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January 25, 2001, 21:34
I just got a case of Radway Green from Natchez, and the wooden box it came in was marked "NOT FOR TROPICAL USE". Any idea why? This is supposed to be non-corrosive.
The head-stamp is "RG 85", and the box is
also marked L2A2.
January 25, 2001, 22:35
It's the packaging and not the bullets that are not for tropical use. I guess the first rainstorm and you end up with a soggy mess!
I don't have time for busy people
January 25, 2001, 22:36
it is talking about the box.........this has been discussed before...that ammo is supposed be sealed and fine.
January 26, 2001, 11:11
I have ben told its the ammo....the "not for tropical use" ammo does not have the asphalt sealer (black, "gummy" substance) around the base of the bullet/cartridge case neck. This helps to keep moisture out of your powder. Some also make the argument that this sealant also negatively effects accuracy of the ammo.
This sealer is the gummy stuff that makes demilled reloading componets a mess...
All of the RG ammo does have a primer coating/sealer from what I have seen.
IMHO and YMMV.
January 26, 2001, 12:02
What was the cost to your door?
January 26, 2001, 12:18
alexM - the cost breakdown was like this:
1k case RG: $157.50
shipping for that, plus 1k 223 and 2k .22LR was about $43. I don't have the shipping cost per item, but I assume the RG was the majority, just based on the size and weight of the packages.
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