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8mm ap rounds

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by foiagra, Apr 10, 2002.

  1. foiagra

    foiagra G&G Newbie

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    i jus picked up 100 rounds of armour piercing made by fn i think is belgium company they were made in 1940 they are green tipped with a green seal around the crimp

    my question is as old as they are will they still have there poop
     
  2. MikeC

    MikeC G&G Newbie

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    FN is Belgian, makers of the FAL rifle and Browning Hi-Power handguns. The question is how well the ammo was stored over the years. It is almost guaranteed to be corrosive. Was Belgium in NAZI hands by 1940?? My history fails me at this hour. I wouldn't stand in front of it. It probably isn't as good as newer stuff but why shoot it, why not keep it as a war relic and try to get some newer stuff. Also check range rules before shooting AP ammo.
     

  3. BattleRifleG3

    BattleRifleG3 G&G Evangelist

    The common and usually clean AP ammo to use is 30-06. Save the 8mm, it's much more rare.
     
  4. toolman

    toolman Resident Sasquatch Forum Contributor

    i've been shooting some 8mm made in 1933 that shoots better than a lot of newer stuff i've ran across.also shoot a lot made in 1941 that shoots ok with an occasional dud-maybe one in fifty.my only complaint is that is all nasty and takes a lot of cleaning.