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Old August 13th, 2008, 02:02 PM   #1
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Austrian 308 ammo

Just found a dusty crate of 7.62 ammo in the locker. It is marked made in Austria. I must have bought it 15-18 yyears ago.Is anyone familiar with this surplus ammo. I hate to open the case, cause if I do, I'll just have to shoot some of it.

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Old August 13th, 2008, 02:21 PM   #2
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Just found a dusty crate of 7.62 ammo in the locker. It is marked made in Austria. I must have bought it 15-18 yyears ago.Is anyone familiar with this surplus ammo. I hate to open the case, cause if I do, I'll just have to shoot some of it.
Could be Hirtenberger. This is good stuff.

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You could find headstamps big bear of ...

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

It's a good military surplus ammunition that you have there if it's Austria Hirtenberger manufactured . Enjoy it on the range soon!

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Old August 13th, 2008, 02:41 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info. I have a policy though, I don't crtack a case till I buy a case...so is the PMC 308 worth getting? The price is crazy but so is everything else these days!

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I don't crtack a case till I buy a case...so is the PMC 308 worth getting?
Just my 2 cents big bear, I would be walking away from the PMC at a full run . Save your money till a better military surplus ammunition crate pops up to be bought then.

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Just my 2 cents big bear, I would be walking away from the PMC at a full run . Save your money till a better military surplus ammunition crate pops up to be bought then.
SA surplus went for $700/1000 a few months ago. I broke down and bought 1000 for $400 a few months before price jump, and figured i got ripped on that price, now I feel like I got a deal,just not sure anymore, but for now, I'm hanging tight.These are canadian prices, our market is much, much smaller, so prices tend to be higher.


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SA surplus went for $700/1000 a few months ago. I broke down and bought 1000 for $400 a few months before price jump, and figured i got ripped on that price, now I feel like I got a deal,just not sure anymore, but for now, I'm hanging tight.These are canadian prices, our market is much, much smaller, so prices tend to be higher.
It's the Canadian Socialism, taxes and fees that make your ammo expensive. Not the "small market".

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big bear! If it is Hirtenberger Ammo it is Outstanding, I disagree with My Friend XXIV Corps on the PMC I think it is decent Ammo, Boxer Primed with Good Brass!
Pictured Below is Hirtenberger (hard to find anymore, Left is Boxer Primed, Right is Berdan Primed (a little hotter)



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SA surplus went for $700/1000 a few months ago. I broke down and bought 1000 for $400 a few months before price jump, and figured i got ripped on that price, now I feel like I got a deal,just not sure anymore, but for now, I'm hanging tight.These are canadian prices, our market is much, much smaller, so prices tend to be higher.
did you use canadian currency or american?

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All Canadian currency.

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Is there any Eastern European new ammo being imported up there? Lithuanian, Igman, and Prvi-Partizan all seem to be decent and reloadable. I don't know how they stack up price wise though.

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Lithuanian unheard of here, the other two brands show up in hunting type ammo, , 308 uncommon. Read about problems with the latter two re primer holes being not right all the time (off center or something)

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I don't worry about off center flash holes. Most of the US military 7.62 cases I have, the non-match ones, the holes aren't centered either. Good luck in your quest.

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Hirtenberger Ammo

I was able to procure a pretty good supply of this stuff in both boxer & berdan varieties about in about the same time frame that you recall (15 - 18 yrs), and agree with all who responded to it as excellent fodder for the M1A/M14 Types. I also recall buying it for a delivered price of around 14 cents/round. How times have changed!

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