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Tokarev Surplus Ammo: Bulgarian or Polish?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by gfanikf, Jun 6, 2012.

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  1. gfanikf

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    Any reason I should pick one over the other? The polish ammo at jg seems to indicate some case damage, but it's the first non Bulgy I've seen offered in a while and I wonder if it's any better or worse overall. Thoughts?

    I know one thing I'm getting some now, even before my gun, before the new dry spell.
     
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    I bought a couple tins of Polish surplus when it was plentiful and cheap (less than $90 a tin). I've only opened one of the tins, but the ammo looks wonderful and works perfectly. I'd recommend it for certain unless priced in the stratosphere.

    I don't have any experience with Bulgarian 7.62x25, but have tossed around the idea of purchasing a tin to try.
     
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    Polish, more consistent and fewer (near zero) duds that even the Romanian despite being 30+ years older.

    Be careful with the Bulgarian There are some head stamps that are very erratic with some over pressure rounds. I shot a tin of it, with the "bad" headstamp and it was very erratic very weak and very hot rounds in the same package.

    Use the search I learned I had the "bad" stuff here and never bought any more Bulgarian 7.62x25 after that experience.

    The neck splits in the Polish are of no consequence since its not reloadable brass.
     
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    I have shot both, and the polish is more consistent. I haven't had any duds that didn't fire in either, but the bulgarian was not consistent.
     
  5. gfanikf

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    Thanks guys, I guess it's the polish even if it's a little more money.

    Snowdog want to sell a tin for slight markup to a new family member. :)
     
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    However would I explain that to my hungry M57s? I already had to sell the CZ52 to keep them from starving. :D


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  7. gfanikf

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    Tell them it's going to a good cause!

    I had to try. :)
     
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