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Posted: 5/22/2001 12:22:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/22/2001 12:27:53 PM EDT by AKfan]
Just got my 900rd can from Wholesale guns & ammo. There is no green tip. I pulled the bullet with a Midway impacted puller. It has a lead base to it. It has RG 87 and a circle with a cross head stamp. The bullet weighs 62.5gr
Link Posted: 5/22/2001 12:34:06 PM EDT
some of the 109 did not have green tips.....I have a case with no green tips......pull a bullet and cut it open or use a magnet to check.
Link Posted: 5/22/2001 12:36:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/22/2001 12:35:16 PM EDT by dissipator556]
None of the British stuff has a green tip, as the Brits never used the 55gr. stuff. Therefore, there is no need for a green tip to distinguish it. If the ammo is around 62 gr. (the brits aren't know for their quality control), and it is boat tailed, the stuff MAY be real. If a magnet will not attract it that is troublesome, but the real SS109 only has less than 20% steel content.
Link Posted: 5/22/2001 12:36:29 PM EDT
I thought only US made ss109 had the green tip. What kind of packaging did the ammo come in?
Link Posted: 5/22/2001 12:39:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/22/2001 12:39:36 PM EDT by AKfan]
I think I paid to much for this stuff. 900rd on stripper clips in bandoleers in 50 cal ammo can. $200 + $13.04 shipping.
Link Posted: 5/22/2001 12:44:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/22/2001 12:43:16 PM EDT by MOD]
what kind of material are the bandolers made of? Is it a rubberized material?
Link Posted: 5/22/2001 12:46:19 PM EDT
I just saw the same thing at a gun show. They were in dark green bandoliers and on stripper clips. 900 to an ammo can. It was $229 at the gun show plus 6% tax. Your price is not too bad. Put a magnet to it like the other guys said. It should be attracted to it. If not you got screwed. I bought some santa barbara stuff from them and they were great to shoot. Very accurate and attracted by the magnet.
Link Posted: 5/22/2001 12:47:49 PM EDT
The RG is for RADWAY GREEN, and the year. The circle with the cross is the NATO acceptance stamp. I think you did ok.
Link Posted: 5/22/2001 12:49:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MOD: what kind of material are the bandolers made of? Is it a rubberized material?
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nylon straps and plastic like they use on military ponchos.
Link Posted: 5/22/2001 12:52:50 PM EDT
Well how does it shoot? btw: If you have some mild steel put it to the test..just watch for ricochets.
Link Posted: 5/22/2001 12:54:06 PM EDT
the fridge Magnets would not stick but a stronger magnet did stick but only on the top half of the pull bullet.
Link Posted: 5/22/2001 12:54:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AK Fan: I think I paid to much for this stuff. 900rd on stripper clips in bandoleers in 50 cal ammo can. $200 + $13.04 shipping.
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I don't know, the IMI is usually $299/1200 without strippers, bandoleers, or ammo can. The IMI might be better, but I don't think you did too bad. The only thing I heard is there have been bad lots of the Radway 223. Let us know how it works out.
Link Posted: 5/22/2001 12:54:40 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/22/2001 12:59:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Eric_A: Well how does it shoot? btw: If you have some mild steel put it to the test..just watch for ricochets.
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I can not get my Bushmaster from my FFL. I order it last Thursday and Ups tried to deliver it but the tracking number said business was closed. They tried to deliver it today and they said receiver was not there. I tried calling him but nobody answers the phone.
Link Posted: 5/22/2001 1:04:53 PM EDT
Just call my FFL he said he got my rifle so I am going the pick it up now.
Link Posted: 5/22/2001 1:17:31 PM EDT
Ak fan.......the steel insert is only on the top half of the bullet so you have the real thing.
Link Posted: 5/22/2001 2:42:47 PM EDT
just got back with my bushmaster. I will try the ammo tomorrow.
Link Posted: 5/22/2001 2:50:34 PM EDT
the spain ss109's also does'nt have green tips
Link Posted: 5/24/2001 6:16:02 AM EDT
I bough the same ammo and it is not cycling my AR. I dont know why but that is the first ammo to give me a problem. I am going to use the rest in my bolt gun. I know it is not the gun or mags cause it is only that ammo to give me malfunctions. Winchester 55's, work well,Black hills work well,south african work well,PMC 55's work well. Just the Brit messed up.
Link Posted: 5/24/2001 11:45:44 AM EDT
The Brit is loaded lighter to function in that weird bullpup they use.Won't cycle in a lot of ARs
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