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7.62x51 country of origin?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by enichols, Oct 31, 2003.

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  1. enichols

    enichols Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    Pasadena, CA
    My uncle recently gave me about 120 rounds of military surplus 7.62x51 ammunition and I was curious as to the country of origin. The stamp says "7.62x51, O.F.N. 19.70", and there is a green sort of laquer surrounding the primers on some rounds. The last two numbers on the stamp vary, too (i.e. O.F.N. 19.70, 21.69, 19.69, etc.). Sadly, I have no digital camera with which to take pics, so please excuse the description.
    A couple questions-
    1) Any ideas as to the ammo's country of origin?
    2) Would it be safe to assume that it's 147gr FMJ, and berdan primed (so I can't reload the brass)?
    3) Would it make good practice ammo to run through my Savage 10FP .308?

    Thanks for any info you guys can give me.
    Take care,
  2. Deep Blue

    Deep Blue Member

    Jun 20, 2003
    Try here.. Seems like it might be Nigerian (about 1/4 down the page).
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