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Old 08-14-2019, 12:23 AM
Calif-Steve Calif-Steve is offline
 
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Default Ethiopian 30-06

Just received a can of Ethiopian 30-06 and thought I would try it in my 03-A3. Well, big surprise when it would not chamber. I did remove the striker assembly and ran a round into the chamber. No-go. Actually, it would make a decent No-go gauge. Has anybody run into this? I tried one rifle and may try my other 03-A3. Any comments? Thanks, guys.
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Old 08-14-2019, 06:49 AM
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Old 08-14-2019, 05:40 PM
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Try this link

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Old 08-25-2019, 05:17 PM
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I shot a Match on Saturday and fired some 40 rounds of modified Ethiopian ammo. I need to add there is a very good video on You Tube about this Ethiopian ammo. It tested out at around 3000 fps as-issued. This is hot and not for my Garands. I found the rounds were long would not chamber in my 03-A3 and I was forced to do some tedious labor. I pulled the bullets and ran the cases through my Hornandy X dies. I loaded 45 grains of as-issued powder into the case now sporting Winny primers. I seated the 151 gn. as-issued bullet and was done. I found the loading was hot and accuracy fair/not good. This is a lot of effort to get fair results. Also, after cleaning the cases I discovered 2 cases had small holes in them and had to be discarded. Please note, 2 case failures out of 40 cases is not good at all. I would not run this stuff in a Garand, so guys need to be careful with this ammo.
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Old 08-25-2019, 09:57 PM
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Thanks for that report, I’ve been wondering about it. I guess gone are the days of any good and cheap surplus 06. Good thing I still have a few cases of LC left
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