Greek 30.06 surplus?

racer12611

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Oct 28, 2013
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My brother got a couple of thousand rounds of Greek surplus for our M1's..... I have never gone this route, anyone have feedback?
 

Acera

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Yes, I got a few thousand rounds of that from the CMP a couple of years ago. Not pretty, not particularly good for much other than it's original purpose and target practice, but it works. Had zero issues with it.
 

ROGER4314

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I've had a nice quantity of it. It was made for the M1 Garand and is perfect for those rifles.

It's a bit smokey and some has low flash suppression so there may be some fireballs for your enjoyment.

Flash
 

shortround

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If it is HXP, it should be good to go. Allegedly loaded to M-1 Garand specs on U.S. supplied machines.

Personally, I flood the bore with Windex whenever I shoot surplus ammo (just in case the primers are corrosive).

My stash of Greek M-1 ammo is safe until I exhaust the supply of Danish and Korean surplus still on-hand..
 

robocop10mm

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Greek HXP is Garand safe ball ammo. It is not the most accurate, like most M-2 ball. It is service grade ammo for service grade rifles. The best part is that it is reloadable and non-corrosive.
 

racer12611

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thanks guys! we are headed to randge this weekend. If all goes well, I will sell an unused 12ga I bought for a corp hunt that was cxl'd and get some more with the cash!
 

shortround

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Be wary of the M2 Ball sold on the internet. I ordered a 300 round can of Korean surplus packed loose in an ammo can.

The batch had different head stamps (dates), and about 80% had been de-linked from ammo belts intended for machine guns.

After sorting through the batch, I found five different head stamps. Pulled the bullets from each lot: Some had ball powder, and others had stick powder. Even found different powders in the same head stamps of the same year. (Rifle vs. MG ammo).

I condemned all 300 rounds, dumped the powder, popped the primers, and will re-load the cases with fresh powder and primers suitable for the M-1 Garand.

The good news: It will be far cheaper to rehab this batch of ammo than to buy new ammo, and it surely will not be corrosive.
 
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