Vega Ballistics

WTS: 40mm M781 Orange Chalk Practice Rounds $300-$350/box

Location: Paris/TN

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For any questions about these rounds, or to place an order, please contact us directly via email at or by calling the office at 731-336-0336. For payment, we accept Visa/MasterCard/Discover, USPS money orders, cashier's checks, discreet paypal, and personal/business checks (held for 10 business days for clearance). Vega Ballistics Corp is a Type 10 FFL manufacturer of destructive devices. We specialize in DD's and related components.

40mm M781 orange chalk practice rounds, for use in the M79 and M203 low-velocity grenade launchers. Unlike the M781 rounds that have been routinely offered for sale, these rounds are not factory seconds or thirds, and they are not 5 to 20 year old rounds that have spent their life in poor storage conditions......these rounds were manufactured in 2019 by an ISO certified manufacturing facility that is the main supplier to the U.S. military. Again, these are factory new rounds, NOT blems, new/old stock, or surplus. Unlike others on the market, these will chamber, fire, extract properly......and best of all, are legal. The ATF recently reclassified the complete/loaded/live M781 orange chalk practice rounds as low explosives, and subject to all licensing and storage requirements. So, to be in full compliance with ATF rules, we now sell the complete rounds, without the .38cal blank installed in the round. Broken down into these two separate components, explosive storage requirements do not apply, and are not required. The blanks are included, just not installed. The blanks were also manufactured by the same government contractor, and were manufactured in 2019, and have been stored in a climate-controlled area since they were produced. When the M781 round is assembled at the factory, the loaded .38cal blank is machine-pressed into the M212 cartridge case. To avoid the user from having to do this in the field, the cartridge case primer/blank pocket has been machined a few thousandths of an inch larger to allow for hand insertion of the .38cal blank into the cartridge case. Once the blanks have been installed into the round, they must be fired. They cannot be stored with the blank installed, unless you have an ATF approved low explosives magazine on site. To remove the blank, simply turn the round upside-down and shake it, and it will slide back out. These rounds are only sold in 25 round boxes. For every M781 round you purchase, you will receive an equivalent number of .38cal blanks. One box of 25 rounds will receive 25 blanks.

Quantity discounts are available per the following pricing schedule:

  1. ) 1 to 3 boxes, each box is $350/ea, which is $14 per round & blank
  2. ) 4 to 11 boxes, each box is $325/ea, which is $13 per round & blank
  3. ) 12 or more boxes, each box is $300/ea, which is $12 per round & blank

ATF has approved this method of selling the M781 round. We want to be in compliance, so this is the only legal way to sell and to store the rounds; blank separate from the round. You must be 21 years or older to order this ammunition. Ammunition must ship UPS ground insured. Due to safety considerations and legal/regulatory reasons, ammunition may not be returned. Please check local laws before ordering. By ordering this ammunition, you certify you are of legal age and satisfy all federal, state and local legal/regulatory requirements to purchase this ammunition. This ammunition may only be used in ATF/NFA registered destructive device launchers. These rounds will be double boxed to ensure they arrive damage free. Let us know if you have any questions; we can be reached at our office number 731-336-0336.

NOTE: Items containing any materials found on ATF’s “List of Explosive Materials” promulgated under 27 C.F.R. 555.23 are explosives unless they are otherwise exempted under the Federal explosives laws and regulations. Items such as primers, smokeless powder, and blank cartridges contain such materials, but are exempt as components of small arms ammunition under 27 C.F.R. 555.141(a)(4). Once such items are incorporated into anything other than non-small arms ammunition, the materials they contain are no longer exempt. ATF generally defines “small arms ammunition” as anything .50 caliber and below.






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