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Is this ammo corrosive

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by esmith, Sep 13, 2007.

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  1. esmith

    esmith Member

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    I know theres been a lot of threads like this but i would like to know if the ammo i bought is corrosive or not.
    The ammo looks exactly like the kind on this website, id put the headstamp down but i can't read it. http://7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinAmmo003.htm
     
  2. Average Joe

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    Yes ,that ammo is corrosive.
     
  3. esmith

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    I found a round that had a good stamp. It says on the rim "b x n" then "85" below it. I dont know if that changes anything. The ammo that i posted doesn't have a stamp.
     
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    Alright i was looking at the ammo stuff on that website i posted earlier and the closest thing i found the had the "b x n" headstamp was czechloslovakian.
     
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    If it's Milsurp always treat it like it's corrosive.
     
  6. esmith

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    I know i was just curious as to what i was shooting.
     
  7. Bazooka Joe71

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    I usually clean my rifles out ASAP after shooting milsurp....But that stuff is definately corrosive and has to be cleaning very soon after shooting.
     
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    Nothing wrong with corrosive ammo. Just flush out with water as soon as you get home. Dry out, and clean and lube as normal.
     
  9. lencac

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    Yes, all Russian surplus 7.62x54R is corrosive. I find that after promptly cleaning as usual a last pass with Windex and then a dry patch seems to work rather well.
     
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