did a little forensic work on 7.62 nato ammo
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edited January 2007 in Perry Shooter Competition Shooting and Reloading Forum
I've seen several posts on different lots of Indian 7.62 Nato M-80 ammo. I have several cans of the stuff so thought it worthwhile to investigate. I pulled down some of 3 lots and weighed the powder charges and bullets and none had any sealant around the bullet. The powder weights were fairly close within lots and all appeared the same. The bullets varied as much as 1+/- grain within all samples. The odd thing was the diameter. In front of the crimp groove my best measurement ran .309+ to .310+ with considerable variation- some seemed out of round. Behind the groove some were small enough to enter a freshly sized empty case-about .306. All but a few would hand seat in sized cases. Something hoaky here. Very light bullet pulls.