7.62x51 country of origin?


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enichols
October 31, 2003, 10:39 AM
My uncle recently gave me about 120 rounds of military surplus 7.62x51 ammunition and I was curious as to the country of origin. The stamp says "7.62x51, O.F.N. 19.70", and there is a green sort of laquer surrounding the primers on some rounds. The last two numbers on the stamp vary, too (i.e. O.F.N. 19.70, 21.69, 19.69, etc.). Sadly, I have no digital camera with which to take pics, so please excuse the description.
A couple questions-
1) Any ideas as to the ammo's country of origin?
2) Would it be safe to assume that it's 147gr FMJ, and berdan primed (so I can't reload the brass)?
3) Would it make good practice ammo to run through my Savage 10FP .308?

Thanks for any info you guys can give me.
Take care,
Nic

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Deep Blue
October 31, 2003, 01:47 PM
Try here. (http://www.leclairdavis.com/catalogs/7.62X51.htm). Seems like it might be Nigerian (about 1/4 down the page).

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