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Old October 23rd, 2012, 06:29 AM   #1
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CBC 7.62x51 NATO M80 147 Grain FMJ Magtech 500 Round Case

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http://www.weaponsworld.com/cbc-7-62...dium=HTMLEmail

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Old October 23rd, 2012, 06:35 AM   #2
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its not the old CBC, its new production........they would be wise to drop the CBC

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Old October 23rd, 2012, 10:22 AM   #3
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About 10 years ago there was a recall on CBC, I got a letter on the subject since I had bought 1000K. I don't recall if it was 70's or 80's surplus, but I had one box of 20 left that I returned. The recall was due to several incidents where rifles were blown, as I recall.

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Old October 23rd, 2012, 10:33 AM   #4
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About 10 years ago there was a recall on CBC, I got a letter on the subject since I had bought 1000K. I don't recall if it was 70's or 80's surplus, but I had one box of 20 left that I returned. The recall was due to several incidents where rifles were blown, as I recall.
yep yep, but I dont think this is even the same stuff, correct me if Im wrong. Is this not just new production company?

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Old October 23rd, 2012, 10:47 AM   #5
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Spotted the same stuff for sale at

http://www.tds-us.com/catalog.php/td...TO_-_50_ROUNDS

with this disclaimer:
Note: This ammo is considered magnetic as M80 ball ammo contains some steel in the bullet's jacket. We are pleased to offer this .308 Win Magtech ammo. These 50 rounds of brass cased ammunition are boxer primed and include a 147gr FMJ projectile. Magtech 762LE.

Is that common?

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Old October 23rd, 2012, 10:49 AM   #6
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About 10 years ago there was a recall on CBC, I got a letter on the subject since I had bought 1000K. I don't recall if it was 70's or 80's surplus, but I had one box of 20 left that I returned. The recall was due to several incidents where rifles were blown, as I recall.
CBC rings a bell. I don't recall which S American military the stuff was made for, but there was a problem with the cases splitting at the web and they smelled terrible whwn they fired. I don't recall a recall on it, just word of mouth not to shoot it in gas guns. There was a lot of that bad "CBC" ammo sold in the U.S. The current stuff may be OK but you'd want to shoot it in a strong bolt gun to test it.

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Old October 23rd, 2012, 01:35 PM   #7
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I had some of the old CBC military surplus.....not accurate at all.....but no other problems like others here have posted. Try some of this new production and let us know.

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Old October 23rd, 2012, 03:22 PM   #8
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We fired a 50 round box of this stuff Sunday. 2012 production(at least it appeared that way from the stamps we saw) with the NATO cross on the rounds we had. Shoots to the same POI for practical purposes as the MEN and SA we had with the added benefit of being clean shooting compared to the SA(but what isn't!). This was informal shooting with no attempt at pure accuracy but it looked good with no malfunctions of any sort. I wouldn't hesitate to shoot it or buy it in bulk lots if I could get a good price. We also shot another box which was obviousle older CBC(still a 50 rounder) and it seemed to shoot just as well. None of the stuff was the old, old, OLD ammo you hear about occasionally. It too worked great in the rifles and on the targets.

I'd shop around: Privi is available at some vendors(or was a few days ago) at around $550/K BUT as to the original question this NEW CBC is good stuff.

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I havn't fired any ammo but I reloaded some of the brass which was very nice. I may be wrong, but I think it is part of the "second source" program supply ammo to the us military. The cbc brass I got was mixed in with some LC once fired 308 bulk brass.

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About 10 years ago there was a recall on CBC, I got a letter on the subject since I had bought 1000K. I don't recall if it was 70's or 80's surplus, but I had one box of 20 left that I returned. The recall was due to several incidents where rifles were blown, as I recall.
CBC 75

Toxic stuff, wasnt it something like 150xxx PSI, I've still got a couple boxes

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Old October 23rd, 2012, 06:46 PM   #11
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About 10 years ago there was a recall on CBC, I got a letter on the subject since I had bought 1000K. I don't recall if it was 70's or 80's surplus, but I had one box of 20 left that I returned. The recall was due to several incidents where rifles were blown, as I recall.
Dang! A million rounds? Forgive the question was that a group buy or did you wear out a lot of barrels?

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yeah it was CBC 75 dated surplus ammo it blew a few guns to hell...but this stuff is new production, it looks great except for the price.. about three times what it should cost... welcome to the new economy, hope and change.. B2B

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'75 cbc.....ouch!

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yeah it was CBC 75 dated surplus ammo it blew a few guns to hell...but this stuff is new production, it looks great except for the price.. about three times what it should cost... welcome to the new economy, hope and change.. B2B
Bought 10K rounds from Century Ams back in the day. SHTF when it was discovered that the ammo, one or two rds in a 1K case had been found to have been loaded with HE. I returned all 10 cases on Century's dime, shipping included. What a PIA hauling the ammo to UPS for shipping back to them. What a way to sabotage an entire lot of ammo. SGN and others publisized the re-call. I was going to run it through my 1919A4. The Brownings are built like a brick shit house but it would have been exciting to say the least!

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