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    Question Romanian 8mm Spam Can

    I have too much 8mm milsurp ammo (did I really say that?!? ), and thinking of selling this Romanian 340-round spam can. Does anyone know, or is there a way of telling from the can label, if this ammo is on stripper clips? I don't want to open the can to find out.

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    I think it is on clips. Steel case, on clips, 154 gr. bullet and corrosive primed. If I remember right there was a bunch of it that has case necks that were a bit longer then they should have been and some rifles won't feed it into the chamber as its too long.

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    My cans are identical and the rounds are on strips. If that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alamo308 View Post
    I have too much 8mm milsurp ammo
    Well, since you're in Texas you could get an MG 42...and then you won't have that problem any more. That would be great fun too...bet it'll handle long case necks too.
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    This may help you in regards to BAR's post cheap as well!!!!!!!

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    The can has the military ammo and is not the later made commercial which had the problem with the shoulder [ not the neck ] being to far forward .


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    Ah I knew it was something too long. But it was also in spam cans too wasn't it? I do not remember it being called commercial ammo.

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