View Full Version : Portuguese FNM experiences (70's vintage?)
June 14, 2001, 11:52
AmmoMan has this stuff for cheap enough that I picked up 500rds. What can I expect from it? I just saw a reply somewhere (from Dano, I think) that said avg 2754 fps, how consistent is it? I assume its non-corrosive. Overall, is it any good. BTW, 500 rds is $95 ($0.19 per round exactly), shipping is free.
[ August 10, 2001: Message edited by: EMDII ]
June 14, 2001, 15:09
I shot some 1980 man. Port. through STG 58 kit gun. Chrono at 2670. Group size 1 1/4" at 100 meters, sometimes 1" groups if I didn't pull one. Most accurate stuff (surplus) I could find for my guns.
June 14, 2001, 16:03
I believe that Century has it in 200 round battle paks for $130.00 per thousand, with shipping included in that price. I have never heard anyone speak badly of the Port surplus ball. HTH!
[ June 14, 2001: Message edited by: Master Blaster ]
June 14, 2001, 16:33
Nope, just called Century and apparantly you guys bought all their battlepacks of Portugese ammo.
June 14, 2001, 16:34
Sportsmens Guide is out too. I bought the last of it.
June 14, 2001, 21:21
I've been shooting Portuguese ammo for about 20 years, from when I was into belt-fed MG's. Every MG shooter was using it, as it was accurate & reliable.
About 5+ years ago Soldier Of Fortune evaluated it and rated it as "match grade", something like an average of 8 fps deviation! Lake City Match isn't that consistent.
If you look around you can usually get it at about $180/1,000 delivered. New
batches should be coming in soon, the price drops about $20/1,000 when everyone has it. 20 years ago it was
$140/1,000 + shipping, so it hasn't gone up much. It was the first ammo to be packaged in sealed 200-rd. "battle packs". I have some from 20 yrs. ago,
and it's fine.
I just checked: Eric the Ammoman has it @ $179/1,000 w/free shipping. Cole is out. AIM might have some.
Eric is at: www.ammoman.com (http://www.ammoman.com)
[ June 14, 2001: Message edited by: usmc326 ]
Dittos, best shooting and most accurate surplus I've ever seen. Very consistant. The cases I've shot all had "FNM 79-34" headstamps.
I wish all the surplus was this good. Then I wouldn't have to waste my time reloading.
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