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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by hso, Sep 24, 2005.

  1. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    I was making the dog toys jump about this evening with these two. The little guy is a 5.56 Meeper Al Para Fal and the one on the right is a more traditional FAL/L1A1. With milsurp 7.62 NATO as cheap as $125/1k and 5.56 at $120/1k I think I'll be making bang-SQUEEK noises all weekend. :D

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  2. CentralTexas

    CentralTexas Well-Known Member


    are you getting 308 at that price? Or is it the indian stuff?
  3. Sindawe

    Sindawe Well-Known Member

    I dearly hope its not the Indian stuff. That does VERY BAD things to good FALs from reports I've read.
  4. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Tsk, tsk. Such negative vibes. :D

    Nope, not the Indian ammo.

    A crazy company in South Carolina called Southern Ammo get's milsurp and resells it. A buddy and I ordered 6k of 7.62 NATO. It comes loose 1k in a cardboard box and was nice and shiney when we opened 2 boxes of it and close inspection of a dozen rounds showed no deformation of the cases. On an unscientific inspection 3/4 of it headstamps Israeli, about 10% U.S. LC, the rest looks Port. None of the production dates were before 1987. :D
  5. Creeping Incrementalism

    Creeping Incrementalism Well-Known Member

    Do you have any contact info for this "Southern Ammo"?

    I've heard so many bad things about that Indian ammo, it makes me wonder--is it really that bad? Why would a nation with so many threats to its national security have such low-quality small arms ammo, third world or not?
  6. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    There's 2 'classes', for want of a better word, of the Indian. The loose stuff that Century and others was selling had very bad problems with bullet seating. OTOH, if the ammunitin came in paper bundles tied with cord you were ok. Some companies are selling Indian 7.62 as "sorted" and as safe. I suppose if you place all the rounds side by side and toss out the too tall and too short ones then you've sorted out the out of spec ammunition.

    Southern Ammo's phone number is 843-756-3262.
  7. boing

    boing Well-Known Member

  8. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    We got our 5.56 just in time, but they said they would be getting another shipment of 7.62 in over the weekend when we checked on friday. They made no gurantees that our order would be filled out of this shipment (first come-first served), but that it should be filled before the middle of October.

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