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Any info on S African 7.62x51 ?

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by NVBeav, Feb 17, 2007.


  1. NVBeav

    NVBeav Monkey+++

    I found some nicely packed SA ammo at the local gun show today -- 420 rnds for $90. Got 3 packs of 140 rounds each from a private seller. [Below is a picture of one of the packs.]

    The packaging is interesting -- there are 7 boxes of 20 inside a plastic/rubberized container that is sealed and has a carrying handle from the rubberized substrait.

    Since I haven't opened any (not wanting to break the seal), thought I'd ask if anyone has info...
    2401_SA762x51.
     
  2. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    It's good ammo and getting hard to find. Its in 140 round battle packs and I saw some today at the Gun Show in Biloxi for $59.00 per battle pack and he wouldn't come down any per case. It keeps for quite a while in those battle-packs. I would buy all he had at that price.
    I would go back and buy all he has left at that price.
     
  3. NVBeav

    NVBeav Monkey+++

    Wow! Looks like I got lucky! The guy sold me all he had (3 packs), but I'll go back tomorrow and beg him for any he has at home :D

    I spent some time in Biloxi back in '95 installing software at a casino. Hope the area is recovering from the hurricane(s) -- that's one place I'd love to visit again (Biloxi, not the casinos :^)

    Thanks again, SeaCowboy!
     
  4. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I am working at the Beau Rivage now on an underwater welding project, repairing damage from Katrina.
     
  5. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Kiesler's Wholesale (1-888-543-7537) has them listed in an ad in "SN" for $32.00 for 140 rd. battlepacks.
     
  6. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I bought nine more battle packs today at the Biloxi gunshow for $59.00 each...ouch!
     
  7. NVBeav

    NVBeav Monkey+++

    I'll keep that number for Keisler's on hand for the battle packs -- the guy I bought them from said they're pretty good, and they seem to be a good price. I'll try first in Reno to save shipping.

    Seacowboy -- there can't be much visibility in that soupy water?... I heard the fish love that kind of habitat, so it's supposed to be great sport fishing. Back in '95 there was a local fish that was all the rage "blackened" -- I can't remember what it was. My favorite eats was a Korean restaurant on Iberville near Pass road, followed by a very old po'boy shop back on 1st or Howard Ave... Oh, the bread pudding!
     
  8. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Redfish
     
  9. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I called Keisler's and they haven't had any for six months.
     
  10. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    That's about right, they need to update their ad.
     
  11. NVBeav

    NVBeav Monkey+++

    Talked to a dealer today who said no one is getting any .308 (he had a good laugh at my "7.62 NATO" question -- I thought I was getting hip :^)

    He said someone was selling "battlepacks" for $50, which is pretty much what Seacowboy got some for. Evidently, everything is going to Afganistan and Iraq. Sounds logical...
     
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