FNM 308 ammo boxer or berdan?


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BullRunBear
March 24, 2013, 02:49 PM
I have some FNM 7.62x51 ball ammo for my 308 rifle. Can anyone tell me if it is boxer or berdan primed? The headstamp is FNM 82-24 with a cross in a circle. Thanks.

Jeff

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rcmodel
March 24, 2013, 03:01 PM
Portuguese surplus.

I believe it is Berdan.

rc

KansasSasquatch
March 24, 2013, 03:07 PM
If I can't tell by shining a light in the case and looking, I'll generally sacrifice a piece of brass. A pipe cutter used 3/4 of the way down the body of the case makes quick work of it. If I didn't have a pipe cutter handy, I have in the past resorted to using tin snips to cut open a piece of brass, but its not the easy way.

BullRunBear
March 24, 2013, 09:25 PM
Thanks guys.

I'll confirm by cutting one of the cases. Fortunately, I have about 200 cases of .308 that are boxer primed. Came across a process to convert berdan primed stuff to boxer so they will accept SR primers. Nothing to lose by trying it at some point. Might make a good lousy weather project.

Jeff

msjayhawk
April 8, 2013, 12:24 AM
Mispost and Delete

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