Australian Defense Industries surplus 5.56mm Nato 62g SS109


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Balrog
November 13, 2012, 11:02 PM
Has anyone ever shot any of this? Is it good ammo?

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stubbicatt
November 14, 2012, 06:29 AM
The stuff at Aim Surplus? I've heard it is pretty good.

My only reservation in buying any "surplus," current issue ammo, is that it was surplussed for a reason... Governments don't unload current issue "good" ammo, they use it.

I don't feel the same way concerning obsolete cartridges, where one can really get some good deals.

flynlr
November 14, 2012, 06:49 AM
here are some pics i took of the first can I bought.
this is the 600 qty can on Steyr aug chargers .
the 900rd cans are packed in a weird 5x10 plastic sleeve sealed 5 cartridges at a time and 18 packs of 50 in a can .
have not had a chance to shoot it but it appears to be just fine.
interesting note that it has a US Gov NSN on it
the 600 rd can i have is 2009
the 900 rd cans i have are 2007
so if there are problems it covered several years
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http://www.njrod.com/images/ocuknothotlinked/adi1.jpg
http://www.njrod.com/images/ocuknothotlinked/adi2.jpg
http://www.njrod.com/images/ocuknothotlinked/adi3.jpg
http://www.njrod.com/images/ocuknothotlinked/adi4.jpg

Radagast
November 14, 2012, 11:47 AM
*sigh*
I wish that stuff was being sold here in OZ!
ADI provide powder for civilian reloaders here in Australia, which is (or was) sold under the Hodgdon label in the USA.
Up to the late 1990s they provided 7.62 NATO ammunition for Fullbore (Palma) target shooting, then the NRA of Australia contracted Winchester for a custom loaded 155 grain round.
In the late 90s/early 2000s ADIs entire production facility was rebuilt.
I doubt there will be any problems with it.

animator
November 14, 2012, 11:49 AM
ADI 7.62mm was the best-shooting mil surp I've ever used. Wish it was still readily available...


I wouldn't turn down ADI 5.56...

aka108
November 14, 2012, 12:00 PM
I purchase several thousand rounds of ADI 7.62 when it available and inexpensive. Great ammo and since I do reload what I have is probably a lifetime supply. If the 5.56 is inexpensive I'd stock up if I needed it.

flynlr
November 14, 2012, 04:37 PM
here is a scan of the 50 packs from the 900rd can.
18 of these in the 50 cal can.
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http://www.njrod.com/images/guns/adi50pack.jpg

hi res link
http://www.njrod.com/images/guns/adi50packlarge.jpg

Okiegunner
November 14, 2012, 10:53 PM
I just now purchased 900 rounds of the ADI, 5.56 (in ammo can), from J & G Sales.

Total price OTD was $383.79

62gr FMJ (M855, SS 109 bullet)

I have never bought nor fired this ammunition. From what I have read and can ascertain...it seems to be a fairly high quality make.

Balrog
November 15, 2012, 10:23 PM
My only reservation in buying any "surplus," current issue ammo, is that it was surplussed for a reason... Governments don't unload current issue "good" ammo, they use it.

This concerns me. What do others think?

bobnob
November 15, 2012, 11:36 PM
Balrog, don't underestimate the capacity of the Aussie govt to throw away a good thing!

I'd say its all about converting some stock into cash, probably nothing to do with the quality.

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