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Korean Surplus Ammo Danger

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This nice M1 was a victim of Korean Military Surplus Ammo. The problem is in the heat treatment of the cartridge cases. The split is called a "P" split. This is when the case splits at the head and the split goes through the primer pocket. KaBoom. There are 6 cases of M1 Garand and 1903 rifles thw ere destroyed by this ammo.

This is the cartridge that blew up the M1

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There is some IMI 80 & 81 308 ammo on the market that does the same thing. Splits in the head and lower case and..... BOOM. I had one of these IMI 308 round blow my FAL's mag apart, but no other damage....... Luckily.

I have shot a bunch of PS-78 223 ammo with no problems, but this ammo does seem to be HOT.

Doug, what years are the problem PS ammo?

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