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Old June 20, 2019, 23:49   #1
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Radway Green ammo needs more gas

I have and shoot ammo from many countries/makers including LC, WCC, F4, Hirtinberger, Santa Barbara, my hand loads, and Brit RG. All work ie. cycle with the same gas regulator setting except the RG, that needs the gas port closed one more click (Imbels don't have numbers on the regulator) than the others. The external ballistics are nearly the same as other makes. Is this common?
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Old June 21, 2019, 06:39   #2
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1 click isn't much. That's why it's adjustable. I would go 1 more and run everything on that setting. Sounds like you are running it just on the edge with the other ammo.
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Old June 21, 2019, 09:58   #3
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Faster powder can equal less port pressure.
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Old June 22, 2019, 21:12   #4
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I like using only the amount of gas needed. Easier on the brass and the rifle. I don't want a FAL to eject brass like a HK. If faced with an armed threat the one setting for all ammo plan is prudent. It's not needed the rest of the time. The question was a result of not seeing a difference in any other ammo. I just wondered if anyone else had this experience. For now I'm sorting out the RG to shoot as group, just like I would when checking accuracy. I'm aware of the effect powder burning speed has on gas rifle. Hand loading for the M1 Garand will do that.
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Old June 23, 2019, 03:23   #5
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I have and shoot ammo from many countries/makers including LC, WCC, F4, Hirtinberger, Santa Barbara, my hand loads, and Brit RG. All work ie. cycle with the same gas regulator setting except the RG, that needs the gas port closed one more click (Imbels don't have numbers on the regulator) than the others. The external ballistics are nearly the same as other makes. Is this common?
Ammo from the same manufacturer can vary that much from lot to lot. So, yes, it is common.
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