Post by chinaheart on May 19, 2013 20:02:09 GMT -8
So, as money get's tighter and tighter and ammo becomes harder to come by (affordably), I find that I'm less and less of an ammo snob. All of a sudden, I would love to find a deal on Brown Bear. TulAmmo is surprisingly quite acceptable. And for some reason I find myself missing the days of abundant Wolf ammo.
That said, as I get closer to finishing my 308 AR project, I find myself staring intently at some ammo I bought years ago; some good old Indian M80 OFV 7.62 (1982 manufacture). Now I know the interwebz is abound with horror stories on this Indian ammo. But I have a few hundred rounds of this stuff I got in a trade years ago and I'd like to do something productive with it.
My question today is, what EXACTLY is wrong with this stuff? Some say it's the smell, well, I could give half a rat's booty about the smell. Other's have said the corrosive primers are the issue, but my research tells me it's not corrosive, and even if it was, I clean after every shoot so the issue is minimal.
Some have said the shells are too soft and snap case heads and or necks/shoulders. Now that can be a problem for me in a semi-auto, but if that's the only reason, I can always pull these apart and use the components and powder in some of my current stash of shells.
Anyone have experience with this early 80's Indian ammo? Is it at least worth keeping the projos, primers and powder and just ditch the shells?
Your thoughts are highly appreciated ladies and gentlemen.
I have never used any of the Indian ammo. But I have pulled down ammo and reloaded it. If there is a question about the primers or the cases just pull it down and reload it. Use some new primers and your brass and you have new ammo. All for the cost of a couple of hundred primers and some of your time.