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FNM 308 ammo boxer or berdan?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by BullRunBear, Mar 24, 2013.

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  1. BullRunBear

    BullRunBear Member

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    I have some FNM 7.62x51 ball ammo for my 308 rifle. Can anyone tell me if it is boxer or berdan primed? The headstamp is FNM 82-24 with a cross in a circle. Thanks.

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    Portuguese surplus.

    I believe it is Berdan.

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    If I can't tell by shining a light in the case and looking, I'll generally sacrifice a piece of brass. A pipe cutter used 3/4 of the way down the body of the case makes quick work of it. If I didn't have a pipe cutter handy, I have in the past resorted to using tin snips to cut open a piece of brass, but its not the easy way.
     
  4. BullRunBear

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    Thanks guys.

    I'll confirm by cutting one of the cases. Fortunately, I have about 200 cases of .308 that are boxer primed. Came across a process to convert berdan primed stuff to boxer so they will accept SR primers. Nothing to lose by trying it at some point. Might make a good lousy weather project.

    Jeff
     
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