Barnaul Ammunition .233 Soft Point

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Barnaul Ammunition .233 Soft Point

Post by besolo » Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:18 pm

Guys,

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

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

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Post by Tom Doniphon » Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:11 pm

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.

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Post by JMikeSteen » Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:04 pm

the brand is a good brand but I agree with Tom
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Post by Cabhammer » Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:37 pm

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.
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Post by besolo » Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:19 am

Ok, thanx for the advise. I'll buy a few boxes and let you guys know if it works in my Valmet M76!

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Post by GoodGuy » Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:32 am

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.
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Post by besolo » Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:58 am

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!

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Post by besolo » Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:01 am

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: )

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Post by AGG » Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:48 am

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

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Post by besolo » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:31 am

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)!

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Post by Cabhammer » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:23 pm

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.....
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Post by Tallin » Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:46 pm

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.....


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Post by Buck » Tue May 10, 2016 5:18 pm

Does it have steel jacket bullet?

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