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Frankfort match

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by rick49, May 17, 2016.

  1. rick49

    rick49 Lewis Well-Known Member

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    image.jpeg image.jpeg Bought this to shoot in an FN49. Just got a nice Garand and was wondering if I shoot it or keep it. I have 5 unopened boxes and the one pictured. Thoughts on accuracy and collectibility.
     
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    415DET Hillsboro Oregon Member

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    Great ammo! I have shot hundreds of rounds of that but I have found that my hand loads with 168s can do just as good if not better. What you have is worth around a buck a round, but not particularly collectable. Certain lots were made for the national matches at Camp Perry (11, 41,61, 91, 120 and 121), but your lot is not one of them. I believe that 1961 was the last year FA manufactured M72, as Lake City took over in 1962. I would shoot it for matches as compared to a casual day at the range. Keep the brass as it is great for reloading and you do not have to worry about removing a primer crimp.

    Ted
     
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    rick49 Lewis Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info, greatly appreciated