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French 7.62x51(308) info needed

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by ridnjon, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. ridnjon

    ridnjon vancouver wa Active Member

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    I bought some 7.62x51(308) for a good deal
    Headstamp sf and 71 w/NATO cross
    I know it's French and 147 gr
    It has black sealant around the bullet seat/brass cased but the bullet sticks to the magnet. Question is anybody use or has any more info on this? Several posts saying its corrosive and some saying its not. Is it light steel or what is it. Thanks in advance

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  2. billgrigsby24

    billgrigsby24 Beaverton, Or Active Member

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    Most likely AP ammo.
     
  3. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    I could not find much information on this other then it is semi uncommon to come by.

    I dont know if it is corrosive or not but just clean like it is and you wont have a problem. There is no reason to believe it is anything other then just a standard FMJ bullet. Not sure what you mean by light steel and highly unlikely to be AP.
     
  4. ridnjon

    ridnjon vancouver wa Active Member

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    Well brass cased and when I put a magnet to the bullet it is highly attracted to it. Thats why I was seeing if somebody on here has had experience with this stuff.
     
  5. Iansstud

    Iansstud SW WA / PDX Member

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    where did you get this? I want some....
     
  6. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    AAAAHHHH it probably has a steel jacket vs copper. It is common in many euro bullets.