GUN Is this ammo corrosive?

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  1. mzmtg

    mzmtg New Member

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    I picked up some of this 7.62x39 on stripper clips today. Can anyone tell me for sure if it is corrosive or not?

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  2. Keesh

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    It's Yugoslavian and mildly corrosive IIRC.
     
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    My father just bought some of this, I believe it is.
     
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    Red Primer = Corrosive?
     
  6. TL1000RSquid

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    Pretty much any ammo produced during the cold war in E. Bloc countries is going be to be corrosive, and if its a military caliber its certain.
     
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    I hope not
    The "range safe" ammo I bought recently for 9mm has red primers.
    what else would range safe mean if not non-corrosive?
     
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    That just means it's sealed up with basically nail polish. It keeps the water out of the powder and primer so the rounds have a longer shelf life.

    Yeah, they use the corrosive primers because the chemical makeup of them is more reliable in cold temperatures.
     
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    thats just the color of the sealant doesnt mean anything.
     
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    so corrosive meaning if you leave it in the mag/chamber? or corrosive if you do not clean the barrel out after using? Sorry for being a nub :(
     
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    corrosive after you fire it, clean it out shortly after shooting.
     
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    Corrosive describes the residue in the barrel from chemicals in the primer. If there's ANY doubt, treat it as corrosive...easy enough to deal with.
     
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    After you fire corrosive ammo you need to clean your barrel with a water soluble cleaner (or just some windex) and wash the residue out of the barrel and gas system (if you have one).
     
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    M67 is Yugo milsurp and definitely corrosive.
     
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    So, if I just flush out the entire gun (barrel, gas system & receiver) with Windex at the range as soon as I am done shooting, will that be sufficient to prevent corrosion until I can get home and do a proper cleaning?
     
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    I think you'll have plenty of time to get it home and clean it. Unless you live a week away from your range, I wouldn't be too concerned if you plan on doing it the same day.
     
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    I use windex at the range. Then hot water when I get home on my nagant. The hot water dissolves the salts. Then I patch it dry and lightly oil. The bolt,receiver everything gets rinsed and oiled.
     
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    Brake cleaner is easiest IMO.
     
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    For what it's worth there is good fellowship and good info in this thread.
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    Sounds like what I do, except I don't use windex at the range (indoor ftl) and instead of patching it dry I take a hair dryer to metal parts and just evaporate the water away.
     
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    You guys need to get compressors, makes life a lot easier
     
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    Aren't they expensive though? Probably not worth it to have, JUST to clean my rifle every once in awhile.
     
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    Well yeah if you dont ever do any work with air tools then its not worth it . You can get real cheap ones from a place like pep boys for $50. Paid like $100 for my craftsman, got like $70 off it was a floor model.
     
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    stfu faggot



    Sorry, it just didn't feel right reading a thread on OT without somebody being called a faggot.
     

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