View Full Version : Surplus 30-06

12-02-2005, 7:51 PM
Hey, any one have any info on Korean 30-06? cause my local store is selling 06 for about a dollar per round :rolleyes: , but I found it online for 90 bucks for a can of 400. Is this stuff safe to shoot through Savage rifles?

12-02-2005, 7:57 PM
I heard some Korean 30.06 is corrosive? Here's a place that has USGI LC 30.06 in clips for a decent pricehttp://www.gibrass.com/misc.html No personal experience with the outfit though

12-02-2005, 8:03 PM
the only problem with that is that I would have way to many clips, and I would have to unload it all first (Bolt gun)

12-02-2005, 8:18 PM
At my local club shoots there is ALOT of this stuff being used. I have shot a couple hundred rounds through a CMP Garand with no issues. Not match ammo but great for pratice. As far as being corrosive everything I have heard says non corrosive.


12-02-2005, 8:26 PM
<Snip> As far as being corrosive everything I have heard says non corrosive.


Century sells corrosive Korean 30.06 - check the product description http://www.centuryarms.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=987

12-02-2005, 8:27 PM
Shoot it! It's good stuff. Just to be safe, run a patch w/break free or similar protective agent after your'e done.

12-02-2005, 8:35 PM
well, the century stuff is corrosive, but the stuff at impactguns apparently isnt *shrugs*

12-02-2005, 9:49 PM
Check Cabela's and see what they have available. :)

12-02-2005, 9:51 PM
cabelas? Never heard of them

12-02-2005, 9:57 PM
I have about shot about 1200 rounds of this stuff. The KA :mad: headstamp (and usually on semi rusted clipes), era 1970 is corrosive. The 1970 in boxes I have found to not be corrosive; but there are some bad lots!! 153 and 152 spring to mind. I had a 440 box of 153 that blew gas. Someone said it was an "M" split. Most of this 1970's stuff is great I have in my stockpile about 1200 rounds! There is also 1980's production that is on clips. This is not (i think) corrosive, it looks really nice. I am saving it for matches.


Mssr. Eleganté
12-02-2005, 9:59 PM
Century's web site is notoriously inaccurate.

There is Korean surplus 30-06 from two different Korean factories on the market now.

One type has the headstamp "KA" with an early 1970's date like "72" or "73". It usually comes in Garand clips and bandoleers packed 384 rounds to a can. It is corrosive.

The other type has the headstamp "PS" along with a year of "74" or higher. This stuff usually comes in 20 round boxes packed 400 rounds to a can. It is non-corrosive.

The corrosive ammo is easy to clean up after in a bolt gun. You just need to clean the gun right away and need to start off with a water based cleaner (plain water is fine) and then finish up by cleaning the normal way.

Century's web site, in addition to being inaccurate, is also usually out of date. They often don't have any of the ammo listed in stock. It looks like Impact Guns just copies much of their online catalog from Century, so they too are often out of stock.

Outdoormarksman is selling the "PS" Korean ammo by the box if you want to try out a couple of boxes before buying a whole can.

12-03-2005, 11:24 AM
I dug through ammo stash to look at my supply, The stuff I have is dated 1980 on clips. I bought in from Miwall about six months ago. I don't even remember what I paid for it. Shoots great though. Get a bunch and shoot the hell out of it.


12-03-2005, 11:52 AM
I have some of the Korean in stripper clips. Works just fine in my Garand. Don't know if I'd shoot it through a nice bolt rifle. Look at Walmart. I get my .270 there for around 10 or 11 bucks a box. They have Winchester Silvertip and whatever the base Remmington is. Not cheap compared to surplus but my shoulder can at most take two boxes at the range anyhow and I feel better putting it through my rifle. Plus you want to practice with what you'd be putting through it when you need it.

12-03-2005, 1:21 PM
Try this stuff from CMP:

$230 for 960 rounds delivered. Split it with a buddy if you don't want the full lot. Good quality LC surplus delinked in 4 ammo cans.


12-03-2005, 3:04 PM
Plus you want to practice with what you'd be putting through it when you need it.

I don't plan on using scoped bolt actions to defend myself when I need it. unless, of course, you are talking about the zombies, in which case, bring on the wal mart :P

12-05-2005, 12:59 AM
I bought a can of the Korean 30.06 and it came non-corrosive in 20 round boxes. Shot up the stuff with my M1903A3 and my M-1 Garand and it was damn good stuff. Some of the best surplus 30-06 on the market right now in my opinion. Is it just me or is 30-06 surplus getting INSANELY expensive? I picked up over 1000 rounds of 8mm packaged on stripper clips recently for just $150! It cost me almost $100 for just 400 rounds of 30-06 :mad:

M1A Rifleman
12-05-2005, 7:22 AM
Check River City Gun Exchange in Sac. They have the Korean stuff, but they also have the better Lake City 66. I bought a 400 rnd can two weeks ago:).

12-05-2005, 1:11 PM
How much did you pay for the can of 400 at RCGE?

M1A Rifleman
12-05-2005, 1:29 PM
How much did you pay for the can of 400 at RCGE?

A little more than I should have, but it is cheaper than new commercial stuff, and it was available in quantity. I don't want the hassle of the CMP, and I would prefer LC over Greek surplus. They also had the Korean KA and PS stuff for less, but no thanks to that either.

The Gun Room in Elk Grove also had a pile of 06 Korean KA, some PS, and I even saw a few bandoleers of Danish in the pile - $21/bandoleer.