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 Radway Green (British SS109 62GR) at Midway, J&G Sales, Widener's and at J and C Sales
xotech  [Member]
9/9/2006 2:14:18 AM
www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=665560

Surplus Ammunition British 5.56x45mm (223 Remington) SS109 62 Grain XM855 NATO Headstamp Full Metal Jacket Boxer Primed Box of 500

1990s-production surplus ammunition bulk-packed in a 500-count cardboard box. This ammunition features a NATO headstamp and is non-corrosive in boxer-primed, reloadable brass cases. Please note: This is military ammunition that may be loaded to higher pressures than SAAMI specifications for 223 Remington.

Product #: 665560
Manufacturer #: Brit SS109 500
Our Price: $119.99 Sale!
Compare at: $149.99 You save $30.00!
Sale Expires: Sep. 16, 2006

Status: Available
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Note: 99.9% of Orders Placed by 4:00 p.m. CT
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I think J&G Sales repacks the Radway Green for Midway. So if you need any of the British 5 pocket bandoleers with stripper clips, J&G Sales has a few thousand bandoleers. Probably hundreds of cans too!

www.jgsales.com

www.jgsales.com/index.php/accessories/magazine-pouches-slings/cPath/1_19

www.jgsales.com/product_info.php/p/5-56mm-british-rg-nato-ss109-62gr-fmj%2C-500-rd-case-/products_id/3

5.56mm British RG NATO SS109 62gr FMJ, 500 rd case.
[5-866]

Price: $109.95 ($10 less than Midway's sale price)
quantity price
2+ $99.95

This is recent production 5.56mm from England, made by Radway Green, with NATO cross on it. Has the 62gr SS109 bullet with steel penetrator. Brass case, boxer primed, non-corrosive. Packed loose, 500 rounds per case.

Current Reviews: 2

This product was added to our catalog on Friday February 10, 2006.




If you want the Radway Green with the original ammo cans, the British 5 pockect bandoleers and the stripper clips:

www.wideners.com/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=6674

note: There aren't any stripper clip guides included with the Radway Green. You will need to purchase them separately. The British stripper clips provided are USGI.

RG223 Radway Green 62gr SS109 $133.00 / 720rnd can

8 cans per customer LIMIT

Radway Green SS109 62gr Ammunition

NATO SPEC.

Note: RG does not paint the tip green, but this is 62gr w/penetrator. SS109 / M855 Mil. Spec. Boxer, Non-Corrosive primed, Brass Case with NATO CROSS, Fully Reloadable. 62gr FMJSCBT w/c bullet.(Our catalog says 63gr, oops, press deadlines, etc. the Brits only have one 5.56 round and it is 62gr SS109. So, no paint.)

Made in the U.K. in the 90's.(92 headstamp for a lot of it, but no guarantees). Bulk pack in ammo cans, the stripper clips and bandoleers are INCLUDED with this ammo. The 2 tracer rounds per clip had to be removed so we are giving you the clips rather than sell them seperate.This is why the ammo can says 900 rounds when only 720 rounds of SS109 is sold per can. You know the reputation of Radway Green, This is Government ammo that the public RARELY gets to buy. Stock up supply is limited.

Note: We pulled a bullet on this ammo and the powder is Cylindrical, Short cut. Semi Auto's love this type of powder. All other 223 SS109 has ball powder.

AN AFTERNOON OF TESTING

December 30th, 2005

What a beautiful day in East Tenneessee. I took my COLT MATCH HBAR (Mod 6601, 20") to the farm with a chrono and 150 Rds of Radway Green '92 headstamp. I chronographed the first 10 rounds from a cold gun and the results in FPS are as follows:

3075, 3091, 3114, 3033, 3077, 3069, 3089, 3050, 3107, 3069

Next, I fired 130 rounds at various speeds from slow fire to as fast as possible. About 20 minutes of shooting. Then, with the gun hot, I chronographed the last ten rounds and the results in FPS are as follows:

3136, 3136, 3084, 3058, 3052, 3108, 3071, 3044, 3082, 3086

There were no misfires, hangfires, FTE, FTF, or any other problem with the ammo. Every shot was flawless. THIS AMMO IS DEFINITELY POWERED UP TO NATO SPECS. and is the best deal going in 223 banging ammo, especially considering that Wincheseter and ATK are going to have a 6% increase in ammo in January 2006 AND another 6% increase on April 1, 2006. Save your brass boys, we are all going to be reloading considering the prices that are coming for new ammo.

MORE TESTING. January 15th, 2006

After the Kingsport, TN gun show, it was off to the mountains to further test the Radgreen Green in a "shorty." Test gun was a build-up, with Olympic lower and a collapseable stock & Rock River upper with 16" R4 barrell and another 16" upper with different bolt carrier. No FTF, FTE or any problems at all with feeding and ejecting. This ammo is excellent. I tested what is in stock, years of mfg are 1990 and 1992. Ten round string chronograph results were as follows:2898,2930,2935,2901,2884,2910,2836,2915,2842,2898. Second string results with different upper and bolt carrier were as follows: 2885,2929,2952,2958,2944,2943,2984,3008,2893,2986. Clearly, the ammo we have in stock is hot and ready. Functions flawlessly in "shorties" & 20" full size AR-15. It also fired without any problems in full auto mode from our M16A1. If there were problems, I'd tell ya and sell it according. We've been here almost 30 years and we will make it right.

This ammo is very good. In fact, it is great for the money AND it will be even better when you see how much .223 ammo is going to increase in price in 2006, if you can find any.

Weekend special buy 4 cans or more and pay $125 for each can!

* 8 cans Per Customer Limit !!

If you order 5 cans, you can use the ammo and stripper clips in the 5th can to totally fill the other four cans with 900 each. (720 + 180)

Manufacturer: Surplus Military
Stock Number: RG223
Number In Stock: 199
Price:
1 to 3 - $133.00
4 and up - $125.00




More Radway Green with the original ammo cans, the British 5 pockect bandoleers and the stripper clips:

www.jandcsales.com/223_ammo.htm

Radway-Green .223/556
We have gotten back in the "British" SS109 round. This great ammunition is non-corrosive, boxer primed and brass cased. The bullet is a 62 grain round. Pack 150 rounds on stripper clips in bandoleers or 720 rounds loose with the stripper clips and British 5 pocket bandoleers in a reusable 50 cal can. You better get it while it's here.

1 bandoleer that's 150 rounds to try for $33.00

720 rounds packed loose in a reusable 50 cal can with the stripper clips and British 5 pocket bandoleers for only $150.00



Any guesses on when these four sites will all sell out of Radway Green?



edited: added J and C Sales
edited: Midway price is for one 500 count box
edited: made links hot
edited: J&G Sales $10 price increase
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squirreld  [Member]
9/9/2006 10:20:51 AM

Originally Posted By xotech:

Any guesses on when these three sites will all sell out of Radway Green?



shortly.
sixgunsblazing  [Team Member]
9/9/2006 12:05:21 PM
Looks like a better deal than the Guat...
ARDog  [Team Member]
9/9/2006 5:02:24 PM

Originally Posted By xotech:
http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=665560

Surplus Ammunition British 5.56x45mm (223 Remington) SS109 62 Grain XM855 NATO Headstamp Full Metal Jacket Boxer Primed Box of 500

1990s-production surplus ammunition bulk-packed in two 500-count cardboard boxes. This ammunition features a NATO headstamp and is non-corrosive in boxer-primed, reloadable brass cases. Please note: This is military ammunition that may be loaded to higher pressures than SAAMI specifications for 223 Remington.

Product #: 665560
Manufacturer #: Brit SS109 500
Our Price: $119.99 Sale!
Compare at: $149.99 You save $30.00!
Sale Expires: Sep. 16, 2006

Status: Available
Should Ship Today
Note: 99.9% of Orders Placed by 4:00 p.m. CT
(Monday-Friday, Except Holidays) Ship Same Day.



I think J&G Sales repacks the Radway Green for Midway. So if you need any of the British 5 pocket bandoleers with stripper clips, J&G Sales has a few thousand bandoleers. Probably hundreds of cans too!

http://www.jgsales.com/

http://www.jgsales.com/index.php/accessories/magazine-pouches-slings/cPath/1_19

http://www.jgsales.com/product_info.php/p/5-56mm-british-rg-nato-ss109-62gr-fmj%2C-500-rd-case-/products_id/3

5.56mm British RG NATO SS109 62gr FMJ, 500 rd case.
[5-866]

Price: $99.95 ($20 less than Midway's sale price)
quantity price
2+ $94.95

This is recent production 5.56mm from England, made by Radway Green, with NATO cross on it. Has the 62gr SS109 bullet with steel penetrator. Brass case, boxer primed, non-corrosive. Packed loose, 500 rounds per case.

Current Reviews: 2

This product was added to our catalog on Friday February 10, 2006.









So Midway is $119/1000 and JGsales is $190/1000


My math says Midway is cheaper.

edit

I called Midway and they said it was a misprint. You are correct. It's $119 for 500.
bigcraig  [Team Member]
9/9/2006 5:11:00 PM
nevermind

I just bought 4 cans from wideners, IMHO it is the better deal.
Tabasco  [Member]
9/9/2006 6:04:46 PM
anyone in houston want to split 4 cans from wideners with me? (2 each)
rgb03  [Member]
9/9/2006 6:48:48 PM
sorry for the dumb question im about to ask but bare with me im new to all this. what are bandoleers and stripper clips? how do you use them? thanks
xotech  [Member]
9/9/2006 7:03:57 PM

Originally Posted By rgb03:
sorry for the dumb question im about to ask but bare with me im new to all this. what are bandoleers and stripper clips? how do you use them? thanks




This is the "Stripper Clips & Bandoleers" faq over in the magazine section.

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=17&t=142629

These British nylon? bandoleers are 5 pocket with metal snaps. They can't be used for magazines, but they will hold 150 rounds on stripper clips, 3 stripper clips in each pouch. The British stripper clips are USGI.

There aren't any stripper clip guides included with the Radway Green. You will need to purchase them separately.


How to properly use a stripper clip:

www.aaconsult.com/ammoreview/html/stripper_clips.html


www.bandolierstore.com/howto1.html

edited: added stripper clip how to's
MadCzek  [Team Member]
9/9/2006 11:10:20 PM
I've bought 6 cans from Wideners (2 cans earlier this summer and the 4 can deal just last week) because they always have the cheapest shipping rate (to me), ships it quickly, and is darn right friendly on the phone. The stuff I got in June was 1990 stamped and the 4 cans I just received were 1992. The 2880 rounds allowed me to load 3 'full' cans of 900 each on strippers / in bando's for a nice can to take to the range and be able to load some more plinking ammo quickly. I usually shoot anywhere from 250/500 rounds of 556 when I go to the range, and have my mags loaded, but theres always a can of this stuff in back of the truck in case I go thru all my loaded mags and still want to shoot.

And speaking of Wideners, sure hope they get some more of that 223 IMI Samson they had last year, even if it isnt just the $167.50 (when you bought 2 cases). Man, thats some great plinking ammo. But, with it being IMI, wont hold my breath (but I can always hope). Bought 5 cases from them and wish I would have made it 25.
el_feroz  [Member]
9/10/2006 10:43:48 AM
I live about 5 minutes from their store/warehouse. Great people to talk to, and to do business with. Speaking on the cheap IMI, i talked to the owner and he said he is really hoping on getting some more in at a good price. He also said ( i will deny saying this if he asks) that he has some really sweet surplus 5.56 coming in the next month or two. Not radway, not Guat, he wouldnt tell me what it was, only what it was not. I said i wish i had some more south african battle packs and he just grinned and said "yeah, that was great stuff". I will keep you guys up to date, and promise not to buy it all at once if it is battle packs.
arfarf  [Member]
9/10/2006 10:46:21 AM
The young guy who works behind the counter at wideners sucks, other than him everyone else seemed more than helpful.
dump1567  [Team Member]
9/10/2006 6:24:10 PM
I got a 1,000 rounds of Radway from J&G for $208 shipped to the west coast. Came loose in two 500 round boxes. No Strippers or Bands. Looks really clean with little to no tarnish (see below).

Wideners is a better price, especially if you can afford the 4 can discount.

zipper  [Team Member]
9/10/2006 8:53:03 PM

Originally Posted By arfarf:
The young guy who works behind the counter at wideners sucks, other than him everyone else seemed more than helpful.


Which one??
xotech  [Member]
9/15/2006 11:34:10 AM

Originally Posted By squirreld:

Originally Posted By xotech:

Any guesses on when these three sites will all sell out of Radway Green?



shortly.


FYI: I spoke with Widener's today and they said that they had gotten another shipment of Radway Green in, so that is why the inventory increased. They do not have any sitting out back in an 18 wheeler! They also said that they may get one more shipment of Radway in, but they are not certain about it.

So I guess Widener's and the others while have Radway Green for the near future.

www.wideners.com/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=6674

esskay  [Member]
9/16/2006 10:47:45 AM
FYI, appears that J&G removed the quantity discount, so it's just $99.95/500 now.
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