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Posted: 9/5/2005 12:41:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2005 12:48:22 PM EDT by SPDSNYPR]
I am getting low on my Fed 69 grain ammo (less than 500 rds). I have been looking at ammo prices, and had an idea (after almost passing out).

How stupid would it be to just use a good 55 grain ball round at the 200 for highpower / CMP matches? Does anyone out there do this?

I've always used Fed 69 grain at 2 and 3, and the 80's at 6, but I am really not that great offhand. Am I wasting my money for the up-close stuff? I mean, the 10 ring is 4 MOA, and I have never shot a 55 grain load that didn't hover around 1-1.5 MOA in all of my AR's, and wind is more of a factor on me that my bullet (pushes me and my barrel around).

What does everyone think? Am I missing something? Would I be made fun of by the other guys? I'm starting to think 55 at 200, 69 at 3, and 80 at 6.

Another advantage I see is more practice for less $$. Am I just being a cheapskate?

All opinions welcome. And be blunt - if you think I'm a moron, let me know. I don't have the gas money to drive to your house and kick your ass.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 8:46:37 PM EDT
Obviously, this is a wildly popular idea.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 6:29:18 PM EDT
I know guys that use the H 52 MHP for offhand. I, personally, wouldn't use a 55 FMJ.

No one is going to inspect your ammo or heckle you. Do what keeps you shooting.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 8:06:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2005 8:15:04 PM EDT by tangeant]
I use M193/M855 for practice " mainly because it is free " but not in matches. In practice sessions I'm more concerned with working on fundamentals than group size-accuracy.

If I had to buy ammo I would just use BH 68's purchased thru CMP Club Ammo sales for $ 230 per K and have ammo both suitable for practice and matches at not much more $ than a case of XM193 BALL.

If you are a MK or SS you might not be good enough to notice a significant score diff offhand/sitting rapid M193 vs. match ammo.

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