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Old January 22, 2013, 07:03 AM   #1
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6.5X55mm. Was I seeing things?

Did I see surplus 'sa-vee-dish' 6.5X55 in green plastic battle packs circa early 1980s? I know the 7.62X51, (.308 ), came that way.

Anyone in the crowd know more than I about cost & availablilty of quality surplus 6.5X55 ammo? Thanks.
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Old January 22, 2013, 11:05 AM   #2
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The only surplus I've seen on the market in a long time is the wooden bullet blank. Some folks pull the bullets and powder then use the primed cases to load their own.

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Old January 22, 2013, 02:22 PM   #3
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When I bought a surplus M96 carbine in 1982 it came with 200 rounds in a green, hermetically sealed plastic container - actually 2 of them
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Old January 22, 2013, 10:35 PM   #4
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Surplus 6.5X55 has dried up, unfortunately. But yes, it came in green plastic battle packs. I have a partial one left in the garage.

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