I have about 100 rounds of 30-06 military ammo in two varieties. 6 rounds are ball, head stamp U 4 3; the rest are AP, black tip, head stamp F N 53. I have three questions:
Are either of these corrosive? How does one tell? I’ve researched the rounds and can find no info except that a lot of the military 30-06 IS corrosive, but nothing states that ALL such ammo is corrosive. No problem either way - I just need to know in case I end up shooting some or all of it.
The cartridge length is consistent with specs for military 30-06, but is visibly longer than that of some new production civilian ammo I have. I have an original 03A3 Springfield in my collection, and my son has a new 30-06 hunting rifle that was a gift from a relative. I’m reasonably sure my mil surplus ammo will work in the 03A3, but will it cause problems in my son’s new rifle due to the extra cartridge length? (extra length is due to bullet length - ; case length is standard, consistent with the new stuff)
Finally, is there any collector value to this military ammo? If there is, I’d like to find a buyer. If not, I’d like to shoot it up and re-load the cases.
Anyone with the answers I need, please respond to my e-mail address: email@example.com - Thanks.