I went to the gun show today and got some CAVIM .308 ammunition, from 1991.
I paid 31 cents a round, good or bad deal? And is this fine to shoot in a FAL?
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March 16, 2008, 12:25 AM
It will work, but it's ain't exacly great.
March 16, 2008, 12:59 AM
I have used '87, '90 and '91 in the M14/M1A1 and use the brass to reload for my HK. 4 reloads on most of it and still looks good. I will take your empty cases, sometimes the rims need a little work after the M14 spits them out.
March 16, 2008, 12:17 PM
CAVIM has a bad reputation amongst the HK crowd. Apparently, a black, tarry goo chokes the chamber flutes on a G3 after about 100 rounds.
For that reason, I never tried it in my HK, but the CAVIM that I ran through my FAL seemed to do okay.
March 16, 2008, 12:49 PM
Like I said I ran it through my M-14 first and used the brass in my HK. Plus I have a neat kittle tool for cleaning the HK Flutes. On another shoot I watched a guy shoot it in his FNSLR and I picked up 100 cases. It shot OK in my M14 and I shot a 350'ish with it in '00. That was an OK for me. Gas guns blow most of the crud out the front. Have fun.
March 16, 2008, 12:52 PM
I shot some that did ok for what it was. However, it was difficult to reload as the brass on what I had was really soft. I reloaded a little of it ONE TIME and then discarded that whole lot of brass.
I would suspect that different 'issues' of it were diffent though.
March 16, 2008, 01:19 PM
I ve shot a lot of those in my STG 58 a long time ago and it shoots tight and hot. Problem is dirty and sooty innards after couple of rounds.
March 16, 2008, 07:25 PM
I've never had any problem with it, and these days .31 ea ain't bad!