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Has anyone heard is R.A.S. is still going to offer 7.62 Tokarev ammo, later this year ? I didn't get a reply from them. Back in Feb they said it would be mid to late year when it would become available. Any word ?
 

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I was told that it would be a couple of months........about a month ago. The whole Russia/Ukraine situation is bound to affect the deal, unless they are planning to market brass Prvi or Igman ammo.
 

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I don't know if it's still in effect, but in the nineties that was the one round that was taboo for importation from the former USSR. Both russia and Ukraine fall into that category. Maybe the Romanian version of RSA can make it though. This ammo is both made in Ukraine, Bosnia, and Romania. for Century. Wolf, the Bears, Golden Tiger, etc have never released that caliber.
 

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To dream of a 50 box of pistol ammo for just $15.00 shows just how the regime's policies have taken hold. I'm at the end on my Chicom stash that I paid $4/70 box for back in 96. This summer I'll have to dip into my Romy stash that I paid $7/70 box back in 2004. After that...I'm reloading!
 

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To dream of a 50 box of pistol ammo for just $15.00 shows just how the regime's policies have taken hold. I'm at the end on my Chicom stash that I paid $4/70 box for back in 96. This summer I'll have to dip into my Romy stash that I paid $7/70 box back in 2004. After that...I'm reloading!
1+ on that.

If even some of the proposed ammo restrictions kick in tok might double in price.
 

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To dream of a 50 box of pistol ammo for just $15.00 shows just how the regime's policies have taken hold. I'm at the end on my Chicom stash that I paid $4/70 box for back in 96. This summer I'll have to dip into my Romy stash that I paid $7/70 box back in 2004. After that...I'm reloading!
has nothing to do with "regime's policies"

its that the surplus ran out. period.
 

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has nothing to do with "regime's policies"

its that the surplus ran out. period.
Agreed. Supply and demand set the price and gun owners own panic and hoarding have caused higher prices and shortages. I still think newly mfg. non-corrosive 7.62 Tok. ammo, sold at current 9mm prices ($15) is more than acceptable in today's market. Yah, I remember getting the surplus dirt cheap, even the old Norinco ammo for $5 a box . But I also remember $ .89 gas and $1.50 gallon of milk. It's called inflation.

Now back on topic, any word from R.A.S. ?
 

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has nothing to do with "regime's policies"

its that the surplus ran out. period.
A lot to do with "regime polices". Clinton banned cheap new manufacture lead core 7.62x25 from China in May 1994 and also banned any Russian imports of 7.62x25 ammo via a Russian trade agreement a couple of years later.

There are also millions of rounds of surplus 7.62x25 overseas, but it is not importable because of the political ban on iron core pistol bullets.
 

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Very, very little Tokarev ammo was ever loaded with steel cores, but it is true that any 7.62x25 that originated in PRC or the USSR is banned from importation.
 

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Bryan is not correct. There was some Czech production with a mild steel core, and the Soviets produced some during the last couple of years of significant production. However, all Polish, Hungarian, Yugoslav, Bulgarian, Romanian, North Korean, and pre-1990s Chinese, as well as most Czech and Russian 7.62 Tokarev ammo was made with lead cores.
If you subtract the Soviet and Chinese surplus that is not importable for other reasons, there should be more surplus out there, but who knows.......we may have gotten it all.
 

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Sounds like you know what your talking about.

I remember getting new manufactured Norinco China Sports 7.62x25 steel case/lead core for around $4.50 box of 50 before Clinton cut it off in 1994. Still have some of it in my stash.
 

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Sounds like you know what your talking about.

I remember getting new manufactured Norinco China Sports 7.62x25 steel case/lead core for around $4.50 box of 50 before Clinton cut it off in 1994. Still have some of it in my stash.
Bet that is a box of 60!...even a better deal!
 
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