...upon me and sent me their blessings. In other words, today was a great day, and it is nice to be in the right place at the right time (and that goes both for yesterday and today). While at the range for quarterly qualification yesterday, someone else who was there asked me if I could use some 7.62x25 ammo. I said sure! I explained that while I don’t currently own anything that shoots this ammunition, I have been pondering the purchase of a CZ-52. He said he had some ammo for me. Today, when I ran into the same person again, by which time I had forgotten all about the ammo, he asked me if I still wanted it! My answer: 'Sure I do!' What a coincidence, I now have 700 rounds of Winchester 7.62x25 Tokarev, 85 gr., FMJ - I guess it would pay to buy the pistol to shoot it.
I also got:
50 rounds 7.62x25 China Sports 85Gr. FMJ
125 rounds of 7.65 Browning (.32 Auto) and I already own an Ortgies pocket pistol in this caliber
100 rounds of .380 Auto Remington UMC, 95 gr. Metal case (another caliber for which I have no gun, but good trading stuff)
100 rounds of Remington .32 Win. Special, 120 grain, core-lokt soft point (nope no gun in this caliber either)
20 rounds of federal .32 Win. Special, 170 grain, hi-shok soft point
65 rounds of Ultramax .45 Colt, 250 gr., Round Nose Flat Point (nope again as to a shooter for it)
100 rounds of Ultramax 45 Colt, 200 gr. RNSP
47 rounds of Black Hills Ammunition .45 Colt, 250 gr., RNFP.
25 rounds of Remington 16 gauge, 2 3/4" shotgun shells, number 8 shot
25 rounds of Remington 16 gauge, 2 3/4" shotgun shells, number 4 shot
8 rounds of Winchester 16 gauge, 2 3/4" shotgun shells, number 1 buckshot
All of the ammo in original boxes from what I can tell. Not a bad haul for a freebie. Now I wish I knew how to tell if they are reloads or not. They look new to me, but I have little to almost no experience with reloaded ammo. Anyone have a clue – is there an easy way to tell if these are reloads? The guy I got them from was not the original source, he was a middle man who passed them onto me, so I did not bother asking, something about not looking a gift horse in the mouth, or better yet - not offending the ammo gods. Then again maybe I should have asked. I think I will ask him next week, but if anyone knows a way to distinguish between new and reloads, please let me know.
All the best,
Out in the Desert Today
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