A 308 NATO Question

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Southpaw, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. Southpaw

    Southpaw Well-Known Member

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    I have about 2000 rounds of eastern european inported stuff. I beleive it is berdan primed, the importer I beleive was Paragon. I was out shooting this stuff and a guy I was talking to told me this ammo is mildly corosive and I should not be shooting it in a nice gun. Shortly after that I got rid of my 308 so it wasn't an issue.

    Now that Iam looking at picking up another 308 I wonder if I will want to shoot this ammo in this rifle?

    Any thoughts? Suggestions? What do I need to know? Alternative method for cleaning up after shooting ammo?

    Another question would be is this ammo really corosive? How do I find out ?

    TIA


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  2. Southpaw

    Southpaw Well-Known Member

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    BUMP

    Southpaw
     

  3. britz

    britz Well-Known Member

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    I'm not ignoring you, just plain don't know ;)
     
  4. ffwd

    ffwd Active Member

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    If you are concerned, guys who shoot corrosive ammo will flush the barrel with boiling water to rinse out the residue, then clean and oil as usual.
     
  5. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    keep it in reserve for the war
     
  6. Limbic

    Limbic Well-Known Member

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    Ask the guys at m14 forums. Com. It really depends on what country it came from as to how corrosive it is. The m14 guys really know their stuff. They have a head stamp id page on the ammo section of the forum.
     
  7. Southpaw

    Southpaw Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Guys

    All good advice. One of our local know it alls told me to use hot soapy water, but being a know it all as he is, he has little credibility with anyone around here (think Cliff at Cheers) - LOL

    Southpaw
     
  8. anachronism

    anachronism Well-Known Member

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    This time he does. This is about the best way to clean the corrosive primer salts from your barrel.