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Old April 04, 2018, 18:56   #1
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30-06 ammo value?

I have a older friend that is looking to sell off 2400 rounds of 30-06 from the Korean era. What's it worth?
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Old April 04, 2018, 19:05   #2
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50 cents a round.




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Old April 04, 2018, 19:27   #3
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The last Greek ball the CMP had was 80 cents plus.

Knowing where this ammo was produced, when, and if ball or AP will narrow down value greatly. How its clipped?
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Old April 04, 2018, 22:14   #4
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50 cents a round.




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Assuming corrosive ball, terry is (as usual) spot on.

If it is AP (black tip) then itís worth more
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Old April 04, 2018, 22:24   #5
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Is it loose in cans? In links? In Garand clips.

Answers to these questions will have a bearing on value.
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Old April 05, 2018, 10:14   #6
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He has about double in black tip and twice that much in garand clips. He is a hoarder and has a hard time letting anything go. I was thinking .80 a round told him .70 may sell it a bit quicker. My man has so much stuff, keeps saying he want to sell it off but only got him to move on the 2400 rounds. Currently in 50 cal cans with the cans in 40mm can.
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Old April 09, 2018, 16:28   #7
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All depends what the headstamp is
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Old April 10, 2018, 11:08   #8
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Late 50's headstamp demands a premium due to being non corrosive.
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Old April 10, 2018, 11:18   #9
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Late 50's headstamp demands a premium due to being non corrosive.
That is exactly why I like to purchase the earlier stuff.

Cleaning a rifle is easy.






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That is exactly why I like to purchase the earlier stuff.

Cleaning a rifle is easy.






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Old April 11, 2018, 15:06   #11
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In a Garand?
Absolutely.

And 1903s

And 03a3s

And 1917s


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Absolutely.

And 1903s

And 03a3s

And 1917s


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Obviously......those are bolt guns.
I don't mess with corrosive in my Garand or SVT.
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Obviously......those are bolt guns.
I don't mess with corrosive in my Garand or SVT.
All common ammunition has some corrosive properties, and the habit of cleaning a rifle properly is simple to develop.



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Old April 12, 2018, 04:46   #14
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But shooting corrosive ammo in a Garand requires a complete tear down clean and grease. Disassembling the gas cylinder puts wear on the gas barrel splines which results in a loose gas cylinder fit which results in lost accuracy
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But shooting corrosive ammo in a Garand requires a complete tear down clean and grease. Disassembling the gas cylinder puts wear on the gas barrel splines which results in a loose gas cylinder fit which results in lost accuracy
Really? I just hose it out in the utility sink and blow dry. I might even use soap.
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But shooting corrosive ammo in a Garand requires a complete tear down clean and grease. Disassembling the gas cylinder puts wear on the gas barrel splines which results in a loose gas cylinder fit which results in lost accuracy
Removing the cylinder from the barrel may cause wear on the splines.

Disassembling the stainless steel gas cylinder does not.

M2 ball is used in a battle rifle, not in a match gun.


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Old April 13, 2018, 06:04   #17
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Really? I just hose it out in the utility sink and blow dry. I might even use soap.
You have been very lucky then if you haven't gotten rust elsewhere
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You have been very lucky then if you haven't gotten rust elsewhere
I don't get sucked up in the myths of corrosive ammo, because I understand that salt dissolves in water. No luck involved.
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Old April 13, 2018, 10:12   #19
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If shooting corrosive primed ammo was bad half the world's rifles would be non funtional. I shoot the crap out of it and stockpile it as feel it stores longer. I still use lead based paint as well. Corrosive and poison is good to me. After shoot a rifle with corrosive ammo I take the wood off, put in shower and pour boiling water through it like a black powder rifle. When water starts coming out clear put wood back on, clean with standard solvents, oil and grease crap out of it and put up.

Have AK's and other combloc rifles that have had thousands of rounds of corrosive ammo and bore is just as nice as when new 30 plus years later. Only times I drive to pick up marketplace items face to face is for steel core corrosive ammo. Love the stuff. Of course I am about to crack a fresh can of lead NOS lead based paint because without lead yellow and red fade so fast I feel havery shortchanged my clients.
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I am about to crack a fresh can of lead NOS lead based paint because without lead yellow and red fade so fast I feel havery shortchanged my clients.
You can get some hindered amine light stabilizer (aka HALS) to add to your paint to reduce fading.
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I don't get sucked up in the myths of corrosive ammo, because I understand that salt dissolves in water. No luck involved.
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Old April 13, 2018, 11:08   #22
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I agree, water is all that is needed but have to get everywhere the salts may hide not just the bore
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Regardless of action type if corrosive ammo has been shot in the rifle I use boiling water and Windex (make sure it is the original formula with Ammonia) clean bores. Bolts, all parts this way. Boiling water dries fast and clean, lube everything - ( currently using CLP) and then put it away. Been following this formula for about 25 years now never a speck of rust on anything.

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