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Posted: 1/9/2015 10:11:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/9/2015 10:13:38 PM EST by justsayin]
Good ammo?

I got some for Christmas.

Don't have any "quality" ammo, per say.

(Before this).

Should I be afraid to shoot it?

Seems to run about a buck a round, a little more, maybe.

School me.

ETA: I don't post much in the technical forums, be gentle.
Link Posted: 1/9/2015 10:22:26 PM EST
Good stuff!!
Link Posted: 1/9/2015 10:41:13 PM EST
Find some long ranges (past 100 yards) and enjoy!
Link Posted: 1/9/2015 11:01:32 PM EST
LOL

We use that stuff for any stages shot from the magazine, as compared to the single feed rounds which tend to be too long. The magazine rounds limit out at roughly 77 grains. We tend to run 80's on up out at 600 or longer.

The budget for Service Rifle or Highpower isn't cheap. The cost of factory ammo or reloading is one of the barriers to entry.
Link Posted: 1/10/2015 3:00:10 AM EST
It's Mk 262.

Most excellent.
Link Posted: 1/10/2015 8:48:28 AM EST
Very good stuff. It is good for HD and beyond 100 precision. Reliable, accurate, clean and good brass. I keep a couple of mags with it for HD. I used it for precision before I started reloading.
Link Posted: 1/10/2015 1:12:42 PM EST
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Originally Posted By gotigers:
Very good stuff. It is good for HD and beyond 100 precision. Reliable, accurate, clean and good brass. I keep a couple of mags with it for HD. I used it for precision before I started reloading.
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This is what I was thinking.

Keep a couple marked mags handy.

My skill level probably isn't what it needs to be to max out the ammo's capabilities.

I need to find a longer range.

And practice.
Link Posted: 1/10/2015 4:20:44 PM EST
Yep. Keep just enough HD in mags for emergency and the rest cheaper bulk. I have 4 mags of HD ammo and 4 more mags with XM193. Plus all the bulk ammo I mentioned above for longer term storage. Not many can afford to keep 3000 TAP or MK262 around. At almost a dollar per bullet I would starve.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 12:58:32 PM EST
In my opinion it is the best ammo you can get for 5.56mm. It's what I have loaded into my magazines. I have personally seen one of the designated marine marksman use mk262 aka black hills 77gr OTM, and hit a Taliban fighter in the chest at 500m and with one shot he was dead. Great ammo!!!!
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 8:59:58 PM EST
Originally Posted By justsayin:

Good ammo?
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You could say that. The 10-shot group pictured below was fired from one of my match-grade AR-15s from a distance of 100 yards using the Black Hills 5.56mm 77 grain OTM load. The group has an extreme spread of 0.98".



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Link Posted: 1/14/2015 9:41:36 PM EST
My 10 shot group at 100 yards with Black Hills 77Gr. OTM.

Rifle:


Target:
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 3:14:30 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Molon:


You could say that. The 10-shot group pictured below was fired from one of my match-grade AR-15s from a distance of 100 yards using the Black Hills 5.56mm 77 grain OTM load. The group has an extreme spread of 0.98".

https://app.box.com/shared/static/r508jp2ip30t0zpln20vu9o43z3lndw1.jpg

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Originally Posted By Molon:
Originally Posted By justsayin:

Good ammo?


You could say that. The 10-shot group pictured below was fired from one of my match-grade AR-15s from a distance of 100 yards using the Black Hills 5.56mm 77 grain OTM load. The group has an extreme spread of 0.98".

https://app.box.com/shared/static/r508jp2ip30t0zpln20vu9o43z3lndw1.jpg

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Welcome back!

You've been missed.

Link Posted: 1/15/2015 4:41:41 AM EST
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Welcome back!

You've been missed.

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Originally Posted By leatherface_y2k:
Originally Posted By Molon:
Originally Posted By justsayin:

Good ammo?


You could say that. The 10-shot group pictured below was fired from one of my match-grade AR-15s from a distance of 100 yards using the Black Hills 5.56mm 77 grain OTM load. The group has an extreme spread of 0.98".

https://app.box.com/shared/static/r508jp2ip30t0zpln20vu9o43z3lndw1.jpg

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Welcome back!

You've been missed.



+1!!!

Great to see a long awaited post from one of the most sorely missed, true knowledge banks to grace this place. Excellent and thanks for brightening my otherwise crappy looking day!!!

Good to see you back, please stick around sir.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 11:47:32 AM EST
Originally Posted By justsayin:
Good ammo?

I got some for Christmas.

Don't have any "quality" ammo, per say.

(Before this).

Should I be afraid to shoot it?

Seems to run about a buck a round, a little more, maybe.

School me.

ETA: I don't post much in the technical forums, be gentle.
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what barrel length and twist do you have?

hoping you have a 1in7 twist but run some through to make sure it cycles and is flying straight then stash it away for the ZA.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 8:50:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/17/2015 11:34:33 PM EST by RumbleTruck]
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Originally Posted By ClearedHot:
In my opinion it is the best ammo you can get for 5.56mm. It's what I have loaded into my magazines. I have personally seen one of the designated marine marksman use mk262 aka black hills 77gr OTM, and hit a Taliban fighter in the chest at 500m and with one shot he was dead. Great ammo!!!!
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It also has a great reputation in the Shorty's - MK18's, Commando's and M4's (OK, so the M4 is not THAT short).

It's my go to round as well
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:28:13 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Molon:


You could say that. The 10-shot group pictured below was fired from one of my match-grade AR-15s from a distance of 100 yards using the Black Hills 5.56mm 77 grain OTM load. The group has an extreme spread of 0.98".

https://app.box.com/shared/static/r508jp2ip30t0zpln20vu9o43z3lndw1.jpg

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Originally Posted By Molon:
Originally Posted By justsayin:

Good ammo?


You could say that. The 10-shot group pictured below was fired from one of my match-grade AR-15s from a distance of 100 yards using the Black Hills 5.56mm 77 grain OTM load. The group has an extreme spread of 0.98".

https://app.box.com/shared/static/r508jp2ip30t0zpln20vu9o43z3lndw1.jpg

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Molon (so good to see you back), have you had a chance to try the new Black Hills 77gr TMK?

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_3_16/655722_Black_Hills_5_56_77gr_TMK_______Tipped_Match_King_______Reloading_Bullets_available_at_Sierra__.html
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