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Spanish 1916 7.62 ammo?

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Re: Spanish 1916 7.62 ammo?

#16 Post by Tuna » Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:57 pm

I am not saying I disagree with you BUT I do remember when these rifles first appeared that the caution was with them not to use standard NATO ammo or commercial .308. It was the importer who stated that the CETME rounds were loaded to lower pressure then the standard NATO rounds. That could have been the case till the German made rifles entered into service and the bolt actions were withdrawn from service. I am only stating what we were told when we had these coming into our shops back in the late 70's and early 80's.

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Re: Spanish 1916 7.62 ammo?

#17 Post by Arminius » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:45 am

Israeli ammo from the 80´s? Might be German … reparations and such.

German 7.62 ammo is rather hot, and features a very thin jacket, to aid partition of the bullet on impact.

If German it will be non corrosive, with Sinoxid primer.

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Re: Spanish 1916 7.62 ammo?

#18 Post by Rex_in_OTZ » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:37 am

I was given a Spanish 1916 7.62 .
So the question is.
If I simply to buy run of the mill 7.62 NATO
Is this goibg to cause damage?
I did aquire some Federal Ammunition
American Eagle specific for use in the M1A.
Would that work?
I have a 7.62 Century Arms converted MAS 49/56 where the quality of this type ammunition would be preferable?

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