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Malaysian 7.62x51mm - Any good?

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:58 pm
by steamer
Several online retailers have it.
Looks to be decent plus a pretty good price.
Anyone tried it (or heard some firsthand feedback)?

Re: Malaysian 7.62x51mm - Any good?

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:10 pm
by ammolab
Used a bunch of that ammo. Very good quality 7.62x51 ball ammo.

Re: Malaysian 7.62x51mm - Any good?

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:59 am
by FamilyFirearms
We did a show this past weekend and had a bunch of SA.308 she was selling for 51.00 a battle pack. We sold a ton of it but was talking to several guys who purchased some of the Malaysian stuff.

They said it shot well but a lot of it had some very small spots of corrosion on the rounds. Don't know how big a deal this is to people but it seems to me ( I am no expert)) that shelf life may be diminishing.

Re: Malaysian 7.62x51mm - Any good?

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:15 pm
by steamer
Thanks for the input on this - the pictures on the AIM site make it look pretty nice - perhaps I'll roll the dice. :think:

Re: Malaysian 7.62x51mm - Any good?

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:41 am
by FamilyFirearms
They had like a million rounds so I am sure there will be good and bad but either way, not a bad deal.

Re: Malaysian 7.62x51mm - Any good?

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:05 am
by rob
I have shot several hundred rounds with no problems and it has good accuracy

Re: Malaysian 7.62x51mm - Any good?

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:46 am
by 72 usmc
Its all over the place, approximately 36- 40 cents per round. Where they get you is shipping and some have tarnished stuff, others have what I would call normal storage look lacking tarnish spots. Most say its ok ammo for fun target shooting. Reminds me of the huge shipment of mixed .303 that was Greek from a few years back. So you flip a coin and sees what you get. :doh: Order from places that do not actually list it as tarnished- they got the tarnished with lots of spots. Some have just dull brass, others have stuff posted that looks new. Most dated from the 1980s and early 90s. Free shipping is also a plus. Shipping can add $25 plus to a ammo can full. :shhh: :shifty: :think:
It will be all over the tables at large gun shows from those that got it with free shipping. Figure a $16 box of 40 will be priced at $20-25 at the shows. Some might have got it at less due to FFL deals with free shipping so you may find some for 16-18 bucks a box. Most will keep the nice stuff and sell off the tarnished ammo. Watch out for boxes of all tarnished junk that was sorted out of a dealers order. Most report mixed conditions in the same box. Tarnished stuff will sit, the nice looking non tarnished stuff will sell. Look for the brown box and MAL headstamp ,146 grain, and Berdan primed. It is non corrosive. Not sure if the tarnished stuff with spots will have a few dead primers or click bangs. Any one get stuck with the heavy tarnished junk- how does it fire. No mention of split brass from those few that fired the stuff at our range.
It should be fine to shoot in a dog Israeli .308 K98 or .308 Indian Enfield, but to shoot garbage in a new M1A1 :snooty: :snooty:

Re: Malaysian 7.62x51mm - Any good?

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:47 pm
by ammolab
I received many of the 540 rd cans of Malaysian 7.62. Not a spot on any of it. Far from "junk" I would shoot it in my M1A over Lake City* any day.

*I am a Veteran and a Patriot...but Lake City M80 ball is just average milsurp 7.62x51 ammo at best.

Re: Malaysian 7.62x51mm - Any good?

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:34 pm
by 72 usmc
Here is a review seems everyone likes it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oTtzfc6R0Q

If you find someone with free shipping let us know, most of the holiday sales are over. I wonder what happen to all the AP and tracer ammo, or the belted stuff.

Re: Malaysian 7.62x51mm - Any good?

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:50 pm
by ammolab

Re: Malaysian 7.62x51mm - Any good?

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:02 pm
by 72 usmc
Thank You Semper Fi

Re: Malaysian 7.62x51mm - Any good?

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:52 am
by 72 usmc
Harder than normal primers, LC works ok in the rifle as is, but I had to up the firing pin spring for the Malaysian. Id say 25% needed a better striker spring. Anyone else experience this: harder primers. This was shot in a bolt action Israeli mauser that fired German and US .308 NATO ok.

added: At the local gun show these were marked up to $20 a box of 40 and the brass looked like brand new. His stuff came from military shooters. Mine also looked brand new. Nothing tarnished.