Czech 308 ammo
Is the surplus Czech 308 ammo any good??
If you are talking about the stuff in the sort of green box, marked .308, well, I have some what mixed feelings about it.
It is usually corrosive. That doesn't bother me at all. The only rifle I have tried it in that offers decent accuracy is my M1a. Everything else exhibits mediocre accuracy. Might just be my rifles, though.
I don't think it is surplus. I think they loaded it to resemble surplus. I could be wrong though.
I definitely would not pay a premium for it.
It was loaded for an export contract IIRC, so it was surplussed out some other country than Czechoslovakia.
There is much better out there, 99% of which is non-corrosive if that matters to you, so unless you can get it REAL cheap and just want blasting ammo, I'd pass.
Shoots good groups in my rifle (old M1A) but what I bought is corrosive. The ad said "slightly corrosive". There is no such thing as slighly corrosive. Anyway, good groups. The only issue I saw with it was the BDC on my scope worked just fine at 100, 200 and 300 yds. but at 400 yds. I had to use the 460 yd. setting to hit the targets. Seems to "drop off" a little more than regular GI ball ammo for some reason. Too bad it was berdan primed, it was some pretty ammo/pretty brass.
I bought 2 cases many years ago. 1 case went through my FAL's and G3 clones, the other case is still sitting in the basement. Good stuff in my opinion but like 1DD said, too expensive for corrosive primed ammo.