View Full Version : Is RG Always So Dirty?
December 24, 2000, 02:22
I shoot Hirt. I tried RG, and am supprised at how dirty it is. Is this normal for RG, or did I shoot a bad batch?...CC
December 24, 2000, 13:28
I shot alot of the Hirty, CAVIM, FNM, Malaysian, and mixed headstamp Israeli initially when I got into the FAL thing years ago and have recently started shooting the RG stuff. The first 400 round can I bought was the god awfullest dirtiest stuff I have ever seen. After about 200 rounds the gas plug was nearly welded in place with powder residue. I bought a case of the stuff that Century had for sale and itis no more or less dirty than all the other headstamps I mentioned above. Accuracy is just about what it should be, about 1.5" @ 50 yards from the bench. My advice would be to check the date of your stuff and try to get a different date lot on the next RG purchase you make.
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January 10, 2001, 16:10
I don't care for the RG stuff too much. Spend an extra few bucks ($10-20 per 1000 rnds.)and get the Portugese stuff. I even like it better than Hirt. and it cost less. It is a lot cleaner than the RG stuff too.
January 10, 2001, 17:33
Thanks for the warning. I was about to buy up a bunch of RG. Looks like I'll be going back to the Israeli stuff.
January 10, 2001, 19:03
I believe the dirty part is a plasticiser - a flash retardant. Compare the flash of RG to Cleaner ammo
T. Mark "Gunplumber" Graham
Arizona Response Systems
5501 North 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013
January 10, 2001, 19:40
I could understand this regarding flash retardant, but I prefer to clean less. The RG stuff did seem a little more subdued, but my DSA would somtimes have extraction problems with it. It may have been that my rifle needed more oiling since I was breaking it in at the time. If I was in the jungle and not shooting at paper, I might prefer the RG stuff due to less flash.
BTW - Gunplumber, I hear your video is a must have, ... where can I get more info.?
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