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Im new the the whole M14/m1a word, I originally got a springfield basic m1a but then found a Fulton armory one I liked more so I got that as well, while doing this in the process I have aquired various types of ammo, Im just wondering whats good to shoot in it and if any is corossive how should it be cleaned if even shot in it at all (I beleave the s&b is corosive, I have israli that says (t z 78), some s&b (0 308w 0 82) and some I beleave winchester it says (wra 66) and has the nato stamp on it
these three have red primer sealant, and the wra has what looks like an extra crimp about 1/16 of an inch from the top of the brass. I also have some 97 lake city in links 5th round tracer, along with some cavim I forgot the year.
 

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Welcome to the forum from NorCal. If you scroll down the forum you will find a section titled Ammunition. The ammo gurus hang out there and their collective knowledge will help you with your ammo questions.

Congratulations on both the new rifles. Anyone who buys two of these great rifles to start out with fits in with this ragtag bunch of miscreants quite well. Grab a cup, kick back and join in the fun.GITEN
 
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Research, still the only game in town......

Welcome on board Orange954, great place here....

The 10 Golden Rules of Ammunition:

1) You can never have too much on hand. 1k rounds per battle rifle is a good minimum to start with (fubar).
2) Supplies of good surplus run out before you know it, and usually when you're running low on Ammunition so buy plenty while its available.
3) When in doubt about how much Ammunition you should buy, refer to rule #1.
4) Ammunition is meant to be shot, so shoot often.
5) Because of rule #4, Ammunition must be replenished often as well.
6) When replenishing supply of Ammunition, refer to rules #1 through #3.
7) You must buy at least twice as much Ammunition as you shoot (fubar).
8) Always store Ammunition in a cool dry place (TEA). The only time you have to much Ammunition on hand is when you have a house fire(Slick).
9) If you don't have room in your house to store
Ammunition per rule #8, build a bunker or a cellar in your back yard for storing Ammunition (TEA).
10) Friends don't let friends buy Indian surplus Ammunition (TEA). Or Never buy surplus Ammunition from a country where you wouldn't drink the water (midrat).

What will be good for your M1A below in military surplus ammunition........

1, M118LR Lake City from 2003. Top score of 200-13X, on a SR-1 NRA standard 100 yard target, 1-20 round mag only with my NM M1A.
2, German DAG, surplus from 1993, 200-12X.
3, M118SB Lake City from 1963, 200-10X.
4, M852 Lake City from 1988, 200-10X.
5, Radway Green surplus from 1990, 200-10X.
6, M118SB Lake City from 1985, a 199-12X.
7, Australian MF surplus from 1966, 199-10X.
8, Portuguese m/963 surplus from 1979, a 199-10X.
9, Radway Green surplus from 1985, 198-12X.
10, Belgium surplus from 1977, 198-10X.
11, Bosnian surplus from 2003, 198-10X.
12, Radway Green surplus from 1995, 198-8X
13, South African surplus from 1980, 198-6X.
14, Santa Barbra surplus from 1980, 197-14X.
15, Argentine surplus from 1983, 197-8X.
16, German DAG, surplus from 1976, 197-8X.
17, Austria surplus from 1980, 197-6X.
18, Greek surplus from 1980, 197-6X.
19, German MEN 41, surplus from 1969, 197-6X.
20, Singapore surplus from 1986, 196-11X.
21, Israeli surplus from 1974, 196-10X.
22, Australian ADI surplus from 1988, 196-8X.
23, Bosnian M118 surplus from 2003, 196-8X.
24, Yugoslavia surplus from 2002, 196-6X.
25, Malaysian surplus from 1982, 195-6X.
26, Malaysian surplus from 1983, 194-9X.
27, Lithuanian surplus from 2003, 194-6X.
28, Yugoslavia surplus from 1989, 194-2X.
29, Venezuelan surplus from 1989, 194-2X.
30, Denmark, surplus from 1993, 193-2X.
31, Canadian, surplus from 1970, 192-8X.
32, Chilean, surplus from 1976, 191-4X.
33, Portuguese m/963 surplus from 1978, 190-4X.
34, Austria surplus from 1978, 190-3X.
35, South African surplus from 1981, 189-1X.
36, Pakistan military surplus from 1979. Score of 188-4X.
37, Indonesian surplus from 1985, 187-1X.

I hope that this will get you going on what is good for your M1A.DI5
 

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I love seeing that list every time you post it Corps!

And yes, as is the same with many others, my rifle LOVES the DAG/MEN surplus from the 92-94 range. Eats it up and is wonderfully accurate in my setup.

Need proof?

I pulled the USGI flash hider off my rifle and put on a Delta-P adapter and a muzzle brake. As a result, I had to re-sight my rifle as I had taken the front sight completely off the rifle.

This was the result:

 

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Research, the only good game in town anymore......

You need to get a better target Metonymy, that one is missing the bullseye again!

Orange954 I hope that you have read the warnings of bad military surplus out there. We have some Sticky's in the Ammunition section above that can help you.DI5
 
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