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Greek .30-06

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by 52grain, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. 52grain

    52grain Member

    Jun 21, 2009
    Does anyone have opinions on the Greek .30-06 from CMP? Am I better off with the 20 round boxes or the enbloc clips? I figure that for punching paper, it's hard to beat the price for centerfire rounds.

    The message on the CMP site says that rounds need to be inspected individually and that between 5% and 15% of the rounds may be defective. What is it that we are supposed to be looking for?
  2. CZguy

    CZguy Senior Member

    Mar 25, 2004
    The CMP always advertises the worst case scenario. The Greek HXP that I got from them last year is in excellent shape and shoots really well.

    I bought some of each. Some in en-bloc clips so you'll have plenty of spare clips, and as much 20 round box ammo as you can afford because it's cheaper.

  3. zoom6zoom

    zoom6zoom Senior Member

    Apr 24, 2006
    If you need clips, that's a nice way to get a good supply. Otherwise order the boxes. I haven't had a single bad round from my last case.
  4. Flatbush Harry

    Flatbush Harry Member

    Mar 31, 2008
    My experience with CMP-supplied HXP M2 Ball has been 100% favorable with the three spam cans I've used to date. It has been completely reliable and reasonably accurate, though less so than both match (Hornady w/ 168gr A-MAX) and my hand loads.

    I have bought both boxed (240 rd spam cans) and ammo in clips (192 rds/spam can). Get some of each.

  5. Tim the student

    Tim the student Senior Member

    Feb 1, 2009
    I haven't had a bad round yet either. I have read of guys that have found bad rounds, but not many at all.

    I don't think you can go wrong with it.
  6. Cascadia

    Cascadia New Member

    Aug 17, 2010
    TCA, WA
    I've shot about half of 1000 rounds I bought a year ago, and I had maybe two rounds with slight dents in the shoulder. Not one problem. I found the Greek stuff very clean burning and consistent. I shoot '06 for hunting and fun, and this is the stuff I reach for to ring gongs at the range or work out a flinch. What I bought has been really solid practice ammo at a fair price, and the brass is good.

    There should be no difference between the enblocs and the brown boxes. If you need enblocs, as stated above, it's a good opportunity. If not, there's always a barter market for enbloc clips and bandoliers, so if that's your game go for it. Otherwise, the boxes are always good to have for reloads. But there should be no difference in quality, from what I've shot, seen, or heard.

    I just do not think you can go wrong.
  7. P-32

    P-32 Senior Member

    Feb 6, 2005
    the dry side of Washington St
    The Greek I've shot has always shot pretty well. I shoot some John C. Garand matches where I have to shoot supplied ammo which has been Greek the last several years. In the issued ammo I have taken a few rounds back to get replacements from the match director. These rounds were corroded and unsafe. They came out of nice cardbord boxes with no signs of ever being wet. The spam can had no signs of being wet, so I duno. I have found finding corrorded rounds to be a rare occurance. I find the Greek to be better shooting than the 67, 68 and 69 Lake City ammo I've come across.

    I've got plenty of en block clips so I always get the boxed ammo.
  8. mgkdrgn

    mgkdrgn Senior Member

    Jul 21, 2008
    Lexington, SC
    Their warning is pretty much true of any old milsurp ammo. That said, like the others above, I haven't had an issue with a single round of the Greek I've gotten from CMP. It's a little on the "snappy" side ... but the Greeks like it that way. ;-)
    Save the brass. Even if you don't reload, someone else does, and it's a shame to waste good brass.

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