This is a discussion on South African (?) 7.62x51 within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Hi All, At the gun show today, I bought a 140-round "Battle Pack" of 7.62x51 (.308) ammo that was supposed to be South African military ...
At the gun show today, I bought a 140-round "Battle Pack" of 7.62x51 (.308) ammo that was supposed to be South African military production. There's nothing on the packaging to show one way or another.
It's a heavy brown plastic pouch that feels like it oughtta be about right for 140 rounds of .308. I have not opened it yet to see what I've got, but I'm assuming the description & round count is accurate. Anyone have any experience with this ammo? The price was right, so I might just leave it sealed up if I can get confident that it's good stuff.
TIA for any helpful thoughts.
About the only thing I remember about it was that it used an asphalt sealant that roller-locked rifles didn't like.
There are no dangerous weapons; there are only dangerous men.--RAH
...man fights with his mind; the weapons are incidental.--Jeff Cooper
There is a reason they try and make small bullets act like big bullets--Glockmann10mm
Yeppers shot a ton of it through all my 7.62's good stuff.
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I'll second tacman's impression. Ran two packs of this stuff through my .308 over a period of three months- no problems.
My favorite "gun" book-
QUANTITATIVE AMMUNITION SELECTION
Yup, good stuff.
My rifle and pistol are tools, I am the weapon.
And Lord, if today is truly the day you call me home
Let me die in a pile of empty brass."
Ditto the good stuff.
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