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Posted: 5/31/2003 7:04:57 PM EDT
Does anyone have any experience with this stuff? Is it any good? I'm particularly interested in how their .223 and .45 ACP runs. Thanks in advance for any helpful comments.
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 7:10:17 PM EDT
I have gone through the better part of a case of it in .45 . It is kinda dirty, but seems to run really well. It even cycles my 6" 1911 with a .45super recoil spring in it (which not all ammo will). YMMV
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 8:49:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/31/2003 8:49:41 PM EDT by Another-Bill]
I have shot the better part of a 1000 round case of the 62 grain American Eagle. Accuracy is average in my Bushy 1/9 16" V-Match and AK-Shorty, about 2.5"@100 yards. I have found the UMC 55 grain to shoot tighter groups. There have been no malfunctions at all with the AE. Bill
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 8:50:39 AM EDT
It is pretty accurate the 223. However, out of at 16 inch bushmaster 1/9, it runs at 2760 to 2800 fps. (chrono at my last range time) Martin
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 9:05:07 AM EDT
Didnt this stuff have some problems with case thickness? It seems like some reloaders had some problems with this stuff a while back.
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 12:52:24 PM EDT
I've shoot 1000rounds of the .223 out of my bushy, no problems. For the 45, I shoot about 180 rounds out of my Ruger P97(?). 5 foot+ groups at 25 yards. (I know I am a bad shoot but that is really bad) I had some boxes of Winchester USA 45 and some cheep CCI 45, and I was able to hit soda cans at 25 yards. I also had some feed problems with the Eagle 45.
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 10:43:12 PM EDT
I use the American Eagle all the time and have shot off thousands of rounds in .223 both 55gr and 62gr. I have never had a problem with it in my M15A2 Armalite or any of the DPMS's I have. as far as the 4racp ammo I use this also in my H-K USP .45, If I remember correctly I think I have put anout 6,000 rounds of it to date. you cant go wrong with American Eagle
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 10:52:21 PM EDT
Ive used more than I can remember of the AE 55gr.223 Rem.without any problems.It all functions perfectly. Well there is something that makes me wonder though.Every once in awhile I get some pretty serious bulges at the case web and most all the primers flatten. Anyone else notice this,or is it just me? Why do I see this with the AE and not other brands,is it the thin cases to blame? I also have found that the UMC is more accurate or should I say consistent than the AE. Raymond
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