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Thread: ppu brass and ammo

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    ppu brass and ammo

    Are they all boxer primed? Specifically 7.62x54R. Everything so far from google says yes.But I place my trust in you guys first.
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    Every piece of PPU brass that I have found on the ranges have been boxer primed. Never saw it advertised any other way either. james

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    Yes, all commercial ppu is boxer primed. I have some military surplus ppu .303 which has red lacquered primers which is berdan primed.

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    The boxes aren't marked like Tula,which says they are berdan.Thanks ya'll.
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    I have shot it in 308 30-06 7-08 and 762x54
    All were boxer primed. The 7-08 accuracy was spectacular but the bullets were thin jacketed and basically blew up in deer

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    All of my factory PPU is boxer primed yes.

    Same for some empty brass I found.

    Good stuff IMO.

    I did a little comparison shopping at one point, brass was 50 cents a piece at the time. PPU loaded ammo was selling for 64 cents each. 14 cents over the brass price.

    Seemed pretty reasonable at the time so I bought a fair amount.

    I pulled 20 rounds, did some mexican match using my own cast. Kept the bullets, weighed charges and kept the powder. So I could reload them if I wanted to.

    I have since found more brass but it was enough to get me shooting cast in my Mosin's at the time.

    Privi became and remains one of my favored trusted sources for both loaded ammo and brass. I've yet to have a bad experience with it. Price tends to be a bit more reasonable. Win win IMO, YMMV.

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    My #2 son will be 26 on Tuesday.Prior 101st,and a DAV too.Seems young,but so was I.

    Anyway,this is what he is going to get.Click image for larger version. 

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    There is a one ammo vendor that's sup[posedly selling 1990s production berdan primed .308 win from PPU. but in the photos its in their white cardboard "government" cartons.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
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