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Topic: 7.7x56R
Posted By: FlyPiper907
Subject: 7.7x56R
Date Posted: September 05 2021 at 11:27am
I may have asked this already too but how does everyone feel about South African surplus? I think it’s berdan-primed so no reloads and I believe it’s non-corrosive though I have heard it’s slightly hotter than other surplus. Does this jive with you guys?

Posted By: bubba ho tep
Date Posted: September 05 2021 at 1:38pm
I shot a wad of it back in the day when it was cheap. It never made me think it was a hot load. Seemed like at times the only issue I had with it was leaving a brass like residue in bore which caused me some additional scrubbing.

Posted By: FlyPiper907
Date Posted: September 05 2021 at 1:54pm
Thanks, bubba. Non corrosive too, yeah? 

Posted By: britrifles
Date Posted: September 05 2021 at 2:38pm
FlyPiper, can you tell us what the head stamp is on the cartridge case. 

 I have shot a fair bit of A80.  It is non-corrosive Berdan primed.  I did not Chrono the load, but it felt like any other military Mk 7 issue ammunition in terms of recoil and bullet point of impact on the target was pretty much the same as my Canadian DI and DAC Mk 7.  Accuracy was fairly decent, not the best, but not the worst I’ve seen either. 

Posted By: FlyPiper907
Date Posted: September 05 2021 at 2:40pm
yeah it’s A80

Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: September 05 2021 at 3:16pm
There are 2 basic South African".303's"

The old corrosive big Berdan primed, cordite powered .303"

The newer '80 & '81 R1M3Z
Non corrosive, no cordite.
I clocked some a while back.
Lo 2486FPS
Avg 2500 FPS
(all instrumental at 10')
ES was 137.5 & SD was 32.6.
It feels different from PPU, so maybe that's what you're noticing?

Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)

Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: September 05 2021 at 4:35pm
ive heard it was good ammo 

Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: September 05 2021 at 6:43pm
It was good factory ammo.
I had a "mysterious delivery" of quite a lot of it.
I still keep some as "fire & forget" ammo.

Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)

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