AK Rifles banner

1 - 10 of 10 Posts

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
25,866 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I ordered a case (360 rds) for my SMLE. Looks like the good surplus .303 is almost gone now. Has anyone tried this ammo? How bad/good is it?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
107 Posts
I've tried it. I got two cases, '36 and '37. The '37 shot fine, the '36 had a slight delay on a couple but went bang. They shot decent groups for being 71 years old. I have a third case on the way. Wait till you see the wooden box you get, it's worth it for the box, and the strippers. I have to say very good ammo for the age. Also the stuff I got was Brit Mk VII ammo, good stuff. :mrgreen:
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
25,866 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
Thanks. If it works well, I"ll buy another case.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
25,866 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
Q-gunner2 said:
Where at?
Yep, Samco. Be prepared to jump through some hoops when ordering, and make sure you have access to a fax machine.
I also odered some Yugo 762x39 from them.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,388 Posts
JoeMomma said:
I also odered some Yugo 762x39 from them.
What is the selling point of the Yugo 7.62x39? In addition to being corrosive, it's berdan primed and costs more than you can get non-corrosive Golden Tiger for. Is it significantly more accurate than other 7.62x39?
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
25,866 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
Bret said:
JoeMomma said:
I also odered some Yugo 762x39 from them.
What is the selling point of the Yugo 7.62x39? In addition to being corrosive, it's berdan primed and costs more than you can get non-corrosive Golden Tiger for. Is it significantly more accurate than other 7.62x39?
The selling point for me is: its military. Corrosive ammo does not bother me one tiny bit, just clean the weapon when you get home. I have two full cases of that stuff, and want some more "range ammo" for plinking ect.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
107 Posts
Bret said:
JoeMomma said:
I also odered some Yugo 762x39 from them.
What is the selling point of the Yugo 7.62x39? In addition to being corrosive, it's berdan primed and costs more than you can get non-corrosive Golden Tiger for. Is it significantly more accurate than other 7.62x39?
The selling point? Best ammo out there. Copper jacket and lead core, brass case. Berdan primed and corrosive but who cares about that, sell the brass as scrap. A REAL big point: Non-magnetic for the ranges that found out what a magnet was. Great stuff, another round I loaded up on when it was $99 to $119 a case. I don't need any but if it is available, I'd buy it if your not stocked up.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
25,866 Posts
Discussion Starter #10
Got the .303 ammo yesterday. I"m sure a decent wood crate would have been cool, but my crate was in sorry shape. I was a little pissed that it was opened, or popped open too.
Anywhoo, the rounds were showing definite signs of age; they were very tarnished, but the chargers seemed ok. Took 40 rds to the range, and all 40 went "bang". Accuracy was better than expected, I was shooting from the sitting position (bench) with no support. I had about a pie plate grouping at 100m on a standard "E".
I"m trying a little experiment tonight. I dropped 40 rounds into a vibratory media polisher to try to clean up the rounds. I know its not a wise move, but I think it will help when charging/feeding the weapon.
The chargers cleaned up with a little CLP, and look almost new.
I think I will be getting another case of this stuff. If anyone knows where I can get some better quality .303 surplus, drop me a line.
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
Top