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Old 07-17-2012, 03:39 PM
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Default Korean 30-06 Surplus

OK, I was on Military Shooters, LLC website and came across the Korean surplus ammo. For a 270 round can the total came up to $153.19. They also state this

"Korean Surplus - 30.06 - 150gr FMJ - 270 rds Description
This is 1970's mfg Korean Military Surplus 30.06 M2 spec ball ammo. There are 270 rds packed loose in a M19A1 30 cal ammo can. This is what we know and see. What we have inspected is early 70's dated KA head stamp. brass is boxer primed. Bullets are 150gr flat base FMJ. Bullets DO attract a magnet(full lead core with bi-metal jacket).We have tested over 1000 rounds thru various weapons both full and semi auto. This ammo has been 100% sure fire in our tests. 06 surplus is very scarce and this is probably the last we will see of it. This is good clean delinked ammo that has a light paraffin coating on the casings. ** We have conducted the std. 48 hrs steel plate test on KA71, KA72 and KA73. After 48 hrs there showed no evidence of corrosive priming mixture on the steel plate.** This is the ammo you need for that ole Grand you like to play with.

I had not heard of this test before, has anybody else?
I have read most if not all the threads on this ammo and thought you would like to know about this if you don't already.
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:01 PM
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KA marked Korean ammo has corrosive primers in them. This is pretty common knowledge. The PS stamped Korean ammo has non-corrosive priming. I am talking, obviously , of the M2 ball ammo. A lot of this stuff was brought in around 10-12 years ago. It is starting to show up again now. Too bad it is not still $69 for the 400 rd. boxed can.
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:09 PM
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Yeah, no matter what test they did, KA is corrosive.
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:14 PM
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And the range weenies out here won't let you shoot magnetic ammo. It's the first thing they test when they see you're shooting one of them 'good ol' Grands'....or other old military rifle.
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:11 PM
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When the Korean M-2 was more commonly available I bought several thousands rounds which I happily fired in my 03, 03-A3 and M-1 rifles. I was very pleased with the function and results where were uniformly excellent. The brass has proven to be very good for reloading. The KA was corrosive without exception. The PS was uniformly non-corrosive.

Given that the Greek HXP is readily available at a better price, it would make sense to buy the Greek HXP. JMHO. Sincerely.
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:42 PM
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KA marked Korean ammo has corrosive primers in them. This is pretty common knowledge. The PS stamped Korean ammo has non-corrosive priming. I am talking, obviously , of the M2 ball ammo. A lot of this stuff was brought in around 10-12 years ago. It is starting to show up again now. Too bad it is not still $69 for the 400 rd. boxed can.
Found it on a sight for 99 dollars, but , the stock was sold out.
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:22 PM
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My guess is that is an old price from years ago on an outdated webpage. happens from time to time.
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:27 AM
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... Too bad it is not still $69 for the 400 rd. boxed can.
I agree. It's also to bad that gas is still not .19 a gallon and DCM Garands aren't 95.00.
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:10 AM
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I recall a few lots of KA brass had problems. It was all corrosive, as well.
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:28 PM
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I recall a few lots of KA brass had problems. It was all corrosive, as well.

if memory serves me right, KA were fine, there was one lot with weak brass, but PS (which while NC has been known to have major head splits and weak brass lots 152-165 come to mind to mind, but someone who remembers the correct ones can correct me on it.

IMO, i would buy Korean if it was not messed with like this, the problem you have is that you don't know what lot this ammo came from, and therefore putting it through a Garand could cause issues not expected.


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I found a list of PS lots to be weary of. I got this years ago off the forums from somewhere.

There are a very bad, dangerous lots of PS headstamp
Here is a list of known bad lots. Just because a particluar lot isnt listed as bad doesnt mean it isnt as list is inclusive


PS 2-033 (Bad - one report - unspecified problem)
PS 2-035
PS 2-088
PS 2-090
PS 2-093
PS 2-094
PS 2-097
PS 2-098
PS 2-100
PS 2-101
PS 2-104 (one positive report based on very few rounds fired)
PS 2-105 (one positive report based on a few hundred rounds)
PS 2-122
PS 2-124
PS 2-127
PS 2-128
PS 2-135
PS 2-144
PS 2-145
PS 2-146
PS 2-147
PS 2-148
PS 2-149
PS 2-151 (Maybe OK - based on VERY limited information)
PS 2-152 (VERY Bad - numerous reports of ruptured heads!)
PS 2-154 (Some positive reports / negative report [splits] based on sketchy info)
PS 2-155 (Bad - one report of splits 2 out of 250 rds)
PS 2-156 (??? - there are reports it's fine - one report of splits)
PS 2-157
PS 2-161
PS 2-165
PS 2-169
PS 2-171 (one negative report of blown primers)
PS 2-173
PS 2-177
PS 2-181
PS 2-183
PS 2-184
PS 2-185 (One negative report but only on hearsay)
PS 2-186
PS 2-187
PS 2-192
PS 2-193 (??? - some of this lot badly corroded)
PS 2-194
PS 2-195
PS 2-198
PS 2-204
PS 2-205

PS 2-152 (VERY BAD - DANGER - numerous reports of ruptured heads!)
PS 2-154 (VERY BAD - DANGER - multiple negative reports splits and ruptured head)
PS 2-155 (VERY BAD - DANGER - multiple negative reports splits and ruptured head)
PS 2-156 (BAD - multiple reports of serious splits)
PS 2-158 (VERY BAD - DANGER - Nasty split cases...all the way to the head of the case)
PS 2-161 (reports of leaking primers, one blown)
PS 2-165 (Bad – multiple reports of leaking primers and one report of serious split case from mid-case into head, but not through rim)
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