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Old 11-01-2009, 12:14 AM
IHCM1 IHCM1 is offline
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Default Frankford Arsenal .30 Cal Match Ammo

I have two cans like this (that I inherited from my father). I assume this will be great to shoot in my 'new' M1, but just want to make sure.

"My Constitutional right to bear arms is, to me, the most significant example of my American heritage of individual freedom and human dignity. Such a right implies that my Government trusts me and, in turn, is worthy of my trust." - Charles E. 'Ted' Kindel (My dad), Gun Digest #19 1965
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Old 11-01-2009, 01:45 AM
sunray sunray is offline
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Pricey, collector grade, stuff. A 240 round can, in clips, not boxes, sold on Auction Arms for around $165.00 in 2007. Wouldn't use it in a standard rifle myself. Certainly isn't going to hurt the rifle though. It was made for the M1 rifle.
Save it for match shooting when you get that far. Match shooting is great fun. Even if you're shooting because it's fun.
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Old 11-01-2009, 08:52 AM
CNCprogrammer CNCprogrammer is offline
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My "data book" (notes I've made over 30 years) says that FA53, FA54, and FA56 Match ammo, with red, purple, or green primer sealant, is corrosive. Your boxes say 1957 but you might want to check the head stamp before you shoot it (won't hurt your rifle - you'll just have to clean it properly). Years ago I reloaded a bunch of 57 & 58 FA match and one of the years (not sure which) had loose primer pockets with the primers I was using (Remington I think).
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