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Old 02-02-2009, 07:09 PM
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I found this on Interordnance inc website. If you want to double check its
www.ioinc.us Before reading this warning let it be known if you have one, Im not knocking your rifle this is just a heads up.


I.O. Inc. has determined that the use of old military surplus ammunition in the SSG-97 and SSG-2000 rifles may cause malfunctions and damage due to erratic or excessive pressures caused by long-term and/or improper storage.


Therefore, the use of any ammunition without a commercial headstamp or the use of any reloaded or otherwise unsuitable ammunition will void the warranty. Repairs on such rifles will be at the owner’s expense. If I.O. cannot repair the rifle, it will be returned to the owner.


For best results, I.O. recommends the exclusive use of commercially loaded 7.62x54R cartridges with 146-150 grain bullets. Heavier bullets are unsuitable and may cause extraction, ejection and feeding problems in the SSG due to excessive gas port pressure.


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Old 02-02-2009, 07:45 PM
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Yeah, this is known among the PSL, SSG-97. Romak-3 owners (all the names are the same gun). Basically, the receiver wasn't made to handle the higher recoil of heavy ball ammo. That's why your supposed to use light ball ammo, (in the 7.62x54R world, thats anything about 149 grain or less usually...). They say you can use heavy ball (anyhting over 150 grain...) in moderation, but the heavy round creates more pressure which creates more stress on the rear portion of the receiver. Thats why the holy grail of these types of guns is the ACTUAL dragunov....the ones with the milled receivers, not the stamped sheet metal ones....

The reason why these guys posted that info is to basically cover their a$$ incase something happens...
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