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Old April 19th, 2009, 01:30 AM   #1
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Pakistani (POF) .308 Ammo?

Hi, was in a local sporting goods store the other day checking out their ammo selection (better than some), and saw that they had 20 rd. boxes of POF .308 ammo for sale at $8.99 per box. Does anyone have some experieince with this ammo? As I recall it was 1980's (early 80's) production- I'll assume it's berdan primed and corrosive, but if it's not click-bang like the POF .303 British can be, then I'd consider picking some up for the bolt guns (and save the "good stuff" for the M1A). Any thoughts are appreciated- thanks!

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Old April 19th, 2009, 08:08 AM   #2
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Hi, was in a local sporting goods store the other day checking out their ammo selection (better than some), and saw that they had 20 rd. boxes of POF .308 ammo for sale at $8.99 per box (45 cents a round) . Does anyone have some experieince with this ammo? As I recall it was 1980's (early 80's) production- I'll assume it's berdan primed and corrosive, but if it's not click-bang like the POF .303 British can be, then I'd consider picking some up for the bolt guns (and save the "good stuff" for the M1A). Any thoughts are appreciated- thanks!
Well mudd.creek.montana,

You need to do some research here, this site has tons of info on all types of military surplus ammunition. Start here first for primer types, then look here for quality of the different military surplus ammunition.

1, M118LR Lake City from 2003. Top score of 200-13X, on a SR-1 NRA standard 100 yard target, 1-20 round mag only with my NM M1A.
2, M118SB Lake City from 1985, a 199-12X.
3, Australian MF surplus from 1966, 199-10X.
4, Portuguese m/963 surplus from 1979, a 199-10X.
5, M852 Lake City from 1985, 198-13X.
6, Radway Green surplus from 1985, 198-9X.
7, Radway Green surplus from 1995, 198-7X
8, South African surplus from 1980, 198-6X.
9, Santa Barbra surplus from 1980, 197-14X.
10, Argentine surplus from 1983, 197-8X.
11, German DAG, surplus from 1976, 197-8X.
12, Austria surplus from 1980, 197-6X.
13, Greek surplus from 1980, 197-6X.
14, German MEN 41, surplus from 1960, 197-6X.
15, Singapore surplus from 1986, 196-11X.
16, Australian ADI surplus from 1988, 196-8X.
17, Radway Green surplus from 1990, 196-8X.
18, Yugoslavia surplus from 2002, 196-6X.
19, Malaysian surplus from 1983, 194-9X.
20, Lithuanian surplus from 2003, 194-6X.
21, Yugoslavia surplus from 1989, 194-2X.
22, Venezuelan surplus from 1989, 194-2X.
23, Denmark, surplus from 1993, 193-2X.
24, Chilean, surplus from 1976, 191-4X.
25, Portuguese m/963 surplus from 1978, 190-4X.
26, Austria surplus from 1978, 190-3X.
27, Belgium surplus from 1977, 189-7X.
28, South African surplus from 1981, 189-1X.
29, Pakistan military surplus from 1979. Score of 188-4X. <<<<<
30, Indonesian surplus from 1985, 187-1X.

I hope that this helps some, good luck ...

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It's decent, sure fire ammo. I just finished off my last case, and wish I had another.

It's about on par with South African IMO, pretty poor accuracy wise, and a little dirty, but other than that good to go.

Oh, BTW, it's Berdan, but NOT Corrosive.

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Bought a case a couple of years ago for $175. Thought it was a bit much at that time, but now I wish I would have bought all they had. Berdan primed, clean burning in my experience, non corrosive and about 4moa in a standard M1A. It had mild corrosion on the cases, but they cleaned up nice with steel wool. Sure fire and no hang fires.

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Old April 19th, 2009, 09:29 PM   #5
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Thanks!

I appreciate the info guys, also posted over on Gunboards too- not quite as good of feedback over there, will look to pick up a box or two next time I'm in to test fire, thanks again!

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FWIW...I bought several cases when it was first offered...it goes bang everytime, reasonably clean, non-corrosive, it is not match ammo but acurracy is OK. I am almost finished with the last of what I bought and I am really sorry to I don`t have more.

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Ive used it and its damn good stuff. One of the better surplus rounds on the market. Make sure its in the yellow/orange box.

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There were serious concerns regarding post-'79 POF being posted on the boards awhile back. The Brits stopped supervising production about then, and certain lots of '80 onward, unk how many years were involved, had some serious quality issues. Some were obvious like collapsed cases, botched bullet seating, and some were not so obvious like powder charges. If what you've got in your hands are good in appearance, I'd weigh several just to see if there are any obvious issues. If not, they're probably made after the Pakis got their act together.

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I've run about a case of 1979 POF through my Scout with no problems whatsoever. It's about as accurate as Port or SA was for me when I had that stuff. Fortunatley, I still have another case of it. Being Berdan primed, it makes good training ammo because I don't pick up the brass from training...

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I have no doubt there are usable lots of POF out there, but go to the sticky at the top of the Ammo Bunker, read it and be careful.

I don't know why I couldn't find that sticky earlier....

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still have a couple of cases left .
all that i shot went bang accuracy is ok

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