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Posted: 1/14/2002 1:04:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/14/2002 1:06:44 PM EDT by Striker]
Link Posted: 1/14/2002 6:24:17 PM EDT
How long is your barrel? If it's 14.5" or shorter, I'd go 55. If it's a 20", you could go 60 if you plan on shooting at longer ranges.
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 3:36:12 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/15/2002 4:06:32 AM EDT
With the ammo facs around here all stating that bigger/heavier is better the 75 grain TAP would be my choice, especially considering you have the faster twist rate. Just my opinion, Mike
Link Posted: 1/16/2002 7:00:28 AM EDT
If you haven't already, do check these resources: [url]http://www.iwba.com/[/url] [url]http://www.firearmstactical.com[/url] Last, poke around [url]http://www.tacticalforums.com/[/url] and search for posts by "DocGKR" - he's got great info. on wound ballistics and specific recs for .223 rounds. Good luck!
Link Posted: 1/30/2002 9:39:53 AM EDT
I would definitely go with the 75gr Tap. Make sure to check the accuracy of this round. It should do well in the 1/7 twist barrel. I would like to hear about the results of your range sessions. Stay safe.
Link Posted: 1/30/2002 3:05:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/30/2002 5:03:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/30/2002 6:13:09 PM EDT
We use the 55-grain TAP in our G36K's, which have about a 13" 1 in 7 twist barrel. The 55-grain bullets work fine. The 75-grain TAP is a BTHP, not the same design as the 40, 55, and 60-grain TAP loads. The 75-grain was extremely accurate in our .223 Remington 700P. The 55-grain TAP outshoots 55-grain Federal BTHP match in the G36K's by quite a bit. If you're planning on shooting targets at distance, get the 75. If you're planning on being inside buildings, get the 55. My preference is for the 55.
Link Posted: 1/30/2002 7:06:07 PM EDT
Ditto Sparky. For CQB, velocity rules. IMO, the real question is, "At what range will I most commonly engage?" If under 100, my vote is 55, due to velocity.
Link Posted: 1/31/2002 4:57:23 AM EDT
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