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Posted: 9/18/2004 7:41:07 PM EST
I purchased the kit from m1s and plan shooting this week. I'm looking for input on the cheapest accurate production ammo to feed it. and what groups others have obtained with a 1/8 twist with the ammo. thanx
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 7:46:42 PM EST

Originally Posted By cjrupp57:
I purchased the kit from m1s and plan shooting this week. I'm looking for input on the cheapest accurate production ammo to feed it. and what groups others have obtained with a 1/8 twist with the ammo. thanx



Define 'accurate'

The cheapest match ammo is BlackHills...

77gr OTM is $20/50rds, and will give the best groups...

On the other hand, Wolf will give you reasonable plinking accuracy (~2-3MOA) and is the cheapest thing out there...
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 5:51:17 AM EST
I would like to see 1-2 inch groups
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 8:23:55 AM EST
If your chamber is not match, XM193 should do it fine(1-2"). Match chambers could result in higher pressures with this ammo or even reduced accuracy.

Federal Amercian Eagle can be gotten for less and should shoot ok to.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 6:22:19 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2004 6:24:54 AM EST by brandon_m4]
I have a ss 20" with 223 chamber 1/8" twist from m1s and it will shoot 3/4" - 1" 5 shot groups at 100yds all day using black hills blue box 68gr Heavy Match Hollow Point

i get those for about $18/50

Link Posted: 9/20/2004 1:41:24 PM EST
I suggest you also consider Win 62 gr (or FAE 62 gr which someone has also reported to have had good results with)

It is .223 and has a BC of .28.

I call it my "poor man's match ammo". Only a bit more expensive than FAE 55 gr.
My 1x9 DPMS A2 loves it, and I have shot subMOA groups with it at 100 yds with a 3-9x40 scope.

Should also do well in a 1x8.


Link Posted: 9/23/2004 5:38:37 AM EST
I have a RRA Varmint SS 20", 1:8 twist.
My best groups are with the blue box Black Hills 69gr Sierra MKHP.
The groups opened up significantly with Federal 69gr Siera MK BTHP, so I don't use that.
LC M-855 62gr is ok for plinking but a bit wild.
XM193 is fine, but not match accurate (use it in my M4gery).
My shooting with the RRA has been with carry handle irons up till now. Have mounted a scope with Armalite one piece, and need to get out this weekend. (funds are tight, so I stole the 4-16X Simmons off my 10/22!)
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