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Brazilian 9mm ammo from gun shop:

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by Numismatist, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. Numismatist

    Numismatist 5-Stand!

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    I usually ask for 'target ammo' at my local gun range/store and have always received the usual Remington or Winchester branded cheapest target stuff.

    This time the store was extremely busy, and I wasn't paying attention (actually paying attention to the new guns in the case!), anyway the two boxes of 9mm I asked for were put in a bag and I pad and left.

    It wasn't until I got home, that I saw what I got:

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    Anyone ever used or heard of these? They look questionable, I'm rather surprised that I was given these; however, it was my fault for not paying attention. I just want to make sure they're not reloads, or in any way inferior/dangerous?

    Am I worrying too much?!
     
  2. NG VI

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    Brazil takes their shooting pretty seriously...
     

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    Sealed primers? I'm betting that is the good stuff.
     
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    :rofl: Yeah, I suppose so! I'm from Maine too.:wavey:

    :shocked:What do you mean?
     
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    CBC - COMPANHIA BRASILEIRA DE CARTUCHOS

    What you have is several boxes of Military ammo made in 1978. The green stuff you see around the primer is a sealant to keep out the moisture.

    I don't know how well it'll shoot since its over 30 yrs old and who knows how it was stored over those years.
     
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    How's it going? somewhat unexpected snow today, last night was crazy warm.

    I bet it's fine to shoot, ammunition is a lot more stable than you would expect.

    Unless it was stored in truly horrific conditions, like the humid nightmare that is Brazil.
     
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    I mean the primer sealant indicates that it's water resistant, probably in good shape. Also can mean it's military stuff which tends to be loaded hotter than crappy bunny fart factory loads.
     
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    Weird December so far! Two inches of snow at the coast this morning. 55 degrees yesterday!
     
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    Likely to kaboom , or just be duds? Don't really want it now, but can't return it either...
     
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    I for one would be incredibly pissed if an LGS I was a regular at did this to me without even mentioning it. I mean, 1978?!? Really? What did they charge you for it, $5? don't you think they could have respected you as a customer by saying, "Hey I know you normally by the American brands but I want to let you know we got a great deal on this Brasilian stuff. It was made in 1978 but we checked itmout ourselves and it seems to shoot just fine. we are passing the savings opportunity on to our customers and if you have any issues with it just let us know and we'll either give you your money back or replace it. Want to try it?"
     
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    Mmmm. It was $15.99 a box of 50...as I said, it's totally my fault for not paying attention, yet I feel misled at best. I assumed it was the usual Remington or Winchester as always - stupid me.

    Anyone think it's unsafe to use?
     
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    I'd shoot it. It may be corrosive, so just clean the pistol well after.
     
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    15.99 for old ammo?:wow: FYI....I just bought a TON of Sellier and Bellot 9mm from Cabelas for 9.99 per 50 with free shipping. Shoots great and feels pretty snappy. FWIW....it's primers are sealed as well.
     
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    Yeah, I got suckered...my next gun is most certainly NOT coming from there...

    A bummer though, it's so close to my home, Cabelas and others are 1.5 hours away:steamed:
     
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    The box the ammo came in isn't 30+ years old nor does it look like a military box. This leads me to believe that this is a "repack" of surplus ammo. The rubber stamp ink printing on the back of the box is also a give away that it's most likely a "repack". It could be that the gun shop didn't realize that it was surplus ammo in the box when they bought it from their source. Still, $15 a box is expensive for ball ammo like this.

    Curious, are there any lot numbers stamped on the inside end flap(s) of the boxes?
     
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    That is some ammo I would like to shoot.
     
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    Return it to the store. It will probably shoot fine but there is no way in hell I would spend $16 per 50 for cheapy no name 9x19 ammo that is that old. .
     
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    No, all white cardboard

    Why? I'm kinda nervous about it...
     
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    I don't know about it's safety but on top of everything else, the price is a ripoff. I had to go back to your OP to check the cal thinking it must be 45 or maybe 10mm at that price. Man, they are really lining their pockets. Buy quality, fresh 9mm ammo online from the major producers for <$200/1000.
     
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    I would think it is good to go but too expensive for what it is. :supergrin: