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Just got my 7.62x54R CZ Ammo In!!

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Alphazulu6, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. Alphazulu6

    Alphazulu6 member

    This is the second time I have bought ammo online and I must say I am very impressed. I found this stuff for 15.5 cents a round out the door the other day and had to have it. I know its the czech (UN 1012) type and put a magnet on it and it is definitely metal core.

    Anyone have any experience with this old MILSURP corrosive czech ammo? I read somewhere on THR that it is fairly accurate though no one really got into much detail. :D

  2. FieroCDSP

    FieroCDSP Well-Known Member

    I've used Hungarian, but not the Czech. Clean your bore and bolt with Soap and warm water IMMEDIATELY after your range time, then re-oil all of the parts you washed. Corrosive salts work pretty quick, and in an immaculant bore, that's bad. It's a little less bad on older bores, but you still shouldn't do it.
  3. Alphazulu6

    Alphazulu6 member

    Thanks for the advice on the corrosive portion of this ammo. They will be used in some oldy M44 and M90/91 Nagants for cheap range time :D
  4. dzimmerm

    dzimmerm Well-Known Member

    Comment on steel core

    I was visiting a range and had brought my own ammo. It was 9x18 makarov. The range person who was signing me in checked my ammo and he said one factory box was steel core as the magnet he was using would pick the cartridges up by the bullet end. He told me I could not use those cartridges in their range.

    I kinda doubted they were steel core but I did not argue, as I had brought plenty of reloads I could shoot and they were hornady XTPs I had reloaded myself.

    I went home and got out the old bullet removal tool and took one of the suposed steel core cartridges apart. I then took my dremel tool and cut the bullet in half, from tip to back.

    It was lead on the inside. The steel part was the jacket, not the core.

    What I am saying is, do not be sure you have steel core until you have actually taken one apart and examined it like I did.

  5. Alphazulu6

    Alphazulu6 member

    HRM.. Now you have my curiosity up!
  6. KaiserBen

    KaiserBen Well-Known Member

    He does have steel core. The silver tip on Czech 54R denotes a steel core. Yellow denotes heavy ball (~180gr as opposed to the light ~150gr), and both means it's steel cored heavy ball.
  7. Alphazulu6

    Alphazulu6 member

    And its cheap to shoot for my range sessions where i just want to shoot and shoot (plinking, targets, etc).

    Just want to know if anyone has shot it before and if it has decent accuracy?
  8. busy_squirrel

    busy_squirrel Well-Known Member

    I got some silver tip Czech for 9 cents / round last december. Boy that stuff is fun to shoot. Goes right through a bunch of kinds of sheet steel.:evil:

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