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I was going through some of my father-in-laws ammo cans and found this ammo. I'm not sure what it is and don't want to open the box to find out. Can someone tell what kind of ammo it is. My best guess would be 30-06, but I'm not positive.
 

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Thank you Alpo.
 

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Shoot yeah thats M2 ball and it should be in LC brass. Great stuff for feeding M1 Garands or 03 springfields.

Got anymore you wanna get rid of? I need to buy about a case of that stuff.. :)
 

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I only have 5 boxes of this ammo, we take the garand out every now and then, it's fun to shoot. Once I get my garage rearranged and start reloading (I did quite a bit today) I'll need to hit you guys up about reloading for the garand, I understand modern 30-06 ammo will damage the gas tube or something like that.
 

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Yep. Its actually the slow powders that are normally found in modern .30-06 ammo. The garand was designed for medium speed propellants, IMR4895 to be exact. M2 ball duplicates are 150 gr FMJ over 50 gr IMR4895. I use 155 gr Amaxes over 48 gr VARGET. same velocity, better ballistics. 200 yds is easy with the Garand sights and good ammo.
 

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Something to be aware of. That ammo is corrosive primed.

http://www.odcmp.org/1101/USGI.pdf

Denver Ordnance was only made during WW2 and it is all corrosive.
Additionally, the primer chemical is only soluble in water; not oil or solvent. You have to wash it out of the barrel with very hot water. After running water through the barrel, immediately run a cleaning patch with oil to keep the barrel from rusting.
 

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I'd be less worried about the barrel than about the gas cylinder (he mentions shooting a Garand).

Yes, the war was fought with M1s and corrosive ammo. And when the gas cylinder was so corroded up it was unusable, they gave you a new gun and that one went to the arsenal for repair. I don't think that would happen with my Garand. So I'll shoot corrosive in my ought-three, but not my M1.
 

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I think there was only one box from Denver, I have several from St. Louis and from what I saw on the website they aren't corrosive. It seems like a big hassle to shoot them and then have to heat water to clean the barrel.
 

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I believe that is for use on the range. Don't leave your brass lying around - dispose of it in accordance with army regs. If they didn't make 'em police their brass, there would be a huge amount of it lying around the ranges.
 
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