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Old 09-22-2006, 04:12 PM   #1
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Malaysian M193 ball ammo

I bought an ammo can full of Malaysian M193 ammo today. The date on the headstamp is 5-82. I got 780rds of that +20rds of norinco .223 ammo. I don't plan on shooting the norinco because the current import ban. (could be worth something some day?) but I'm more wondering what I got in the way of the malaysian ammo. I plan on just plinking with it, but its not corrosive or anything, is it? I reckon its not if its made to M193 specs, but I've been fooled before (S&B .30carbine is corrosive, though they say it isn't-I've seen it do it!) If someone could tell me what it is, and if its any good, that's be great. BTW, I got it for $60. hahaha. Thanks guys
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Old 09-23-2006, 08:06 AM   #2
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it's good stuff. the real deal. I burned through a bunch.

if the norc does not say "steel core" it will never have any collector value that justifies holding on to it.

BTW careful you don't get the depleted uranium tracer rounds that the Malaysians accidentally sold. they are marked "BUTIR" on the box, they are highly unstable.

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just kidding, "butir" means cartridge....
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Old 09-23-2006, 03:11 PM   #3
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Dude, that wasn't funny. I was like "Um...What?..." aren't depleted uranium rds an old wives tale? You definitely did have me going for a minute. hahaha. Good one!
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Old 10-01-2006, 04:55 PM   #4
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BTW careful you don't get the depleted uranium tracer rounds that the Malaysians accidentally sold. they are marked "BUTIR" on the box, they are highly unstable.
just kidding, "butir" means cartridge....
I like this one. Just go to the gun show with a gigercounter and fallow the clicks to the dealer.

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Dude, that wasn't funny. I was like "Um...What?..." aren't depleted uranium rds an old wives tale? You definitely did have me going for a minute. hahaha. Good one!
For the .223, I don't even think that exists. But there are such things as Depleted Uranium rounds. Doesn't the 30mm cannon on the A-10 Warthog use Depleted Uramium? Also, did you hear about some Navy guy who shoot up a box of that stuff in Porto Rico at the training around some years back?

I was at Moab, UT years ago to the Utanium mines that were dug into solid sand stone so they were stable. I brought along the old Civil Defence fallout shielter gigercounters. (The CDV-700 model used for Decon). It was cool to wonder around the tailing piles and finding Uranium Oxide (The yellow power turned green with white after a few years expose to the weather.)

Nothing to worry, the stuff wasn't hotter than the element in the smoke dectors. It's something that will not cause any problems after a day of exposure, just avoid putting it in your pocket for the fear of having retarded babies.

BTW about Norinco ammo. Got a friend who has a case of Norinco .223. Since I pickup brass and the make is so rare now adays, I know when he's been out to the range because he leaves the brass behind.

Enjoy!
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Old 10-03-2006, 11:54 PM   #5
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Yeah, you gotta watch out for that there

BUTIR

stuff. It's a military acronym for

Brigade-level Uranium Tipped Infantry Rounds.

Really.

And the acronym is in English because that's the universal Military Language these days, especially for the supply chain. Just like German used to be the language of engineering.

Really.

They were developed for extra armor-piercing capabilities. Uranium is, you know, quite heavy, it's easily machined and formed into shape, and it's much harder than copper or even mild steel jackets. Just keep it in the tip and not on the bearing surface.

Really.

You gotta believe me on this. A guy at the gun store, who's a former SEAL Team 6 Operator, told me so.

He was supposed to kill me after letting this Classified info out, but I told him about my Q clearance and he gave me a pass.

Really.
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