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    Hi guys. I just bought a grab-bag of surplus .308 (OK, 7.62mm) ammo at a gun show. I mainly bought it because it had some AP rounds, but there are about 50 rounds I can't identify. They are all copper colored: the case is the same color as the bullet. I don't know if the case is copper or just copper-plated brass or what. The primer is gold colored and the headstamp is "19" and "92" at a 180 degree angle to each other: that's all. I shoot a .308 M-1 Garand and a PolyTech M-14S. Are these rounds something I'd want to feed my 2 babies with? Thanks in advance!--Jack in Montana

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  • #2
    Sounds like Norinco. I had some 7.62x39 with the same kind of markings. Mine was a 19 and 93 or something.

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    • #3
      Yep, it's Norinco copper washed 147g ball. It shoots pretty decent. I bought 3 cases many years ago. All of it was sure fire. A couple of split necks, but that's the only problem I had.

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      • #4
        Thanks you all! You sure are fast. I just posted this message and went and ate a sandwich. When I came back already 2 replies. Much appreciated!


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        • #5
          +3 on the Norinco. I have a buddy that has a case of it marked similar to your description. Shoots just fine in his HK 91.
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          • #6
            Yes, agree on that info.

            May be steel case/copper washed and non-reloadable (?)


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            • #7
              Originally posted by Big Bunny:


              May be steel case/copper washed and non-reloadable (?)


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              That's the stuff I have.
              If at first you don\'t succeed, skydiving isn\'t for you!

              I hated going to weddings. All the grandmas would poke me saying \"You\'re next\". They stopped that when I started doing it to them at funerals.

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