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Posted: 2/7/2006 7:19:04 PM EDT
I have an 11.5 project going and am wanting some advice on ammo selection. What would be the most effective ammo out of an 11.5 for defensive purposes? I have heard all types of things and just want a definitive answere on it since its going to be my upper that I am going to run with.

Thanks-
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 7:30:35 PM EDT
Hornady TAP 75 grain 5.56 pressure of course. Restricted to LE sales only though.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 7:51:50 PM EDT
Winchester 64 grain Power Point Plus would be good and is easily available.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 7:53:45 PM EDT
How about M855/SS109?
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 7:56:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thanegrooms:
How about M855/SS109?



It will frag partially in gelatin, but I am told it works a little better in people. Either way, it will ruin their whole day. Best to get the heavy stuff, though.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 7:58:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thanegrooms:
How about M855/SS109?



It can be used but I wouldnt recommend for unreliable frag issues.

If you can't get the 75gr, etc. just go with 55gr. M193 but I would avoid M855 if you can.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 8:06:43 PM EDT
I've seen plenty of 20" and 16" stats... but does anyone have a link to any 11.5" comparisons of 55g, 62g, 75g with chrono velocities and energy?
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 8:06:54 PM EDT
The good ole 55 grain will do nicely...hollow point is a +.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 8:20:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pun:
The good ole 55 grain will do nicely...hollow point is a +.



Conventional hollow point .223 under penetrates.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 8:21:48 PM EDT
The Ammo Oracle's 11.5" info is here: www.ammo-oracle.com/body.htm#sbr
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 8:47:01 PM EDT
Thanks for the replys guys.

What about if you are using an 11.5 with a 1 in 9 twist rate? Are you going to be able to stabalize some of these rounds?
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 9:11:23 PM EDT
Use 68 OTM grain ammo or 64 grain PP.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 10:35:22 PM EDT
Does Black Hills offer 75 or 77gr loads to the general public?
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 10:38:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Clint50:
Does Black Hills offer 75 or 77gr loads to the general public?


Yes, but they are SAAMI pressure, not NATO pressure. Some retailers have Mk 262 seconds which function as well as the issue stuff.
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