I have a stock I keep of these rounds made by Wolf.
I have not been informed of any difficulty in obtaining this ammo.
They did manage to regulate the steel core Chinese stuff (terrible stuff anyway) out of country on the basis that is was armor piercing.
Even US AP M2 Ball (not called m2 ball technically) is not longer legal to have and the CMP no longer ships it.
My last big purchase of Ammo was of .30 M1 Carbine, 7.62x51 Nato (.308 Winchester as I am sure you know) Lake City (LC1979) Match and .30M2Ball all from the CMP-formerly theDCM.
Yes-we actually had a Department of Civilian Markmanship whose job it was to cultivate Civilain Shooting while other departments were trying to shut ammo and Gun Sales down. (sorta like trying to stop people smoking while tobacco subsidy programs were in effect. In fact I cannot say for certain that tobacco subsidies have been shut down)
last I checked they still had m-1's.
I was told, as I related to Sensei Van, that the 7.62x51mm 'foreign' military surplus was not available.
WCC and RP both make 7.62 Ball at reasonable prices.
PMC and Hansen also made 7.62x39, but I believe that those sources may have dried up as well.
Hansen was Yugoslav and I will inquire about PMC.
Given recent history in the former Yugoslavia the source MAY have been the reason it disappeared.
This conclusion is only and educated guess.
I just spoke to Wolf and they indicate no problem regarding supplies in the US.
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