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Posted: 8/19/2004 6:08:26 PM EST
Need some help decideing on some Target ammo that is not fmj for my colt match target m4 1/7 barrel twist 16.1 inch barrel the barrel is stamped 5.56 nato so I figured 5.56 ammo would be ok to use in it.the reciever has .223 on it.

thanks
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 4:27:46 AM EST
5.56 is OK to use. Why must it NOT be FMJ???
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 4:55:05 AM EST
Most of the ranges here in the area do not allow fmj on the rifle ranges. Thanks
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 6:21:55 AM EST
do you have to shoot Soft Point? If so, that's expensive.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 7:15:03 AM EST
You could shoot Wolf soft point.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 7:18:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/20/2004 8:11:33 PM EST by RAMBOSKY]
Are you sure they didn't say "steel core" bullets?
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 12:48:50 PM EST
If they allow HP ammo the 45gr USA stuff isn't too expensive at Wal-Mart and it's surprisingly accurate. Or get some Black Hills BTHP match stuff from GPSS.

Why wouldn't they allow FMJ though? None of the ranges around here care.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 2:46:50 PM EST
ya the garland public shooting range states this on their website it is an outdoor range.

Range Rules:
1. No full metal jacket ammunition to be fired on the rifle range. (FMJ pistol is OK)

Link Posted: 8/20/2004 4:14:20 PM EST
the 45 grain umc stuff that comes in bulk packs tends to make some nice groups. Its fairly inexpensive to boot.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 6:07:59 PM EST
I suggest you visit the websites listed in the thumbtacked topic thread titled "Internet Ammo Price List".

I'm sure Natchez Shooters Supply and Cabela's offer a reasonable selection of .223Remington ammunition with hunting bullets. The other vendors are worth a few mouse-clicks of investigation too.
Basically, a .223Remington cartridge will fit into a 5.56NATO chamber, but the reverse isn't always so. There are Topics and FAQ 's that cover the specifics.
To learn if ammunition is reccomended by others on the forum, you could browse the thumbtacked topic thread titled "Ammunition review and reference" and/or use the search function.

The other topics thumbtacked to the top of the forum are worth reading too.

Welcome to the forum.

~Craig
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 3:01:46 AM EST
My Colt 1/7 M4 gets 1.14" with Gederal 50 hp flat base white box and 1.18" with HSM 69 grain HPBT commerical reloads. My 24" RRA 1/8 varminter gets .75" with both of the above loads. Both loads are fairly inexpensive.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 11:57:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By GITrinec:
ya the garland public shooting range states this on their website it is an outdoor range.

Range Rules:
1. No full metal jacket ammunition to be fired on the rifle range. (FMJ pistol is OK)




I don't understand the logic on that, but whatever. I almost never shoot at ranges because of the over structured environment.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 3:31:21 PM EST
Well I wouldnt shoot at a range either if I had some land that I could just go shoot at when I wanted too.

Link Posted: 8/21/2004 5:09:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By GITrinec:
Well I wouldnt shoot at a range either if I had some land that I could just go shoot at when I wanted too.




Depending on where you live, there are plenty of places for you to shoot. Did you know you own land in many Western states?

blm
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 8:19:27 PM EST
Hmm I own land hmm thats interesting guess i was never told about it. I live near Garland /Mesquite area too bad tx ran out of free land for veterans..hinking.gif

Link Posted: 8/21/2004 8:55:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By GITrinec:
Hmm I own land hmm thats interesting guess i was never told about it. I live near Garland /Mesquite area too bad tx ran out of free land for veterans..




Ok, well own is a strong word, it's not like you can sell it. Your Uncle owns it. And he says you can use it whenever you want. Not much of it in TX though.
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 4:15:49 PM EST
My dad keeps telling me not to shoot FMJ in my backyard (have a dirt backstop) because it is more prone to ricochet than hollowpoints.

Any truth to this or is this an old wives tale?

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