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Amarvin250
05-28-2011, 4:20 PM
I bought 162 rds of the yugo surplus from sgammo and have 24 rds (all same) that I can't identify. It's brass case, but the bullet is magnetic. I searched other sites, but could not find a matching headstamp so i figured I would try here. Here is a pic of the headstamp. If this is really trivial, forgive me lol.
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k639/Amarvin250/ammo.jpg

paul0660
05-28-2011, 4:49 PM
I don't see an exact match here:

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

It looks like Arabic, so maybe Egyptian.

rojocorsa
05-28-2011, 7:27 PM
It's either Egyptian or Syrian, per 7.62x54R.net

Bigtwin
05-28-2011, 8:22 PM
http://www.cartridgecollectors.org/headstampcodes.htm

This site is your friend!

tlivingd
05-29-2011, 7:06 AM
I bought 162 rds of the yugo surplus from sgammo and have 24 rds (all same) that I can't identify. It's brass case, but the bullet is magnetic. I searched other sites, but could not find a matching headstamp so i figured I would try here. Here is a pic of the headstamp. If this is really trivial, forgive me lol.
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k639/Amarvin250/ammo.jpg

Looks like someone else got the loose dirty surplus Yugo from SGA. Out of the 486 rounds I bought, after sorting thru it I ended up with 3 boxes (18 per box) of the pictured ammo and was wondering what it was myself. I had a fair number of 70's ammo however most was 81-91 no 87 was found. A lot of 86 dated rounds.

-nate

Amarvin250
05-29-2011, 8:54 AM
Thanks for the help guys.

vincentvangerven
05-29-2011, 11:42 AM
sure, you want me to pm you with my address? i'm in Auburn near sac. never seen this ammo before. willing to pay for shipping if needed. cheers, Vincent

chknlyps2
05-29-2011, 1:07 PM
This friday I just got a 972 round case of the non magnetic yugo from SGammo, I found 3 of those head stamps out of 6 boxes I opened. Those 3 are magnetic and I am on my way out right now to dispose of them......:) I will let you know how they shoot.

jeffsenpai
05-29-2011, 6:16 PM
I also ordered some mixed yugo surplus from sgammo, I will have to go sort it now since I haven't done it yet. Only 324 rounds.

Just ordered it out.

324 rounds total,
21 rounds of the previously mentioned Egyptian, Syrian magnetic.
2 rounds mangled enough I don't want to fire them:
http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt217/jeffsenpai/397377841_photobucket_33727_.jpg

BTW, when they say this ammo is dirty, it is DIRTY! My hands are black after counting out and sorting these rounds.

chknlyps2
05-29-2011, 9:01 PM
Well I shot about 50 of the non-magnetic yugo, the 3 steel core with the funny head stamps and about 25 regular steel core surplus from spam cans and all felt the same. Where I shoot there is a steel target about 2.5 feet in diameter about 700 or 800 feet out and I could make it ring 2 out of 3 times with the same aim using the different rounds. I have some of the 46 grain low recoil ammo from SG and with that you have to aim about a foot high to hit the target.

vincentvangerven
05-30-2011, 8:19 AM
yeh, i wouldn't shoot those rounds either..:p