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Old 03-29-2019, 12:13 AM
Farmer-Ted Farmer-Ted is offline
 
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I'm thinking for the clipped hxp, it was around lot 4032 or 4034 when they made the transition from USGI to newly made clips.
I have opened several cans from lot 4032 made in 1971 and they were USGI enblocs. I can't remember if I read 1972 and earlier was US or 1972 and later were non-US.
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Old 03-30-2019, 04:21 PM
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The earlier HXP had USGI enblocs
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Old 04-04-2019, 05:24 PM
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Was finally able to get back to the shop that had the HXP. Short answer is -- yes, the rounds are stamped "HXP" over "80".

They are now broken down and packed loose in a GI ammo can = 100 rds for $75.00, which is $15.00 per box, which was what the old CMP was going for. The CMP was all sold out, so I grabbed a can of the HXP. No mixed dates and they all look pretty good. Carl
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Old 04-05-2019, 04:40 PM
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My first order of HXP in the early days was '62 on en blocs and it shot very well.
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Old 04-06-2019, 12:51 PM
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togor, Thanks for the input! I'm planning a trip to the range tomorrow -- Carl
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Old 07-13-2019, 08:35 AM
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Hello all! I am new to this thread and have bought the CMP HXP ammo in the en bloc clips. It was all between 1962 and 1973 and in great condition. My question is, after reloading this ammo I stored it in the original en blocs and went back and check a few months later and some were corroded. How can I store this stuff in the clips and keep it corrosion free?
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Old 07-13-2019, 09:03 AM
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IIRC it was BOXED hxp 68 that had corrosion sometimes where the box glue contacted the ammo. I have never seen or heard of clipped hxp in spam can with corrosion.

OBG, I think you must have a moisture problem, from storage environment or otherwise.

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Old 08-14-2019, 01:02 AM
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Korean ammo has oriental markings & is corrosive. DO NOT use it in Garands, as the residue gets in the mechanism, even if you clean the barrel. If you don't clean the barrel, you will have a very rusted sewer pipe.
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Old 08-14-2019, 11:17 AM
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I have opened several cans from lot 4032 made in 1971 and they were USGI enblocs. I can't remember if I read 1972 and earlier was US or 1972 and later were non-US.
The change in clips came when HXP changed the extractor cut on their M2 to resemble 7.62 NATO cuts. It happened mid 1972. '71 and before will all have extractor cuts like USGI M2. 1973 and after, the extractor cut will all be like 7.62 NATO brass. You can find '72 dated ammo (HXP of course) with both the small cut (M2) as well as the larger NATO cut. The larger cut can cause issues in bolt guns with tight head space. I , and many others, found this out at Perry in 2007.
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Old 08-14-2019, 03:25 PM
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Korean ammo has oriental markings & is corrosive. DO NOT use it in Garands, as the residue gets in the mechanism, even if you clean the barrel. If you don't clean the barrel, you will have a very rusted sewer pipe.
No, the Korean M2 Ball with a "KA" headstamp sports chlorate primers (a.k.a., "corrosive") while the Korean M2 Ball with a "PS" headstamp sports "non-corrosive" primers (perhaps lead styphnate).

Korean "PS" has its own downside, however, as some Lots have flawed brass that can just ruin your day.

BTW, the corrosive residue (potassium chloride) is easily removed.
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