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Is this corrosive?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by fal 4 me, May 20, 2006.

  1. fal 4 me

    fal 4 me Well-Known Member

    Picked up some Russian made 7.62 x 39 mm today, all 3 boxes the store had.
    The box is labled:
    cal. 7.62 x 39 HP L.C.B.
    123 gr. ball
    Made to hunting specifications

    The round itself is marked "711" on the upper part of the base and "94" on the bottom. Not planning to use if for hunting, but it was the cheapest 7.62 I could find. Does anyone know if this is corrosive or not? Also, I understand the HP mean hollow point, but what does the L.C.B. stand for? Thanks for the help in advance.
  2. gezzer

    gezzer Well-Known Member

    Lead core bullet, posibly corrosive I never trust the com-block ammo
  3. hksw

    hksw Well-Known Member

    It is certainly Russian. Not sure if they started making their ammo non-corrosive by 1994 so I'd play it safe and treat it as corrosive. (Actually, I treat any surplus ammo not of US or NATO manufacture as corrosive.)
  4. Limeyfellow

    Limeyfellow Well-Known Member

    711 indicates it was made in Klimovsk, Russia and was imported up until 2002. Its designed really to take animals of up to a 100kilos out at 300 metres according to the company. Berden primed and shouldn't be corrosive.
  5. WhoKnowsWho

    WhoKnowsWho Well-Known Member

    Doesn't take too much longer to clean out with hot water, just to be safe!
  6. pmbiker

    pmbiker Well-Known Member

    Actually the 711 indicates Russian State Ammunition Factory at Podolsk, Russia and the 94 would be the year of manufacture. I wouldn't guess it to be corrosive, but as others have stated it could be.
  7. fal 4 me

    fal 4 me Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the responses. I'll definately be on the safe side and completely clean the SKS after shooting this stuff.

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