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U.S. Army Buying Millions of Rounds of Russian Ammo and Popular Civilian Firearms
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Quote:The U.S. Army is now looking to stockpile nearly 3,000,000 live rounds of Soviet-era Russian ammo popular with civilian shooters.

A U.S. Army solicitation posted July 18 on the Federal Business Opportunities web site asks for “non-standard” ammunition from vendors which includes:
- 2,550,000 rounds of 7.62x39mm ball ammo
- 575,000 blank rounds of 7.62x39mm ammo and
- 425,000 rounds of 9x18mm Makarov ball ammo
The army intends to store all these rounds in ammo storage facilities at both Camp Stanley in Boerne, Texas and the Blue Grass Army Depot in Kentucky.
As the solicitation implies, the 7.62x39mm and the 9x18mm Makarov are not standard-issue in the U.S. military or NATO.

Quote:https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&...e&_cview=0

http://www.infowars.com/u-s-army-to-buy-...-firearms/
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middlefinger;112420 Wrote:
Quote:As the solicitation implies, the 7.62x39mm and the 9x18mm Makarov are not standard-issue in the U.S. military or NATO.

No they are not. But the military probably wants to train our soldiers on using our enemies weapons both for covert operations as well as in the instance of battle field pickups.

Not to mention that many of the U.N. and allied forces do use 7.62x39mm weapons.

I can hear the black helicopters hovering now...
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We were arming the Ugandans who stood guard at the base gates, DFACS and BX's in Iraq with the AK47s that use this round.
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Conspiracy theories aside, I'm thinking this is more likely a stockpile for supplying "allies" explicitly, and enemies of our enemies, quietly. The fact that it reduces supply and increases costs in the civilian market is probably a nice synergy from the .gov perspective.

7.62x39 might be "targeted" yea, but 9x18mm Makarov is a pretty exotic chambering in the US.

http://www.infowars.com/u-s-army-to-buy-...-firearms/ (Links in the original)
Quote:What about the huge purchase of 425,000 9x18mm Makarov rounds?

Are they going to somehow end up in the sidearms of Obama-backed Syrian rebels, especially after two congressional panels cleared the way for shipping small arms to Syria?

Handguns chambered in 9x18mm Makarov are still commonplace among Syrian militants because Syria received military aid from the Soviet Union for over 20 years.
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I think it's because we're resembling the old Soviet Union more every day, so they just wanna "keep it real".
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LostCyborg;112425 Wrote:
middlefinger;112420 Wrote:

No they are not. But the military probably wants to train our soldiers on using our enemies weapons both for covert operations as well as in the instance of battle field pickups.

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LostCyborg;112425 Wrote:Not to mention that many of the U.N. and allied forces do use 7.62x39mm weapons.
As does a very large portion of the US population, who will, no doubt, discover prices rising and supply dwindling in those sizes.
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3,000,000 rounds is nothing. Americans buy that many rounds in less than 2 weeks in an average year.
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They are probably buying cheap steel cased stuff.
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