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    FOUND: KOREAN 30 CAL BALL M1 Garand 30-06 Ammo

    I ran across a can of KOREAN M1icon Garand 30-06 Ammo for $155.00 on Wednesday great condition. Now I just need the M1 Garand to go with it.



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    KA Korean ammo is generally considered to be corrosive. I’d stay away from it in a gas gun — too many nooks and crannies for salts to hide.
    A bolt gun would happily eat it up.

    ...but you still need an M1icon Garand. Everyone needs an M1 Garand!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcathey View Post
    KA Korean ammo is generally considered to be corrosive
    That was my impression too. We'll now get the phone book about cleaning correctly and there's no problem. I would likely shy away from using it in my shiny bore gas passer too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    We'll now get the phone book about cleaning correctly and there's no problem.
    LOL!! You hit that one 'DEAD ON THE HEAD' ---- Don't know why that has to be re-hashed over and over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcathey View Post
    but you still need an M1icon Garand. Everyone needs an M1 Garand!
    I'm working on it, I'd like to get one of the Philippino returns.
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    You can probably get away with shooting it in one of the Philippine returns and just boiling soapy water to clean...like in the beginning though, probably be OK.
    Regards, Jim

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    "...cleaning correctly and there's no problem..." There isn't. Mind you, that doesn't mean doing that isn't a pain in the posterior. Especially to use less than stellar ammo.
    "...Everyone needs an M1icon Garand!..." Yep. There's just something about an M1 Rifle that no other battle rifle has. I think it's the perfect balance.
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    Just out of curiosity, has anyone ever just changed the primers in this type of ammo. From what I am reading (besides the corrosive issue) it the primers that are the problem. It would be interserting to chronograph the original and then using modern primers and the same powder in the same casing reduced load.
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    Quote Originally Posted by usabaker View Post
    has anyone ever just changed the primers in this type of ammo
    Yes, that exactly what I do, though we don't get so much of it here. That is to say I've never had to do a thousand rounds... Some stuff I've had were hangfires so it was the only way to be sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    Yes, that exactly what I do, though we don't get so much of it here.
    Have you seen what they do on a chronograph? it would be interesting the see if there are any significant changes
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    I have not, as powder ages it degrades though and you'll see some different results that original. Depends too how the ammo was stored. I just did it so all cartridges would light uniformly.
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