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Old 12-09-2019, 05:57 PM
slimedog slimedog is offline
 
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Default Korean Surplus 30 Carbine Ammunition

Just saw this at SGAmmo:

https://www.sgammo.com/product/30-ca...and-bandoliers

Any thoughts? If it's really PMC and non-corrosive, it seems like a solid deal. The clips and banoliers are a bonus...

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-SlimeDog
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Old 12-09-2019, 06:05 PM
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Over the years I shot a lot of PMC 30 carbine ammo and never had any problems. Seems like a good deal.
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Old 12-09-2019, 06:50 PM
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I saw the same email and came here looking for info. Mostly curious why Korea was producing military .30 carbine ammo in the 80s? Does seem like a deal as similarly dressed Lake City ammo seems to bring $550-$600 on this board. But if you don’t care about the military dress the new commercial Fiocchi that SG was selling for 30 cpr was cheaper.
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Old 12-09-2019, 07:25 PM
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Packaging is nice and I am good with PMC quality....but it seems SO WRONG for 40 year old surplus to cost me more than brand new ammunition.

I”ll hang around and wait for a sale. If I miss it? I”ll buy PPU, Fiocchi, etc cheaper.
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Old 12-09-2019, 08:55 PM
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I saw the same email and came here looking for info. Mostly curious why Korea was producing military .30 carbine ammo in the 80s? Does seem like a deal as similarly dressed Lake City ammo seems to bring $550-$600 on this board. But if you don’t care about the military dress the new commercial Fiocchi that SG was selling for 30 cpr was cheaper.
A Korean guy at my range shot an M1 Carbine once during his conscription in the late 80s when he said he was at a regional military training event. He carried an M16 otherwise. They were maintained as war reserve for a while, so not unreasonable for them to make ammo.
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Old 12-09-2019, 10:02 PM
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I'm new to Carbines, but in the Garand world you avoid Korean surplus ammo like the plague. That surplus 30 06 have blown up many garands. Does this stuff have a better record?
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Old 12-09-2019, 10:41 PM
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I'm new to Carbines, but in the Garand world you avoid Korean surplus ammo like the plague. That surplus 30 06 have blown up many garands. Does this stuff have a better record?
I have not heard of any issues with Korean 30 Carbine.
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Old 12-09-2019, 11:35 PM
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I'm new to Carbines, but in the Garand world you avoid Korean surplus ammo like the plague. That surplus 30 06 have blown up many garands. Does this stuff have a better record?
You got that right . Split the stock on my Dad's M1 Garand during a Service rifle Match. Two hot primers in a row!!!
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Old 12-10-2019, 02:41 AM
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I received the same email while I was at work. I checked stock and there was only 13 available. I looked again just a few minutes later and there were only 10. I thought they were flying off the shelf so I was ready to spring on 2 cans. That came to a screeching halt when I saw the additional $54 in tax.

Several hours later, I get home and check again, and there are still 12 in stock, so it looks like they aren't going as fast as it first seemed. I was thinking along the same lines as above. I still have a little bit of LC left, and I picked up some PPU for much less than this stuff. I think I am going to have to start passing on the surplus stuff and just get modern quality at a better price. The original draw to surplus was the low price.
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Old 12-10-2019, 08:14 AM
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Ouch. What's the sales tax rate in Florida?

Old thread I found on Korean carbine ammo
http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=7307
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