What ammo to use in my 223 76?

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What ammo to use in my 223 76?

Post by TeamAFX » Mon Sep 22, 2003 8:19 pm

I just picked up a 223 M76 wood stock Valmet and wanted to know what the best ammo to shoot. I have tryed USA, South African, PMP and Wolf. The only one that worked 100% without ripping off the case head was the Wolf. If the Wolf is OK I will need to find a ejection port buffer. I think I got a great deal on the gun $1550 with 7 factory 3 rivet 30 rounders (6 of them have never been in a gun) 15 rounder and paper work.

Steve

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Post by Tom Doniphon » Mon Sep 22, 2003 11:11 pm

You may want to try cleaning your 76's chamber to remove the laquer from the wolf ammo. It may be causing the brass cases to stick in the chamber. I have a few 76 .223 and I've never had them malfunction except with wolf ammo. I would go as far as to say you should never use wolf ammo in any gun chamered in .223 since it is steel cased. Consider the fact that Valmet extractors are expensive and hard to find, so save the wolf for your 762x39.

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Post by TeamAFX » Tue Sep 23, 2003 2:34 am

The gun has always had brass cased ammo and ripped the rim off of the brass. The gun never had a round of Wolf until the last time I shot it. So that cant be a problem if the gun works 100% with it. I have a Question with the extractor, will a 223 Norinco Extractor work for a replacement?

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Post by nib » Wed Sep 24, 2003 5:16 pm

Try cape outfitters they have firing pins and extractors I would think a galil would be the closest thing to a valmet extractor but I could be way off.

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Post by TeamAFX » Wed Sep 24, 2003 7:21 pm

I took the one out of my Norinco 84S and with little work I can get one to fit. I will have to look for an extra extractor the next time I go to a gun show.

Steve

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Post by Tom Doniphon » Thu Sep 25, 2003 12:53 am

The wolf is not tearing because the case is stronger, since it's made of steel. If it was my gun I would check the chamber for corrosion or something that is causing friction in your chamber area. The only other reason that I can think of is you have an enlarged gas port which is fairly common in San Francisco. As long as you're not a member of the pink pistols you shouldn't have that problem...

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Post by Sako92S » Thu Sep 25, 2003 9:40 pm

Use only lead core bullets in your Sako or Valmet. There is no chrome in the barrel. With steel cases and iron bullets you just ruin the rifling in the barrel. You can check your bullets with magnet if there is iron inside.

If you shoot 1000-2000 rounds with iron bullets the accuracy is going to change from 5cm to 10cm in 150 m range.
That is tested in Factory of Sako

You can use 400-600 grid sand paper and do the same that car engine repairers do with the cylinder. (Sorry my poor english skills)

I had the same problem with my STG-58 rifle and that helped.

So check the chamber first, it supposed to shine like mirror.
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Post by TeamAFX » Fri Sep 26, 2003 2:46 am

The chamber is like a mirror. I tryed Norinco brass cased 223 last night and it worked great. I also shot some SA out of my M96 and that ripped the case lip. I must have a bad lot of SA 223. All other ammo worked great.

Steve

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