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304tmt
03-02-2013, 6:55 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/03/4e6erymy.jpgG]Can someone help me identify this ammo. I know its 7.62x39.

micro911
03-02-2013, 7:01 PM
Looks like Chinese or Russian 7.62x39mm Ammo. Try using a magnet to see if the bullet sticks to it. Cannot see the headstamp for a positive ID.

Pete1979
03-02-2013, 7:10 PM
Good stuff, always goes bang, treat as corrosive.

304tmt
03-02-2013, 7:14 PM
new pic added

Pete1979
03-02-2013, 7:42 PM
Russian manufactured steel case, copper washed. I think mine came in paper wrappers bound with twine but I can't remember as it has also been in a big zip lock bag for a long time. It is magnetic.

304tmt
03-02-2013, 8:21 PM
@ Pete are you sure? The guy is claiming non magnetic.

kcjr1125
03-02-2013, 8:23 PM
Take a magnet to ot and find out

Sidney
03-02-2013, 8:32 PM
Def looks to be Russian made...want to sell it? :P

ott1
03-02-2013, 8:33 PM
Tula from 1976. To clarify, 539 is the factory (Tula), 76 is the manufacturing year.

304tmt
03-02-2013, 8:38 PM
But is it for sure magnetic?

Sidney
03-02-2013, 8:42 PM
It should definitely be magnetic, but try for yourself just to be 100% sure. I wouldn't use it for range ammo.

304tmt
03-02-2013, 9:28 PM
Why is it not good for the range?

Sidney
03-02-2013, 9:34 PM
Most range don't allow magnetic projectiles, whether it be a bimetal (copper washed steel) jacket or steel core. Some of the rounds can spark and cause fires, or some bs like that...

Enfield47
03-02-2013, 9:37 PM
If you are in So. Cal. steel jacketed or steel core ammo is not allowed. If it attracts a magnet it has steel in the bullet.

zfields
03-03-2013, 11:23 AM
If you are in So. Cal. steel jacketed or steel core ammo is not allowed. If it attracts a magnet it has steel in the bullet.

Depends on the range, not everyone bans it.


There were a few sellers as of late selling russian steel cased ammo that had been swapped over to a berrys plated bullet. Lots of feeding issues form what I have read, along with it using corossive primers. use with caution and low expectations.

bryant
03-03-2013, 11:41 AM
don't try to reload those thing (if those are 308) broke several pins try to decap them. not worth time and money to reload those

zfields
03-03-2013, 11:48 AM
don't try to reload those thing (if those are 308) broke several pins try to decap them. not worth time and money to reload those

Uh, thats pretty understandable. Ruskie ammo for the most part is NOT boxer primed, you need to pry the primers out, they don't have a traditional flash hole.

bryant
03-03-2013, 12:51 PM
same as military ammo. if you see a red marking on the primer (308) stay away but not on .223

zfields
03-03-2013, 12:57 PM
same as military ammo. if you see a red marking on the primer (308) stay away but not on .223

Depends, a lot of the US made still still boxer in 30-06. Honestly I don't think I've ever seen US surplus 308 in person though. Berdan primers are more of a euro/combloc thing. What you may be running into with US and military boxer primed 308 is crimped primer pockets.

bryant
03-03-2013, 1:44 PM
the one i'm talking about have two primer flash hole , with marking 308w and red around the primer. i don't know if that's berdan or crimped primer but never againt.

zfields
03-03-2013, 2:27 PM
the one i'm talking about have two primer flash hole , with marking 308w and red around the primer. i don't know if that's berdan or crimped primer but never againt.

Brendan

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MrExel17
03-03-2013, 3:07 PM
What they said!

ott1
03-03-2013, 5:21 PM
They might not be magnetic and range safe. SGAmmo was selling those.
http://www.sgammo.com/product/surplus/500-rd-case-762x39-russian-surplus-de-milled-non-magnetic-bullet-range-ammo-read-des

I shot about 50 rds of that today. Same headstamp and date. Not 1 feeding issue.