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Posted: 4/23/2005 12:42:12 AM EST
Hey, I have just purchased a 1/7 LMT M4 upper, and all I can find on 1/7 twist every one bitches "go to ammo oracle" but it mostly covers mil surp rounds! Can any one tell me of a good varmit round that will make jackrabbits explode? Will 55 grn hollow points be heavy enough? Will ballistic tips stay togher better? Any one have a load they prefer?? Thanks, Fisty
Link Posted: 4/25/2005 10:48:57 AM EST
No one has any practical experence with varment loads an a 1/7 twist??hinking.gif
Link Posted: 4/25/2005 12:16:53 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/29/2005 7:51:53 AM EST
i don't see why any old .223 hollowpoint wouldn't make a rabbit explode.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 8:37:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/20/2005 9:03:31 PM EST by ru4freedom]
If you are talking about accuracy, and you are a reloader......., the Sierra Varminter 63 gr. Semi Point #1370 in front of 24.5 grains of 2230 is the most accurate combination I have ever found bar none!!

I shoot this load in my 1:7 M4 & 1:9 MT6731 AR's and in my 1:12 Rem. 700 LVSF

Extremely accurate in all three..., and very explosive on critters!!

I think the biggest reason it is so accurate in the AR's is that
the "Semi-pointed" bullet has a faster tapering Ogive (rounder nose design) which allows you to have the bullet seated to almost touching the rifling lands when the round is in full battery, but still have a short enough OAL to fit in, and feed properly from the magazine!

Without exception....., all other .223/.224 bullet weights & shapes I've tried do not come any where near close enough to the lands when chambered to produce any real accuracy when seated short enough to fit into a AR mag!!

As for factory loads..., Ive never found anything that you could call "extremely" accurate!!

Although I have heard a lot of good stuff about Blackhills Ammo!!
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 7:03:34 AM EST
For great ammo, get the Winchester 45 grain HP. It works fine, even at a full 3600 FPS from a 1:7" barrel and should still open up from a short barrel.

Link Posted: 5/21/2005 6:11:55 PM EST
55 g Nosler BT, 26 g W748, Win brass, Remington 7 1/2 primers loaded 2.26 OAL shoots 1/2 MOA in my RRA 24" 1/8
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