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Posted: 7/1/2003 12:49:01 PM EDT
Is $200 about what I can be expecting to pay for 1000 rounds of decent SS109/M855? Shoot, maybe I should buy a AK47 for plinking. It would pay for itself in about 3000 rounds.
Link Posted: 7/1/2003 1:18:47 PM EDT
You wish. $200 is about what it usually costs for 1K of M193, which is cheaper than SS109. It's true that shooting AKs is much cheaper. The rifle is cheaper, and the ammo is cheaper. I actually shoot a lot of Wolf and Barnaul in my Bushie, with no problems so far. I pay about $110/1K.
Link Posted: 7/1/2003 1:32:58 PM EDT
You could always roll your own. ~ s0ulzer0
Link Posted: 7/1/2003 1:41:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By s0ulzer0: You could always roll your own. ~ s0ulzer0
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If I only had the time. With one two year old son and another due in a couple months I hardly have time to shoot, let alone reload.
Link Posted: 7/1/2003 1:46:15 PM EDT
Shoot the Wolf, Barnul or Silver Bear then for practice. As long as the practice is 100y or under you shouldn't worry too much about point of impact changes from M193. With the cost savings you could buy a new bolt with each case and still come out cheaper.
Link Posted: 7/2/2003 5:43:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Forest: Shoot the Wolf, Barnul or Silver Bear then for practice. As long as the practice is 100y or under you shouldn't worry too much about point of impact changes from M193. With the cost savings you could buy a new bolt with each case and still come out cheaper.
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I've got to get the Silver Bear to function in by rifle first. It starts sticking in the chamber after about thirty rounds. It may not be the ammo though. I'm going to get the chamber polished to see if it makes a difference.
Link Posted: 7/2/2003 10:20:04 PM EDT
Wolf 55grain is $90 a case around here. For that price you could buy a dedicated "WOLF UPPER" and blast away with it.
Link Posted: 7/2/2003 10:36:01 PM EDT
Why SS109/M855 for plinking? I can see using that if that is the ONLY ammo you ever plan to use (and you'll be zeroed for its trajectory as well) but it is more costly as "plinking" ammo. The M193 is a bit less.
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 4:15:31 AM EDT
Originally Posted By misterhemi: I can see using that if that is the ONLY ammo you ever plan to use (and you'll be zeroed for its trajectory as well) but it is more costly as "plinking" ammo.
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You hit the nail on the head. That's the reason.
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