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Syrian 7.5 french ammo?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by shuvelrider, Dec 2, 2008.

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  1. shuvelrider

    shuvelrider Member

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    Am looking at packaging on ball surplus, 15 rounds on strippers in heavy whitish paper with alot of Arabic writing. The label or tape that holds the package closed has a black royal looking eagle with wings outspread abit. Is this Syrian ammo or some other country from that region, its coming along with a deal for a MAS 49/56, does anybody know? I,ll end up reloading anyway, thats a given. Thanks
     
  2. Slamfire

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    Sounds like syrian ammo I bought back in the 80's. Mine did not come on stripper clips.

    The stuff is berdan, and I think it is corrosive. So wash everything out with hot soapy water to remove the corrosive primer salts.

    I shot it in a MSA 36-51 and got these velocities. Accuracy was awful. About the size of a pie pan at 100 yards. (but then, that MAS was at best a 3 MOA, maybe 4 MOA rifle) It has been a while, but I remember measuring the bullet diameter and it was smaller than what it should have been.


    140 gr FMJ Syrian Ball ammo
    17-Apr-92 T ≈ 80 °F
    Ave Vel = 2724
    Std Dev = 11
    ES = 28
    Low = 2708
    High = 2736
    N = 8
     
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    That accuracy may have sucked, but that's pretty darn nice SD and ES for mil-surp ammo! If only it fit right!
     
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    Thanks, it comes with the package deal on a mas 49/56 so I cant complain, use it and see or take apart for bullet.
     
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