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Everyone aware of bad Indian .308 ammo?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Bill Hook, Nov 8, 2003.

  1. Bill Hook

    Bill Hook member

  2. SodaPop

    SodaPop member

    I only buy from countries that win wars and don't still have people walking around with leprosy.
  3. Kestrel

    Kestrel Well-Known Member

    or urinate in their own water supply...
  4. Bill Hook

    Bill Hook member

    Or scoop out privys with their bare hands and buckets.

    Nuclear weapons, but no indoor plumbing.:rolleyes:
  5. Onslaught

    Onslaught Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah... definitely a no-no... I got lucky when I didn't know any better and used 100 rounds through an FAL I had just bought... all it did was vary from shot to shot between throwing brass across 5 shooting lanes to not even ejecting the brass at all... and every distance in between.

    I guess my first clue shoulda been that the gun shop I bought the ammo from had 4 bins of surplus .308. 3 of those bins were empty, and the 4th bin... Indian stuff, had plenty.
  6. keederdag

    keederdag Well-Known Member

    Wondering about that stuff; thanks for the heads up. The SA aint great either; but I havent had any failures, just inconsistant. Love the Port, but havent seen any lately.:confused:
  7. geekWithA.45

    geekWithA.45 Moderator Emeritus

    The Australian surplus is excellent!

    Where the Indian shoots 6 inch groups, the Aussie stuff will group around an inch.

  8. Destructo6

    Destructo6 Well-Known Member

    I thought that all Indian ammo was bad.
  9. jrhead75

    jrhead75 Well-Known Member

    Same thing happened with a buddy of mine. He bought some Indian .308 for his M1A (don't know what comes over folks ;) ). He also had a squib exactly as described above. He also caught it in time, and I'm glad he did, considering I was one stall over, and my right ear was about 4 ft away from his receiver. He also told me that he'd found some loose projectiles afterwards.

    Baaadddd stuff.
  10. 7.62FullMetalJacket

    7.62FullMetalJacket Well-Known Member

    I am out of the milsurp business. I got a batch of portuguese .308 milsurp. Won't cycle the FN FAL. Moved it to a bolt and it is a tight fit (more like a squeeze). Something is definitely wrong. The again, maybe the "buying from contries that win wars" is the right approach.
  11. Bill Hook

    Bill Hook member

    A lot of folks seem to like the Portugese stuff.
  12. FireInTheHole

    FireInTheHole Well-Known Member

    Indian isnt that bad.... I've shot half a case of some presorted stuff without anyproblems..... abit weak however, I have to set gas to 3 for cycling.

    Accuracy is bad. With this gun I can do 2-3" groups all day long with SA or port.... with the indian I shoot for MoPP(minute of paper plate)

    Hard to beat the price I got it for... 1000 @ $129 OTD... (from JGsales) had it picked up by a relative in AZ... no s&h :)

    And it's reloadable.

    It's a gamble... but so far JGs claim that is has been "presorted" appears good. Cheers.
  13. Eyeless

    Eyeless Member

    You buy cheap, you get cheap.

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