The danger of unknown quality surplus ammo

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The danger of unknown quality surplus ammo

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Wow, that's awful! He wasn't kidding that the only reason he lived was by the Grace of God!

After watching that, I have real reservations about some ammo I bought years ago at a gunshow. I may start pulling them for brass and bullets.
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I have about 600 rounds of some old 7.62x39 Vietnam surplus ChiCom ammo that was manufactured in 1967. I still shoot it on occasion but definitely wonder about it. Stuff started stinking of nitro several years ago.

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speechless, that dude is lucky as you know what. God was looking after this young man

i received some old 7.62 loads rounds a few years ago and right out of the box they gave me issues, swelled case that jambed in the breach and KICK like like mule
these were reloads and after that i refuse any reloaded rifle rounds that i personally did not load or watch be loaded
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Glad he survived! OUCH!!
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