View Full Version : Does Radway shoot lower than factory ammo?
May 14, 2001, 18:21
I was taking to Jeff at DSA and he thinks the radway might shoot, impact lower than lets say US made factory ammo has anybody noticed?
May 14, 2001, 22:06
On my DSA STG-58A it shoots about 1-2 inches lower than FNM Port or Malaysian.
May 15, 2001, 12:54
I would expect just the opposit given the lower velocity of the RG. Faster ammo, while recoiling more exits the barrel earlier. Thus causing faster ammo to shoot low and slow ammo to shoot high. This is most evident in pistols.
RG is a 147 grain BT bullet travelling 2750 fps MV when fired from a 21" barrel.
US-made factory ammo is RARELY 147 grain, and usually doesn't duplicate the MV, and definitely doesn't duplicate the ME. Look in any reloaders manual and you'll see. Examples abound.
If you want specifics, go to the factory websites and compare MV and bullet weight. In addition, different weight bullets give different Sectional Density (SD) and Ballistic Coefficient (BC), therefore different exterior ballistics, even WHEN fired at the exact same velocity.
The only duplcates are TRUE NATO-spec rounds. They will all fall within a statistical deviation norm that's pretty uniform.
Malaysian is NOT NATO. Phillipines is NOT NATO. Neither is DAG, or Hirtenberger. Sales people may claim they are: Caveat Emptor.
RG, US (LC being the most well known), and FNM are among the best-known NATO-spec cartridges.
I think NATO included West Germany, didn't it? That is where DAG is from.
My DAG has the NATO headstamp on all three different lots I have.
Ah, but not ALL DAG is NATO. Much of the surplus DAG (most) is not NATO, but it is NATO-spec (same factory).
Buff, you are correct, FRG did make NATO ammunition at DAG.
What was I thinking!?
PS- Our DAG 76 is non-NATO imprinted. Export, perhaps?
[ May 15, 2001: Message edited by: EMDII ]
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