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    Default Rust on brass

    Found this on another forum

    I have no clue

    The person bought some Malaysian Surplus and some brass casings has rust all over , not green tarnish, but orange rust

    I can't seem to download the pic of the ammo

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    Default Re: Rust on brass

    Shoot those first.
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    Default Re: Rust on brass

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacaheat View Post
    Shoot those first.
    He may want to check those first

    Don't know what weapon he's using
    Last edited by Polish HG; January 17th, 2020 at 04:03 PM.

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    Default Re: Rust on brass

    Quote Originally Posted by Polish HG View Post
    Found this on another forum

    I have no clue

    The person bought some Malaysian Surplus and some brass casings has rust all over , not green tarnish, but orange rust

    I can't seem to download the pic of the ammo

    What caliber? Previously linked ammo? Or some other ferrous contact?

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    Default Re: Rust on brass

    Quote Originally Posted by bug View Post
    What caliber? Previously linked ammo? Or some other ferrous contact?
    I believe 7.62x51 and a sealed ammo can

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    Default Re: Rust on brass

    I had heard good reports about the Malaysian ammo but the stuff I saw at the Oaks gun show looked like it had been dug out of the mud or something, I passed on it.
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    Good fort 1 shot , but not reloading. Moisture gets trapped inside those 200rd heavy-duty PVC ''battle-paks'' and some start to corrode. It's not like they're vacuum paks.

    That's why I pulled all mine out of the battle-paks and put the boxes in USGI ammo-cans with a dessicant pak.
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    Default Re: Rust on brass

    Is there any possibility it is steel cased?

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie19 View Post
    Is there any possibility it is steel cased?

    Not if it's the same Malaysian ammo I've been seeing for the past few years. Cartridge brass is 30% copper , 70% zinc. When it corrodes , it can look like steel rust. It's good stuff , get good reviews on the M-14 forum and those guys are real picky about ammo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abner13 View Post
    Good fort 1 shot , but not reloading. Moisture gets trapped inside those 200rd heavy-duty PVC ''battle-paks'' and some start to corrode. It's not like they're vacuum paks.

    That's why I pulled all mine out of the battle-paks and put the boxes in USGI ammo-cans with a dessicant pak.
    Is that the stuff with the silver colored bullets?
    I thought mine was German, but I probably never checked.
    Mine has all kinds of corrosion on it, but mostly green, I will see if I can post a photo later.
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