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Posted: 6/25/2003 8:26:14 AM EDT
How would you compare the Spanish Santa Barbara SS109 62 gr ammo to others you have shot? Is this a good ammo for a 1:9 twist barrel?
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 11:12:43 AM EDT
It's the most accurate surplus ammo I've ever had. 2,000 rounds functioned perfectly in my 20 inch Colt. I have seen reports of failure to extract in 16 inch rifles. IIRC, the rims would tear off the case. It'll work fine in a 1:9 twist barrel.
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 2:19:38 PM EDT
Shot some across my cheap green "chrony". 20" 1x7 Colt- 3096 avg - 5 shot 11.5" 1x9 Bushmaster- 2693 avg - 5 shot 7.5" 1x9 DPMS- 2345 avg - 5 shot Next is the black tip IGMAN SS109.......
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 6:20:49 AM EDT
its great ammo if you can find it. dont use it just for plinking though. even though its surplus i have found it to be the equal of blackhills 69gr out to 200yds or so. absolutely amazing for surplus.
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 6:31:55 AM EDT
I have never shot the 5.56, but in every other caliber I have used it in, it has been very good ammo.
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 7:39:48 AM EDT
santa Barbra SS109 is the Best I have shot to date! I have Lake City M855,Win M855,IMI M855,Sellier Bellot SS109 on hand! The Spanish SS109 is Match grade! well Very Darn Close!
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 6:58:44 PM EDT
where can i get some spanish ammo at
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 4:46:46 AM EDT
Thanks for your replies. It does seem to shoot very well for surplus ammo, kind of on the expensive side here in Fla. However, at least 1 out of every 3 will not extract and I have to tap it out with my cleaning rod. Could it my Bushy AR-15 A3 doesnt like it, the Bushy mags, or maybe the extractor? I will have to try it in my Bushy M4gery next.
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 9:16:25 AM EDT
TOPCOP HI ! I just moved to Punta Gorda FL if your close lets hook up? BUSHY MAGS SUCK!! Sorry I have 2 Bushmasters a A1/C7 Shorty and a A1/C7 HBAR! I dont think its your BUSHMASTER? Have you tried a different Mag?
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 9:22:05 AM EDT
I dont know where to Find the KILLER Santa Barbra! I wish I could Find some! I dont have much 500rds or so! I would love to get my hands on a case thats 5yrs old or less! TopCop There was someone who had problems with it being soft and it would tear the necks off!
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 11:52:20 AM EDT
I don't know where Punta Gorda is but I am in Miami and shoot at trail glades range
Originally Posted By FMJ: TOPCOP HI ! I just moved to Punta Gorda FL if your close lets hook up? BUSHY MAGS SUCK!! Sorry I have 2 Bushmasters a A1/C7 Shorty and a A1/C7 HBAR! I dont think its your BUSHMASTER? Have you tried a different Mag?
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Link Posted: 6/29/2003 5:53:25 AM EDT
I may have a lead on a bunch of the SB SS109... I'll have to go the store and look.
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 2:20:26 PM EDT
I don't see how failures to [b]extract[/b] could be blamed on the magazine.
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 7:09:19 PM EDT
Kings pawn in north fort myers florida has it. i don't buy it because i have a 1-12 barrel.
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 8:10:21 AM EDT
Thanks alot!
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