M852 match


#1

I know this is a long shot at best since nobody but me and NATO Dave collect 7.62mm MATCH cartridges, but . . .

Anybody out there have any M852 Match cartridges with '83, '84, or '85 headstamp dates?? If so, can you tell me what they are? I mean, are they NM or MATCH? If you also have the box, what is the lot number?

TIA

Ray


#2

Ray

I have one with the headstamp “LC 85 MATCH”. Just a single specimen, no box.


#3

Thanks Phil. Every little bit will help. The change-over from M118 to M852 is a little confused and unless it’s written down it will be lost to history. I’ve been in contact with shooters who actually used both of them in matches and they’ve been a big help. But, let’s face it. None of them (and me) are getting any younger and our memories are not the best. So, I can only try to piece together the truth with actual cartridges, tempered with the memories.

Look for the next JOURNAL. Hopefully there’ll be an article on National Match Rifle ammunition.

Ray