7.62x39


PDA






Chester32141
March 24, 2010, 07:05 PM
Hey y'all ... I've got a couple of old spam cans of 7.62x39 on stripper clips, that was left to me by my dad ... the entire round is one color, bronze ... can anyone tell me if this ammo is corrosive or if there is a way to tell prior to firing it ... thanks ... :)

Chester

If you enjoyed reading about "7.62x39" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
Marlin 45 carbine
March 24, 2010, 07:10 PM
it likely is if it's any age at all, if left-over bring homes from 'nam it surely is.
pull a slug out of a round dump the powder (smokeless powder isn't corrosive, it's the primer) then chamber and fire the round onto a clean piece of unpainted steel, if it rusts quickly it's corro primered.

CornCod
March 24, 2010, 07:13 PM
Bronze? Could be "copper-washed" Red Chinese stuff. Some of it was corrosive and some not. If the condition is good, it should shoot well. I always had good luck with the Chinese stuff in my SKS.

HOWARD J
March 24, 2010, 07:36 PM
http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/7302/sksf.th.jpg (http://img62.imageshack.us/i/sksf.jpg/)

If it looks like this--it's Chinese-copper wash steel-corrosive as hell,
Gov. stopped import claiming it was armor piercing.
Take some Windex with you when you go to range--swab barrel well
b/4 leaving---do regular cleaning at home-same day!!!!!!
This kills all corrosive action.......................

Col. Plink
March 24, 2010, 07:49 PM
Just shoot it, baby (and then clean your weapon well with appropriate [water- or ammonia-based] solvent).

Nugilum
March 24, 2010, 08:39 PM
Chester32141,

What are the numbers/letters on the base of the cartridges?

nalioth
March 24, 2010, 09:02 PM
If you don't know - consider it corrosive.

I've seen enough of these threads to wonder why folks don't like cleaning their guns.

Marlin 45 carbine
March 24, 2010, 09:11 PM
winter mix windsheild washer fluid is good to clean corro-primed ammo residue and black powder guns. the winter mix has more alky in it. really cuts the crud. cheap to.

Chester32141
March 24, 2010, 09:17 PM
Nugilum
What are the numbers/letters on the base of the cartridges?

351
73

Looks just like the ammo in Howard J's picture ...

I enjoy cleaning my guns but I'm not anxious to use water, especially since my purpose for this gun, a single shot Rossi, is an occasional 1/2 doz rounds ... :cool:

Nugilum
March 24, 2010, 11:03 PM
357 - Unknown Factory, Peoples Republic of China
73 - Manufactured in 1973

Oh yes, very corrosive...

Cleaning after corrosive ammo:
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=468347

Chester32141
March 25, 2010, 12:36 AM
Thanks for the info ... ;)

Driftertank
March 25, 2010, 02:05 AM
I have a buddy with a bunch of that stuff. It may not be TRULY armor-piercing, but it does dig nice big craters into steel plates (as well as ricocheting rather powerfully; I had one of those whang off said steel plate and hit the spoiler on his car about 6 inches from where I was standing.:eek: We decided to quit shooting steel with it).

We've mused about taking a few of the projo's out and loading them in .308's. I magine that would make for a SMOKIN little round that will punch through most obstacles with aplomb, but not be particularly accurate.:evil:

fireman 9731
March 25, 2010, 04:54 PM
You can mail it to me, and I will dispose of that awful CORROSIVE ammo for you :D

If you enjoyed reading about "7.62x39" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!