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Old December 22, 2012, 12:03   #1
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indian 7.62 nato m80

anybody shoot or know anything about 7.62nato m80 ammo made in india. i am watching an auction of 1000 rds. and don't know anything about it. thanks.
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Old December 22, 2012, 12:46   #2
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Plenty of info out there if you look. There are some suspect years in the headstamps but I forget the bad ones.
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Old December 22, 2012, 12:49   #3
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1970s dates are good surplus (maybe tarnished).

1990's and 2000's are salvage and should not be shot.

I have not seen enough 1980s to know if it was surplussed or scrap salvage.
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Old December 22, 2012, 13:38   #4
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1970's and 1980's are safe to shoot but filthy. And I mean filthy!

I don't know about 2000's but I do know that 1990's is the worst production ammo on the planet!

I've got 70's, 80's, and 90's ammo and I've put a lot of bullets down range that shouldn't have been fired and I'm scared to put the 90's stuff through a bolt gun much less a semi automatic.
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Old December 22, 2012, 19:42   #5
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thanks for the info. i passed on it. went for about $.50 a rd. probably not worth that.
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Old December 26, 2012, 20:57   #6
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.50 a round?!?!

I found two 400 round cases of '75 on banodliers in my shop last week. I don't ever remember buying that crap.

There's another auction on GB with two days left fro 640 rounds. It's up to .40 a round already. I guess I need to sell this junk. I'm not shooting it.
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Old December 26, 2012, 22:15   #7
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shoot 1000s of rds of it/ np/ kicked 1 round out bullet was not square in the casing. its boxer primed too i believe.
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Old December 26, 2012, 23:19   #8
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I had 2000rnds of the 90's production and it was pure sh*t. Probably every 3rd round was a misfire or delayed firing and then came the case-head seperations.
Stay away from it!
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Old December 27, 2012, 15:17   #9
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The 70's stuff is GTG.

$.50 a round is a pretty good deal IMHO as the brass is reloadable and that makes the case worth about $.15 to $.20 after it's fired meaning you're only paying $.30 a round to shoot it.
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Is this POF ? If not, what's the headstamp ? Thanks.
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Old December 27, 2012, 18:21   #11
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Is this POF ? If not, what's the headstamp ? Thanks.
POF is Pakisani... The Indian in this thread is HS'd OFV.
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FJ Vollmer ad and review of OFV ammo from 1985. $300 for 2,00 rounds.
Check out the HK prices on page 3.



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