South African 7.62 x 51

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    South African 7.62 x 51

    This seems to be the only surplus ammo I can find, 1000 rds for under $200.00. Anyone have experience with SA .308 W?
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    Yep, buy all you can. The good .308 surplus is drying up.
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    I've shot quite a bit of SA without any complaints. Airedale is right...buy lots now, before it's gone (like the good Portuguese and Australian .308 surplus.. )
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    Buy all you can....

    Too bad the days of Portuguese surplus are gone...
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    It's decent stuff and usually found in the waterproof "battle pack" packaging. I haven't had problems with it. Berdan primed, so it's not reloadable, though.
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    Ditto - it is in category of Port' and Aus' stuff IMO.

    I have a few hundred rounds left and then a case of Aus' spare. Very much doubt it will be that easy to find some of this stuff in future. Get while you can.
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    What I forgot to mention was stay away from Indian Surplus ammo. There was a great thread about the problems on the M14 forum a while back.
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    Good stuff...have a few cans of it myself...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Airedale View Post
    What I forgot to mention was stay away from Indian Surplus ammo. There was a great thread about the problems on the M14 forum a while back.
    Have fun,
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    Yeah, the Indians were eating 91s, FALs, AR10s and M1s like hot cakes for awhile. Blown receivers, exploded bolts and ejected carriers- lots of nastiness.

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    I've also seen commie chinese 7.62 x 51 on Gunbroker. I won't buy that sh&t just on principle!
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