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Old 11-21-2009, 01:19 PM   #1
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Default im about to buy some turk surplus ammo

it is stamped 1946 i read that its not to dependable. what do you guys think?

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Old 11-21-2009, 04:11 PM   #2
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I shot a bunch of the Turk 8x57 a few years back and it all went bang. I still have a can of it, but don't remember the year made. Very corrosive, so get your corrosive cleaning equipment ready.

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63 years old, yep, better wash the barrel down with coffee before you head home to really clean her!

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1. Get ready to clean the bore, chamber, and bolt face. Corrosive but reliable.
2. Get the BIG bottle of aspirin- stuff is loaded hot. It WILL hurt the next day.

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I shoot 1949 Turk. I bought 2 cases at estate sales. No one else new what it was since it says 7.9 Ankara. $100.00 for 1600 rounds per case. Really decent ammo. It all goes bang and is fairly accurate. It is hot! All I do is run some boiling water down the bore and through the bolt and clean as usual. Corrosive ammo is no big deal, as long as you clean the same day.

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so i shot a few of these rounds the other day and you guys were right they pack a punch ... my girlfriend even asked me if the rounds i shot were different than the other 8mm cause the sound was so much more powerful. anyways my question now is about pressure signs... im very new to guns so bear with me.... i noticed that after the first round the shell didnt eject it was stuck to the bolt face... and after every subsequent shot i found the bolt was sticking.... on a earlier thread i was asking how to clean my bolt cause i thought the bolt on my yugo was tough to operate to begin with (i later was told by the gunsmith that it seemed smooth to him go figure) but now im more concerned about the bolt.... if i continue to use this turk ammo will i damage my bolt????

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Pressure signs. Look at the fired case, especially the primer. High pressure will flatten the primer so it no longer has the rounded edges. Very high pressure will cause cratering of the primer around the firing pin indentation. You will see raised metal around the indentation. Combine this with an oversize firing pin hole in the bolt face and you will get primer flow. The primer material will become almost liquid under pressure and flow into the area between the bolt face and the firing pin. This can "lock up" the action.

The firing pin hole can be welded up and redrilled if needed. The firing pin may be eroded from corrosive ammo. A new FP may be the cheapest fix.

Yes the Turk ammo is hot. I found it to be reasonably accurate, but not match grade.

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What rifle are you shooting it out of?

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Just a thought,is the ammo lacquered steel cased?
This sounds an awfull lot like the sticky bolt synrome the Mosin Nagant gets when shooting some milsurp ammos.

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Not sure about the surplus stuff, but I've got four 20 rd. packs of non-corrosive 8mm Mauser ammo for sale if you're interested.

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