Italian 7.62x51

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Italian 7.62x51

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https://www.sgammo.com/product/308-win- ... -links-rea

I know it looks rough I wonder if it's any good

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Re: Italian 7.62x51

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There are a lot of deals on 7.62x51 now. The malaysian is cheaper per round I know it works good.

But you do not get a m60 links at the end of the day..

I do not like linked ammo per say unless I see it in person, you can get some corrosion where the link hold the brass.

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Re: Italian 7.62x51

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I bought some Ethiopian linked 30-06 boy those links were tough to get off they would have never worked in a machine gun.

Is it me or does a couple of those rounds in the pics look like tracers or maybe its corrosion

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You have me intrigued, may I ask what kind of links did the Ethiopians use..???

I think it is Tarnish on the bullets of the Italian stuff.. I would assume tracer or other rounds would be more mixed evenly throughout the belt..

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Re: Italian 7.62x51

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Maybe the every 5th round has a light red tip and the ball rounds have tarnish? At 10-15 cents a round I'd say OK. But its more of a display item, looks nasty to shoot- must have been exposed to drastic temp changes or got moisture in the boxes. The outside of the box is most likely the condition of the inside & primer of the ammo. Any gamblers out there to let us know?
This picture maybe shows red tips ???
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More like 30 bucks a can, plus 15 shipping is more realistic. Does click, bang, ring a bell?
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Re: Italian 7.62x51

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The Ethiopian came in 1919 links it's actually really nice ammo and shoots nice.

The Italian is too expensive the Korean m80 ball is a much better deal. Tarnished ammo doesn't bother me I run it in my tumbler I bought a bunch of that grade B 303 a few years back and it shined up real nice

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The time I got some Korean 30-06 it was some of the worst I have ever touched..

May I ask what year was the Ethiopian ammo dated ??

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Re: Italian 7.62x51

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1978 it is boxer primed, the 308 and 8mm Ethiopian is burdan and has many hang fires. Forgotten Firearms did a video on Ethiopian ammo 8mm 7.62x51 and 30-06.

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