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Wow! I shot that stuff in the late 90’s. From what I remember the Winchester shot great in a Remington 688 and a Polyptych M14. Never had an issue. Assumed it was corrosive and did a standard cleaning and never had problems. Probably went through 400 or 500 rounds.

Yikes, to think what I paid for it in the 90’s. Back then it was nothing but the cheapest ammo for me. Remember the tins of NORINCO cooper washed steel case 7.62x51 with stripper clips in the can? That Polytech M14 chewed thru several of those tins. Thanks for posting the pics above, brought back some good memories.

Keep the Chinese out of a bolt action but it’s ok for semi-auto. The steel case will slit at the top in a bolt action.
 

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The first is Czech export ammo, the second appears to be PRC ammo made to look British. The Czech is definitely corrosive and the Chinese is most-likely also.
 
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Apparently a copy of Radway Green.

Sure did a good job on the headstamp.
 

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The RG is "Radway Green" and you can look up the "L2A2" rifle. British.

Fine stuff. NC.
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.
 

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The Chinese Steel cased "RG" cover ammo is really bad JuJu'
Wrecked my SIG- AMT....steel cases don't adhere to chamber like brass...rapid fire caused "runaway gun" and bulged roller locks through rear of Receiver walls, and pulverised rubber buffer.
Managed to press the bulges back in, gun will function, but need new rubber buffer.
Also corrosive as all H***.

The KF is Kirkee Factory, India. Most probably 1970s supply to Australia for Cadet use( till 1973 or so...abolished by Socialist Govt.)
And on Vickers Belts, for Jungle Training Centre, Canungra, Sth. Queensland, for Overhead Fire ( till 1980s....Now Land Training Centre, and they use M60s.

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DocAV, your info above was all related to full autos correct?
Probably to roller locked- delayed blowback full OR semi autos. Locked breech actions should be ok…I have seen no problems other than Doc’s…but all shown in your pics are corrosive/Berdan.
 

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In my experience - primarily with MP-5s, but some G3s, was that the roller lock was less tolerant of truly HOT ammo - I never bent a receiver but had a lot of function issues with +P+ type loads in the MP-5. Light loads tend to have fail to completely eject issues, hot ammo seems to lock the rollers up and leave the gun in battery. the issues with the above ammo were all related to being corrosive and rusting up gas operated actions. when this ammo came in it was often marketed as NC leading to less than stellar cleaning - the first time.
 

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Sorry about my first post, I was moving too fast.

Now I realize: the date is odd. I don't think that headstamp was even around then.
 

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I did shoot a lot of that Chinese stuff. Def. corrosive, though it was good shooting ammo. Left a lot of green crud on my L1A1 since I didn't clean the gas system after I shot it. Clean gas system and bore when shooting this ammo. 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.
 

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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.
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.

The Corrosive Czech 308 comes in the familiar green Czech wooden case.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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That czech ammo came out of south america..We shot around 80k rounds of it out of the 240's in the last few years. Some times its a little delayed and sluggish..Corrosive is a fact! Only seen a few duds.
 
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