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I got 200 rds of Greek .30-06 from the CMP. 'Course I haven't got the M-1 yet, but hey...it took'em 2 1/2 months to fill the order for the ammo. Those guys must be really backlogged.

Anyway, the description said they were "magnetic", and sure as shootin' (sorry) the bullets are. I presume that to mean they are steel core. (See? I am not as dumb as I look.)

Question is, does this really mean anything? I know they're Greek surplus, so I didn't buy them for match accuracy, and since I have no intention of hunting with them, that's not an issue. I would presume a real solid backstop, and everything's kosher, right?
 

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any old pile of dirt will do... they don't penetrate any more than regular ball.

The legend is that steel jackets (not the core) are hard on the bore. That might even be true if you shot a boatload... otherwise not to worry.
 

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I've shot a lot of that Greek ammo. It's good stuff.
 

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any old pile of dirt will do... they don't penetrate any more than regular ball.

The legend is that steel jackets (not the core) are hard on the bore. That might even be true if you shot a boatload... otherwise not to worry.
Are you saying that the Greek bullets have a steel jacket or just making a general statement? Inquiring minds want to know...

It would be nice to know the bullet weight of this round. (I don't see specific mention of that on the CMP site, where it is simply listed as M2 Ball, suggesting 152 gr.)

I seem to recall that in WWII, snipers preferred the heavier (?) AP round, for greater accuracy.
 

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I've seen "m2 ball" go all the way from 147 -154 grains- by actually PULLING the bullets, not by what it says on the packaging-
 

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Thanks one and all! I figured they would be fine in a CMP M-1 if the CMP were selling them, but since they took the time to list them as magnetic, I figured I should ask.

Nice to know Alabama red clay will do fine as a backstop. Thanks, Charlie! And since I don't see myself shooting 500 rounds a weekend for year or two straight, I am not gonna sweat it.
 

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IrishCop,

The last time that I was at the North Store, I bought 5 boxes of the Greek M2. - Shoots fine in my Danish Garand.
("Little" Brother Ed pulled one, weighed it = 151 grains, sectioned it on the bandsaw & found it to be copper over steel.)

Penetration seemed no different than GI M2 to me.

yours, sw
 

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I have found that you can reload that Greek brass without reaming a crimp out of the primer pocket. That makes it even better if you are a reloader.
 

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Yippee!

Just got notice that my order for the M-1 from the CMP should ship within the next 30 days. Oh joy, oh joy!! :D

They received and cleared my purchase on 04/25, and it finally moved up with an "order date" of 07/13.

Might get a chance to shoot some of that Greek ammo sooner than I thought.
 

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Excellent ammo Irish, the only surplus that I've found more accurate was the Danish AMA stuff. HXP is actually better-made and more consistant then any of the lots of LC I've had in the past.
 
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