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I had some of the Swedes out to the range at deer camp the other day and so I checked some of the surplus m/94 and m/41 ammo velocities. I was pleased to see the 90 to 100 yr old m/94 ammo do so well (consistent and right at or higher than its spec velocities).

 

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Chrono 5/22/20 m/96 rifle

M/41
Yr 1987
2636 FPS
2618
2615
2614
2584

M94 ammo

Yr 1910
2510

Yr 1927
2483
2449

Yr 1928
2451
2445
2448

Yr 1939
2455
2462
2438

M/12 gallery ammo
2895

Tracer
2723
2698
 

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Thought you were supposed to keep the antique ammo and not shoot it.;)
I had a few extra to support the research. Not one single failure to fire or underpowered load. The recoil on the m/94 ammo did seem noticeably lighter.
 

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Did those old tracers light?

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IIRC they're designed to light at 200m! Since 300 and under was considered "point blank range" back in the day.
If you're ever lucky enough to find an intact case of the M41 ammunition, from what I've read one sleeve is tracer. Rarer than hen's teeth nowadays. I'd just like to find an intact sleeve of M41. I won 5 state CMP Vintage Rifle championships with that stuff! Better than the expensive Lapua I've been buying.
 

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Did those old tracers light?

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This was just 100yds so nope, did expect it. Based on previous and like Zink said it takes about 175 to 200 yds for them to light. The ones I’ve shot out past that have lit.
 
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