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    Search gunbroker for either bowman arms or tankride. Both have worked for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RI woodbutcher View Post
    Search gunbroker for either bowman arms or tankride. Both have worked for me.
    Found him on GB. That ammo he has is all salvage ammo. Horrible condition, component use only at best. Definitely not shootable.
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    I have no 1st hand knowledge of this ammo, saw the photo was a little scared..

    But let me share a 1st hand experience, Found a batch (40 - 50 bandoliers) of turk ammo that was stored in a leaky barn. The water had for years dripped on the ammo.. So got the ammo for nothing. After getting it home I was able to pull a large amount that was totally untouched.. No discoloration of ammo bandoliers or primers.. (So far all worked)
    Then there was the ammo that had some discoloration on the brass and stripper clips. Again with minor cleaning these rounds worked. Now there was a batch that was badly discolored, I did not want to mess with them, So I gave them to a friend for reloading, but by God he was able to place them in a tumbler and he cleaned them and they have worked for him.

    The only ammo that was unusable was ones where the necks cracked and the cupro-nickel heads had rusted or corroded. In some cases where the water had dripped on the ammo the Bandalior had rotted & grafted to the ammo..

    Moral to the story it is amazing how much of that ammo may be salvageable with cleaning and tumbling. But it would be nice to see it before ordering

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    This stuff is in pretty bad shape. There a few in the pic that might be useable cleaned up, but most look too far gone. Heavy rust and dented cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottz63 View Post
    This stuff is in pretty bad shape. There a few in the pic that might be useable cleaned up, but most look too far gone. Heavy rust and dented cases.

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    Well the dents are bad. Have no experience with dents and bends . But I can tell you in all honesty the stuff I game my Friend was is worst shape, and he cleaned it up.
    WHat is the min order that can be ordered...????

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    1000 rounds for $100
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    LMAO.. i did mention he had salvaged it from a leaky warehouse. :-)

    all his info is in your PM.

    most people who have been getting any of this are just doing it for component/bullets....
    say what you mean & mean what you say!
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    Time for some fresh walnut shell in that tumbler. I've had some old 8x57 come out looking like new & loads of that nasty green S&B .308 make me smile. If I had that caliber I'd chance a C on a lark I believe. Just rolling the dice on a small pot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdk1968 View Post
    LMAO.. i did mention he had salvaged it from a leaky warehouse. :-)

    all his info is in your PM.

    most people who have been getting any of this are just doing it for component/bullets....
    You did mention that! Lol!



    Quote Originally Posted by jbruney View Post
    Time for some fresh walnut shell in that tumbler. I've had some old 8x57 come out looking like new & loads of that nasty green S&B .308 make me smile. If I had that caliber I'd chance a C on a lark I believe. Just rolling the dice on a small pot.
    So it's safe to tumble live ammo? I have always wondered about that.
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