Inside the factory that makes the British Army's rifle rounds

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Inside the factory that makes the British Army's rifle rounds

Post by DuncaninFrance » Tue Aug 23, 2022 1:43 pm

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Re: Inside the factory that makes the British Army's rifle rounds

Post by PeterN2 » Fri Aug 26, 2022 2:45 pm

I see that the 7.62mm case is still Berdan primed. I think they went to Boxer primers for the 5.56mm. Interesting viewing. The problem with Radway Green is that all the propellant for their production comes from overseas. None is made in the UK. If the overseas source is no longer available for some reason, production will come to a halt. We really should have a domestic powder maker. We did have, until the late 1980s, when the Nobel works in Scotland closed down.
Going back almost twenty years ago, I picked up a 4.6x30mm case from a range at Catterick marked RG 03. That is Boxer primed. I don't know if they still make that round or not. It is not a round you hear much about.
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