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Prvi Partizan???

Anyone here a long time user or fan of prvi partizan ammo? Was looking for some feedback on consistency and reliability. I ordered some 7.62x39 and .223 to try out, both soft point.

I know there's better ammo out there and cheaper priced for high volume shooting and better quality for precision. My criteria was brass cases, boxer primed for reloading, soft point projectile for potential hunting opportunities, and finally cost. PPU seemed to be the best option when considering all those things combined.

Plus in the 7.62x39, they're real screamers. Velocity tops just about all other offerings. If they're reasonably accurate, there's a good chance it will be my 7.62 choice. I bought the psp and rn. I don't anticipate going with the rn but still picked up a couple boxes out of curiosity.
 

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The velocity difference between SAAMI and CIP loadings.
Have used PPU, and PMC Nato ammo never had and problems.
Accurate and clean shooting.
 

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Prvi Partizan

I had the same question a few years ago and after much research, including youtube videos and guys at the range I determined that I would have no problem at all with PPU, Fiocchi, et al for normal shooting.
These and others are much more available in Europe than American ammunition and they seem to have no complaints.
I wouldn't hesitate to hunt medium game like deer and casually target shoot with them.
For dangerous game and MOA and less target shooting, I would still want Premium American made ammunition. Yes, there is Norma, Sako, and Lapua over there but they are premium in price as well as quality.
Check some youtube videos on the different European and Asian ammunition and you may be surprised.
The most you have to lose by trying one of these is well under $20
Go for it and report back the results.
 

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I prefer Fiocchi over PMC, PP over Fiocchi and Lapua over all with IMI close to it.
IMO 123gr SP is not adequate for large white-tail or black bear beyond 75 yards unless an unobstructed target presents.
don't depend on Remington or Winny 123 gr SP to hold together I used it with disappointment when some boiler room hits resulted in run-offs I had to track.
dead is dead of course but a large black bear/or feral hog wounded in thicket could possibly be your dying day..
I recommend 150 gr Speer fusion SP hand loads over 1680 24 gr to hold together. and expand reliably at 100 yards.
 

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There are two platforms I use PPU on: Mini-14s and M1 Carbine. They have been both reliable and accurate for my means, with the primacy being self/home/farm defense, with reliability being the most important (if it doesn't go "bang", accuracy is irrelevant).

For me, it doesn't matter if it is 2 or 3 MOA, as it is irrelevant for my intended usage. I don't hunt. If I did, my views might change in humanitarian terms. My only shots at a critter would be if it was rabid and a threat to our farm critters, and a humane dispatch is a primary consideration, which is the sole reason I bought a .223 bolt gun (Savage Axis II XP). My Minis will do in a pinch (and there are LOTS of "pinches" at a farm), but my preference is to end a threat/suffering from a distance, with one shot.

I expect PPU to provide that.
 

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Took the Mini and AK out this weekend to test multiple brands in each including PPU, all at 100 yds after getting my new optics zeroed. In the Mini, it was fine, however i chose another brand over it due to similar accuracy and higher velocity. It was in the 2800-2900 fps range according to my Crony chronograph.

As for the 7.62x39, i was surprised at the ppu round nose. Velocity in a 5 shot group was around 2280 fps within 20 fps spread which is pretty consistent for any round including precision hand loads. It was the last test of the day due to losing daylight and i plan to shoot a few mote groups but it measured 1.5”. I also liked the soft point Sellier & Bellot, being around 2350 fps and 2-3” groups.

The ppu round nose fed fine in my rifle. I’ve pretty much narrowed it down to these two in 7.62x39
 

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I’ve always had good results with PPU in brass 7.62x39 and a few other calibers.
But the best thing I can say about PPU is they still make a few hard to find calibers.
Used to have a Belgian 6.5x57mm Mauser and PPU was the only source for reasonably priced factory loads. They still make some calibers no one else messes with.
 

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PPU - is, and has been my default centerfire rifle practice and Field ammo for decades.

  • 6.5x55mm/139 gr. FMJ/SP
  • .270 WIN/150 gr. SP
  • .30-06 M2 Ball FMJ
  • 9.3x62mm/285 gr. SP

Good product, good precision, good reloadable brass cases, great price.

What's not to like?




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"What's not to like?" Availability!
 

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I’ve run a lot of PPU 7.62x39 thru AKs, ARs a PTP-32 and a VZ58.
For cheap brass ammo it performs well and seems to burn clean, not the best brass for reloading but useable.
Also tried their 5.56 in 75 gr. and it ran well although I don’t have a lot of 5.56 beyond 55 gr. to compare it to.
Now for 55 gr. 223 I really like Wolf Gold for a budget round.
 
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