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Old July 14, 2001, 09:27 PM   #1
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.308 headstamp question: TZ??

Got hold of some 7.62mm with the headstamp TZ 80.

T at 10:00
Z ar 2:00
80 at 6:00

146gr FMJ ball w/ cannalure, boxer primed. Price tag says IMI on the side of it. Printing on boxes is in English.
Could this be Israeli?

BTW, I've got 500rds w/ ammo can. Willing to sell / trade whole lot.
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Old July 15, 2001, 12:22 AM   #2
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I'm pretty certain TZ is one of the marks used by Isralie Military Industries to denote ammo loaded at one of their plants.

Some years ago a TON of this stuff came in to the country, apparently military surplus.
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Old July 15, 2001, 08:58 PM   #3
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Mike is right, TZ still is IMI and brass will come with both markings.
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