de-linking tips


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taliv
June 5, 2010, 10:41 PM
anybody have any tips on de-linking large quantities of ammo?

specifically, pakistani 7.62nato which comes in the brown 250ct 30cal cans

the only way i can seem to do it is by pushing on the bullet tips with the linker tool, and while they don't seem to be moving at all because of the crimp, i don't really like taking the chance.

any ideas much appreciated

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lions
June 5, 2010, 11:30 PM
Found this, http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=14147

Pertinent info:

Break the belts down to the smallest sections as possible. Basically twist belt sections in opposite directions. Once you've got them broken down into 3,4,5 round sections, merely hold the round nose down/primer up and apply downward pressure on a piece of wood. It only takes a little pressure to dislodge the retainer clip that fits into the cartridge rim. The round should fall out. I've never seen this unseat a round from the casing, or push it further into the brass. You're right about .30 cal linked, as I recall they were attached higher up on the casing. Give it a try for a few rounds an see you're satisfied. It is a lot easier that pliers and probably safer.Good luck.

I've never tried it so I offer no guarantee, expressed or implied.:)

jonnyc
June 5, 2010, 11:47 PM
1. Lay belt into feed tray of favorite 7.62x51 MG.
2. Operate cocking handle.
3. Point "de-linker" in safe direction.
4. Pull trigger.
5. Separate newly de-linked brass cases and links.
6. Smile.
7. Wipe goofy grin off face and repeat process.

bowman1962
June 6, 2010, 12:45 AM
Funny you should ask as I'am working on a 1000 rds of linked 5.56 tonight. What I do is take a oak 1X4 board on edge and press the tip of the round down while holding the links in my left hand and catching the round with my right hand. This works pretty easy when you get the hang of it.

Sunray
June 6, 2010, 01:03 AM
"...Pakistani 7.62Nato..." Pakistan is not and never has been part of NATO. The ammo is of iffy quality too.
"...pushing on the bullet tips..." Don't do that. Push on the case head. Mind you, a wee screwdriver under the extractor groove part of the link and lift will do.

jojo200517
June 7, 2010, 12:55 AM
1. Lay belt into feed tray of favorite 7.62x51 MG.
2. Operate cocking handle.
3. Point "de-linker" in safe direction.
4. Pull trigger.
5. Separate newly de-linked brass cases and links.
6. Smile.
7. Wipe goofy grin off face and repeat process.

Ah yes fully automatic de-linking and brass unloader all in one :P

taliv
June 7, 2010, 10:07 AM
funny, but my 'de-linker' uses different links, so i have to change them

Ian
June 7, 2010, 10:40 AM
Sounds like you need another delinker. :)

Al Thompson
June 7, 2010, 11:30 AM
I've used Bowman's method with great success..

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