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Old 04-15-2013, 06:45 PM
ceresco ceresco is offline
 
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The problem is the brass--not the powder......and no one can say the PS problems are confined to any specific lots. If you are going to shoot Korean PS........check the brass around the primer pocket with a good light and magnification. The splits are often visible in UNFIRED ammo--and really visible after firing...... Case splits through the primer pocket (area) are no joke. Pulling PS ammo down and reloading it with a different powder is not going to help much. Good Shooting....
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:00 PM
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Dang, I've had several hundred rounds of this ammo stashed away I'd forgotten about. Not sure I want to trust my Garand's to it now.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:26 PM
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It is good to know the brass is the problem. It saves me the time of reloading. I wonder if he bullets are any good?

I have checked all the other pieces of brass, fired and unfired and none show a crack. The round in question certainly cracked from the primer pocket.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:43 PM
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By most accounts, the PS was accurate ammo and it is non corrosive. The brass defects stem from the case forming process or the brass itself. I suspect that cases that survive the first firing are probably OK....but, with excellent quality HXP (ammo and brass) available in quantity nearly everywhere, I won't use PS at all. Good Shooting......
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:09 AM
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...cases that survive the first firing are probably OK....
+1. I have bought and used the once-fired cases without problems.

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Old 12-14-2017, 10:43 PM
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revive

I had a bunch of the KA stuff years ago, no issues. From what I've been reading, it's all PS marked stuff.
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Old 12-15-2017, 09:12 AM
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I had a bunch of the KA stuff years ago, no issues. From what I've been reading, it's all PS marked stuff.


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Old 12-15-2017, 11:50 AM
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Why risk a +-$1000 rifle and your health on questionable ammo just to save a few bucks? Pull the bullets and powder and reload in good brass, and you'll probably still be saving money.

This is an old post from 2012, so the issue is nothing new. I don't know if you can see the photos without logging in. Post #6 has a list as of 2012 of some Korean PS lot information.

https://www.msgo.com/threads/warning...1/#post-259966
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Old 12-15-2017, 01:24 PM
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I had a bunch of the KA stuff years ago, no issues. From what I've been reading, it's all PS marked stuff.
As I recall, the only downside to the KA ammo was the chlorate primers.
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Old 12-17-2017, 11:48 PM
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Bad lots are 75 headstamp. Use list and never buy loose ps-75 ammo you can't id lot#.
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