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    Best American made ammo for XCR in 7.62x39

    What American made 7.62x39 ammo have you guys found to be most accurate and reliable. Has anyone tried the Sellier&Bellot. Please give some input as i am trying to stock up while it is still reasonably priced.

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    Re: Best American made ammo for XCR in 7.62x39

    GOOD LUCK ON FINDING ANY 7.62X39 AMMO! LET ME KNOW IF YOU FIND SOME IN STOCK.

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    Re: Best American made ammo for XCR in 7.62x39

    I bought 1k rounds of S&B FMJs last summer. It's reloadable and function quites well in the 7.62x39 XCR although I've only shot a couple of mags of it just to test functionality. S&B is not made in USA (Czech Republic if I remember correctly). I've also shot Privi Partisan FMJs and they are pretty comparable and usually a little cheaper. I save both of these brands for shooting where I can recover the brass.

    Mostly I've been shooting zinc coated steel cased Barnaul FMJs and HPs because it's so cheap.

    I've been looking for some Remington SPs for hunting (folks at Midway rate is pretty high), but haven't found it at an attractive price yet. Missed it on Ammo2Go when they had some. Corbon is about all that seems to be available, but I just can't bring myself to spend that much for ammo.

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    Re: Best American made ammo for XCR in 7.62x39

    Just checked Natchez Shooters Supply they show Wolf Mil Classic 124gr hp in stock at $4.19 a box, I have found this ammo to be reliable and accurate in my Krebs ktr. I got lucky about 2 weeks ago and picked up 2000 rds Silver Bear at $250 per 1000 so i am hoping after i break in my xcr that this stuff will shoot ok. Cabellas gets the S&B in every once in a while, if they dont have it in stock i put it on backorder and they ship within a week or 2, at $7.49 a box, I am hoping that this ammo is accurate. I am hoping to get my xcr in a week or so and i will give full reports on all the ammo i shoot.

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    Re: Best American made ammo for XCR in 7.62x39

    If you need anything other than steel cased bulk ammo, handloading is probably going to be your best option.

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    Re: Best American made ammo for XCR in 7.62x39

    Anybody know anything about this Yugoslavian military ammunition? Here is their description:

    "This is 7.62x39 Yugoslavian Military 7.62x39 123gr. FMJ Ammo. This ammo was manufactured by a Yugoslavian military arsenal. This ammo has a 123gr. NON-MAGNETIC FMJ bullet. That means a magnet will not stick to the bullet, so this ammo should be safe to shoot at any gun range. It is also brass cased, berdan primed and mildly corrosive. This is excellent military grade 7.62x39 ammo. This ammo is packed in 15rd. boxes, 1260rds. per wooden crate."

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    Don't be misled,there is NO SUCH THING as "mildly corrosive ammunition".It either is or it isn't,advertisers either unknowingly or intentionally try to use that to sell it making it sound less harmfull.You must clean everything that the combustion gases come in contact with EVERYTIME you shoot.The primers contain corrosive salts that if left too long(sometime overnight) you might come back to a browish/red nightmare.The salts aren't necessarily bad in themselves,but work together with atmospheric humidity to do their nasty work.
    Personally,unless you have a gun cleaning fetish,I would stay away from it,especially for gas operated systems,as they are much more difficult to clean completely of all residue from firing.You can clean up with a mild solution of warm water and soap,but I'm not a fan of pouring that into my gas system either.Ammonia based cleaners(Windex)are not necessary to remove the corrosive salts as some believe,and in fact if left to long,in high enough concentrations ammonia can be harmfull itself,although the amount in window cleaner would most likely not be enough to do so.I just wanted to make the point that you have to be carefull with ammonia as well.
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    Re: Best American made ammo for XCR in 7.62x39

    Thanks for that information. It doesn't sound like anything I want to put in my gun. Obviously I'm looking for some 7.62 ammo, too so if anybody has any suggestions I'll take it. I'll also post a link to anything I find that looks good.

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    Re: Best American made ammo for XCR in 7.62x39

    WINCHESTER AND UMC both make some pretty good rounds. "SEARCH"
    7.62x39 ammunition and you will turn up a BUNCH of dealers! There are still some decent prices out there but thanks to the "Obmanation" of America, things have gone wild!!


    Quote Originally Posted by actionlou View Post
    What American made 7.62x39 ammo have you guys found to be most accurate and reliable. Has anyone tried the Sellier&Bellot. Please give some input as i am trying to stock up while it is still reasonably priced.

    Thanks

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    Re: Best American made ammo for XCR in 7.62x39

    You should not have a hard time finding 7.62x39 ammo. I live in California and I can walk into a gun store right now and pick up a few thousand rounds. If we have it here, I'm sure it's available elsewhere. Although it does change state to state, city to city, there is no shortage of this caliber that I've seen. Go to Cabela's website, they have tons of it. I'll have to agree with the Comment on Winchester(white box) and UMC ammo. Actually UMC has shot very very well in my handguns and AR's. I also get good accuracy with Fiocchi. WOLF in 5.56 is average at best, but in 7.62 I was able to get groups smaller then my hand @100 yards with an Eotech WHILE I was zeroing my sights. Sure, not impressive..but we're talking about a reflex sight at distance with Russian ammo. I paid $124 for 500 rounds of WOLF...only reason I bought it. Besides that the most abundant thing here is Yugo Surp. Once my gun is fully up and running I'll be trying different ammo every session with charted results to post.

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