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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 1/3/2006 2:17:04 PM EST

The ammo loaded with the 77 grain Nosler OTM is from the original ar15.com special group purchase. The rounds loaded with the Sierra 77 grain MATCH HP are Black Hills 2nds purchased from Cabela's.

Rounds were chronographed using an Oehler 35-P chronograph. Muzzle velocities were calculated from instrumental velocities using Oehler's Ballistic Explorer software. All strings of fire consisted of 10 rounds.

Sierra 2nds

Colt 20" A2 1:7" twist

2867 fps
2806 fps

Colt 16.1" M4 1:9" twist

2770 fps
2710 fps

Colt 14.5" M4 1:7" twist

2630 fps
2628 fps

For additional comparison I have chronogrpahed 6 different lots of 77 grain Federal Gold Medal ammo. The combined average muzzle velocity of all six lots was 2577 fps when fired from the same Colt 20" A2 barrel.
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 5:13:25 PM EST
Good info, thanks for the work.
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 5:41:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/3/2006 5:41:54 PM EST by DevL]
I still have some of that Nolser MK262 ammo on order. Been waiting about 2 years now on it. I wonder when it will come in...
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