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Happy new Year....

 
What are the thoughts on surplus yugo ammo for AKs?  I know it is corrosive so you need to clean right away, but as an ex military guy I clean my weapons anyways after use.  Ordered some and its nice brass, very clean.  I see a lot of people like wolf, say it runs fine, but i tried it in ars and mini 14s and had some problems at times depending on humidity it seemed.
 
Anyways, found some deals and was gonna stock up, im impatient like that (dont even have my rifle to use it yet...) 
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My Saiga AK clone will shoot anything I feed it. My Mini-30 had issues with the surplus stuff till I had a stiffer hammer spring installed. One of the products from these guys. http://www.ruger-mini-14-firearms.com/mini_14_30_accessories.php  I had a local smith install it, and it's much less fussy about ammo now. 


Your Yugo AK should eat anything you feed it. 

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Ran a bunch of this surplus through wasr and aresnal today, no issues at all, in fact very impressed.  I clean my rifles anyway, got some hoppes #9, cleaned up afterward, should be no issues.
 
I have bout 3k rounds sitting right now, might add another sealed crate or two, good stuff, thought I would share in case anyone wondering.  Worked great in all mags, including drum, and packs a good punch.
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Speaking from experience, Hoppes #9 will NOT neutralize the salts in corrisive ammo. Either find some WWII solvent, or use a 1 to 10 ratio of amonia and water, then follow up with Hoppes and oil.
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Wow....did not know that.  I ran hot water through gas tubes, the soaked bore brush in solvent and scrubbed few times, then patched it until clean, then some oil.  Both barrels looked shiny clean, couldnt see anything, but didnt run water/ammonia mix.....
Thanks for the heads up, will take them back out to make sure.
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I have shot the Yugo ammo through a Bushmaster 7.62x39 that I have.  My upper seems to run it just fine.  Seems to be good stuff other than it is corrosive.
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It shoots well in my Saiga and both SKSs.

On corrosive ammo: any water-based cleaner will take the corrosive salts out.

I use Slip2000 degreaser as a first cleaning step and it takes care of that just fine (and takes out carbon fouling better than anything else I have tried).

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So, I cleaned with Hoppes 9, as I had heard would work fine, then let them sit for about 5 days.  Took them back out, Arsenal has no issues at all anywhere, looks good.
 
The WASR had some tiny surface rust near the bore, just a few spots.  Used some windex and a light brush and all gone already.
 
Will use windex/hoppes combo next time.
 
Thanks for the input.
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