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BigEd63 12-11-2007 11:08 PM

The Ammo Gods Have Smiled On Me Today
When I picked up the Green 19 this morning I also bought a mixed box of 7.62Nato/.308Win for around $75 with tax that an individual sold to the shop.

Most of it was loose packed and by the time I was done counting it out this evening I had: 310rds of Radway Green FMJ, 80rds of RSA FMJ, 15rds of Norinco, 4 of what looks like Rem. 150gr SP and one Winchester "Black Talon" JHP which might be 150 or 180.:shrugs:

I'm gonna squirrel back the RG and RSA stuff and pop off the mixed small stuff at the range.:uzi:

RIKA 12-12-2007 01:45 AM

Yes, you have definitely been smiled upon.


NRA UR2 12-12-2007 05:18 AM

Cheap ammo
On the cautious side are you sure none of them are reloads? Most bargain stuff is OK but I remember several instances in my long shooting career that turned out to be compressed reloads that I discovered by pulling the bullets. I.m sure yours are ok, so this is more of a warning to those who are contemplating buying loose ammo at bargain prices.

DblTap 12-12-2007 06:19 AM

[QUOTE]On the cautious side are you sure none of them are reloads? [/QUOTE]

Good point. After you get the bullet off then you have to identify the powder. Not as easy as it sounds.

BigEd63 12-12-2007 10:56 AM

Well dude only 4-5 maybe could even possibly be reloads, the 4 Rem and Win one. as I don't know of many people who would mess with reloading Berdan primed brass and go as far as using the correct primer crimp and color of sealing laquer.

DblTap 12-12-2007 04:24 PM

I didn't know they were berdan primed. I looked into reloading for berdan primed cartridges and found out it pretty much wasn't worth it. I have some wolf ammo that is berdan primed in steel cases and it isn't very accurate ammo. Probably 8 moa ammo. I hope your ammo is better than that. I almost sold the rifle because I thought it was the problem.

BigEd63 12-12-2007 05:10 PM

British Radway Green is NATO spec but all I've encountered has been berdan primed. I used to shoot a bunch of the linked stuff when it was cheap and plentiful. I also shot the South African stuff by the battle packs too.

Both are about equal in quality and group well out of every rifle I've shot them in. Not saying there may not be a bad lot of any floating around but neither source has been a problem.

Groups from both will run 2-3MOA while several time it's been tighter and closer to 1-1/2MOA.

When dealing with milsurp ammo any of the NATO countries, Australia and South Africa in that order are good stuff.

BTW- When this blasted weather clears I will try and take a few clear enough close ups of some case heads to show how to ID some of these various surplus rounds.

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