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just received some ammo from Sportsman Guide. 240 rds of 200 gr. match ammo.
corrosive, BUT, NO STEEL. A lot of ranges are getting picky about steel these days. Reviews are all very positive but have not shot any yet.
product code--wx2-227195
 

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I've been on the verge of picking up a Nagant as a project but for this very reason have be reluctant. The cost of fireable range ammo. Let me know how it goes at the range and I might have ot jump on a spam can myself at that price.
 

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just received some ammo from Sportsman Guide. 240 rds of 200 gr. match ammo.
corrosive, BUT, NO STEEL. A lot of ranges are getting picky about steel these days. Reviews are all very positive but have not shot any yet.
product code--wx2-227195
Just in case you didn't know- amonia kills the corrosive salts in the primer. I use windex on patches several times, then clean it normally.
 

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i wonder if it would be cheaper to buy a bottle of cleaning ammonia to patch with.. vs windex?
The cheapest thing to do is take an old spray bottle fill it about three quarters full with water and add a couple drops of dish soap to it and use that to clean after shooting corrosive ammo,wet patch it flush again then dry patch it and clean with your more expensive bore cleaners.

There isn't enough ammonia in a bottle of Windex to neutralize anything it's the water that does the trick by removing the salts. Ammonia is best used to remove copper fouling,I take a bottle of 10% Janitors strength ammonia and cut it 3 parts ammonia to 1 part K1 or just use it straight,it's the same as those high dollar copper bore cleaners.
 

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I've had pretty good luck just using warm soapy water first to swab the bore, and then just clean as normal. I read where it is a salt like compound that is left over after the powder burns that is primarily due to the primer compound used. Kind of like when black powder burns... You just have to flush the salts off of the bore. I haven't seen any indication of corrosion or pitting yet...
 
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