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Came across 1080 rd. sealed Bulgarian tins for $149.95 each in a store.

Am I correct that it was indeed a good deal?
 

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Elliot308 said:
5.45? I have never seen Bulgarian 7.62
I am saying 'Bulgarian' because the ammo cans look identical to the 5.45 ones I have (by memory) but have 7.62 stenciled on them. The cans are the same flat green color & shape.
 

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dan44 said:
Some was imported but it won't have 1080rds in a can.
I would have sworn there was a "1080 pcs" on the can. There were other smaller cans in dark green that had "700" on them but the writing was different. Wish I had snapped a pic. In any case, checking prices this morning it seems like 1080 rds. of 7.62 for $149.95 is a decent deal, yes? I am going to try and get back there later on this week.
 

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that would be a pretty large spam can for 1080rds of 7.62... maybe it was the hot shot romanian ammo in 700rd tin? or perhaps it was the 5.45 bulgarian...
 

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that would be a pretty large spam can for 1080rds of 7.62... maybe it was the hot shot romanian ammo in 700rd tin? or perhaps it was the 5.45 bulgarian...
How much bigger would the can have to be? The overall cartridge length & maximum case diameter of the 7.62x39 vs. 5.45x39 is pretty close. Be a lot heavier that is for sure.

Now I am really curious though what I saw.

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red_metallic said:
catsailer40 said:
that would be a pretty large spam can for 1080rds of 7.62... maybe it was the hot shot romanian ammo in 700rd tin? or perhaps it was the 5.45 bulgarian...
How much bigger would the can have to be? The overall cartridge length & maximum case diameter of the 7.62x39 vs. 5.45x39 is pretty close. Be a lot heavier that is for sure.

Now I am really curious though what I saw.

:neutral:

No way.


7.62x39mm in the tins can fit 640 or 700 depending on the box type. But 1,080? Not in the same size tin. It would have to be larger to fit it all.

You may have seen 5.45 mixed in with 7.62 or someone may be messing with the tins.
 

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Q-gunner2 said:
[quote="red_metallic":2bv1egsw]
catsailer40 said:
that would be a pretty large spam can for 1080rds of 7.62... maybe it was the hot shot romanian ammo in 700rd tin? or perhaps it was the 5.45 bulgarian...
How much bigger would the can have to be? The overall cartridge length & maximum case diameter of the 7.62x39 vs. 5.45x39 is pretty close. Be a lot heavier that is for sure.

Now I am really curious though what I saw.

:neutral:

No way.


7.62x39mm in the tins can fit 640 or 700 depending on the box type. But 1,080? Not in the same size tin. It would have to be larger to fit it all.

You may have seen 5.45 mixed in with 7.62 or someone may be messing with the tins.[/quote:2bv1egsw]

I don't believe the dealer had any 5.45 on hand.

Further debate is pointless until I go back & verify what I thought I saw.

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Isn't there Bulgy 7.62x 54R floating around in tins? Something like 440 per
 

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WarmGun said:
I have an unopened crate of Bulgarian 7.62x39 at home. I bought it back in the 90s sometime.

It has 2 tins in it but I am not sure how many in each tin. I will have to check the markings on it to find out.
Same here. Purchased in 1994. Copper washed steel case and bullet jacket. with green laquer sealed primer and case mouth. Lead core. 700 per tin, 1400 rounds per case. The wooden case has the Bulgarian "Arsenal" logo on it. It's great ammo. If I think about it I'll photograph mine.
 

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the tins are the same for 7.62x39, 7.62x25, 5.45x39, 7.62x54r, and even 9x18 in russia, romania, bulgaria, and poland.

they are all marked accordingly though
 

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red_metallic said:
Came across 1080 rd. sealed Bulgarian tins for $149.95 each in a store.

Am I correct that it was indeed a good deal?
The only thing that says 7.62 and will have ever been packed to fit into one of those cans besides 7.62x39, is 7.62x25, but its qty per is 1224. My bet is it was either romanian 7.62x25 or bulgarian 5.45x39

As has been said above, only 700 rounds of 7.62x39 can be packed into theese tins.

Either way, $149 is high for all three.
 

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LeibstandarteAdH said:
red_metallic said:
Came across 1080 rd. sealed Bulgarian tins for $149.95 each in a store.

Am I correct that it was indeed a good deal?
The only thing that says 7.62 and will have ever been packed to fit into one of those cans besides 7.62x39, is 7.62x25, but its qty per is 1224. My bet is it was either romanian 7.62x25 or bulgarian 5.45x39

As has been said above, only 700 rounds of 7.62x39 can be packed into theese tins.

Either way, $149 is high for all three.
Going back to what I said earlier -

"I would have sworn there was a "1080 pcs" on the can. There were other smaller cans in dark green that had "700" on them but the writing was different."

If anyone can show me where I can get 1080 rounds of 7.62x39 for $150 with shipping factored in, please do.
 

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red_metallic said:
LeibstandarteAdH said:
[quote="red_metallic":2ts3ub13]Came across 1080 rd. sealed Bulgarian tins for $149.95 each in a store.

Am I correct that it was indeed a good deal?
The only thing that says 7.62 and will have ever been packed to fit into one of those cans besides 7.62x39, is 7.62x25, but its qty per is 1224. My bet is it was either romanian 7.62x25 or bulgarian 5.45x39

As has been said above, only 700 rounds of 7.62x39 can be packed into theese tins.

Either way, $149 is high for all three.
Going back to what I said earlier -

"I would have sworn there was a "1080 pcs" on the can. There were other smaller cans in dark green that had "700" on them but the writing was different."

If anyone can show me where I can get 1080 rounds of 7.62x39 for $150 with shipping factored in, please do.[/quote:2ts3ub13]

There is no such thing as a 1080 round tin of 7.62x39. You can pay $150 for said tin but be advised if it says 1080 rounds and 7.62 then its either fake, or is a 1224 round tin of x25 and you are mistaken about the exact qty. number you saw.
 

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red_metallic said:
LeibstandarteAdH said:
[quote="red_metallic":39o7leo2]Came across 1080 rd. sealed Bulgarian tins for $149.95 each in a store.

Am I correct that it was indeed a good deal?
The only thing that says 7.62 and will have ever been packed to fit into one of those cans besides 7.62x39, is 7.62x25, but its qty per is 1224. My bet is it was either romanian 7.62x25 or bulgarian 5.45x39

As has been said above, only 700 rounds of 7.62x39 can be packed into theese tins.

Either way, $149 is high for all three.
Going back to what I said earlier -

"I would have sworn there was a "1080 pcs" on the can. There were other smaller cans in dark green that had "700" on them but the writing was different."

If anyone can show me where I can get 1080 rounds of 7.62x39 for $150 with shipping factored in, please do.[/quote:39o7leo2]

I'm not aware of a vendor offering 7.62x39 in that quantity at that price. You might find something like that at an estate sale or from a private individual desparate for a quick sale, but I think that's about it. The last time I bought ammo I paid $.20 a round for that caliber. I figure $.20 - $.23 per round shipped is a good price in today's market. I consider 5.45x39 worth $.13-$.16 per round.

I also think if the tin had 1080 round count marked on it that it was 5.45x39. Perhaps the store mislabled the caliber it. I have tins of 7.62x54R that are marked so poorly that I wonder if the caliber I thought I was buying is what is actually packed inside. I'll find out one day. :goof:
 
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