View Full Version : MFS 30-06 safe to use with M1s?
Rick the Librarian
I had a friend of mine obtain some MFS-headstamped 30-06 the other days and he wondered if it is safe to use in his M1. I've never heard of the stuff. Any opinions (hopefully educated!)?
It is from Hungary or Nepal. Cannot tell you if it is corrosive. I have no other info on it.
Below is a post on 1919A4.com.
Originally Posted by mt-ac View Post
I purchased several K of this at KCR a couple of years ago that had been torn down to brass, bullets and powder as a package deal. The information I was given that as loaded this lot was hot enough to damage bolt action rifles. The brass has been great for reloading, powder was easy enough to adjust to cycle a 1919, but the orgive on the bullet was too short. Either had to seat deep or have them tip in the feed way, so used them for other firearms. Hungry is correct as the source of the ammunition.
OK so I stand corrected about the country of orgin. I picked up this stuff for about .11 cents a round at a brick of 1000 rds. Initially I used it on my Garand, and people reported down the line that the noise was way excessive, and in the Garand I began to experience case seperations or the primers backing out of the cartridge and fouling up the trigger mechanism.
I shifted use to only one bolt action rifle that can handle the excessive load: My M-1917 Eddystone. Shoots this ammo like a tack driver. But at least one round fully seperated at the base and sprayed my face with molten brass. Good thing I was wearing googles. Another round had no powder and the round bearly left the muzzle to fall short down range.
I don't have much left, but I can not imagine the stuff improving with age. Probably better off destroying it before someone in my family gets ahold of it long after I am gone.
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