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Posted: 2/20/2010 10:29:02 AM EST
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Posted: 2/20/2010 2:40:50 PM EST
I've fired about 1200 rounds of the 55 grn FMJBT through my 16" middy. No problems.
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Posted: 2/20/2010 8:14:40 PM EST
I have fired 1600 rounds of 55gr FMJBT through my Daniel Defense DDM4 and my Rock River 20" Varmint. It is the most accurate of all the 55gr .223 or 5.56 ammo I have used. I highly recommend it.
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Posted: 4/4/2010 4:41:54 PM EST
Is this about Fiocchi USA or G.F.L. ("Giulio Fiocchi, Lecco" Italian M193) ammo?

Either way, I have shot a couple of boxes of both, neither with issues.
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Posted: 4/26/2010 9:32:26 AM EST
Fired 600 rds of the G.F.L. 55gr. in an Appleseed course over two days. No issues and very good grouping.

Rifle used: Bushmaster 16" Superlight.
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Posted: 4/26/2010 9:46:39 AM EST
I have shot 500 rounds of this , 55gr in various AR15s and a Sig 556 .

All functioned well, decent accuracy . The early stuff was pretty good brass with crimped primers , recently they are uncrimped and all the flashholes have been off center ( i voted minor problem)
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Posted: 4/26/2010 10:10:45 AM EST
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Posted: 4/27/2010 11:01:20 AM EST
700 rounds of US-made, 50-round green boxes loaded with HDY 55gr FMJBT's, brass-case, boxer.

20" 1:8 twist HBAR

Great stuff.

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Posted: 6/11/2010 6:59:26 AM EST
I've fired 600 rds of the Fiocchi 55gr FMJ in my Bushmaster 14.5'', BCM 14.5'' and in my LMT 16''. Just picked up another 250 rds and will see if they work in my KAC SR15. I like it, its cheap and clean.
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Posted: 6/12/2010 9:24:21 PM EST
While trying to find which factory ammo my new DPMS S.A.S.S Barreled upper likes the best, I shot 20rds of 62gr. It shot the best groups out of 6 different kinds of ammo. I only bought a 50rd box but will be getting much more of this ammo soon.

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Posted: 6/14/2010 5:06:39 PM EST
fired about 300 rounds through my new les Baer .233 police tacticle with two jams. not sure if it was the c-products mag or the ammo. like to assume it wasn't the rifle!
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Posted: 6/14/2010 5:36:19 PM EST
100 rounds of the 50gr V Max load out of a 16 inch carbine.
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Posted: 6/14/2010 8:47:13 PM EST
Ive never used any Fiocchi ammo, but would like to see the poll results.

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Posted: 6/15/2010 2:26:38 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2010 2:27:00 AM EST by Cody47]
RRA 24" Bull with 1:8 twist and BCM 16' with 1:7 twist
40gr V-Max = 60 rounds
50gr V-Max = 40 rounds
55gr PSP = 40 rounds
55gr FMJ = 50 rounds
62gr FMJ = 40 rounds
69gr Match = 40 rounds
77gr Match = 40 rounds

No problems whatsoever. I think some of the Fiocchi ammo is under rated. The V-Max and Match bullets are very accurate. The Soft Points and FMJ's are average.

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Posted: 6/15/2010 2:30:48 AM EST
Burns a little dirty, but works.
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Posted: 6/15/2010 2:41:45 AM EST
Some smoky but not near as bad as S&B which seemed a bit hotter
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Posted: 6/15/2010 10:28:13 AM EST
I have only shot a hundred rounds or so. I had no problems with it in my LMT 16" 1/7 twist barrel..I am thinking about buying more for plinking/fun shooting...
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Posted: 6/21/2010 9:25:02 PM EST
Shot 50 rounds of the 62 grain stuff this weekend. Grouped well rifle used was 1in9 DSA franken gun.

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Posted: 6/22/2010 1:52:33 PM EST
500 rds. variously through carbine-length Colt 6920, RRA ET and Stag/Model 1 - all 16", and RRA middy 16". All 55 gr. FMJ. No problems at all.

It's my go-to ammo, since it shoots clean, is as accurate as I need it to be, has been available through The Great Ammo Shortage and the price is good. I have about 1k rds of it salted away for SHTF, and I'll stake my life on it if need be.

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Posted: 6/22/2010 2:31:55 PM EST
400 rounds of the 40 gr at an appleseed through an 18" SPR and a 20" Service Rifle.
Nice and accurate.
No issues other than the brass comes out HOTTT enough to melt itself into a blue tarp...
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Posted: 6/22/2010 10:16:40 PM EST
My barrel seems to love Fiocchi. It's a WOA 18" 1-7 twist, I've mainly shot 55gr hp thru it but i have a box of 62gr and 77gr match that I'm going to put thru it this weekend. The 77gr match I'm going to push out to 200 yards so I'll report back to tell how it did.

This was a small group of the 55gr I shot at 50 yards with a 100 yard zero when I was out plinking with the kids, the bullseye was when I compensated for the zero. I believe the small group was 7 shots.

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Posted: 7/22/2010 5:00:51 PM EST
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I just picked up 200 rounds of FIOCCHI Exacta loaded with 77grain Sierra Matchking,Made in the USA case marked GFL. It was clean and grouped tighter than anything I have fired to date out of my BCM 16" standard midlength. It outperformes Black hills 77g MHP, SSA 77g OTMs and Hornady 75g TAP pretty consistantly out of my rifle. This ammo is underated. For now on I will only purchase this ammo for match grade accuracy. I would like to see it's terminal performance though. I usually keep a couple hundred rounds of 75-77g OTMs for HD. The Fiocchi is a bit cheaper than the SSA or Hornady that I usually buy.


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Posted: 12/27/2010 10:11:23 PM EST
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about 2000 rounds 62gr. no problems..... average to above average accuracy.

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Posted: 1/9/2011 8:05:53 AM EST
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Shot 60 rounds of the 69gr SMK loaded stuff yesterday out of a 1:9 twist 16" chrome lined, NATO chambered Bushmaster barrel. This was with an Aimpoint R1 and a Primary Arms 3x magnifier.

After zeroing the optic, I shot this internet commando 3 shot group at 50 yards :P



I then shot a pile at 100 yards. Didn't take any pics of that. When I was down to my last six rounds, I decided to see what would happen at 200 yards. It was kind of tough, as the 4MOA dot on the R1 was bigger than the 5.5" target I was shooting at. Here is the result. The larger target was already there complete with bullet holes. I just stuck my small target to it.



All in all, I was really impressed with the accuracy. This was probably some of the most accurate factory ammo I've ever shot.
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Posted: 4/18/2011 3:54:17 PM EST
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I wasn't expecting much out of Fiocci (55gr, FMJ), but it shot very well for me in my 16" 1:7 BCM midlength. Zero malfunctions, <2MOA with 20 shot groups (probably closer to 1.5" or better but that's the shooter not the ammo). Wish it was cheaper and that I had more of it.
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Posted: 4/28/2011 6:39:26 PM EST
I put 200 rounds of the 55gr PSP through my 16" Rock River. No problems at all, and it grouped well. I'd buy it again, if the price was right.
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Posted: 4/28/2011 10:22:00 PM EST
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Originally Posted By 55_grain:
700 rounds of US-made, 50-round green boxes loaded with HDY 55gr FMJBT's, brass-case, boxer.

20" 1:8 twist HBAR

Great stuff.



Can anyone confirm or deny the poster's comment that the 55GR FMJBT Fiocchi loading is a Hornady bullet? Also, anyone else with accuracy range reports for that same flavor of Fiocchi?
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Posted: 4/29/2011 11:04:09 AM EST
In terms of reliability, it has always gone bang in all the rifles I have used it in. No blown primers or anything like that. My issues have to do with accuracy. Even out of a JP CTR-02 I can't get better than 2MOA from Fiocchi ammo.
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Posted: 5/2/2011 11:08:26 AM EST
According to Fiocchi it is.
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Posted: 5/2/2011 11:43:05 AM EST
1000 rnds through an a2 clone. no issues, good ammo.
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Posted: 5/3/2011 8:13:46 AM EST
Fired four 50 round boxes of 55FMJ in some Rock Rivers. Just as accurate as FC 55 FMJ, more accurate than PMC 55 FMJ, just as or more accurate than LC M193 Ball, more accurate than Winchester 55 FMJ Qwhatever, cycled fine in 5.56mm and Wylde chambers. Bought a full 1000 round case after trying it. 100% function in rifles that have never choked on a single round.
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Posted: 8/4/2011 7:56:37 AM EST
Purchased a case of ammo from DSG Arms in 2010. It has popped primers in 3 of my ARs. The lot number on my boxes is 4910009-0470, CIP 009. The 0470 was written by hand.

When I measured the overall length of the round against PMC Bronze 55 grain, it is about 0.8mm shorter than the PMC. The bullet is pushed too far into the case.

If you have this ammo, be very careful. This is what one of the AR's manufacturers said about it after they inspected the barrel. I had fired a total of ~40 rounds of this Fiocchi ammo through it.

"We received your upper today and did a prelim checkout. Borescoping the barrel revealed indication of a tremendous overpressure, we're guessing from the Fiocchi rounds. The gas port is highly eroded, more than is seen after 10,000 rounds. There's gross carbon particles/staining especially near the chamber in the bore. Highly not normal. Don't get the wrong idea, the barrel is still fine, the throat is good etc"

See this thread for photos: http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_3_16/543913_Fiocchi_55_grain__red_box_of_50___223_pops_primers___lot_4910009_0470.html
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2k rounds through a RRA AR15, no FTF and went bang every time.
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Posted: 11/2/2011 9:05:48 AM EST
started using Fiocchi 223 a few years ago.
55gr was my main ammo...I've shot about 1k rounds for plinking and IPSC competitions...never had a single problem.
I now use S&B just because I can get them cheaper.

I've also tried some 69 & 77 Exacta for target shooting at 100 and 200m;
got tighter groups with the 69gr out of my 2 Colt (6601 and 6731) but both cycled fine.
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Posted: 11/2/2011 11:20:17 AM EST
I use the 40 and 50gr V-Max in my .223 Bolt action with great results

It leaves a little more unburnt powder in the barrel then some other ammo, but its inexpensive ammo with quality bullets
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Posted: 7/14/2012 10:30:57 PM EST
Fired 300 rounds of 40 grain and about 1000 rounds of 62 grain through three various AR's (One stag model 6, a SAA upper on stag lower and an upper I pieced together myself from various parts on another stag lower) with zero issues. Always goes bang, and it's consistent and accurate out of my 1/7 and 1/8 twist barrels.
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Posted: 8/2/2012 7:50:36 PM EST
I've shot 400+ rounds of 55fmj through a couple different carbines with no issues. Better than average accuracy.
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Posted: 8/2/2012 10:49:48 PM EST

I've put several hundred rounds of their 55 grain and 40 grain V-Max through my 6920 and my rifle-length build, never had any issues and found it more accurate than the Aguila I've been shooting lately.
I buy it whenever my LGS stocks it.

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Posted: 8/2/2012 10:50:31 PM EST
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Found some Fiocchi .223 55gr FMJ on sale back in 2009 at a Sportsmans Warehouse in Idaho. I'd never
heard of it, but it looked GTG and the price was right. I bought 500 rounds. I've been through about 250
with a Bushmaster XM15 and a Colt 6721. No problems at all. Good groups, no FTLs, FTFs, or FTEs. I'd
put it about on a par with PMC Bronze and maybe Winchester Q3131A1. My LGS usually has it, so if I
needed any .223 I'd certainly consider buying more.

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Posted: 8/2/2012 11:12:02 PM EST
I've shot about 300 rounds of the 50 gr. VMAX variety out of my Savage 25...MOA when I do my job
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Posted: 8/3/2012 9:43:58 AM EST
Probabaly around 4k rounds of 55gr FMJ. Used in a mix of rifles; LMT 16" piston, 16" RRA DI, and an SL8 / g36 clone. Used for local IDPA and multigun matches. No issues for me and I have been a fan of the ammo.
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