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Posted: 10/24/2004 7:53:32 PM EDT
Looking for a little long-range advice here. Assuming a Lilja 20" 1X8 barrel in an AR-15, what is the recomended ammo for varminting. Is the consensus that the Black Hills stuff is most consistant? What are peoples experiences with their moyl coated bullets?

Thanks in advance for any advice possible.

Link Posted: 10/24/2004 7:59:40 PM EDT
Black Hills is good, IMHO moly coated bullets work great in some guns, not so great in others, you have to try them in YOUR gun to find out if they have any advantage.

Link Posted: 10/25/2004 12:34:18 PM EDT
1:8 twist? 75grn Amax if it shoots well in your gun, should be no reason for it not to.

Other bullets to try, 60grn Nosler Balistic Tip, 55grn varieties of Hornady Vmax, Sierra BlitzKing, and Nosler Ballistic tips.

Out of those bullets SOMETHING will be accurate at ranges out to 500 yards for raining hell on varmintcong.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 12:43:53 PM EDT
Looks like some testing is in order. Thanks for the info.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 1:30:01 PM EDT
Do you handload at all?

If so you might be able to save a considerable amount of money on these sorts of rounds over the retail prices for commercially loaded ammo using these bullets.

It's the only stuff I will bother to handload for. 14-18 bucks a box of 20 rounds is just a retarded amount to pay when I can essentially handload 100 rounds myself for what it would cost to buy maybe 2 boxes of the commercial stuff.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 2:36:11 PM EDT
I know your right. When I was shooting IPSC, I used to handload .45 and .38Sup. and it was the only way to go shooting that many rounds. Problem is that I barely have time to shoot these days, much less reload.

Thanks for the advice, but I think I'm going to stick with factory ammo for now.

Link Posted: 10/25/2004 2:52:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 3:53:48 PM EDT
That blows...

I take it that it's not mag length tolerant? I've got 1:9s on my accurized rifles so I haven't even tried 75grn Amaxes.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 4:26:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 4:52:09 PM EDT
How does the factory load them for their TAP line then then or do they only do a 75grn match HP round?

Link Posted: 10/25/2004 4:52:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 4:57:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/25/2004 4:58:11 PM EDT by uglygun]
Strange double tap....

Link Posted: 10/25/2004 5:00:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 12:01:18 AM EDT
Take a look at the Winchester 55gr Super-X PSP. It consistantly gives me much more dramatic results than any ballistic tip I've used on varmints.
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