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Old 02-25-2014, 01:02 PM   #1
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I was given about 38 if these WCC `58 .308 military bullets and was ready to shoot them then my fil mentioned that they might be corrosive primers. I asked a group on Facebook a while back with no definite answer. Any help would be appreciated. I would hate to assume they are, pull all the bullets and find out they were not.

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Old 02-25-2014, 01:15 PM   #2
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Those rounds do not have corrosive primers.

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Note: All 7.62 mm NATO manufactured in this country is NON Corrosive – EXCEPT 1956
"International Match Ammunition" manufactured by Frankford Arsenal (produced at the same
time as the FA .30-’06, 1956 International Match Ammunition)! This ammunition is usually
found in Arsenal White Boxes marked "International Match" with FA and the appropriate lot
number.
www.odcmp.org/1101/USGI.pdf


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Agreed. US manufacture military ammo has not had corrosive primers since about 1952, with the exception of a very limited number of National match rounds. The little cross and circle indicates NATO standard loading. Good ammo.

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Thanks guys. I should have came here first.

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