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Posted: 10/3/2001 7:32:49 AM EDT
Has anyone ever used .223 bullets less than 55 grain?? If so, why??? I know some rifles have a 1 in 11" that work well with lighter bullets. How common are these slower twists???
Link Posted: 10/3/2001 7:45:05 AM EDT
I use 53g alot through my 700VS with 1-12 twist. as fer as common the only 223 remington I know of that has a 1-9 is the PSS.
Link Posted: 10/3/2001 7:47:11 AM EDT
Originally Posted By garandman: Has anyone ever used .223 bullets less than 55 grain?? If so, why??? I know some rifles have a 1 in 11" that work well with lighter bullets. How common are these slower twists???
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The fast twist's are uncommon in AR's. That said, there are a lot of good varmint style bullets in lighter calibers. That is my guess as to the wide use of lighter bullets. I like the extra velocity you get with lighter bullets. Scott
Link Posted: 10/3/2001 8:03:53 AM EDT
I shoot a lot of 52 grain FBHPM and 53 grain BTHPM in a rifle of mine with a 1-12" twist. Varminteers would shoot a 40 grainer like the Hornady V-Max, because of the velocities that can be reached.
Link Posted: 10/3/2001 8:09:02 AM EDT
I have had excellent results with Federal 50 grn HPs. Very accurate in my 1 in 9 twist ARs. Bud
Link Posted: 10/3/2001 8:11:31 AM EDT
My mini-14 has a 1-14in twist. the .45grain "winchester whitebox" stuff works great! -Chuck
Link Posted: 10/3/2001 8:25:00 AM EDT
Originally Posted By CHUCK6419: My mini-14 has a 1-14in twist. the .45grain "winchester whitebox" stuff works great! -Chuck
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Ack! He said [b]"Mini-14"[/b]!!! Unleash the hounds! [}:D]
Link Posted: 10/3/2001 8:29:43 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/3/2001 9:19:10 AM EDT
I have never used anything lighter than 55 grs myself. However, I know that 3 gun /IPSC types like the 40-something gr bullets, probably for their nill recoil. I understand that some M-4 users (and other shorty users) like light bullets to achieve high mvs in short barrels. And the 52 gr bullet is generaly viewed as the most accurate at 100 yards. Some Highpower shooters use the 52s for reduced range work, or for the 200 yard stage.
Link Posted: 10/3/2001 9:26:12 AM EDT
Sierra 52gr HPBT are the most accurate 100 yard bullet around. And 40gr. bullet are very,very fast with [i]no[/i] recoil for immediate follow up shots. Very important when the squirrels have bazookas. sgtar15
Link Posted: 10/3/2001 9:58:21 AM EDT
I use 40 gr Federal Blitz in my Mini with 1/7 twist for pest control. The bullets don't disintegrate as some have speculated. I can report with confidence that the porcupines and feral cats pretty much do disintegrate, though. The rifle is also the most accurate with the 50gr AE HPs.
Link Posted: 10/3/2001 10:18:46 AM EDT
Shot Fed AE 50 gr HP's in 1x9" and they were very accurate. They make up for the loss of velocity and expansion in SBR's (ie:in 11.5" compared to using M193).
Link Posted: 10/3/2001 10:33:07 AM EDT
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