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#1 brucea4

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 10:12 PM

Hi gang,

 

As the Malaysian .308 is drying up what is a good reasonably priced ammo to look for?


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Posted 12 December 2019 - 06:20 AM

If you are talking about a "transferable", i only shoot Lake City factory ammo in mine. If you have seen what i have seen in the last 40 years, and i am 60, you would do the same. Some poorly made, or aged ammo can split from either end when shooting it. Worst case is a "kaboom"   No guarantee, but certainly better odds.

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I bought a full pallet of this "Lake City" ammo from………….. unammo.com   

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 06:53 AM

I've had very good results with Prvi Partisan when I can find it.  Ditto for Portuguese FMN.  Avoid Lithuanian GGG like the plague


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Posted 12 December 2019 - 08:46 PM

Lake City Factory ammo in my 60
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#5 brucea4

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 01:32 PM

What about Magtech 7.62x51?


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Posted 10 January 2020 - 03:38 PM

Target sports just got the Lake City back in stock. Downside to me is that every 5th. rd. is tracer.

$149 can of 200 delivered.

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 09:33 PM

Nowhere for me to shoot tracers!


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Posted 11 January 2020 - 08:07 AM

Nowhere for me to shoot tracers!

 

What I do is lay the belts out on the kitchen island, pull the tracers and insert ball ammo.

You can sell the tracers anywhere.

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 01:39 PM

Any experiences with 7.62x51 Magtech in the M60?


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Posted 19 January 2020 - 03:27 AM

Literally anything brass. New, surplus, whatever. It works fine.
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#11 brucea4

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 12:28 AM

Anyone ever use already linked 7.62x51 ammo from a Detroit Ammo Co.?


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Posted 01 March 2020 - 12:39 PM

FWIW, had success with these guys recently in volume: ammarkammo.com

Bulk pricing start at 20K rds

  LC 5.56 M855 @ 25c/rd delivered

  LC 7.62 M80   @ 40c/rd delivered


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Posted 02 March 2020 - 01:30 AM

FWIW, had success with these guys recently in volume: ammarkammo.com

Bulk pricing start at 20K rds

  LC 5.56 M855 @ 25c/rd delivered

  LC 7.62 M80   @ 40c/rd delivered

 

Yes, I got some 7.62 from them and it worked fine.  But I'm curious about this Detroit Ammo Company.....


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Posted 04 March 2020 - 06:31 AM

Don;t know about their 7.62, but got some subsonic ammo from them and was disappointed.

SG Ammo and UNammo have always been good for me. BP


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Posted 21 March 2020 - 07:17 PM

Lake city, IMI, Malaysian. They all went bang. Malaysian was the hottest for me.
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