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Posted: 9/23/2004 8:20:39 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/23/2004 8:25:50 AM EST by StealthyBlagga]
I'm trying to quantify the typical accuracy available from a chrome-lined barrel shooting Winchester Q3131 ammo. Please post here ONLY if you have actual data from your CHROME-LINED barrel (any length) shooting Q3131 ammo (I'll post a similar poll for XM193).

Accuracy is expressed in inches of extreme spread for a minimum of 3 shots at 100yds off a bench. Please be honest and DO NOT EXCLUDE FLYERS to make your numbers look "more representative".

Please add your comments below also. Thanks for sharing your data with me.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 5:49:04 PM EST
Surely more than 4 users of Q3131... otherwise, Winchester is in trouble.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 10:37:52 PM EST
I had one carbine that would shoot a 3-rd group of less than an inch @100yds (scoped shorty-AK). The one I have now...I dunno, but the last time I zeroed, I got a 5-rd group of 3/4-inch @ 50yds with irons, so call it 1.5 inches.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 2:03:07 AM EST
I personally can shoot a 7 MoA group with mine (Bushmaster 20" NM barrel) from a bench, that's not with any extra clamps or rests or whatever rigs you guys use on the bench, and without gloves, jacket, sling, etc. I'm sure it's capable of doing far better in the hands of a skilled shooter.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 3:08:33 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/24/2004 3:08:43 AM EST by Mulliga]
I can shoot minute-of-badguy with a 16" chrome-lined.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 4:11:45 AM EST
I did my first ever 5-shot sub-MOA group with a 16" chrome-lined barrel and Q3131A. However, that is more the "Wooo! Look at that!" anomaly than a regular occurence. A more typical group is 1.5"-2" @ 100yds.

Link Posted: 9/24/2004 6:50:21 AM EST
I once caught a fish, this big.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 7:02:25 AM EST
I had major Failure to feed problems with this ammo. Maybe it was a bad batch but it didnt seem like they were crimped good enough. When the round would try to load, the bullet itself would literally get pushed back into the brass. It was a little scary..... never bought that crap again.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 9:03:55 AM EST

Originally Posted By Jivana108:
I had major Failure to feed problems with this ammo. Maybe it was a bad batch but it didnt seem like they were crimped good enough. When the round would try to load, the bullet itself would literally get pushed back into the brass. It was a little scary..... never bought that crap again.



Sounds more like a magazine issue to me. Some of my mags don't like some of my lowers, and will do this (thought it is now only the BM 10rd ones, the others I got rid of).
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