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Mine eats South African like it's going out of style. Zero malfunctions! I did change over the internals of mine to factory HK parts before I started shooting it alot.
 

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The Lithuanian Surplus .308 from AIM is the best stuff out there by far at the current time. From my experience the South African ammo is under powered & not consistant when shooting full auto out of My HK51 but that does not mean it will not work fine in your V51. I have not had any real issues with the SA ammo but I do notice RPM differences between rounds & the ejection of the brass seems much weaker than other .308 that I use so I sold all that I had & replaced it with better .308 ammo & since I paid only $200 per 1000rounds a few years back I made out good. Out of the three you listed I would rate the Portuguese #1 the Malaysian #2 & the South African at the bottom at #3.
 

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Not sure about Malaysian but Port and SA is good stuff
 

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You may want to be careful with the SA stuff. I bought a case of it marked 8/83 and after 5-10 rounds if caused FTF and FTE in PTR 91 and HK 91. Apparently the powderis really dirty and clogs the flutes in the chamber. I gave 900 rounds away and replace it with Lake City. R&G is good stuff too. If the SA works for you go for it - just be cognizant of the dates. I haven't seen postings about the bad SA stuff for a awhile, so maybe its not an issue anymore.
 

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You got a lot of SA ammo with that gummy sealer on it, I bet. Had the same problem. My PTR runs like a raped ape on Malaysian, however.
 

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How about India surplus? I'm seeing more and more of that.... Thanks again!
I've heard people give mixed reports on the later Indian surplus. A few OK and several bad. The earlier ammo- the 70s and early 80s, have better reports, supposedly because the British then ran the manufacturing process.
Personally I would not use the later stuff.
 
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