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Old 12-31-2009, 11:55 AM
Puccini Puccini is offline
 
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Default Colombian 30-06

I just ran into some 60's produced Colombian military surplus 30-06 ammo.
Never saw it before.
Comes in 20 round white boxes.

Anyone have any knowlege about this ammo?
Gerry
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Old 12-31-2009, 12:10 PM
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The Colombians converted piles of 7mm Mausers into .30-'06 in the early 1950's. They made ammuntion for years. Treat all their ammunition as corrosive.
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Old 12-31-2009, 02:08 PM
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Default colombian ammo?

Is there some information that verifies their ammo as corrosive?
I thought that corrosive primers were phased out in the 50's practically everywhere.
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Old 12-31-2009, 02:37 PM
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Is there some information that verifies their ammo as corrosive?
I thought that corrosive primers were phased out in the 50's practically everywhere.
Nope. Corrosive primers continued to be used by foreign manufacturers for decades after the U.S. quit using them. Why not disassemble one of the cartridge (remove bullet and powder), and fire it at close range at a bare piece of steel (clean your rifle immediately) and see what happens. In a moist environment such as a basement, if it's corrosive, the steel exposed to the gases exiting the muzzle should begin to rust.

Don
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Old 12-31-2009, 07:58 PM
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Might be a cool addition to someone's collection of ammo or as a representative of the ammo loaded for the Madsen Bolt guns I have been lusting after for years.
Pictures Please!
WMC

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