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Posted: 8/24/2004 9:11:30 AM EST
I have a friend who is a class III. Hes not a real detail oriented guy as Hank_Rearden1 pointed out earlier. Apparently he purchased a full auto gallil from Botach for a LE demo. Its a itty bitty thing with a folding stock and 7 inch barrel. Basically Botach told him not to shoot any lower than 62 grain or it would screw up the barrel. I was telling him that with such a short barrel he should shoot 55 and possibly 45 grain loads to get them to fragment instead of heavy soft points. I could see if his twist was too high that he could rip the jacket off the bullet but I didnt think that was possible in a 7 inch barrel. Basically I'm guessing that Botach was full of shit and he'd be ok shooting low weight bullets but I have no experience with a gallil and maybe there is some sort of super secret dwell black hole that forms in thier barrels that adds velocity that I'm not accounting for.


Anyone have any suggestions?
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 9:24:31 AM EST
I would think that 62 grain or m855 would be the worst ammo to use out of such a short barrel, speaking from an AR point of view.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 1:24:36 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 3:45:26 PM EST
In regards to AR's, heavier bullets fragment better out of the short barrels. I would guess this Galil barrel is 1/7 twist as well?
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 3:56:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By Redbone:
In regards to AR's, heavier bullets fragment better out of the short barrels. I would guess this Galil barrel is 1/7 twist as well?



Yes it's 1:7. Yea, I was thinking either go light or go extra heavy... like around 80+ grain HP range, assuming the short barrel could stablize it.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 4:28:08 PM EST
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