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Posted: 8/4/2005 12:51:13 PM EDT
Hi Folks, you all helped me out with some zeroing questions, & I got my DCM to where I feel comfortable with it for a match. Anyway I used Federal XM193 to zero it as I planed on shooting that for a match, (reduced). ANyway as luck would have it, my gn shop was out of trusty XM193 for the first time in a looooong time. So I had to grab winchester .223, NOT 5.56 Q3131. My question is, at a hundred yards, what kind of variation should I expect from this as opposed to 193? Both bullets are 55g but I know the 193 is hotter. Should I expect my shots to fall a bit lower or not at all?I will not be able to get to the range before this match so any insight will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 1:24:56 PM EDT
Probably a bit lower with the Win. .223

But this should probably be in the Ammunition section
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 1:35:28 PM EDT
Yep should be in the ammo section but neither are good for match shooting. The best you can expect are 1 1/2 to 2 inch groups. At least step up to balck hills for matches.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 6:12:22 AM EDT
It's more like a Fun match, not some nra black hills ammo snob match. I'll be ok I think. I'd feel a little wasteful plunking down 50 bucks for 40 rds the shoot 's only 100 yards
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 3:06:03 AM EDT
Suggest you try some Win or FAE 62 gr FMJ. My 1x9 does really well with those, a notch up in the accuracy dept from 55 gr at 100 yds, and it won't cost you anywhere near what match ammo will run you, maybe 50 cents a box/20 more than 55 gr.


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