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Posted: 3/10/2006 8:29:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/10/2006 8:35:28 PM EDT by Visable-assassin]
Im buying ammo tonight and I keep coming across this stuff. Is it worth my cash to pick up 700-1000 rounds of the stuff?

also what about Olympics SS-109 stuff is it worth a damn?
help me guys please
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 8:38:39 PM EDT
The Radway Green is good, depending on the year/headstamp. Steer clear of the Olympic ammo. Almost any Olympic ammo...

TS
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 8:39:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TigerStripe:
The Radway Green is good, depending on the year/headstamp. Steer clear of the Olympic ammo. Almost any Olympic ammo...

TS



so I should pick up the radway then huh?
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 8:57:26 PM EDT
I'd read this thread before deciding if I were you: Radway Green Review/Poll

TS
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 8:58:30 PM EDT
Radway is the British Govt manufacturer. Generally good stuff. I liked their 7.62. However, the Brits decided to issue one of the worst rifles ever - the SA-80/L85. To try to help with some of its reliability issues they tried downloading their ammo. They basically put less powder behind the bullets. Some of this ammo apparently isn't all that reliable in American AR's. Some headstamps will be downloaded, some won't. I don't know how to tell the difference.

FWIW, they seem to have fixed their rifle and turned it into a worthwile piece of kit. Maybe that's why they were selling the downloaded stuff.


-K
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 9:03:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TigerStripe:
I'd read this thread before deciding if I were you: Radway Green Review/Poll

TS



I checked it :)
I think Ill pick up some WWB and next week pick up some M855 from ammoman and call it a day..well provided he has more lol
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 3:23:25 AM EDT
I have 92 dated RG from SG that shoots great out of my 16" Bushy, and it shoots alot better than the XM855pd stuff out of my rifle. If you get 90 dated or newer stuff you should be ok.


BD
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 3:32:36 AM EDT
Good stuff

SOME late dates are HOTTER than M855 SPECS

Santose tested some a couple years ago for us the Ballistics was very good

I will post it later if ya want? I forgot the Date so I have to go check my AR15 Book I keep
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 4:04:20 AM EDT
The early/mid 80s stuff is underpowered, the A2 stuff, 89on I believe, is right up to spec. Good stuff.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 5:59:41 AM EDT
DO NOT buy the Olympic crap. Read the reviews yourself...www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=16&t=220304
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 6:15:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/11/2006 6:17:35 AM EDT by SBR7_11]
Radway was last years daily ammo of the day... stuff ought to have been sold out a long time ago.
Members was grinding that stuff up at our local AR15 shoots here... AIM is local.

The current ammo of the day is the Guatamalan..
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 6:31:48 AM EDT
I haven't had any problems (yet?) with Radway
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 6:57:07 AM EDT
Gas Piston systems such as POF HK 416 should have no issues even with the lower power ammo. They are just less sensitive to that.
Anthony
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 9:29:33 AM EDT
we are talking about radway right?

M855 Ball specs is 3025 at 25 meters

Rifle used M16A2 by Chuck S.

30rds fired

1987 RADWAY
MUZZLE
Min 3117
Max3229
Mean 3167
Mean @ 25 Meters 3098
SD 24

This ammo looks very good!
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 11:50:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/11/2006 11:55:03 AM EDT by vegas1037]
I bought a can last fall. Came on strippers in those British nylon(ish) bandoleers. I've been shooting it through my Bushy 16" HBAR. No problems of any kind. I believe it was 1992 stock.

ETA: Just got off my ass to check. It is headstamped '92. The can is dated 8.6.92.
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