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Old 12-19-2004, 04:10 PM   #1
 
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Korean Ammo .30 06

Hi i just pick up some Korean milsurp and wanted to know if it's corrosive

7 clips
56 rounds
1 bandolier

Its say this on the bandolier

1st line 5.56 MM
2nd BALL KM193
3rd 10RD CLIPS
4th LOT PS-81J101-005

thanks for all the help
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Old 12-19-2004, 04:13 PM   #2
 
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Ignore the bandolier. Look at the headstamp.

KA = Korrosive Ammo
PS = pretty Safe
(not really, but an easy way to remember)

But since it is already on clips, I'll bet it is KA headstamped and corrosive. Clean after use.
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Old 12-19-2004, 04:26 PM   #3
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I have PS 5.56, but have never seen KA 5.56
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Old 12-19-2004, 04:41 PM   #4
 
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the headstamp is KA 72

thanks

good to know
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Old 12-19-2004, 05:53 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by delloro
I have PS 5.56, but have never seen KA 5.56
The Korean Arsenal closed in the early 70's and almost all production was taken over by Poonsang..that's why no KA 5.56.
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Old 12-19-2004, 06:20 PM   #6
 
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For some reason the KA 30.06 on en bloc clips comes in 5.56 marked bandoleers. Don't know why, where or who did it this way?
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Old 12-19-2004, 07:02 PM   #7
 
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Got it from the gun show today $9.95 i got the last he had.
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Old 12-20-2004, 08:55 AM   #8
 
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KA Ammo

KA ammo is indeed corrosive. The bandoleers are a blast. I received WWII, Korean, Viet Nam era bandoleers. Same with the clips. Just clean with rifle well.
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Old 12-20-2004, 10:37 AM   #9
 
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KA in my Garand is not particularly accurate (KA 72 headstamp). Is it the ammo or do I need to get out and practice more?
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Old 12-20-2004, 02:20 PM   #10
 
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I've got a KA bandoleer that is a re-marked .30 carbine tracer from LC kinda nifty. Did the Koreans recycle bandoleers alot?
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