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 Where to buy 77grain mk 262?
jbirdious  [Team Member]
8/22/2008 12:35:37 PM
Just wondering where a good place to buy would be. Thanks in advance.
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53vortec  [Team Member]
8/22/2008 12:50:20 PM
Tag, cause I'm almost out of Black Hills MK 262 and 77gr .223
wbigcount  [Team Member]
8/22/2008 2:14:35 PM
NM
151030  [Team Member]
8/22/2008 3:12:13 PM

I too am looking for some mod 1.
I have some blue box and red box 223 I may trade for mk 262 mod 1
CVO  [Member]
8/22/2008 6:27:13 PM
MK262 or SMK262?




Mk262 is a 77gr Open Tip Match (OTM) round that was initially used with the MK 12 SPR (18" sniper variant M4). The Mod 0 used the Sierra Match King (SMK) 77gr round, loaded by Black Hills. This was round worked well with both the SPR and the M4s, but as it had no cannalure there were problem with bullet set-back. This was solved with the Mod 1 loading. The Mod 1 loading uses a new 77gr SMKwhich has a cannalure (originally the Nosler 77gr OTM was looked at - the Nosler has a cannalure and starts fragmenting earlier, however it is not as accurate as the SMK). The resulting round was more reliable (as there was no bullet set back issue). This round is also produced by Black Hills. One nice thing about the Mk 262 loads is they are very low flash. Flash retardants are used in their powder (unlike many M193 & M855 loads) so they can be used effectively at night even with bare muzzles.

TheLefty  [Member]
8/23/2008 2:28:19 AM

Originally Posted By CVO:
MK262 or SMK262?




Mk262 is a 77gr Open Tip Match (OTM) round that was initially used with the MK 12 SPR (18" sniper variant M4). The Mod 0 used the Sierra Match King (SMK) 77gr round, loaded by Black Hills. This was round worked well with both the SPR and the M4s, but as it had no cannalure there were problem with bullet set-back. This was solved with the Mod 1 loading. The Mod 1 loading uses a new 77gr SMKwhich has a cannalure (originally the Nosler 77gr OTM was looked at - the Nosler has a cannalure and starts fragmenting earlier, however it is not as accurate as the SMK). The resulting round was more reliable (as there was no bullet set back issue). This round is also produced by Black Hills. One nice thing about the Mk 262 loads is they are very low flash. Flash retardants are used in their powder (unlike many M193 & M855 loads) so they can be used effectively at night even with bare muzzles.



Um, from reading what you quoted, it would seem the question would be 'mod0 or mod1', not what you asked. I've heard of no such thing as SMK262, as both mod0 and 1 use a SMK bullet.
jbirdious  [Team Member]
8/23/2008 5:32:08 PM
I'd like mod 1.
Erich-63  [Member]
8/24/2008 3:58:46 PM
I know this isn't the reloading forum, but since the topic is Mk262 ammo loadings, does anyone have a load that will emulate the 262. I Just picked up a Leupold Mk4 10X with a 5.56 BDC cam set for 77gr and will be putting it on my 18" 1/8 SPR and want to try and get the same trajectory using Nosler 77gr Competition BTHP's (they are the most economical at this point). I heard that 25gr of Varget does pretty well with the 77gr Noslers
sort91team  [Member]
8/24/2008 8:17:02 PM
Dont mean to hi-jack thread but I have some and would like to trade for a LMT or BCM full auto BCG.
jbirdious  [Team Member]
8/24/2008 9:37:04 PM

Originally Posted By sort91team:
Dont mean to hi-jack thread but I have some and would like to trade for a LMT or BCM full auto BCG.





How much do you have?
Foxnews_FTW  [Member]
8/24/2008 9:49:19 PM
.45








I have some Silver state armory MK262. hard primers damn! i dunno if they have it in stock, but they sell it
SpiritZeroThree  [Team Member]
8/25/2008 8:42:21 PM

Originally Posted By Erich-63:
I know this isn't the reloading forum, but since the topic is Mk262 ammo loadings, does anyone have a load that will emulate the 262. I Just picked up a Leupold Mk4 10X with a 5.56 BDC cam set for 77gr and will be putting it on my 18" 1/8 SPR and want to try and get the same trajectory using Nosler 77gr Competition BTHP's (they are the most economical at this point). I heard that 25gr of Varget does pretty well with the 77gr Noslers


i did some loads with 25.3gr of Varget under 77gr Noslers in WIN brass and CCI small rifle primers, didn't shoot half bad out of my WOA SPR bbl
clutchsmoke  [Team Member]
8/25/2008 10:56:54 PM
Vendors at the last gunshow had a full marked ammo can of the stuff, $1 a round.
PSYWAR1-0  [Team Member]
8/25/2008 11:13:29 PM
If you fill out one of these each month
www.usa-federal-forms.com/usa-fedforms-dod-da/dod-da-5514-r-nonfillable.pdf

Then you can go to the ASP with one of these
www.army.com/forms/pdf/A581.PDF

and get all the Mk 262 you could ever shoot

Works for me
mongo001  [Team Member]
8/26/2008 10:16:59 PM
Buy it now for $130

SoloTwo  [Team Member]
8/31/2008 3:06:06 AM
Hooooooly crap, today I stopped at my local Cabela's to see if they had any good deals on any guns for sale. (They had a "gun show" going on, which means overly priced used guns and old guns they couldn't sell) Low and behold, 3 boxes of MK262. Booyeah. Never thought I'd see any up here, though none of the employee's had any damn clue wtf it was, if they had more, or when they get more. So now this means I have to stop there all the time knowing they have it once in awhile.

Also picked up 2 boxes of Black Hill's blue box 77gr and some 75gr Hornady match to try out. And got a $50 buck gift certificate in return.
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