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German 7.62 Surplus..yay or nay?
« on: March 20, 2010, 08:19:53 PM »
  Okay..question y'all.

  I am in the process of getting a FAL (Thanks Buckeye  ;D).

 There was a big bunch of German 7.62X51 surplus awhile back, went out of stock, well it's back.

1,000 rounds $499.99. 

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Manufactured to NATO specifications by DAG, this 7.62x51mm (308 Winchester) ammunition reflects the superb quality of German manufacturing. Produced in the 1990s and sealed in individual 200 round battle packs for complete protection in storage. The 147 grain Full Metal Jacketed Boat Tail Bullet has a cupronickel jacket to encapsulate the lead core. A non-reloadable brass case features a non-corrosive berdan primer.


  I had planned on picking up a bunch of South African ball ammo from AimSurplus.

But this is an equal price and it's from a place I don't have to establish an account with.

 Just curious if anyone else had any experiance with it.
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Re: German 7.62 Surplus..yay or nay?
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2010, 08:57:48 PM »
I haven't bought any of the german. I would think that it would be ok but, don't know. I like the south african but good luck finding it any more. I really liked the Austrlian stuff but, havne't seen that for a long time.
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Re: German 7.62 Surplus..yay or nay?
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2010, 10:07:41 PM »
Get it if it's cheap because cheap 7.62 is going to be hard to find.
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2010, 11:11:09 PM »
Is this from Wideners? What's the shipping like?
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Re: German 7.62 Surplus..yay or nay?
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2010, 11:46:20 PM »
 Okay, I ordered so it's safe to blow the whistle  ;D 

I was being cautious as last time it sold out in 3 days  :o

www.midwayusa.com

 Ended up costing $35 shipping.....Not terrible though.   Midway's the cheapest shipping I've seen.   Tried ordering ammo from Natchez once....I said "never again".

  One note: Don't buy Optics from Midway...even with dealer prices, they're sky-high.   
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Re: German 7.62 Surplus..yay or nay?
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2010, 02:12:33 AM »
I don't know, you can sometimes get good deals on optics from Midway.  You just have to watch for the sales.
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Re: German 7.62 Surplus..yay or nay?
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2010, 02:42:40 AM »
Pull a bullet and then take a hack-saw and cut the projectile in two.  Check to see if the jacket is copper - or steel.  If it is steel - it will have been copper washed/plated - but much thinner than a US M80 Ball round's jacket.

IF it has the thin steel jacket - this stuff according the Dr. Martin Fackler is:

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Bullet mass and bullet striking velocity establish a bullet's potential; they set the limit on the tissue disruption it can produce. Bullet shape and construction determine how much of this potential is actually used to disrupt tissue; they are the major determinants of bullet effect. Far and away the most disruptive bullet of those described is the West German 7.62 NATO round. Its fragmenting behaviour maximises utilisation of its much higher potential (bullet mass well over twice that of any of the 5.56mm bullets and velocity only about ten percent less than theirs) for tissue disruption.


The entire article is here: http://www.bajaarizona.org/fklr/fklr.html

I have a stash of some of this devestating ammo - and it indeed produces truly spectacular results that make any other .308 projo pale in comparison.

IF it is the thin steel jacket stuff - you got a STEAL.

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Re: German 7.62 Surplus..yay or nay?
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2010, 04:47:18 PM »
Haha. Nice play on words  ;D

I ain't too worried if it's the good german or not.   It's as decent a price as I have seen.     If it works out okay, I'll keep an eye out and snag more. 
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Re: German 7.62 Surplus..yay or nay?
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2010, 02:10:51 AM »
   Midway's the cheapest shipping I've seen. 

It didn't use to be that way.  I'm a couple of hundred miles from Midway and I use to get absolutely soaked with their shipping rates.  I had quit buying from them at one time simply because I was getting screwed on shipping.  I could send stuff twice as heavy all the way across the country cheaper than they were sending it to me.  They revamped their shipping charges a while back and they're now quite reasonable.  Midway gets a lot of my business now.

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