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Posted: 3/8/2010 9:19:27 AM EDT
So I am looking at buying some bulk 55gr FMJBT rounds and was wondering how the LC M193 stacks up to Horniday and Berries?
Horniday is my first pick, but I want to try the LC if people here have had good results. Are they steel core?

Thanks for the help guys.
Link Posted: 3/8/2010 9:50:22 AM EDT
I don't know about Berry's bullets, but military M193 bullets like those LC bullets you are talking about, are really designed to give about 2 MOA accuracy from an AR15 - which is plenty good enough from a "minute-of-enemy" military standpoint.  However, most of us reloaders prefer to have better accuracy than that.  It is in this respect that the Hornady 55-gr FMJBT bullets shine.  They seem to have no trouble giving 1 MOA accuracy from any decent AR, and will virtually always outshoot the LC M193 slug.  So myself, and from what I've seen, a majority of people here on the forum prefer the more accurate Hornady after trying both.

No - LC or any other standard M193 bullet is NOT steel core.
Link Posted: 3/8/2010 10:08:14 AM EDT
I use Montana Gold 55 gr FMJ and get MOA from my DPMS A-4. The only downer you have to buy a case of 3500 for $265 w/ shipping . P.S. Berry's sells Winchester and I have never had good accuracy from any Winchester FMJ bullet.
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 4:12:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/9/2010 4:12:44 PM EDT by Ifishsum]
As far as 55gr FMJs go, I haven't found anything more accurate than the Hornady ones (#2267).  The LC were maybe 3 - 3.5 MOA at best for me, I can usually get close to 2 MOA from the Hornady.   Haven't tried the Berry's...
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 6:13:03 PM EDT
i got 1.5moa (if were talking about 100 yards.. right?) with the LC 55gr. actually it was american eagle XM193 loaded ammo. and i thought i was doing terrible. good for ringing steel, not so much for long range prairie doggers like myself. the hornadys i have had good luck with, but i have not shot more than a couple hundred of them. not a fan of the FMJ bullet myself.
Link Posted: 3/9/2010 7:56:55 PM EDT
I don't think the LC bullets are cheap enough to overlook the fact that Hornady bullets shoot much more accurately.
Link Posted: 3/10/2010 7:07:48 AM EDT
I have shot them all and for the 55gr FMJBT you cant beat Hornady bullets quality - price

Link Posted: 3/10/2010 2:56:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Deputyjason:

I don't think the LC bullets are cheap enough to overlook the fact that Hornady bullets shoot much more accurately.

What he said.

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