Bad 30-06 Ammo

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by deadsp0t, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. deadsp0t

    deadsp0t New Member

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    I bought some surplus 30-06 ammo last year and it's junk.. Several no-fires and slow fires so I stopped shooting it and stowed it away.. Does it have any value of any kind or should I just salvage the clips it's on and chuck it out?
     
  2. earl1412

    earl1412 New Member

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    Don't chuck it out, the brass is worth something, as are the slugs themselves.
     

  3. deadsp0t

    deadsp0t New Member

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    Not to sound like a total idiot.. But to who? Find a re-loader on Craigslist or ArmsList?
     
  4. earl1412

    earl1412 New Member

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    If you feel comfortable using Armslist, go for that. Otherwise, stop by your local FFL and see if they'll offer something for the loaded rounds. :)
     
  5. rjd3282

    rjd3282 New Member

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    Assuming the brass is boxer primed it can be reloaded if not the brass is still worth money as scrap and the bullets could be used again. Have you seen the price of 308 bullets lately? I'll bet somebody here would be interested.
     
  6. deadsp0t

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    Cool thanks for the advice guys, I didn't pay a lot for it so anything I could get in return would be great. Personally I'd rather deal with a dealer vs arms-list but a buddy of mine has scored some decent swaps..
     
  7. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Just out of curiouity, where was it manufactured?
     
  8. deadsp0t

    deadsp0t New Member

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    image-3028110233.jpg

    Can you tell from this picture? Because idk



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    I also have two boxes of these but have not tried shooting any of it yet.
     
  9. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    The case you show appears to say FN 52? The FN ammo is generally good quality, but impossible to know what conditions it was kept in. The brass should be Berdan primed and as such not reloadable.

    The box depicts USGI ammo from the Saint Louis ammo plant. Headstamp should be SL _ _ (year). Generally considered good quality M-2 ball ammo
     
  10. deadsp0t

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    Yes FN 52, good to know thanks.
    The other has 42 stamped on it I believe, but there is corrosion so it's difficult to see.
     
  11. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    42 GI ball will be corrosive. No big deal, ya just clean your rifle after using it. Good quality ammo. Corrosion on the brass usually comes off easily with 0000 steel wool.
     
  12. deadsp0t

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    Cool, the boxed ammo was actually cheaper then the other and the original plan was to display it and the boxes, but it's actually just been hanging in my ammo crate lol