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    Reliability of Russian 1940s-1950s 7.62x54R Ammo?

    I was checking out SGAmmo and they currently have a good deal on a crate containing two spam cans: $124.90 + $26 S/H. The only thing is this ammo is old. According to them, dated 1946-1953. Has anyone her ever shot Russian 7.62x54R from this era? Is it reliable? I've heard some rumors of hang fires, any truth to that? So far, I've been sticking with 70s surplus and that's never failed me.

    Here's the link: 880 rd crate - 7.62x54R Russian 1946-53 148 grain Light Ball Lead Core Magnetic FMJ Ammo | SGAmmo.com

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    Re: Reliability of Russian 1940s-1950s 7.62x54R Ammo?

    The corrosive ammo has a very long life if it is stored well. But I have no experience with that stuff. Hang fire is not to bad. Just pretend it's flintlock.

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    Re: Reliability of Russian 1940s-1950s 7.62x54R Ammo?

    Based on that link, which specifically talks about the ammo being stored in optimal conditions, as well as the outstanding experiences I've had with SGAmmo, you're good to go! I just ordered a 600 round crate of this from them. If the ammo is still in sealed spam cans, you're almost always going to be just fine. Order it and have a BLAST shooting it!!

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    Re: Reliability of Russian 1940s-1950s 7.62x54R Ammo?

    I haven't had any issues shooting any of the spam can stuff no matter what the age.

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    Re: Reliability of Russian 1940s-1950s 7.62x54R Ammo?

    Quote Originally Posted by FlashBang View Post
    I haven't had any issues shooting any of the spam can stuff no matter what the age.
    Same here...
    When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains,
    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains
    An' go to your Gawd like a soldier!


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    Re: Reliability of Russian 1940s-1950s 7.62x54R Ammo?

    Quote Originally Posted by FlashBang View Post
    I haven't had any issues shooting any of the spam can stuff no matter what the age.
    Zero problems here too.....
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    Re: Reliability of Russian 1940s-1950s 7.62x54R Ammo?

    Like the confidence. I'm gonna order a crate. Thanks y'all.

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