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7.62x54R non-corrosive?

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by rwrjr, Feb 13, 2013.


  1. rwrjr

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    Ammoman is selling spam cans of 7.62x54R from Russian and the description says this is non-corrosive. I assume this is older surplus, which may not be the case. Can anybody here tell from the pictures when this was manufactured and more importantly do you know when/if Russia changed to non-corrosive primers?

    I already have a crate of what I assumed to be corrosive ammo for my Mosin but I sure wouldn't mind have a crate of non-corrosive if that is what this stuff really is.
     
  2. Tarant

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    My understanding (i may be wrong) is the primer is the corrosive part, atleast the salts used in the primer, not the powder. The link you posted shows
    Powder: Non-Corrosive
    Primer: Berdan Corrosive

    So it will be corrosive, i dont think any milsurp 7.62x54r was or ever will be non-corrosive.
     

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    Thanks Tarant for politely pointing out that I didn't read the entire ad. I saw non-corrosive and stopped reading. :embarassed:

    So this looks like more of the same stuff that I already have.
     
  4. Tarant

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    No problem man, happens to me all the time.

    If you want non corrosive, you will have to go with new production ammo like Hornady steel match, Prvi Partizan, Brown/Silver Bear, But its expensive compared to the milsurp stuff.
     
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  5. SCmasterblaster

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    I wonder how much corrosion a mercuric primer would cause?