Venezuelan .38 Special ammo

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    Venezuelan .38 Special ammo

    Hello,

    At the gunshop they have a box of 38 special wadcutters.

    If my Spanish is up to par, it says that it was made either for or by the Venezuelan military.

    I don't see anything that says "nolo corrosivo" or anything related to the word "oxygen." This would tell me whether or not it's corrosive.

    The box is plastic, with a black label bearing red and green printing. I should have gotten a picture, but did not.

    I've never shot a wadcutter before and would like to get the box of 50 as "shooters." However, I've also never messed with corrosive ammunition and I don't want to deal with it if it is corrosive.

    Does anyone have any idea what kind of ammo I'm talking about?

    Thanks,

    Josh <><

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    i shoot 148gr wad cutter in my model 60 for range days. great range practice ammo. if the price is right i would get them. i clean my guns after each use, that day, when i get home, so it does not matter if the ammo is corrosive or not. just give the gun a good cleaning.
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    I've also never messed with corrosive ammunition and I don't want to deal with it if it is corrosive.
    I do not think I'd want to deal with it in a hand gun either, too much trouble to wash, dry and re oil everything.

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    If it says CAVIM on the box, it should be Venezuelan. Depending on who was drunk the day they were made, you may suffer up to 10&#37; misfires. I hate CAVIM
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    I wouldn't take a chance on this stuff, if I were you.

    Remington, Winchester, Federal & Mag-Tech, just to name a few, all make .38 Special 148 grain WC ammo of proven quality.

    That's your best bet.


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    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

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