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I was lookin at the sticky above, and I was curious to know what ammunition I should not buy? Whether it's due to failures or extra wear on my rifle or whatever the reason may b
 

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Steel cased. Some say it is ok. I say that for a $1400 rifle, I will stay away from cheap ammo.

There is also some Pakistani Ammo to steer clear of.

WWB is ok, I guess.


Mine loves the Mil Surplus stuff.

Ammo that is lacquer coated may bring issues as well.

Hope this helps.
 
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Steel cased. Some say it is ok. I say that for a $1400 rifle, I will stay away from cheap ammo.

There is also some Pakistani Ammo to steer clear of.

WWB is ok, I guess.


Mine loves the Mil Surplus stuff.

Ammo that is lacquer coated may bring issues as well.

Hope this helps.
I have to agree, save the steel cased stuff for what it was designed, being shot out of a Communist rattle trap by an expendable soldier.
 

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I would stay away from Corrosive ammunition or brands that are labeled with Animals or Metals (steel case, lacquer coated and or Communist).

Military surplus ammunition and American commercial ammunition.are much better for your M14/M1A rifle.

Try looking here Pbmaster2k89... The Cheapest 7.62x51mm on the Internet

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Stay away from really old military surplus ammo, anything with corrosive primers, British cordite rounds, French .30-06 surplus, or ammo made in India, or pretty much any third-world country where you wouldn't drink the tap water.
 

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Oh and besides the difference between dag and men, is a nickel plated round honestly ok to fire out of an m1a?
Yes, it's good to go and soft.DI2
 

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Oh and besides the difference between dag and men, is a nickel plated round honestly ok to fire out of an m1a?
It works fine. It's actually a copper-nickle jacket over a lead core, with more nickel than copper, so it looks white instead of coppery. Nickle is a magnetic metal, and there's enough in the jacket that the bullet slightly attracts a magnet, but it's NOT steel or iron cored ammo.
 

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Cool, and the difference between German DAG and MEN?
Different manufacturing plants Pbmaster2k89, hence the different headstamps for German military ammunition.DI5
 

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DAG and MEN are basically identical. The German bullets are cupronickle so have a silvery appearance. In addition, they fragment more dramatically than US M80. (Ref: Fackler)

Before anybody jumps on the "fragmenting bullets are against the Hague Convention" these bullets are FMJ and conform to the Convention.


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Sorry bringing this back, i was wondering if spanish and israeli ammo are ok. I really like the german dag and men but i would like to try other ammo. I know, i know, its prob going to be hard to find
 
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