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Posted: 10/15/2011 11:49:52 AM EST
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I want to buy a 1000 rounds of ammo for plinking/SHTF, barrell is 1/7 twist. Is the ammo link below a good choice for me? Do you have suggestions on another round that would meet my needs without breaking the bank?

http://www.palmettostatearmory.com/1101.php

Thanks!
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Posted: 10/15/2011 12:38:30 PM EST
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Posted: 10/15/2011 2:20:23 PM EST
yes that will do for plinking, but be aware that is M855 and has a "Penetrator" projectile.

Be careful what you shoot with it, some ranges might not let you shoot it ect....

Your 1:7" will shoot anything 55gr+

Buy whats cheapest is my advise
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Posted: 10/15/2011 2:33:15 PM EST
Yes this is perfect ammo for your ar15. I myself was in your shoes about 5 months ago when I first purchased my Colt LE6920 with 1:7 twist. I bought PMC X-Tac from palmettostatearmory.com and it has been great ever since. I'm working on my 3rd case of the stuff this week and not once have I had any type of error with anything. Ammo, gun, mags, anything. Today I took two friends out to the range and between three different shooters at 50 yards, the X-tac was putting down about .5-1 moa with 6 shot, shot groups. Buy buy buy
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Posted: 10/15/2011 3:12:03 PM EST
aim surplus. xtac. do it.
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Posted: 10/15/2011 3:23:24 PM EST
Originally Posted By akakirby:
I want to buy a 1000 rounds of ammo for plinking/SHTF, barrell is 1/7 twist. Is the ammo link below a good choice for me? Do you have suggestions on another round that would meet my needs without breaking the bank?

http://www.palmettostatearmory.com/1101.php

Thanks!


PMC X-TAC is great ammo i run alot of the green tip and m193

Also check this out
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Posted: 10/15/2011 3:23:38 PM EST
Thanks for the help, PSA was a little cheaper so I ordered. Today has been a great day. Bought a spike's lower, Magpul rear Mbus, magpul foregrip and 1000 rounds!!!!
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Posted: 10/15/2011 4:04:51 PM EST
How is it different from Federal or IMI M855?
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Posted: 10/15/2011 4:09:49 PM EST
Some good comparison info here

The thread is "Attack of the (M193) clones", but scroll down a bit and there's info on the M855 clones too.
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Posted: 10/15/2011 4:57:59 PM EST
Originally Posted By Eric802:
Some good comparison info here

The thread is "Attack of the (M193) clones", but scroll down a bit and there's info on the M855 clones too.



THANKS! It looks like the IMI has noticeably closer groups from a 16" barrel.
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Posted: 10/15/2011 5:03:29 PM EST
all guns have a favorite ammo. That will do for plinking, but you may have to try different ammo to get optimal accuracy. As someone said, ask your range about shooting penetrator. I personally would stick with a bulk FMJ before penetrator.
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Posted: 10/22/2011 12:34:59 PM EST
Would barrel length make a difference? Isn't 1:7 one twist for every seven inches of barrel? What if you have an 11.5" barrel?
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Posted: 10/22/2011 4:18:27 PM EST
Originally Posted By akakirby:
I want to buy a 1000 rounds of ammo for plinking/SHTF, barrell is 1/7 twist. Is the ammo link below a good choice for me? Do you have suggestions on another round that would meet my needs without breaking the bank?

http://www.palmettostatearmory.com/1101.php

Thanks!


excellent choise ive run thousands of rounds of that stuff
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Posted: 10/24/2011 11:23:43 AM EST
I'll second the the IMI M193! Great ammo for the price if there's any left get some you'll not be disappointed! And if you start reloading it's great brass for that! If your wanting real cheap stuff go with the Steel cased ammo of your choice. Some like it cause it so cheap , I'll not run it as I'm a reloader!
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Posted: 10/24/2011 5:32:01 PM EST
Originally Posted By GACKER1143:
I'll second the the IMI M193! Great ammo for the price if there's any left get some you'll not be disappointed! And if you start reloading it's great brass for that! If your wanting real cheap stuff go with the Steel cased ammo of your choice. Some like it cause it so cheap , I'll not run it as I'm a reloader!


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IMI is great stuff