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Old 05-23-2010, 11:34 PM   #11
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I'm looking for AK47 ammo and need help finding the best prices and if there any types to stay away from. Thanks.
I like Golden Tiger.

It gave me 2-3 inch groups at 100 yards last time I went to the range with my SAR-1.
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Thanks guys. I see some advertising good prices for Wolf and see others selling this as "recreational and practice" rounds. That's as opposed to what? I went pig hunting last fall with these recreational rounds and did okay. Can someone give me a lesson? Thanks.

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Most of the "recreational" or practice cartridges advertised by the bigger Russian manufactures, such as Wolf, Brown Bear and Golden Tiger are all with in the same category. They are all close enough to mil-surp specs that you should feel comfortable with an ample supply of any for SHTF purposes as well as practice.

I really wouldn't want to get shot with any of those so called "practice rounds". Most of which are also available in HP or SP (better for SD) at a price difference so negligible it's worth stocking up.

Don't be scared of any of the major brands, however I personally steer towards mil-surp from various countries of origin. They seem to perform well above the average lower-end commercial cartridge. Sure they're corrosive. . . BIG DEAL clean appropriately and your AK will never know the difference.

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"recreational and practice" also means it's not as accurate as some more expensive ammo out there but it's plenty good enough for almost everything. AKs aren't super accurate anyway, maybe 5MOA depending on the rifle, so cheap steel case makes a lot of sense.

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Okay, now I have an additional question. I see 7.62x39 advertised in bulk (20rnd boxes) and also in "tins" (slightly higher price). Is there a big advantage in buying them sealed up? I've seen guys have old WWII ammo in bulk around here where they kept them in their barns for decades, without being sealed very well in anything other than boxes.

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The tins protect the ammo from any outside elements (mainly water/rust) for much longer than other storage methods.

I usually keep a couple tins for each rifle caliber that get left alone and I just get a case or two of the cheapest stuff for practice. Some of the corrosive surplus ammo in 7.62 x 39 that I've came across has shot much better than many of the big name brands such as Wolf. Just clean accordingly and you'll have no problems.

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Some of the corrosive surplus ammo in 7.62 x 39 that I've came across has shot much better than many of the big name brands such as Wolf. Just clean accordingly and you'll have no problems.
I bought some stuff already on stripper clips when i purchased my SKS & was told it had mildly corrosive primers. I didn't find this out or a few days after shooting about 40-60 rounds. I didn't notice any extra nastiness, even in the gas tube. I guess the problems come in when you wait more than a few days or shoot more than 60 rounds or so. The label on the boxes looked like the Yugo brass cased ammo for sale at this place: http://www.classicarms.us/ammunition.htm Their price doesn't seem incredibly low or anything, but if you are against the steel cases and don't mind cleaning you rifle, it might suit you well.
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I didn't notice any extra nastiness, even in the gas tube. I guess the problems come in when you wait more than a few days or shoot more than 60 rounds or so.
Exactly, if I know I'm not gonna shoot for several days or a week, or if it is really humid, I'll clean immediately after use. I don't ever put less than 150 or so rounds per session and haven't had a problem yet.

In fact, I love the way that surplus shoots! Its way worth the extra cleaning.
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AmmoEngine: 7.62x39mm, Instock For Sale Premium & Discount Ammunition, Ammo Deals

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Great link! Never known of that one.

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