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TonyNorCal
05-25-2005, 1:17 PM
I live near Santa Rosa...so realize I may have to drive.

Where can one shoot steel core ammo? (Military Surplus stuff)

Thanks

imported_Telpierion
05-25-2005, 1:23 PM
Just put it in a Remington box and hope nobody looks too closely.

delloro
05-25-2005, 1:32 PM
steel core or steel jacketed?

toolman9000
05-25-2005, 2:23 PM
Originally posted by delloro:
steel core or steel jacketed?

Good point, if it was steel core than it would be AP ammo which is a big no-no in CA... most mil-surplus ammo has a ferrous metal in the copper wash, I have bought russian steel jacketed ammo before.

TonyNorCal
05-25-2005, 3:46 PM
Basically looking at shooting inexpensive military surplus 7.62x54R and 8mm mauser. Maybe steel core isn't the right description? I think AP ammo would cost more? I am talking about just the cheapest surplus stuff I can get.

Thanks

Bling Bling
05-25-2005, 6:09 PM
Well you could just have steel core 7.62x54r. I picked up some surplus 7.62x54r a few years ago and found out they were steel core rounds. They were cheap and I had a Big 5 Mosin Nagant special so I didn't care what I put through it. I think they were in a blue paper box with a silver streak on the side. Not sure where they came from but they did have steel casings and they looked like wolf ammo.

I'd hold on to some of that if I were you. With that size round, with that much muzzle velocity with a steel core, pretty unstoppable (and that is cool).

Leo762
05-26-2005, 9:21 AM
theat was CZ stuff, its pretty decent ammo and you can get it cheap from the internet - its corrosive though.

steel core ammo is cool to shoot, you can realy notice a little more penetration because of it (in steel plates)

Steyr_223
05-26-2005, 10:02 AM
Bling,

Sounds like you have some Czech surplus 7.62x54r. Great ammo for Mosins and SVT-40s.

Here is a site that compares the most common 7.62x54r surplus ammo.

http://7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinAmmo.htm

Steyr

icormba
05-26-2005, 12:09 PM
Originally posted by DRH:
You are using the correct term. Most military surplus rifle cartridges in your desired calibers have a mild steel core in the projectile. These are not to be confused with armored piercing rounds which use a hardened tungsten core. As stated if you shoot at ranges that don't check, shoot into the berm and don't beat up the steel targets then you should be ok.
Also AP rifle ammo is still legal in Kali, finding a place to shoot and experience it's potential is getting harder.

agreed! I have come to learn that the 30.06 Danish Issue I shoot in my M1's is steel core, but that is 2nd hand knowledge off the internet.

BSA
05-26-2005, 3:14 PM
I shoot steel core bullets at the Richmond range

Bling Bling
05-28-2005, 5:15 PM
Originally posted by Steyr_223:
Bling,

Sounds like you have some Czech surplus 7.62x54r. Great ammo for Mosins and SVT-40s.

Here is a site that compares the most common 7.62x54r surplus ammo.

http://7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinAmmo.htm

Steyr

Very cool site! Someday when I get an SVT, I'll have a lot of fun with this ammo!

mako72
05-29-2005, 11:37 PM
Tony,

Try Circle S Ranch down in Petaluma, otherwise drive to Cow Mtn Rec. Area Range. As far as I know neither cares!

Jay W.
Montana Hawk