Go Back   CMP Forums > CMP Sales > Ammunition
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-02-2009, 12:00 PM
doc2welby doc2welby is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 20
Default M1A ammo?

Is there any milsurp ammo around for an M1A? 7.62x51? Or are you stuck buying .308 stuff? Reason I ask is my son-in-law bought a new rifle from Springfield Arms. I never really paid much attention to M1a stuff, thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-02-2009, 12:05 PM
stcarlsen stcarlsen is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Peoples Republic of Colorado
Posts: 43
Default

The Sportsmans guide Web site always seems to have some mil spec both linked and bulk, pretty cheap too
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-02-2009, 12:06 PM
snellbaker snellbaker is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Port Republic, NJ
Posts: 377
Default

http://m14tfl.com

This is a great forum for the M1A- M14 enthusiast. They have a sub-forum called the ammo-bunker that has a ton of relevant information. Check it out.

Art
__________________
Once I was a very young marine, long, long ago!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-02-2009, 12:39 PM
doc2welby doc2welby is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 20
Default

Thanks guys
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-02-2009, 01:20 PM
pepsi71ocean pepsi71ocean is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: The United Soviet Republic of South Jersey
Posts: 575
Default

i shoot the Prvi Partizan 145gr M80 stuff, military primers, and never had a problem, and its accurate as well.

I also have a SA M1A
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-02-2009, 08:35 PM
rochund rochund is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Bar Nunn, WY.
Posts: 81
Send a message via MSN to rochund
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by doc2welby View Post
Is there any milsurp ammo around for an M1A? 7.62x51? Or are you stuck buying .308 stuff? Reason I ask is my son-in-law bought a new rifle from Springfield Arms. I never really paid much attention to M1a stuff, thanks
I found this doing an ammo search. I don't how good they are, but they do have NATO 308. Hope it helps.
http://www.ammo4guns.com/RIFLE_AMMO.html
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-03-2009, 07:01 AM
Orlando Orlando is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 10,779
Default

Ther is plenty of 7.62 surplus available, just not cheap
__________________
"I am the master of my unspoken words, and a slave to those that should have remained unspoken. ...
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-03-2009, 10:20 AM
Z-Man Z-Man is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: IL
Posts: 67
Default

Cabela's just posted a $20.00 off coupon on $100.00 or more merchandise.

Might give you a chance to test various ammuniton at a little cheaper price.
__________________
Member since 3/12/2006 on "old forum"
"CMP Member" on "old marketplace"
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-03-2009, 10:25 AM
Acera Acera is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Republic of Texas
Posts: 147
Default

If I remember correctly 7.62 NATO is not exactly the same as .308. The .308 is a higher pressure cartridge. (Opposite of the 5.56 vs. .223 issue)

Unless the manufacturer says it is OK to fire .308 in your 7.62 M1A I would not unless it's an emergency, it could lead to problems.

According to the owners manual shooting anything other than factory 7.62 military ammo will void the warranty. So unless it's a dire emergency, no .308 will ever be shot in my M1A. (They even mention possibility of a slam fire with civilian ammo.) Why risk it?

Last edited by Acera; 12-03-2009 at 10:32 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-03-2009, 07:32 PM
CNCprogrammer CNCprogrammer is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Southern Middle Tennessee
Posts: 750
Default

Good ammo. Is in stripper clips and bandoleers.
https://www.southernohiogun.com/inde...andoliers.html

This ad calls it .308 but it is 7.62 NATO. The difference in .308 and 7.62 is in the headspace dimensions and cartridge length. AFAIK the problem is a long NATO round in a short .308 chamber. Also, most commercial ammo has too high a port pressure because of the slower burning powder often used. Hornady and Federal both make M1A specific loads. Any milsurp 7.62 should work fine.

Last edited by CNCprogrammer; 12-03-2009 at 07:44 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:43 AM.