Bulk MilSurp Ammo
Sometimes I need to take a breath and realize that we have folks on this forum who are just learning. This is not to say that we all don't learn as we go along, it's just recognizing people at the beginning of the learning curve. Not everyone has the same level of experience.
I recently posted that I bought some 8mm MilSurp (military surplus) ammunition for my Mausers.
I received 2 PMs from newer members who asked about it and how it was delivered. I decided if there were 2 members wondering about it, there might be more.
In this particular order I purchased 900 rounds of 8mm (7.92X57) Mauser ammunition. These bullets use a 198 grain full metal jacket, boat tail bullet. The ammunition was produced in Yugoslavia in the late 40's, early 50's. They are Berdan (a type of primer) primed and are corrosive. This means there is a corrosive chemical used in the primers which, if not cleaned from the inside of the barrel after shooting will erode and damage the lands and grooves of the gun. Over time this will reduce accuracy of the weapon.
This order came packed 15 rounds to a waxed cardboard (the outside is shiny and smooth, the inside is rough cardboard) box, 60 cardboard boxes in a metal spam can.
A spam can is a metal box containing the ammunition that is completely waterproof and sealed with lead (I think its lead, could be wrong). The spam can is then put in a wooden ammunition crate for shipping. Depending on the ammo, it can be packed into 2 spam cans in a wooden box. This is especially true of surplus pistol ammo.
MilSurp ammo is a less expensive alternative to modern produced ammunition. The downside is, like I've already explained, it is corrosive and requires more diligent care be given to the weapon.
Here is a picture of the ammo right after the crate was opened. The stripper clips and the original linen bandoliers don't come with the ammo (in this shipment, sometimes they do), I was able to find them through another member of National Gun Forum.
If there are any other questions feel free to ask here on the forum or to PM me...
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