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    Question Help identify this ammo

    I found 80rds of this loose packed in a zip lock bag at a yard sale today. Bought it for $20. I need help identifying it. It's 7.62x51 looks like military surplus. I think its Australian Defense ammo, but not sure.



    Headstamp MF 83 F4
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    Quote Originally Posted by DadSmith View Post
    I found 80rds of this loose packed in a zip lock bag at a yard sale today. Bought it for $20. I need help identifying it. It's 7.62x51 looks like military surplus. I think its Australian Defense ammo, but not sure.



    Headstamp MF 83 F4


    Best I can tell it is Australian and produced in 1983. AmmoManAaron could verify.

    MF Small Arms Ammunition Factory No.1 - Footscray; Melbourne, Victoria; Australia

    Some sources show that plant shut down in 1945 but others indicate it is still operating.

    Edit: Looks like it might have been closed in 1994.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfhound View Post
    Best I can tell it is Australian and produced in 1983. AmmoManAaron could verify.

    MF Small Arms Ammunition Factory No.1 - Footscray; Melbourne, Victoria; Australia

    Some sources show that plant shut down in 1945 but others indicate it is still operating.

    Edit: Looks like it might have been closed in 1994.
    Thank you for the confirmation. Its going to be tumbled for awhile to clean it up. Then going to test it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfhound View Post
    Best I can tell it is Australian and produced in 1983. AmmoManAaron could verify.

    MF Small Arms Ammunition Factory No.1 - Footscray; Melbourne, Victoria; Australia

    Some sources show that plant shut down in 1945 but others indicate it is still operating.

    Edit: Looks like it might have been closed in 1994.

    ^^^Wolfhound has it correct ^^^

    It's good quality surplus ammo if it has been stored correctly. Not very common to see it these days.
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    Now that you guys sorted that out, I think the important question is not how to identify the ammo, but how the ammo identifies itself.

    Perhaps, that's 7.62x51 that identifies as .308. We need to be sensitive to that specific ammo's emotions, so as not to... trigger it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T.Lex View Post
    Now that you guys sorted that out, I think the important question is not how to identify the ammo, but how the ammo identifies itself.

    Perhaps, that's 7.62x51 that identifies as .308. We need to be sensitive to that specific ammo's emotions, so as not to... trigger it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by printcraft View Post
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    Size matters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T.Lex View Post
    Size matters.

    It's more about capacity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by printcraft View Post
    It's more about capacity.
    Then we'd all have .22s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T.Lex View Post
    Then we'd all have .22s.
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