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Does anyone have any recomendations on which type/brand of 7.62x25 ammo is good for shooting in a Romanian TT33?

I was looking at some prices on gunbroker and the czech stuff on strips seems like a good deal, but its corrosive, while the non-corrosive stuff is more $$$. Anyone have any experience on this topic? I'm just looking for something that will work good but not break the bank.
 

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http://www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/1980 ... rplus.html

Corrosively primed ammo is a snap to clean up in a recoil operated pistol.

Clean normally every time you shoot it, then maybe clean it again the day after you cleaned it, and you should be good to go.

That pistol has only seen corrosive ammo through it before it got in your hands.
 

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Templar said:
That pistol has only seen corrosive ammo through it before it got in your hands.
Probably true, but the reason I bought it is because the bore is in MINT condition, looks like less than 20 rounds through it.
 

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That's why I thought to ask... but which one works better (ie. safer to use)?
 

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That's why I thought to ask... but which one works better (ie. safer to use)?
What do you mean by "safer"?

Less chance of a KB or less chance of your barrel getting pitted?

If the Czech is on stripper clips, it's subgun ammo, and personally, I'd skip it if it's being used in a pistol.

The Romanian ammo is designed for, you guessed it, all those TT-33's that are now over here as surplus. :cool:

The Yugo Prvi Partizan is decent non corrosive ammo, probably the most trouble free, but you are going to pay more for new production non corrosive vs. surplus corrosive ammo.
 

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In support of Templer's advice, I have shot over 150rds of the romy ammo just of lastmonth with my Romy TTC, which is handpicked out of a bunch by myself in MGS. as much as I baby it, the only special treatment it got after shooting corrosive was a hot bath on the slide and barrel, and wipe down the recoil guide, inside of frame and hammer assembly with wet towel than everything get blow dried and cleaned as normal. I believe it has been 3 weeks and it is still rust free.
 

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Templar said:
If the Czech is on stripper clips, it's subgun ammo, and personally, I'd skip it if it's being used in a pistol.
this i know is not true since the boxes the czech ammo come in say right on em in Czech "pistol ammunition".

but czech is VERY dirty and hardly the best ammo you could put threw your TT-33. ive used czech surplus for a long time now just because i got 2k rnds for $180. however i intend to switch over to the romy milsurp because its cleaner and more reliable.
 

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my cz52 loves the romy surplus stuff.it makes a nice fireball too!
 

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I'll have to see what I can can find at the next gunshow. I guess the choice is romanian then. Thanks for the input.
 

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The only Czech weapon to use stripper clips is... the vZ-24 sub machine gun.


It says pistol, because it is a pistol cartridge. 9mm +P+ NATO loads are, half the time, marked 9mm pistol ammo. See what happens when you use a lot of it in, say, a Beretta M-9. Crack...


Another example: what is 7.62x59? Nothing. But the Czechs marked their crates 7.62, 59 (59 is the type of projectile, not the case length) and also, usually, marked them "rifle". That ammo is marked pistol because it is 7.62 pistol cartridges. Not rifle. It prevents confusion between the two and that is about it.

However, it does not mean, for use in a pistol. It just means that it is not a rifle cartridge.
 
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