11:13:32 PM EDT
I've shot a fair amount of Czech ZV69 7.62mm T65 ammo through one of the CAI CETMEs with extremely good results, both accuracy and function wise...

It is corrosive. Use plenty of hot soapy water and pump it through the bore and chamber, which is much easier in the CETME (with no gas port) than in the FAL (or similar gas guns)...

Use a brush of the correct size to scrub the flutes in the chamber well. The ones that I use are nylon bristle brushes for cleaning laboratory glassware.

I follow the soapy water with Shooter's Choice Bore Cleaner, and then, after all is clean, use a Sheath soaked patch to leave Sheath in the bore/chamber.

No problems with rust yet...

Forrest

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