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Old January 31, 2009, 12:07 AM   #1
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30-06 ammo

anyone have some info on some cmp 30-06 ammo? talon mfg.? what are "greek ball rounds"? "lakecity"?
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Old January 31, 2009, 12:22 AM   #2
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M2 ball ammunition, 147 grain fmj ball at approx 2700 fps for both the greek and the lake city ammo.

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Old January 31, 2009, 12:47 AM   #3
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Talon Mfg is merely the company that packages the CMP ammo in cardboard boxes. The ammo itself comes from either Greece (HXP) or the Lake City (LC) Ammuntion Plant, near Independence, Missouri.

Either is good ammo, but I have found HXP to be slightly more accurate than LC.
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Old January 31, 2009, 08:38 PM   #4
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ok,thanks. ill try some gun shows and price bulk. cant get anywere on there web site. thanks again.
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Old January 31, 2009, 08:57 PM   #5
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price

go to "ordering info"
Put a package together to meet requirements of cmp.
Place order via mail.
240 rounds for 68.95 delivered.
hard to beat price.
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Old February 1, 2009, 11:47 AM   #6
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You can order off the website as well.
http://estore.odcmp.com/Store/catalog/catalog.aspx

But, before you can order, you have to send in the eligibility documents by mail or in person.
http://www.thecmp.org/eligibility.htm

Right now they're running kinda long on delivery. I just received 2 cases I ordered right after Thanksgiving.
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Old February 1, 2009, 03:30 PM   #7
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great! ill try, iam not real computer savey, but ill try, i got this far.... thanks
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Old February 13, 2009, 04:35 PM   #8
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new manufacture 30-06 ammo is not M2 ball. Be cautious picking up bulk 30-06 for an old military rifle

What rifle do you plan on using this ammo for? If your rifle was made for M2 ball I would suggest using M2 ball, not modern day 30-06. Although the caliber is correct it is not the same stuff. The powder they used back then was different.

You can even get incorrect info from a powder manufacturer on how to load a 30-06 for rifles such as the M1 rifle- the loads will be too 'hot'

if you have a bolt action rifle like a 1903 or 1903A3 or something then I wouldn't worry too much. If you have a semi-automatic rifle, using modern day 30-06 loads, unless made for the semi-auto action of that type of rifle, can damage the operating rod and gas system. It won't happen on the first shot but it can and will happen

If you want to shoot commercial 30-06 and you have for example an M1 then please look into an adjustable gas plug. Just be aware that modern 30-06 is not M2 ball
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Old February 13, 2009, 11:50 PM   #9
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30-06

I just got my M1 from cmp and was looking for ammo I thought I had heard about a problem with non surplus ammo but wasn't sure what the problem was. Does any body sell a factory round that is safe in a M-1?
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Old February 14, 2009, 08:21 AM   #10
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I do not know of an ammo supplier that sells the equivalent of the surplus M2 ball. It may be out there, but I bet it's not cheap. I pay 30-36 cents a round depending on where I see it for my surplus ammo and that's not cheap either

But surplus ammo is out there

However, if you want to shoot commercial ammo, all you really need is to get an adjustable gas plug and set it

Schuster adjustable gas plug
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