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November 27, 2000, 21:17
Need some help on the source of some ammo...Bought some 7.62mm said to be Portugese surplus. It's in repackaged 20rd tan cardboard boxes inside a 240rd steel GI can. 2 types of head stamps. HD or H1 at 12 o'clock with 7.62 at 6 o'clock. No Nato cross, no date. Stuff shots very well, but hot, it cycles at gas setting 7 or 6!! Brass is very shiney, primers have a green sealant. Thank's Ray
October 25, 2006, 02:16
If at 12 o'clock it is HP instead of HD or H1 it could be Hirtenberger Patron HP of Austria.
Hope this helps,
Ammo Guy 8-)
"Aim small, miss small".
October 25, 2006, 03:47
I think HD is Malaysian. Good stuff.
October 25, 2006, 06:05
HD and H1 is Singapore. Very hot stuff, in one of my rifles I could get 30 foot ejections on "7" In a worn out R1 that only works on "1" or "2" with aussie it would run on "5".
Much of what I have seen was repacked into port or south african boxes after being tumbled, then packed in 200 round, clear plastic "battle packs"
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