Any real life experience with this ammo would be appreciated.
That is, as stated above NOT real British RG ammo - It is Chinese in the metal tin. It is corrosive. Not bad ammo. The stuff in the greenish boxes is as noted as well, Czech, and IT IS corrosive. Was sold back in the late 80s early 90s as NON corrosive though and ruined several guns. I still have those wood ammo crates in use. Not because it was bad ammo, just that the stuff being corrosive has to be cleaned WELL. M60s, M14s, anything with a gas system must be flushed well. Us newbies back then were not as knowledgeable and we trusted labels. I never saw chinese 308 that was not really corrosive, regardless of what the label said. Works great in 1919 Brownings, but rusted M60s up solid . We shot tens of thousands of rounds of pretty much any cheap (for back then) surplus ammo . Learned some valuable and in some cases expensive lessons.The RG is "Radway Green" and you can look up the "L2A2" rifle. British.
Fine stuff. NC.
What exactly is Nigerian/Czech 308? A good deal of Nigerian MADE 308 (OFN headstamp) was imported years back and it all was nonCorrosive. It does not come in a green case.A lot of Nigerian/Czech 308 has been showing up lately and that stuff is corrosive too. Comes on crates that look like the Czech 54R silver tip ammo.
Louie: Yes I bet Africa for sure and as Nigeria is somewhat a “friendly to the West” nation it makes a good “rep” tale. SAMCO imported the blue box 308 and their merchandise and stories were always a bit suspect. Nigeria was making their own 308 since 1970 or thereabouts, so I bet the blue box ammo came from a more Marxist leaning African nation willing to get a helping hand from Soviet dominated Czechoslovakia.Years back I used to be an FFL and the Czech 308 which was brass cased w/ a black primer in the green crates was told to me it was Czech ammo made for Nigeria. Some had BXN and others were aym marked. They were in blue boxes like the Czech 54r. My rep told me this was imported from Nigeria, but the ammo was made in Czechoslovakia. It was good ammo, but corrosive berdan primed.