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Old 02-13-2010, 12:50 AM
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Are there any indications that the surplus 7.62x25 Tokarev ammunition is drying up? It looks like Aim Surplus is out, but J&G still appears to have plenty. I'm interested in the new PPS-43 thats coming out, but I'm afraid that there may be a rush when it is released and that the surplus ammo may dry up.

Do any of you guys have any inside information? Is there plenty to go around? Or should I be worried?
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Last I heard it's still coming in. It's when the surplus dries up overseas that we have to worry about. Supposedly it's still available. I don't know why some of the vendors are out unless they're waiting on a shipment. Sometimes clearing customs takes longer than other times.
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I believe it is still an actively produced caliber, pistols and smgs that use it. It will probably be good to go, and as long as there is a market for it they will probably keep putting it out.
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I believe it is still an actively produced caliber, pistols and smgs that use it. It will probably be good to go, and as long as there is a market for it they will probably keep putting it out.
That is correct GOFO. Prvi Partizan of Serbia and Tula Cartridge Works of Russia (in vary limited runs) still produce it. That being said the days of $40 tins are over, I can't find a tin for the life of me with a reasonable price!



Edit: Seller and Bellot also produce this in the Czech Republic.
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classic arms has it $72.50 per 700rnds
http://classicarms.us/ammunition.htm
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classic arms has it $72.50 per 700rnds
http://classicarms.us/ammunition.htm
Yeah JGsales has it for about 1 cent cheaper per round than classicarms when you buy 30 boxes. Classicarms does come with a nice box, but I would rather save the penny.....
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Sportsmans guide still has some.
http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/b...95&s=987&stk=1

$30 for 280 rounds
$120 for 1260 rounds

CZ52 much?
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I'd keep tabs on Century's site. Not only have they had the best deals on x25, they're also teh importer, so if they run out, then it's time to hasten your supply.

BTW, if you don't already have a C&R, get one, it's $30 for 3 years, plus gets you dealer pricing at places like Midway, Brownell's, and Century (hint hint )
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Prices are still around $.10 per round that I have seen, I sold my CZ52 and ammo though. I am not keeping up with the prices, AIMsurplus usually has it and sportsmansguide too. Get the stuff in the 1200 round tins, the other stuff is Bulgarian and has been known not to be so great. Do some research around and you will hear the stories of the Bulgarian stuff.
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Hello, It looks like the last post for this topic was over a year ago. Once again, it appears that there may be a "7.62x25 drought" going on. Does anyone know where this ammo can currently be found in bulk? Any assistance would be much appreciated! Thanks.
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Hello, It looks like the last post for this topic was over a year ago. Once again, it appears that there may be a "7.62x25 drought" going on. Does anyone know where this ammo can currently be found in bulk? Any assistance would be much appreciated! Thanks.
J&G sales has it for 90$ for 1260 rounds
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Well, this used to be the case. In fact, i have bought that package before from J&G. Right now, all i can find with J&G is a case of 500 by Sellier & Bellot for $179.50. It's a bit surprising, because i've never had any trouble finding this in bulk until now. Thanks for your input!
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Just checked Sportsmanguide. No surplus ammo. Just Sellier & Bellot, Magsafe, and Wolf.
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No surplus of this anywhere to be found... any info guys? Please dont tell me this is going to be like the british .303 cans, just a myth now
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All surplus dries up sooner or later. It's the nature of the beast. If you're going to try to depend on a supply of surplus ammo, you're going to be changing guns every few years to take advantage of whatever surplus is on the market. Reloading is the other alternative.
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7.62 x 25 is going the way of 303 British ammo,the surplus is definitely drying up or at least showing up in lesser quantities than years ago. I just checked a list of multiple suppliers and only one even has any surplus which is the good Yugo ammo but it's way overpriced. I don't know of any country that still issues the 7.62 x 25 as a service cartridge,most have switched to other calibers.

There are several commercial brands available S & B and Winchester are the same ammo just different boxs,S & B makes Win. metric cartridges,Prvi Partizan & Wolf Gold same ammo Prvi make Wolf's gold line of ammo. Ask yourself when was the last time you have seen any surplus 9 x 18 Mak. ammo for all the surplus 9 x 18 Mak. pistols there is commercial but no surplus anymore.

You can convert .223 (5.56 brass to 7.62 x 25 if the need arises.
http://www.recguns.com/Sources/VIID5.html or the video it's a pretty easy conversion.
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One thing you need to keep in mind is that case length for tok ammo varies greatly by country. You should always test fire some first before buying bulk. That Bulgarian ammo runs well in two of my guns but won't chamber in a third as the case is longer than the Romanian ammo.
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7.62 x 25 is going the way of 303 British ammo,the surplus is definitely drying up or at least showing up in lesser quantities than years ago. I just checked a list of multiple suppliers and only one even has any surplus which is the good Yugo ammo but it's way overpriced. I don't know of any country that still issues the 7.62 x 25 as a service cartridge,most have switched to other calibers.

There are several commercial brands available S & B and Winchester are the same ammo just different boxs,S & B makes Win. metric cartridges,Prvi Partizan & Wolf Gold same ammo Prvi make Wolf's gold line of ammo. Ask yourself when was the last time you have seen any surplus 9 x 18 Mak. ammo for all the surplus 9 x 18 Mak. pistols there is commercial but no surplus anymore.

You can convert .223 (5.56 brass to 7.62 x 25 if the need arises.
http://www.recguns.com/Sources/VIID5.html or the video it's a pretty easy conversion.
YouTube - ‪Converting .223(5.56) brass into 7.62x25 Tokarev TT-33 brass.‬‏
You can also make 9mm from 5.56/.223 brass.
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got plenty of tok. 3 spam cans of Romanian plus some loose boxes. Even I found a hollowpoint maker so I can make some fmj more useful. heck may sell some locally if I don't have to ship.
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