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Barnaul Ammunition .233 Soft Point

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:18 pm
by besolo
Guys,

I saw a gunshop selling Barnaul .233 Soft Point Steel Case ammunition (1000 pc for €170 / $250)

Example: Image

Does anybody have experience with this ammo? Escpecially in a Valmet M76?

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:11 pm
by Tom Doniphon
Some steel cased ammo does not work well in 5.56mm. The case wall is very strait and works more reliably when brass is used. Steel is fine in 7.62x39mm.

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:04 pm
by JMikeSteen
the brand is a good brand but I agree with Tom

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:37 pm
by Cabhammer
Barnaul is good stuff. Don't know if the soft points will feed right in an AK action, especially a Valmet which has a pretty violent feeding process.

Buy a box and try them, you will learn if they work or not.

Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:19 am
by besolo
Ok, thanx for the advise. I'll buy a few boxes and let you guys know if it works in my Valmet M76!

Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:32 am
by GoodGuy
FYI... I think there's some 7.62x39 Ulyanovsk ammo floating around now too. I received an email promo about it recently, but I don't remember who sent it to me. I think it was in sealed "spam" cans.

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:58 am
by besolo
GoodGuy wrote:FYI... I think there's some 7.62x39 Ulyanovsk ammo floating around now too. I received an email promo about it recently, but I don't remember who sent it to me. I think it was in sealed "spam" cans.
Thanx for the info GoodGuy but my Valmet is in .223! (I wish I had one in 7.62!

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:01 am
by besolo
Cabhammer wrote:Barnaul is good stuff. Don't know if the soft points will feed right in an AK action, especially a Valmet which has a pretty violent feeding process.

Buy a box and try them, you will learn if they work or not.
I have tried a few rounds (50 or 60 I think) and they work like a charm! Even better groups than S&B .223 (although you won't be happy to stand in the way of the ejected shells...very violent indeed! :shock: )

Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:48 am
by AGG
besolo wrote:
Cabhammer wrote:Barnaul is good stuff. Don't know if the soft points will feed right in an AK action, especially a Valmet which has a pretty violent feeding process.

Buy a box and try them, you will learn if they work or not.
I have tried a few rounds (50 or 60 I think) and they work like a charm! Even better groups than S&B .223 (although you won't be happy to stand in the way of the ejected shells...very violent indeed! :shock: )
Thanks for the report!!! :D

Tony

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:31 am
by besolo
You're welcome.

Another side effect: this ammo smells funny... but it's cheap and it shoots fine. Not one failure (more than 200 now)!

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:23 pm
by Cabhammer
Yeah apparently th Russkis use old rotten cat urine as a moderator in the powder, all of them smell nasty when you shoot them, but they work just fine and clean up just fine.....

Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:46 pm
by Tallin
Cabhammer wrote:Yeah apparently th Russkis use old rotten cat urine as a moderator in the powder, all of them smell nasty when you shoot them, but they work just fine and clean up just fine.....


Cabby,

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I was born here, and feel exactly as they did... I am not afraid to say it, The Only Good Russian is a Dead Russian!!!

Patton had it right!!! We screwed up!!!

Eric

Posted: Tue May 10, 2016 5:18 pm
by Buck
Does it have steel jacket bullet?