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#565599 - 01/15/08 07:39 PM Need Expert Ammo Advice on 7.62.
Camp
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I just reposted over here from my post in General Forum. Thanks for advice.

I checked with a LICENSED DEALER while in Clarksville (being a military town, I thought supply would be good) today about some bulk 7.62 ammo for my 30-06. Didn't care if it was FMJ just wanted cheap for target practice. He thought I was crazy. This was our conversation. Him.."7.62 is for .308 NOT 30-06. It comes in 7.62x39, x49, x64 etc. It's all for .308!" Me.."But I've got a box left over still at home and had bought a few hundred rounds bulk of cheap FMJ that I've already shot." Him.."Not in a 30-06. ALL 7.62 is equivalent to .308" Would not believe me, thought I was crazy after all he was a DEALER. I gave up. Right now I am looking at the last partial box of Hansen (Yugoslavia) ammo. It says 30-06 Springfield, (7.62x64 M2) 150 Grain. It's FMJ for target only. I have a brass I dug out of the brass bucket from the bulk FMJ surplus I bought that has on the end GEVELOT 7.62 MOD.49. I'm assuming that is 7.62x49. I'm no expert...please help with "good" advice so I don't "put my eye out". \:\) I need to get some cheap target ammo and can order 7.62 for $5 a box or $200 a thousand but need to know EXACTLY what I'm looking for. Thanks.

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#565629 - 01/15/08 07:58 PM Re: Need Expert Ammo Advice on 7.62. [Re: Camp]
Blue5
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7.62 is usually thought of as .308!
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#565641 - 01/15/08 08:03 PM Re: Need Expert Ammo Advice on 7.62. [Re: Camp]
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In the U.S. 30-06 is seldom, if ever, described as anything other than 30-06. Calling it by any other name, while possibly technically correct, invites confusion and misunderstanding.
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#565646 - 01/15/08 08:06 PM Re: Need Expert Ammo Advice on 7.62. [Re: Camp]
Bambi Buster
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 Originally Posted By: Camp
I need to get some cheap target ammo and can order 7.62 for $5 a box or $200 a thousand but need to know EXACTLY what I'm looking for. Thanks.


Without a more detailed product description, it's impossible to know whether that would be what you're looking for or not. My guess would be probably not.
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#565723 - 01/15/08 08:35 PM Re: Need Expert Ammo Advice on 7.62. [Re: Bambi Buster]
Camp
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 Originally Posted By: Bambi Buster
 Originally Posted By: Camp
I need to get some cheap target ammo and can order 7.62 for $5 a box or $200 a thousand but need to know EXACTLY what I'm looking for. Thanks.


Without a more detailed product description, it's impossible to know whether that would be what you're looking for or not. My guess would be probably not.


Just re-checked it's the 7.62x54 (too short) not the 7.62x63 or 7.62x64 which I believe is what I have to have. Thanks for advice also posted over in General Forum.

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#565777 - 01/15/08 09:08 PM Re: Need Expert Ammo Advice on 7.62. [Re: Camp]
Francis
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7.62 NATO is the designation for the military version of the .308
The case dimentions while close are close, but not the same.

http://www.thegunzone.com/30cal.html
http://www.fulton-armory.com/308.htm

These 2 article explain quite a bit. One of the main problems with using military spec'd ammo is the pressures. Be sure what your weapon can/will handle.
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#565895 - 01/15/08 10:51 PM Re: Need Expert Ammo Advice on 7.62. [Re: Camp]
Camp
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 Originally Posted By: Camp
 Originally Posted By: Bambi Buster
 Originally Posted By: Camp
I need to get some cheap target ammo and can order 7.62 for $5 a box or $200 a thousand but need to know EXACTLY what I'm looking for. Thanks.


Without a more detailed product description, it's impossible to know whether that would be what you're looking for or not. My guess would be probably not.


Just re-checked it's the 7.62x54 (too short) not the 7.62x63 or 7.62x64 which I believe is what I have to have. Thanks for advice also posted over in General Forum.


I did find the 30-06 (7.62x63) FMJ for $149 for 500 rds. $178 with shipping. $7.12 a box. May get it, might just stick to Wally World for a few bucks more. Thanks again everybody.

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#565938 - 01/16/08 01:09 AM Re: Need Expert Ammo Advice on 7.62. [Re: Camp]
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 Originally Posted By: Camp
 Originally Posted By: Camp
 Originally Posted By: Bambi Buster
 Originally Posted By: Camp
I need to get some cheap target ammo and can order 7.62 for $5 a box or $200 a thousand but need to know EXACTLY what I'm looking for. Thanks.


Without a more detailed product description, it's impossible to know whether that would be what you're looking for or not. My guess would be probably not.


Just re-checked it's the 7.62x54 (too short) not the 7.62x63 or 7.62x64 which I believe is what I have to have. Thanks for advice also posted over in General Forum.


I did find the 30-06 (7.62x63) FMJ for $149 for 500 rds. $178 with shipping. $7.12 a box. May get it, might just stick to Wally World for a few bucks more. Thanks again everybody.


In the U.S. 7.62 is usually thought of as .308! In the U.S. 30-06 is seldom, if ever, described as anything other than 30-06 Springfield . Calling it by any other name, the 7.62x63 while possibly militarily technically correct, invites confusion and misunderstanding as these young guys are not used to seeing 30-06 military AMMO . The 30-06 (7.62x63) FMJ for $149 for 500 rds. $178 with shipping. $7.12 a box sounds OK but you need to find out if it has corrosive primers or modern no corrosive ones . .
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#566050 - 01/16/08 07:33 AM Re: Need Expert Ammo Advice on 7.62. [Re: Locksley]
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http://www.odcmp.com/ammo.htm
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#566100 - 01/16/08 08:03 AM Re: Need Expert Ammo Advice on 7.62. [Re: Tater]
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From how I understand it. 7.62 is the NATO designation for .308 Winchester. SInce NATO had barely formed when the 30/06 went the way of the dodo bird, most folks see the 7.62 as a NATO,russian...etc
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