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May 13, 2001, 11:07
I got some ammo, headstamp is RG with a circle and plus sign or cross inside and "89" on the case head. Is this Radway? Doesn't the cross circle mean Nato standard and I'm assuming that 89 means made in 89. I had to set my rifle at 1.5 to get it to reliably eject this ammo, is this normal or does it matter. The rifle is CAI with a Hesse receiver. Any confirmation or info appreciated.
RG = Radway Green
Looks like you have British 308 surplus. They are NATO spec and good shooting ammo. Mine is 82 manuf. and never had a single misfire (shot almost 600 rounds to date).
1.5 gas setting is high. If you have a new rifle/refinish rifle, the gas requirement is a little higher. It is needed to "break in" all working components until they become smooth. My buddy just got a CAI STG-58. He had to put it on gas setting #2 when he first shot it. Now, after 100 rounds or so, it operates well with #5 gas setting and he shot the same type of ammo.
- cross-in-circle= NATO
- 89= Year of Manufacture
- 1.5 gas setting is high! What other ammo have you shot and what gas settings had you then?
I had 100 rounds of RG 89 that I shot with a Hesse FAL-H about three weekends ago. It ran at 3.5. No problems with cycling or failure to fire. I wasn't shooting for accuracy but its seemed to group ok.
May 15, 2001, 01:01
The only other ammo I've shot was PMC 308 and it was on a gas setting of 3.5. All told I've got less than 100 rounds through it since it was purchased. Kyle
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