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GMONEY
04-15-2009, 1:26 PM
They claim it won't, but would like a better opinion? Plinker you out there?

for an AR-10 to...

http://www.wideners.com/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=8627&dir=18|830|848

ripcurlksm
04-15-2009, 1:30 PM
Good question --

I picked up a bunch of 1980s surplus that had corrosion similar to that from the cardboard boxes it was stored in. I took it back to Ammo Bros to ask them about it and they said it was ok.

The black corrosion I have on my 7.62 looks similar to that of what you posted and it all went BANG (forward) not BANG (everywhere).

What kind of discoloration should we look for when inspecting questionable brass? Green?

bohoki
04-15-2009, 1:36 PM
i wouldnt fire those in an ar-10 or a m1a if they were the last ammo on earth

i might run it through a surplus bolt action though

NSR500
04-15-2009, 1:44 PM
I shot the exact same ammo in my FAL and PTR. The only thing I did before heading out to the range was to steel wool the really bad ones. ymmv

Timberland
04-15-2009, 11:47 PM
Cant you do better than 50 cents a round? The cheap federal or wolf(when avalable) would be better options

westcoastr
04-16-2009, 8:27 AM
50 cents a round!!???!! for steel jacketed??!!! oh god, for corroded ammo????

i'm kinda of souring to wideners...this is just a joke and then there was the mil-spec MATCH 308 pills that shot like crap.

lately for them if they have some hard-sell explaination of some non-standard/non-brand item, I would beware.

ripcurlksm
04-16-2009, 9:19 AM
What kind of discoloration should we look for when inspecting questionable brass? Green?

Anyone?

westcoastr
04-16-2009, 9:21 AM
Quote:
What kind of discoloration should we look for when inspecting questionable brass? Green?

Anyone?


NONE!!

NSR500
04-16-2009, 10:52 AM
Green is not too bad, the brown is bad.

SCMA-1
04-16-2009, 10:56 AM
Not an issue unless you can't chamber them. I've purchased and fired tens of thousands of rounds of surplus ammo I bought back in the 80's and some was corroded or heavily tarnished but never had a problem. All milsurp is also sealed at the bullet and primer so they should be functional if stored properly. Below is the last of some 2000rds of Radway Green 69 I had that was all loose and corroded (probably field pickups). Not one single malfunction; all went bang and were pretty accurate too! I shot this in everything including FAL, HK-91, M-14, etc.

SCMA-1

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww140/webbiz1/IMG_1149.jpg