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Old December 27th, 2015, 11:23 AM   #76
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I have one to identify, assuming it is federal. Most of my brass are FC top - 308 win bottom; or FC -12 (or other numbers)

But I have one brass FC 14 bottom and 7.62 -M1A top what bullet is loaded with this brass

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Old December 27th, 2015, 12:00 PM   #77
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That is Federal overruns from their contract to manufacture MK316 Mod0. 175 grain SMK.

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What about perfecta?? Anyone know where it comes from??

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What about perfecta?? Anyone know where it comes from??
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GoodGuy, try this Sticky here in the future... Mil Surplus ammunition manufactures for the 7.62x51mm

Austria, '75, [ HP ], Berdan, three star crimp with dark green primer sealant. Other HS's H
Austria, '78, [ HP ], Berdan, three star crimp with no primer sealant visible.
Austria, '79, [ *79* ], Boxer, three star crimp with light green primer sealant. * 79 * 7.62x51
Austria, '80, [ *80* ], Boxer, three star crimp with light green primer sealant. * 80 * 7.62x51

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Thank you, sir! You just confirmed that my case of 1K 1979 Hirtenberger 7.62x51 is Boxer primed. I thought that was part of the reason why I bought it several years ago and I have been living with the misinformation from another site (and kicking my bum for a few years now) that it was Berdan-primed. Happy to have the Hirt brass for reloading.

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Evidently some 1975 Radway-Green made it across the pond as well.

'75 [RG], "L2A2", (most likely) Berdan, ring crimp with purple primer sealant. (+)

Clean, annealed brass case w/ a flat "ring" crimp @ case mouth around projo.

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Evidently some 1975 Radway-Green made it across the pond as well.

'75 [RG], "L2A2", (most likely) Berdan, ring crimp with purple primer sealant. (+)

Clean, annealed brass case w/ a flat "ring" crimp @ case mouth around projo.
The years I have tested myself.

British, '68, [ RG ], Berdan, ring crimp with purple primer sealant. (Radway Green)
British, '84, [ RG ], Berdan, ring crimp with purple primer sealant. (+)
British, '85, [ RG ], Berdan, ring crimp with purple primer sealant. (+)
British, '90, [ RG ], Boxer, ring crimp with red primer sealant. (+)
British, '93, [ RG ], Berdan, ring crimp with purple primer sealant. (+)
British, '95, [ RG ], Berdan, ring crimp with purple primer sealant. (+)


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I've been shooting some '89 RG lately and since I found this '75 batch in storage I will give it a try on my next range session. RG, in general, is some of the very best surplus I have used. It worked great in my early DSA FAL too, which I sold to get my LRB.


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No-date Hirtenberger. Just opened a 200-round battlepack of Hirtenberger. There were no markings on the plastic case and there is not a date on the 20-round boxes. Box has the circled HP logo and reads "20 Cartridges, cal. 7,62mm x 51 BALL", followed by the Austrian address. Headstamped "HP", ".308", "7.62x51". No NATO circled cross. Has green primer sealant and a three-point crimp. Odd.


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LC head stamp issue

Need some help with some LC head stamp. Separating some brass for reloading, the NM was easy to identify, but a number of the cases were marked with LC dates 1976,77, 82, 83 along with a circle with a cross in it. What does the circle and cross signify? Thanks!

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Need some help with some LC headstamp. LC dates 1976,77, 82, 83 along with a circle with a cross in it. What does the circle and cross signify? Thanks!
Its the NATO logo.


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