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Posted: 9/15/2009 2:16:32 PM EST
My wife tried to treat me by bringing home 4 bulk boxes of ammo. Problem is, it is Federal Value Pack 50 grain jacketed hollow point. I usually shoot 60 to 70 grain bullets, and 55 grain FMJ. I run a 1:7 twist AR with a M4-1000 suppressor.

Is it safe to shot? I really don't want to blow apart a light hollow point bullet and hit a baffle.
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 2:38:44 PM EST
Just use it without the suppressor if your not sure. You'll blow through that ammo quick and move on.

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Link Posted: 9/15/2009 4:39:02 PM EST
I wouldn't use it with the suppressor
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 4:49:06 PM EST
Guess I will try to trade it off round for round or just run it without the supressor for coyote hunting or something.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 1:51:13 AM EST
I use it suppressed in G36, SIG 551/2 and M16s (might be 1:9) without problems. Really accurate in suppressed 1;12 bolt guns too.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 2:54:38 AM EST
Sounds like a good excuse to order a 1:12 barrel....
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 1:34:50 PM EST
I dont beleive FEDERAL uses "thin" jacketed bullets... so it should be non-issue.

If it really bother you, put a target up at 100 yd. Shoot said target. Does it have round holes in target ? Yes.... install suppressor and carry on .

I have shot thin jacket hand loads out of my 20" 1x7 barrel yrs ago, funny to see blue puff of smoke and "POP" about 75yd down range with no hole in target.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 3:40:12 PM EST
Originally Posted By SBR7_11:
I dont beleive FEDERAL uses "thin" jacketed bullets... so it should be non-issue.

If it really bother you, put a target up at 100 yd. Shoot said target. Does it have round holes in target ? Yes.... install suppressor and carry on .

I have shot thin jacket hand loads out of my 20" 1x7 barrel yrs ago, funny to see blue puff of smoke and "POP" about 75yd down range with no hole in target.



Never heard of that!
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 8:04:47 AM EST
I've shot 45gr JHPs through a 1:7 and a silencer without issues. YMMV of course.
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