NEW: Red Army Standard Ammo

Century International Arms is importing a new line of ammunition named Red Army Standard. The ammo is being manufactured in Romania and features a lacquered steel case, traditional bi-metal bullet and sealant around both the primer and bullet. 
The ammo will be offered in (2) calibers initially; 7.62×39 and 7.62x54R, both Berdan primed and non-corrosive. The 7.62×39 will come packaged in (30) round boxes while the 7.62x54R will come packaged in (20) round boxes.  Both calibers will be available in handy range packs holding (6) boxes of ammo each.I’ve found sealed lacquered cases to be the best choice for long term storage or if you plan to use your ammo in wet/hostile environments.  The sealed lacquered cases set the Red Army Standard ammo apart from the Wolf and Tula brands and for this reason I suspect it will make it an attractive choice for survivalist/preppers.
The head stamp of the ammo shows a production date of 2013 making it recent production ammo and not military surplus.  
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While the packaging is new, the ammo has been previously imported and sold by Century Arms under the brand name “HotShot”.  The old HotShot brand wasn’t as creatively packaged as the new Red Army Standard ammunition — I have to admit the new boxes do look sharp.
Century Arms is listing the following retailers/dealers as sources for the ammo.  You will have to check these retailers for pricing and availability.
I have 180 rounds of 7.62×39 (123gr) and 120 rounds of the 7.62x54R (148gr) that I will be testing firing shortly.  Century Arms tells me that the 5.45×39 and 9×18 Makarov will be available soon to complement the 7.62×39 and 7.62x54R offerings.

 

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