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Old 11-26-2021, 01:58 AM
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No..the brass was improperly annealed or not of correct quality etc.

Powder breaking down doesn't cause case failures like are being shown with the MKE brass. Its the brass age hardening due construction...material defect and age.
So age is a factor?

At the end of the day, this old ammo was surplused to the market for a reason. If the brass was bad when it was made, it won't get better with powder that loses its predictable burn rate.

Lots of kabooms with old questionable surplus ammunition. It won't be the last time.

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Old 11-26-2021, 05:29 AM
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I understand the appeal of cheap ammunition, but I'd think twice about what I was investing my money in.
Yup!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-26-2021, 09:12 AM
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So age is a factor?

At the end of the day, this old ammo was surplused to the market for a reason. If the brass was bad when it was made, it won't get better with powder that loses its predictable burn rate.

Lots of kabooms with old questionable surplus ammunition. It won't be the last time.
It got surplused because CMP took all the 30-06 Garands from them...so they didn't need anymore M2 ball.

Powder gets weaker with age..not stronger.
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Old 11-26-2021, 03:50 PM
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Yup!!!!!!!!!!
It will continue unfortunately.

Yet still we have people making unqualified statements on the safety of surplused ammunition that should be properly disposed of and removed from the market.
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Old 11-30-2021, 05:17 PM
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Well, I begrudgingly marked my cans "save for zombie apocalypse" today.
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Old 12-01-2021, 12:55 PM
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I don't own any of the Turkish ammo or the steel cased .30-06/.308 either because I think it's lower quality vs. GI ammo. BUT the first video doesn't show any damage to the rifle other than the stock, so we really don't know what the issue was (let's see the brass). The second one shows a steel cased one blown out the back of a "Tanker." We already know that the "Tankers" are kind of cobbled together anyway and are not USGI. That could easily be a headspace issue that is made worse by using steel cased ammo.
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Old 01-23-2022, 01:43 PM
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I have to add my 2 cents. I purchased 1000 rounds of the Turk MKE 65 milsurp ammo and recently had a case split. It split the stock only but saddened that I didn't do more research on this ammo beforehand before it ruined my beloved M1 stock, new stock on it's way, just won't be the same. I cycled about 80 rounds before this happened and luckily no one was hurt but please be cautious of this ammo. I plan to break apart the remaining rounds and discard the brass

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Old 01-24-2022, 10:18 AM
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Default Turkish Ammo case split

Sorry you stock was damaged. What year was the head stamp of the ammo?
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Old 01-24-2022, 05:01 PM
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Hi Jim. It was MKE 65
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Old 01-31-2022, 07:38 AM
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I bought this stuff based on one review I saw. I thought it would be just like buying HXP. It came looking very clean. I guess I was just unlucky in getting the same bad manufacture year.

$800 is an expensive lesson, but at least I have 1,000 FMJ bullets now.
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