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IMI 7.62x51

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Nashmack, May 25, 2006.

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  1. Nashmack

    Nashmack Member

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    I got over 200 rounds of IMI 7.62x51 for a very small amount of money, how good is it, how hot is it loaded? The headstamps are 2 hebraic characters, with 2 numerals for the year. The years range between 1964 and 1984.
     
  2. hksw

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    Err, since you have the ammo, why don't you just shoot it yourself and tell us?
     
  3. longhorngunman

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    I've had good luck with it. I've shot a couple hundred rounds of it when I got a mixed box of ammo from Southenammo. Beware, I never had any problems besides a couple of loose bullets(check before loading them in the magazine) but I've read other threads of problems of split cases on lots of 80 or 81'.
     
  4. Nashmack

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    I'm just a little concerned as to how hot it is. My rifle has an 1893 Mauser action that was designed for a 7MM, not a 7.62:uhoh:
     
  5. Bwana John

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    Actually I would do more research, I seem to remember threads concerning loose Issy 7.62 ammo problems on the FAL Files. For some reason I beleive it had to do with loose ammo that has been sitting around on the desert floor after being bounced around on then ran over by a half-track. The combanation of time, heat, distortion, and tumbleing clean to resell gave some problems to folks on the FAL files. As I remember they were serious problems.

    I know this has been hashed out before, but I also wouldnt trust a 65k cup pressure round in a rifle intended for 45k cup. Never mind the questionable Spanish metalurugy. Have you headspaced that old Mauser?
     
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