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7.62 NATO Ball M80

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by gene of oregon, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. gene of oregon

    gene of oregon silverton Member

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    I've just acquired 20 boxs of 7.62 mm NATO Ball M80 Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant. What's this ammo like. Gene
     
  2. spikedzombies

    spikedzombies Lakewood/Tacoma Member

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    762x51 not x39 correct? If so it should shoot like most bulk military ammo, straight and deadly.

    Sent via Iluminati Spy Satellite "Foxtrot Yankee Bravo"
     
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  3. BANE

    BANE Battle Ground WA. Well-Known Member

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    It's great plinking ammo!
     
  4. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    147 gr FMJ that flies at 2800 fps. It's not "Match Grade" but will shoot fine.
     
  5. gene of oregon

    gene of oregon silverton Member

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    I took this ammo in trade and really have no use for it, but have some investment in it. What would be a good price per box if I put it in the classifieds??? Thanks, gene
     
  6. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    If someone was to buy it in huge quantities they'd pay about $0.13 per round. That's where I'd start.
     
  7. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    It would be IMPOSSIBLE for 7.62 NATO M-80 ball to be 7.62x39 since the OP listed a very specific round. 7.62x39 is neither NATO or M-80...............

    At $0.13 I would buy 100,000rds right now no questions asked. Selling pice of similar ammo has been over $0.40/rd and often over $0.50/rd.
     
  8. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    My Bad! I had another number in my calculator and it gave me the $.13. Since my "Match Grade" ammo only costs me onl $0.36 per round when I reload I didn't grab on the fact it was too much of a bargain price.

    I appologize for my boo boo.:(
     
  9. SICARIO

    SICARIO Oregon City Active Member

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    The cheapest surplus 7.62x51 ive purchased has been around $0.32 (Indian/Pakistani stuff), and higher end stuff can go for $0.40-0.60/rnd (radway/DAG/austailian). I don't really get excited unless I see it in the low $0.40's, but then again, I'm not lacking in ammo....
     
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