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nrakid88
01-08-2011, 5:14 PM
Can anyone give me a lead on this ammo? I finally got my mosin up and running after two years of being sightless. Now I remember why I loved the hell out of her, my first rifle none the less. Only have 45 rounds of m30j Yugoslavian 7.62x54r ammo left, anyone know where I can get some? Its my favorite because its cheap surplus I can shoot at Cali's dry dry dry ranges. If you don't want the whole web to know, show me some sympathy and shoot me a PM. If I can't find any I will have to start shooting the steel stuff, and take my bicycle and a fire extinguisher when I go out, lol.

Rem222
01-08-2011, 5:30 PM
http://www.wideners.com/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=8521&dir=18|830|853

Here?

Reductio
01-08-2011, 5:37 PM
But have you seen their shipping?! :eek: We're talking like 22$ of shipping for 80$ of ammo.... I was so bummed when Copes ran out...

Flyin Brian
01-08-2011, 5:54 PM
Sorry, but if I find anymore, I'm not telling anyone!! ;)

Sabot
01-08-2011, 6:09 PM
Wideners has seriously high shipping. I bought a case of 8mm from them and the shipping alone was over $60.00.

Lucky Scott
01-08-2011, 6:19 PM
Try AIM and ammoman.com

samspade77
01-08-2011, 6:59 PM
Try http://weaponsworld.com

Reductio
01-08-2011, 9:00 PM
^ nope, none of those 3 vendors have it....

Mssr. Eleganté
01-08-2011, 11:24 PM
I'm down to my last 1050 rounds of Yugo. I got it from Sportman's Guide about a week before they stopped shipping ammo to San Francisco. It cost 15˘ per round delivered back then. About twice the price of Czech silvertip, but well worth it.

rojocorsa
01-08-2011, 11:26 PM
I got mine from Miwall at the Vallejo show on the 24th of July last year. It just happened to be Yugo by chance, I've shot a lot, but I still have a bunch of it left. I like how it's really nice and clean looking, almost to pretty to shoot. When I got it that Saturday, I happened to buy the last can they had. I got lucky, or I would have never gotten to shoot my 91/30 as much as I have.

Mine's dated 1976 and 1989.

rojocorsa
01-08-2011, 11:28 PM
I'm down to my last 1050 rounds of Yugo. I got it from Sportman's Guide about a week before they stopped shipping ammo to San Francisco. It cost 15˘ per round delivered back then. About twice the price of Czech silvertip, but well worth it.


How long ago are we talking about? $0.15? Daaaaang. I practically paid $0.36 for mine OTD. Still not bad, but dang...fifteen cents.

Mssr. Eleganté
01-08-2011, 11:36 PM
How long ago are we talking about? $0.15? Daaaaang. I practically paid $0.36 for mine OTD. Still not bad, but dang...fifteen cents.

I just checked my ammo spreadsheet and it was May 10, 2005. The delivered cost was 14.84˘ per round. Three months later, Polish light ball was 9.1˘ per round delivered from J&G Sales. But I would give it all back to be 18 years old again. :p

NYY
01-09-2011, 12:12 AM
those things were made for steel though...

Mssr. Eleganté
01-09-2011, 12:18 AM
those things were made for steel though...

Mosin-Nagants were made to use both steel cased and brass cased ammo. Using better ammo in a rifle designed to use crappy ammo won't cause problems. :)

laika
01-09-2011, 2:33 PM
Guess the Yugo is all gone; it was surplus from the '80's and it's not going to come back anytime soon. Like Disco (I hope).

What's close? Prvi Partisan? I know they are using the old Yugo factories. Is it magnetic?

emcon5
01-09-2011, 4:43 PM
No affiliation:

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=381930

Ron-Solo
01-09-2011, 10:14 PM
J&G Sales had some a while back. Don't know if they still have any. They still have lots of the steel stuff

Flyin Brian
01-10-2011, 7:51 AM
I know I said I wouldn't tell anyone if I saw any... but since I thought it was too expensive to justify buying it, here goes:

I went to the Cal Expo show yesterday and Miwall was selling Yugo M30, $100 for 300 rounds + tax. Definitely top dollar for surplus, but if that's what you need, that's where you can get some ;)

s-s
01-10-2011, 8:23 AM
the last Sportsman's Guide catalog I got had some brass cased NON-CORROSIVE stuff, 182gr. I believe. Don't know if it's steel core though.

I couldn't find it on their website but I didnt dig too deep either.

rojocorsa
01-10-2011, 12:08 PM
Guess the Yugo is all gone; it was surplus from the '80's and it's not going to come back anytime soon. Like Disco (I hope).

What's close? Prvi Partisan? I know they are using the old Yugo factories. Is it magnetic?

All of that 7.62x54R Yugo ammo IS from Prvi Partizan. All of mine have the PPU (ППУ) headstamp that you still see on modern Prvi ammo. I've never had to buy "modern" PPU x54R, but I would not be surprised if they sold the exact same load today.

MongooseV8
01-10-2011, 5:21 PM
All of that 7.62x54R Yugo ammo IS from Prvi Partizan. All of mine have the PPU (ППУ) headstamp that you still see on modern Prvi ammo. I've never had to buy "modern" PPU x54R, but I would not be surprised if they sold the exact same load today.

Modern Prvi might be close to the surplus loads, with at least one difference. The new stuff is Boxer primed, non corrosive, and good brass to reload ;)

bryan1919
01-10-2011, 8:48 PM
http://www.surplusbunker.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13_15&products_id=94

Flyin Brian
01-10-2011, 8:58 PM
http://www.surplusbunker.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13_15&products_id=94

That's not Yugo and it's way overpriced... other than that it looks good ;)

Cowboy T
01-10-2011, 9:24 PM
Modern Prvi Boxer brass is definitely good stuff. MidwayUSA occasionally has it on clearance for $11.48/box of 20.

Russ661
01-11-2011, 11:01 AM
WWW.gun-deals.com

Reductio
01-11-2011, 11:43 AM
Do people even look at the links they post up?

Mssr. Eleganté
01-11-2011, 6:48 PM
Do people even look at the links they post up?

Sure they do. It's the thread here on Calguns that they aren't reading. :D

rojocorsa
01-11-2011, 10:37 PM
Modern Prvi might be close to the surplus loads, with at least one difference. The new stuff is Boxer primed, non corrosive, and good brass to reload ;)

Well, all that is a given.


On a tangential topic...(question directed at anyone that might know).

Is it true that you can take out the berdan primer, drill a hole, and put a boxer primer into a spent berdan brass shell. That Yugo brass from the past doesn't look too shabby.

Mssr. Eleganté
01-11-2011, 10:47 PM
...Is it true that you can take out the berdan primer, drill a hole, and put a boxer primer into a spent berdan brass shell. That Yugo brass from the past doesn't look too shabby.

There are guys that covert berdan brass to use boxer primers. I believe there are a couple of methods, both with some drawbacks. I have forgotten the details. Somebody here posted a link to an article about it a little while back. No doubt the Yugo brass is top quality, but right now it is more cost effective to just buy the available boxer primed 7.62x54R brass. The guys converting berdan primed cases to accept boxer primers are usually doing it for really obscure cases that you can't get in boxer now at all. Or they are retired guys with tons of free time and something to prove. :p