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Tom Doniphon
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Red alert Captain!

Post by Tom Doniphon » Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:46 pm

Really, red alert! AIM Surplus and others are now selling Red Army copper jacketed non corrosive ammo! This should be good stuff for Valmets. I see Samco has 80's production Yugo 7.62x39 that may be non corrosive as well. ... groupid=39

Remember our Finn friends told us barrel wear is about 4 times as fast with steel jacketed copper washed ammo as compared to copper jacketed!

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Post by AGG » Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:49 pm

Anyone use any of either yet??? :wink:


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Post by GoodGuy » Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:14 am

For what it's worth....

I purchased a case of Yugoslavian manufactured 7.62x39 cartridges about 15 years ago that was described as 1980's manufactured military surplus. I paid about $0.12 per round. Each paperboard box contains 15 rounds. My notes indicate these cartridges use 124 grain M67 FMJ Flat based bullets. The cases are brass. The priming is corrosive. Each case head shows "IK" and "86" which I believe indicates 1986 manufacture.

I've used this ammo in a variety of AK and SKS type rifles with no issues. I'm very careful in cleaning the rifles after each use. Every round goes "bang" and accuracy is comparable to other non-commercial 7.62x39 I've tried over the years. I've never had any "slam fires" with this ammo (I think the primers are military hard).

Here is a photo of one of the boxes:


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