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30-06 Ammo Maker ID

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Maj Dad, Mar 7, 2010.

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  1. Maj Dad

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    I posted this question over on the CMP M1/M14 Forum, but thought I'd ask here as well as I am pretty sure knowledge also resides here... :cool:

    I have some 30-06 I bought in Browning links 8-10 years ago that is headstamped "88" at 12 o'clock and "30-06" at 6 o'clock. Anyone familiar with it? On the Cartridge Collectors website (http://www.cartridgecollectors.org/headstampcodes.htm ) it is id'd as mfg'd by Western Cartridge Company (Olin), East Alton, IL, but I thought it was marketed as Hungarian. If Olin made, was it for a foreign country/govt (e.g, Hungary)? Questions pop up in my mind, but it shoots very well and the brass is of excellent quality. The primer is sealed with a red lacquer around the edge.
     
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    I've fired the Yugo ammo packaged as Hansen is several calibers including 30-06. Worked fine in M1s and is at least as good as US military ammo. If it's boxer primed it's non-corrosive. Primer pockets are a little tight but that can be fixed.
     
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    May have been Yugo I was meaning to say - Balkan, for sure. It shoots very well in M1s & 03s and reloads easily. I have been using the RCBS swager and that may open the pocket up enough to avoid seating problems, which I haven't experienced. I was told by some guy it was Win. mfg, which I seriously doubted and he referred me to the Cartridge site. I agree, rc - not US mfg, Yugo by acclamation. Good ammo, regardless, and the price was good enough to get me to spring for a couple of thousand. Now I have all those links (got delinking down to an art, though)...
     
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