Greek .30-06


August 17, 2010, 09:48 PM
Does anyone have opinions on the Greek .30-06 from CMP? Am I better off with the 20 round boxes or the enbloc clips? I figure that for punching paper, it's hard to beat the price for centerfire rounds.

The message on the CMP site says that rounds need to be inspected individually and that between 5% and 15% of the rounds may be defective. What is it that we are supposed to be looking for?

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August 17, 2010, 10:02 PM
The CMP always advertises the worst case scenario. The Greek HXP that I got from them last year is in excellent shape and shoots really well.

I bought some of each. Some in en-bloc clips so you'll have plenty of spare clips, and as much 20 round box ammo as you can afford because it's cheaper.

August 17, 2010, 10:04 PM
If you need clips, that's a nice way to get a good supply. Otherwise order the boxes. I haven't had a single bad round from my last case.

Flatbush Harry
August 17, 2010, 11:08 PM
My experience with CMP-supplied HXP M2 Ball has been 100% favorable with the three spam cans I've used to date. It has been completely reliable and reasonably accurate, though less so than both match (Hornady w/ 168gr A-MAX) and my hand loads.

I have bought both boxed (240 rd spam cans) and ammo in clips (192 rds/spam can). Get some of each.


Tim the student
August 17, 2010, 11:52 PM
I haven't had a bad round yet either. I have read of guys that have found bad rounds, but not many at all.

I don't think you can go wrong with it.

August 18, 2010, 12:09 AM
I've shot about half of 1000 rounds I bought a year ago, and I had maybe two rounds with slight dents in the shoulder. Not one problem. I found the Greek stuff very clean burning and consistent. I shoot '06 for hunting and fun, and this is the stuff I reach for to ring gongs at the range or work out a flinch. What I bought has been really solid practice ammo at a fair price, and the brass is good.

There should be no difference between the enblocs and the brown boxes. If you need enblocs, as stated above, it's a good opportunity. If not, there's always a barter market for enbloc clips and bandoliers, so if that's your game go for it. Otherwise, the boxes are always good to have for reloads. But there should be no difference in quality, from what I've shot, seen, or heard.

I just do not think you can go wrong.

August 18, 2010, 12:33 AM
The Greek I've shot has always shot pretty well. I shoot some John C. Garand matches where I have to shoot supplied ammo which has been Greek the last several years. In the issued ammo I have taken a few rounds back to get replacements from the match director. These rounds were corroded and unsafe. They came out of nice cardbord boxes with no signs of ever being wet. The spam can had no signs of being wet, so I duno. I have found finding corrorded rounds to be a rare occurance. I find the Greek to be better shooting than the 67, 68 and 69 Lake City ammo I've come across.

I've got plenty of en block clips so I always get the boxed ammo.

August 19, 2010, 07:55 AM
Their warning is pretty much true of any old milsurp ammo. That said, like the others above, I haven't had an issue with a single round of the Greek I've gotten from CMP. It's a little on the "snappy" side ... but the Greeks like it that way. ;-)
Save the brass. Even if you don't reload, someone else does, and it's a shame to waste good brass.

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