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Posted:  8/28/2008 8:47 PM #2603
beensoko


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Subject: Bulgarian 7.62x54R Heavy Ball Yellow Tip
I just received 2 boxed (250 per) from www.aimsurplus.com and it appears to be decent ammo. after searching through 500 rounds, there were only 4 broken rounds (with a cracked case and a loose bullet") . I would say this is really good for being from 1948" Im goin to the range Saturday with my mosin and hopefully ill come back all in one peice and with some good feedback. Anyone had expierence with something from a similar date?

ps. Based on appearance! i would recommend this ammo, ill know about firepower soon enough

Posted:  9/2/2008 11:58 PM #2596
Blake


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I don't use surplus. Mainly because it's corrosive, even though I clean after I shoot I still don't like the idea of it.
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Posted:  9/4/2008 11:14 AM #2598
beensoko


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Is it corrosive over time? or was it corrosive when manufactured, if that was the case, i see no problem at all with it because thats what they were made to do

Posted:  9/4/2008 8:03 PM #2594
Blake


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The chemicals used in the primer and powder react with the metal in the barrel and corrode it unless it's properly cleaned.
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Posted:  9/5/2008 8:12 PM #2595
SithLord


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If you clean your guns after using them, corrosive ammo is of no concern.
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Posted:  9/6/2008 7:18 PM #2597
Blake


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Indeed! But when I can get 200 gr. soft points for $9.95 a box I can afford to use it for everything from targets to deer 8) . I beleive the old sayin' "To Each His Own" comes into effect here :wink: .
A firearm is only as dangerous as the user wants it to be.

Posted:  4/14/2009 8:41 AM #15550
K. W.


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If the gun is cheap like Mosin Nagant 44 ok. But if it is like Finn Mosin Nagant 28-30, then: No way!



Posted:  4/14/2009 8:55 AM #15553
gundog94


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Your particular gun may or may not like that ammo. I have a Hungarian M44 that will punish you with this stuff and has bolt sticking issues with it. My Finn M39 on the other hand loves the stuff, shoots great with no issues. I clean the bore after shooting corrosive ammo with Windex or similar product first and then finish with Hoppes No 9. I have never had rust issues in a bore with this procedure.
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Posted:  8/18/2011 11:59 AM #27593
Elevengun


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I recently saw an article of a gun split in half from using similar ammo.  I am no expert just good sense and caution make a good shooter.


Posted:  12/19/2011 12:31 AM #29456
losingistrevor


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look not all mosin's are the same for instants my 1943 mosin hates cheap ammo and shoots high with high grains. and don't use corrosive ammo it doesn't matter how much you clean, it still does damage and makes it easy to rust. take care of that piece of history!!!!!
 
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Posted:  11/12/2013 7:15 PM #39652
eisbaer63


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 The ammo is probably not very corrosive "as is", but once fired, the residue left in the chamber and bore is both "hygroscopic" (moisture attracting), and corrosive. For the most part, that corrosive property is a result of the primer compounds used. A good cleaning after each firing should neutralize the corrosive residue, but if you want to flush the barrel and chamber with a warm solution o of baking soda and water, that will neutralize anything corrosive. Most modern gun cleaning solvents do the same thing. Hoppe's No.9, for example, has an ammonia compound in it, which counteracts corrosive residue, as well as dissolving copper fouling.@import url(http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/Forums/CuteSoft_Client/CuteEditor/Load.ashx?type=style&file=SyntaxHighlighter.css);

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