What US Military Ammunition is Corrosive-The Answer


#1

This is a question that occurs regularly both her and in other places.

Ron Merchant was kind enough to make this information available (from an APG document) to a friend who sent it to me.

I have now posted it in the “Free Data” portion of my website as a .pdf document that you can download and have the accurate information.

Thanks to both Ron and Tom Graham!

Cheers,
Lew


#2

Lew

That document has been kicking around for years. Unfortunately, some of the Cal .30 and 7.62mm Match data is incorrect.

Similar lists posted on at least 3 other gun and shooting forums are more comprehensive, showing the lot numbers of the first non-corrosive for each manufacturer and type. These were taken directly from TM9-1305-200. I believe TM9-1305-200 was also on the IAA site at one time. Part of Chris Punnet’s introduction to 30-06??

Ray


#3

Ray, Thanks, I’ll add the warning on the error to my site.

Lew


#4

Lew, thanks for sharing! I posted a similar information in an earlier thread.

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=10956&hilit


#5

I should have mentioned this earlier - this thread has dropped down so far that no one may be looking at it anymore - but regarding the 7.62mm International Match ammunition, only 2 lots used corrosive primers. The remainder used FA #34 or #36, or Rem #72 which are non corrosive.

Ray