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    RUAG 223 ammo

    Anybody have any experience with this ammo? Good/bad/ indifferent?


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    ???? Never heard of it. Brass? Steel? More info would help.

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    Question Ruag 223 ammo

    Quote Originally Posted by imarangemaster View Post
    ???? Never heard of it. Brass? Steel? More info would help.
    Swissicon manufacture, Brass case, issue ammunition.???????

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    SWISS! Should be good to go! I don't think the SWISS do anything poorly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imarangemaster View Post
    ???? Never heard of it. Brass? Steel? More info would help.
    Yes, of course, it's brass.

    The RUAG corporation manufactures ammo for the Swissicon armed forces. Company divisions and brand names include= RWS, Geco, DAG, Dynamit Nobel, Norma etc. etc.

    RUAG ammo is, in my experience, of very high quality. I shoot 30-06 competitively, and when I started getting serious about reloading and weighed cartridge cases from Geco cartridges that had been fired in my Eddystone, I found that the weight spread was about plus/minus 2 grains over hundreds of cases, with more than half falling into the plus/minus one grain band. It took me a good year to be able to load cartridges that performed better than the off-the-shelf ones. (OK, maybe I'm a slow learner)

    Weighing lots with different head stamps that showed the same weight range supports my suspicion that there must be quite a bit of "badge engineering" going on. Maybe different tolerances for different customers, who knows? But it's all good stuff, and neck-sized, the brass lasts and lasts and lasts...
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    I will echo Patrick ^, in my experience RUAG ammo is about as close to perfect issue ammunition as you will find.

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    It's the most accurate service ammo I have ever shot. There was tons of it on Canadaicon about 10 years ago. The swiss rejected it because it was 50 fps slower than spec. Guy like the brass for reloading. I don't reload, but one guy said it is basically match brass.

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    7,62X39 by RWS of Hungarianicon manufacture. See info below.


    RWS07.62x39 Brass, 100 ct : RWS 7.62x39 BRASS | Brownells

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