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    Value Of Full Can Of LC M72 Match Ammo?

    I have the opportunity to purchase a full can of Lake City 1968 dated M72 match ammo for $350 us. Is this a decent price for this stuff? It works out to .87.5 cents a round and is much cheaper than new factory ammo. I know this stuff lasts a very long time but is it worth it for 52 year old ammo? Also is this collectible keeper stuff or for shooting? I virtually match this load with my 30-06 handloads and it works amazing. Brass wise I'd be set for life between this and what I have now.

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    How that can has been stored for 52 years is more important.
    Legacy Collectibles, based in Paoli, Pennsylvania, say they "recently" (1/11/19) sold 4 boxes at $15 each.
    Prices vary a great deal though. ammogarand.com wants $32.95 per 20.
    "...handloads..." Yep. Hornady 168 grain HPBT's with IMR4064 out of my '03A4.
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    Well this stuff would work out to $17.50 per box. Not bad at all by today's prices. That's $12 per box cheaper than new Remingtons around here. Who knows what kind of condition those $15 boxes were in. I'll see the can on Monday but what the seller has told me is this belonged to his late brother-in-law and it's been sitting in an upstairs bedroom closet since 1969 so it's very clean and very dry. We'll see. I'll provide pictures when I get it.

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    Well the deal went down! The ammo was exactly as promised clean dry no evidence of moisture rust free ammo can. Now I have an excuse to go to the range, as if I needed one.



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