View Full Version : Greek ammo corrosive? HXP is not corrosive. Brass reloads very nice, just be sure the crimp comes out when decapping. Very reloadable and consistant.
What ammo is safe for M1 Garand?
Use bullets lighter than 180 grains; 150 grains is still the safe bet. Popular powders include IMR3031, IMR4064 and Varget. The Hornady reloading manual has a special section devoted to “Service Rifles.”
Is Hxp corrosive?
However, the HXP from Greece is not corrosive. And the corrosion on the outside of the shells that are shown in the picture from the CMP web site come from glue on the boxes that the cartridge was in. If you buy the boxed ammo in the 240 round can, examine the cartridges for this corrosion.
When did military stop using corrosive ammo?
They stopped in the early 50’s, 1953 Lake City is definitely not corrosive, I’ve used it before. As to your question about the guns that survived, the solvent they issued during most of WWII and a little while after would neutralize the corrosive compounds.
Is Lake City ammo corrosive?
The lake city I’ve used before has been pretty good ammunition. Any GI (American) ’06 made after 1954 is non-corrosive. . 30 M1 (carbine) is all non-corrosive. Corrosive shoots as good as anything, just clean the rifle well afterwards.
Do you need special ammo for M1 Garand?
The M1 does not require special ammunition but ammunition that is the same pressure curve and gas production as M2 Ball.
Does anyone make new M1 garands?
There are custom builders who use surplus USGI parts, new production barrels, and refinished original receivers or new production receivers to build up premium M1’s. Why does no one manufacture brand-new M1 Garand rifles using the original specifications? There are MILLIONS of originals.
Does the military use steel cased ammo?
While military arms do undergo regular maintenance, steel cases ammo would create more frequent maintenance. Steel is cheaper than brass and easier to come by during a war economy. Steel cases however need to be coated with lacquer or phosphate to prevent corrosion and assist in extraction from the chamber.
How many rounds of 5.56 does a soldier carry?
A Basic Combat load is 210 rounds of 5.56. Usually carried in seven 30 round magazines. Mission will sometimes dictate more.
How much does military ammunition cost?
20mm: $14.41-$23.48 depending on the round. 30mm: $14.27–$78.90 depending on the round. It can be as little as 5 cents for a 22cal round to as much as 6 dollars for a 50cal round. The military buys in bulk and gets lower prices than civilans do.
Where is Frankford Arsenal made?
NRHP reference No. The Frankford Arsenal is a former United States Army ammunition plant located adjacent to the Bridesburg neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, north of the original course of Frankford Creek.
What is corrosive ammunition?
Corrosive ammunition is ammunition that uses a primer with chemicals that, when ignited, leave a residue of corrosive salts. Most often, these primers have potassium chlorate or sodium perchlorate which, when burned, decomposes into potassium chloride or sodium chloride.
What do ammunition Headstamps identify?
A headstamp is the markings on the bottom of a cartridge case designed for a firearm. It usually tells who manufactured the case. If it is a civilian case it often also tells the caliber: if it is military, the year of manufacture is often added.