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    Mr Murphy and the group,

    I have 63 rounds of FMJ 30.06 match ammo headstamped FA 61 MATCH.

    I assume FA 61 means Federal 1961 and suspect it may be some of the 173 grain boattail ammo used in the Camp Perry matches but I dont know.

    I inherited my stepfather's sporterized 98 mauser and these rounds came with it.

    Any idea of their value? I don't need them and am considering selling. The rounds are in good shape--no corrosion on the brass, bullets and primers tight. Not looking to get rich just trying to get an idea of a fair asking price.

    Thanks in advance

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    I would think that maybe, just maybe the FA means Frankford Arsenal. I could be wrong though as I never was into shooting Military ammo.

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    Allen is correct, FA means Frankford Arsenal. Interesting thing is, that current commercial ammo can be more accurate then military Match ammo. I wonder if you have experienced any split necks when firing this ammo, Erik? Ammo that old can get brittle.

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    Erik,

    I don't know what the ammo is worth to collectors, my guess is not a lot.

    If yous ell it as collectable ammo one round at a time maybe a couple of bucks, I see stuff like that for sale on GB and AA sometimes.

    I would say from the stand point of shooting ammo it isn't too good.

    U.S. made ammo after 1952 was all non corrosive primed...except for some of the FA Match ammo. I don't know why and I don't know what years of manufacture but from several sources I'm told there was some FA match that was corrosive primed. It is still shootable, just clean well, soon.

    And, I think that was the 172 or 173 grain bullet, I have never pulled any of them, or if so I don't recall what they are.

    I agree with the others, Military match ammo was never very accurate for me and I always loaded my own. My scores went from 450's to 550's when I started rolling my own ammo for Hi-power rifle.

    What do you want to do with this ammo?

    BTW I have your ammo ready and I'm sure a big bruin awaits. Good shootin'.

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    Murphy,
    Thanks for the heads up on my 220's

    I was sifting through my growing pile of outdoors stuff and eventually got to my ammo trunk. I have these rounds and was indifferent about shooting them since I rarely shoot anything but hunting ammo out of my .06. I can't hunt with this stuff and although my M70 isn't a punisher to shoot, I didn't feel like tenderizing my shoulder just to get rid of this stuff...so I asked the question.

    I take you gents at your word--it's nothing special...so I'll give it away or take the beating by shooting it.

    Either way thanks for the input!

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