I'm trying to obtain samples of as many different brands & issues of 7.62x39 ammunition as possible. I'd like to conduct a survey, or a study of the differences (particularly in length, and the effect on headspace).
It's off to a slow start, so far I've got Romanian Hot Shot FMJ, Golden Tiger FMJ and Wolf (black box) FMJ. I have no milsurp ammo at all.
I'd really like a box each of Yugo, Chinese and Russian milsurp - or milsurp from other ex-ComBloc nations. Some silver-box Norinco would be good, as would some other commercial ammos like Brown Bear, etc. I'm primarily interested in ball / FMJ, as that's what the SKS / AK was intended to run on. A handful of the old copper-wash steel core Chinese would also come in handy.
Full boxes are best, but partials are OK to. There just needs to be enough to establish an average for that particular lot.
I can swap you even-up for recent production (2007) Hot Shot FMJ - it's the only type I have in quantity at present. But of course - donations in the name of science will not be refused!
Care to help? Whatcha got? I'll try to keep an eye on this thread, but email is constantly monitored.