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reloader97 06-06-2012 11:35 PM

Non-corrosive surplus 7.62x54r ammo?
Does any country make 7.62x54 surplus ammo that does not have corrosive primers?

Jpyle 06-06-2012 11:41 PM

Winchester and Federal load the round in brass with non-corrosive primers but its about 5x the cost of the mil-surp.

reloader97 06-07-2012 12:00 AM

Do they still make the surplus ammo. I have a few boxes but I was wondering if they made new surplus ammo without corrosive primers.

trip286 06-07-2012 12:13 AM

There is no such thing as non corrosive surplus in that round. New manufacture from reputable companies, yes, but not surplus.

c3shooter 06-07-2012 12:49 AM

Since the 7.62x54R is the ammo for the Soviet bloc medium machine gun, and for their sniper rifles, it is pretty much a certainty that it is still being loaded. The corrosive primers have an advantage- they last longer. Do not count on ANY surplus round in that caliber being non-corrosive.

SSGN_Doc 06-07-2012 01:47 AM

There is steel cased ammo available that is supposed to have non-corrosive primers. Wolf, Tulammo, Brown Bear, all state non-corrosive primers. But a C3 said, you may not want to trust that fully. If I take a Mosin Nagant to the range I'm probably going to put at least some surplus ammo through it, so I always clean up with some hot soapy water through the bore. Then some WD40, followed by my regular solvent and gun oil.

reloader97 06-07-2012 02:09 AM

Does it cost any more money than regular surplus and also what does it meen if your bullets have a grayish paint on the tip

c3shooter 06-07-2012 02:36 AM

Silver tip- light ball, steel core.

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