I was at the Eugene Stihl shop yesterday and wanted a 3/8 RM loop for my 16 inch bar. I bought a 24 inch 3/8 RM loop there a month ago. The guy there trys to sell me 3/8 RCS3 chain, and says that Stihl stopped making RM about 4-6 months ago. I told him he was full of it, as they still have RM listed on the USA Stihl web site. Is he right, or is he just trying to sell me some RSC3 loops that they have?
I need chains that run good in cruddy wood here, as I cut a lot of old stumps flush to the ground, salvage slash wood for firewood, and cut all kinds of trees with dirt and mud and sand in and on them. RM runs good and stays sharp longer with crud. Anyway, I think that RM2 is the most common safety chain that Stihl makes, so I am befuddled as to why they would stop making RM without the safety links.