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Old December 21st, 2016, 12:32 PM   #1
 
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Anyone know what make this bullet is?

New guy here with a new mini 30. Went down to my local gun shop and asked for a few boxes of 7.62x39 and she gave me these with no name on them, I'm just curious what brand they are? Thanks for any help!
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Kinda looks like Norinco 7.62.....I haven't seen that in years, whats the headstamp say?
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could be bulk ammo packed as cheaply as possible. as mentioned headstamp.
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Looks like some kind of foreign surplus. A pic of the headstamp would reveal more information.
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Also do they all have the same head stamp?
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New guy here with a new mini 30. Went down to my local gun shop and asked for a few boxes of 7.62x39 and she gave me these with no name on them, I'm just curious what brand they are? Thanks for any help!

There's the head stamp
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There's the head stamp
"539" is Tula Cartridge Works, Tula, Russia.

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"539" is Tula Cartridge Works, Tula, Russia.

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I used to buy a lot of those plain white boxes back in the mid-90s. Ammo always worked fine.
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If that is berdan primed Tula ammo, you can expect getting light primer hits resulting in misfires in your mini-30. Tula is one of the worse Russian made ammo for misfires in the Ruger mini-30. If you want cheap reliable ammo for the mini-30 buy PPU ammo made in Serbia. Brass case, boxer primer and about 10-11 bucks per 20 rounds. Ruger set up the mini-30 to be used with brass cases and boxer primers. There is aftermarket firing pins made for the mini-30 that will give you more reliable ignition with Russian made steel case berdan primed ammo.
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If that is berdan primed Tula ammo, you can expect getting light primer hits resulting in misfires in your mini-30. Tula is one of the worse Russian made ammo for misfires in the Ruger mini-30. If you want cheap reliable ammo for the mini-30 buy PPU ammo made in Serbia. Brass case, boxer primer and about 10-11 bucks per 20 rounds. Ruger set up the mini-30 to be used with brass cases and boxer primers. There is aftermarket firing pins made for the mini-30 that will give you more reliable ignition with Russian made steel case berdan primed ammo.
Found these at another store, anybody ever use these or hear of them? Thanks
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The first round is Russian ammo made in '73 at the Tula factory and it is likely corrosive (clean your rifle afterwards).

S&B is Czech ammo and is pretty good otherwise- I don't know how it performs in a Mini.
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The first round is Russian ammo made in '73 at the Tula factory and it is likely corrosive (clean your rifle afterwards).

S&B is Czech ammo and is pretty good otherwise- I don't know how it performs in a Mini.
begs the question due to my ignorance... is the newer Tula ammo still considered corrosive? only things i run it in are my .308's.

with the significance of the investment in our M1A, i'll clean it every time if so. the RAR will get the same treatment.

we had pretty much run 500-600 rounds (all Tula) through our M1A in its first month, stripped and cleaned it thoroughly and it was barely dirty.
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