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Old 07-25-2010, 12:57 AM   #1
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I purchased some .223 "JSC {The TULA Cartridge Works}" from Cabelas in Buda, TX.
It's in a white box. Can Anyone tell me if it is laquer coated?
DelTon says if I fire laquer coated ammo it will void my warranty.
Any help greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-25-2010, 01:21 AM   #2
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Unless it's "OLD" or surplus, the Eastern Block munitions manufactures have been producing polymer coated steel case ammo for some time now.

Buy your 223/5.56 Lake City SS109 ammo here:

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Thx for the quick reply. NOW, I'll go plink'n.

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Default No worries.....

I've put thousands of rounds of the old stuff and the new stuff from Russia through my Bushy, absolutlely no problems.

That warrantee sounds bogus.

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Default Just my opinion

Much of the Eastern Bloc ammo is laquer coated to prevent rust to the steel/metal case. Ak's have no problem shooting them. Direct inpidgment gas systeems dump hot gas and carbon right into/onto the bore/bolt-carrier. Eventually the heat and contact will cause bits of laquer to get deposited into the chamber/bolt area. These deposits can range from slight with no problems, to extreem, with cases "glued" into a hot breech. Some people eliminate the worry, by using brass. This is just my humble opinion. This is on risk I don't need. There are many vendors of "LC" brass at very reasonable prices. SurplusAmmo.com for instance. I've also started seeing "ATI" ammo on Able Ammo's pages.

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