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    Quote Originally Posted by SgtStrykerUSMC43 View Post
    He's going to have to go swimming with the weapon disassembled in order to flush that crap out of every nook and cranny...
    You mean you don't go SCUBA diving with your SCAR on a regular basis???? Amatuer...

    If your single, you can always put it in the dishwasher.... don't recommend this if a wife is involved
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    Just to be clear, the OP is talking about this ammo: https://samcoglobal.com/Ammo-308-win.html? The corrosive Czech surplus?

    Because I was considering getting some of this from SAMCO: https://samcoglobal.com/Ammo-nato.html - the non-corrosive Portugal surplus...
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    Three words: why invite trouble...?
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    Take it to a gun show and dump it off to some redneck with a Century CETME. Don't shoot that crap in your SCAR... 101
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    Quote Originally Posted by r00t61 View Post
    Just to be clear, the OP is talking about this ammo: https://samcoglobal.com/Ammo-308-win.html? The corrosive Czech surplus?

    Because I was considering getting some of this from SAMCO: https://samcoglobal.com/Ammo-nato.html - the non-corrosive Portugal surplus...

    I wonder why this Port ammo is "slightly corroded", since it was sealed at the factory in a heavy plastic bag... Disappointing to say the least. Port used to be great ammo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 15ICAM View Post
    You mean you don't go SCUBA diving with your SCAR on a regular basis???? Amatuer...

    If your single, you can always put it in the dishwasher.... don't recommend this if a wife is involved
    Proper way to give your SCAR a bath shown below.
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    The acid in the paper (cardboard boxes) reacted with the brass, and resulted in the less than perfect finish on the cartridges. I've fired the Port stuff after cleaning the cartridges without issue. For 36 cents a round - practice ammo, I'll buy a couple cases of it myself. That stuff sure beats shooting steel cased ammunition!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    Three words: why invite trouble...?
    I agree, your going to risk ruining a 3k dollar gun to save a few cents?

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    Most all military ammo started life as corrosive ammo and millions of weapons survive today becasue of proper cleaning. I fire and have fired a LOT of corrosive ammo without any bad side effects. My Sharps rife next to Czech silvertip 7.62X54R is the most corrosive stuff I have ever seen and its still easily handles by proper cleaning. If your firing an autoloader its more work to clean the gas ports and tubes Vs a bolt rifle but its not bad.

    Simple soapy water (cold or hot) works wonders. Hot water only evaporates faster and does not add much to the cleaning process. I use Balistol to clean black powder and corrosive military ammo. Some corrosive ammo is actually pretty clean firing, its the mercuric salts in the priming that attracts moisture and starts the corrosion process.

    Also your environment has a role in corrosion. In Ohio we average 60% humidity. There is moisture in the ambient air to start corrosion if left unattended. In a state like Arizona where the relative humidity is a lot lower corrosion happens at a much slower pace and you have more of a window to do a proper cleaning. If your down south with 100% humidity I dont know how you can enjoy shooting anything corrosive or not........

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    ....and hundreds of millions of weapons do not survive today due to corrosive ammunition. We're not discussing a $10 Enfield here...

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