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Is this ammo corrosive

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by esmith, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. esmith

    esmith Well-Known Member

    I know theres been a lot of threads like this but i would like to know if the ammo i bought is corrosive or not.
    The ammo looks exactly like the kind on this website, id put the headstamp down but i can't read it. http://7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinAmmo003.htm
  2. Average Joe

    Average Joe Well-Known Member

    Yes ,that ammo is corrosive.
  3. esmith

    esmith Well-Known Member

    I found a round that had a good stamp. It says on the rim "b x n" then "85" below it. I dont know if that changes anything. The ammo that i posted doesn't have a stamp.
  4. esmith

    esmith Well-Known Member

    Alright i was looking at the ammo stuff on that website i posted earlier and the closest thing i found the had the "b x n" headstamp was czechloslovakian.
  5. 2RCO

    2RCO Well-Known Member

    If it's Milsurp always treat it like it's corrosive.
  6. esmith

    esmith Well-Known Member

    I know i was just curious as to what i was shooting.
  7. Bazooka Joe71

    Bazooka Joe71 Well-Known Member

    I usually clean my rifles out ASAP after shooting milsurp....But that stuff is definately corrosive and has to be cleaning very soon after shooting.
  8. Average Joe

    Average Joe Well-Known Member

    Nothing wrong with corrosive ammo. Just flush out with water as soon as you get home. Dry out, and clean and lube as normal.
  9. lencac

    lencac Well-Known Member

    Yes, all Russian surplus 7.62x54R is corrosive. I find that after promptly cleaning as usual a last pass with Windex and then a dry patch seems to work rather well.

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