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  1. #1
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    Default Columbian 30-06?

    I got two boxes of Columbian 30-06 manufactured in 1955. I figure it's corrosive, but has anyone fired this ammo?

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    Is the head stamp on the case FN55?

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    It's likely non-corrosive though you'd better test it.

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    Head stamp is "W R A 5 5"

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    Sounds like Winchester. Should be good ammo. I had some FN55 '06 a while back that was pure junk.

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    Colombian headstamp is generally "INDUMIL" followed by caliber and year. WRA is Winchester Repeating Arms.

    What made you think Colombian?

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    The boxes that they came in.

    20
    Cartuchos Cal. .30

    Industria Militar

    Fabrica Gral. Jose Maria Cordoba

    Soacha - Cundinamarca

    Lote No: 1R4NT

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    Default Colombian ammo

    If I remember some of this came in back when Springfield Sporters was selling Garands and Carbines from Colombia, which was the early 90s - it will probably be hard to get an opinion on performance after all this time. Unless somebody runs into some old stock.

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    The Columbians reloaded fired US and FN military cases as well as making ammunition from new componants. I cannot coment on the ammunition being corrosive primed or not, but assume it to be until proven otherwise.

    D.D.

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