Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


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  • Fred

    The 7.62 would be good if it’s to NATO specs. The Cetme always needs more food.

  • Sol

    I didn’t notice a price on the ATI website.

    • http://www.thefirearmblog.com Steve

      Sol, I did not see a price either. They sell to dealers so they probably won’t publish it.

  • Dom

    Imported ammo from state-owned factories? And here I thought the 7.62x39mm was a “commie round”… :P

  • http://jovianthunderbolt.blogspot.com/ j t bolt

    Yes, but what is the retail price and is the quality any good?

  • Matt Groom

    Turkey is NATOs second-largest military force (guess who’s first?). This stuff should be decent, and not too expensive, but I don’t want to be the first to try it as long as I can get XM193.

  • redmanlaw

    No spellcheck in Turkiye, obv. I seen that stuff on the shelves here in Santa Fe. I just wish they had it in 9 mm. Lots of 7.62 and .223.

  • redmanlaw

    Re: .223. You guys know what I meant. Long day, big martini.

  • Rob

    I bought 500 rounds of this stuff in 7.62 for my DSA SA58. It’s been awesome–the gun loves it, no misfeeds whatsoever, and every round has been completely consistent. The packaging looks just like the image above, except each box of mine came 4 rows of 5 instead of the pictured 2 rows of 10.

    The price was good and the ammo has been excellent. Two thumbs up to the Truks!

  • Alan

    I bought two cases of the ATI distributed Turkish MKE 7.62 NATO (1980 rounds) and one case of the 5.56 NATO. The 5.56 functioned well. However, the 7.62 did not. Out of a 30 round sample… EVERY single round failed. All but two rounds would would feed and eject but not cycle the action sufficiently to chamber a new round. The case rim on each round was pulled partially through by the extractor. The two remaining rounds failed to extract and the case head rim on both was ripped off, taking the rifle out of action till a cleaning rod could be borrowed from the range house. The rounds were fired out of a stock Rock River LAR-08 which performed perfectly with an assortment of other brands of ammo. The consensus is that the brass is over annealed, consequently the cases are soft and over expand and stick in the chamber, the case heads are insufficiently work hardened and cannot take the stress of extraction. Lot No: 8-1/2008. This kind of general failure tends to imply that the published factory testing standards are hogwash!

  • Dāv

    15 rounds fired, 11 rounds jammed due to case expansion, in an Entreprise Arms STG58C. I’m destroying the rest of this garbage.