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Old August 13th, 2010, 12:51 PM   #91
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97-98 Headstamp Indian OFV M80 7.62

This will be the last post on subject from me unless questions arise.
'97 and '98 rds. were pulled apart with the following results.
Out of 10 rds. 2 projectiles were not seated straight in casing.
all projectiles were out of round by .040, weight varied from 147-148 gr. (you could see the lead slop on the back of the boat tail that varied from round to round) ball powder charge varied from 42.7 to 44.7 in weight. (in the powder there was flecks of black sealant?) inside of the brass casing was black and the projectiles had black sealant smears all over areas covered by casing. when primers were removed, all of the anvils fell out.
Conclusion: JUNK! pull apart and salvage brass.
ALSO, no return answer from factory on question concerning production(my Indian contacts said this is normal)
As always, your call, but not for me................

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Old July 8th, 2011, 09:31 AM   #92
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I have a 50cal ammo can full of this crap in sealed plastic bags. I shot only a few rounds and one round goes bang really loud while another will go a loud pop. The powder charge is inconsistant. I been planning on pulling the bullets and reset the powder charge so its at the right spec and even throughout them all. Then i'll pop it all up.

No wonder why my so called good dealer pushed this on me for a special one time price. I also caught him selling me a used 1911 that was suppose to be new too. He used it as a demo and never cleaned and lubed it first. Of course we no longer do business. I must look like a fool but i'm not.

I recently heard rumors about some of the german manufactured ammo being loaded hot too. They said it maybe pay back for WW2 and them losing the war. I didn't catch what caliber or german ammo they were talking about. I have a case of the 7,62x39 east german white box ammo that i'm afraid to fire now.

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Old July 8th, 2011, 03:29 PM   #93
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I managed to pull and save the 150 fmj bullets but the OFV I bought had the bullets sealed with TAR!! I thought about rinsing the tar with solvent but its not worth it to me. Plus the crimped primer pockets....

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Old July 17th, 2011, 05:34 PM   #94
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If i scrap it i need to disassemble it all anyhoo. Bill

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Old July 17th, 2011, 06:45 PM   #95
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Was at a gunshow today and most of the 7.62 for sale was Indian. Thanks to this site I was able to know enough not to buy it.

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Old July 17th, 2011, 07:04 PM   #96
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The Indian ammo is too hot and spicy for the m1a because the powder is made from bat guano and curry powder. If you own this ammo you can use a kinetic hammer and pull the projectile bullet and dump out the powder and reload with 4895, RL-15, or varget. Take the old powder and sprinkle it on your lawn during the rainy season for a thick and luxurious green lawn.

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Old September 6th, 2011, 02:37 PM   #97
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FYI, the original link appears to be dead.

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Old September 6th, 2011, 03:49 PM   #98
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I dont know where I got it from, but I ended up with a bunch of sealed 10 round boxes labled OFV. I actually shot a bunch of it early 80's headstamp no problem. What is strange is that in half of the sealed OFV labled 10 round boxes I have there is LC head-stamped brass in it, they also shot fine?????

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I'm sure its in here somewhere in this thread but the OFV 70s ammo is fine. This is the stuff that was produced under British supervision. After that it all went to hell.

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Old January 6th, 2013, 07:03 PM   #101
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I've got 600 rounds of the questionable 90's era OFV stamped ammo. I always said I was going to pull them but have never gotten around to it.

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I've got 600 rounds of the questionable 90's era OFV stamped ammo. I always said I was going to pull them but have never gotten around to it.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 05:57 PM   #103
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I have a silly question. I know that the 90s era OFV is dangerous to use, but what about ammo date stamped in the year 2000 plus? Most of my indian ammo is has the "02" on them.

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Quite a while back i purchased a 50cal ammo can of this indian 308 ammo. I shot some in my Cetme rifle. Just a few rounds till i noticed some go BANG and some with a lesser bang. The powder charge isn't consistant. Now i need to disassemble all of them and make the charge correct and even.

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Old March 8th, 2013, 04:10 PM   #105
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I have found some of them with no powder in the case.

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