Non-corrosive surplus 7.62x54r ammo?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by reloader97, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. reloader97

    reloader97 New Member

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    Does any country make 7.62x54 surplus ammo that does not have corrosive primers?
     
  2. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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

  3. reloader97

    reloader97 New Member

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    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.
     
  4. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    There is no such thing as non corrosive surplus in that round. New manufacture from reputable companies, yes, but not surplus.
     
  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    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.
     
  6. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  7. reloader97

    reloader97 New Member

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    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