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Posted: 7/28/2003 8:02:53 PM EDT
...and its only $80 per battle pack and thats with the buyers club discount!! Glad I still have an unopened case hidden away, guess I'm a rich man now!!...
Link Posted: 7/29/2003 8:53:10 AM EDT
If it's in the new catalog it must be well hidden. I've looked through the latest catalog 20 times and the only .308 I can find is the Aussie stuff, the SA and the usual commercial loads. What page is this on? -Charging Handle
Link Posted: 7/29/2003 11:09:30 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Charging_Handle: If it's in the new catalog it must be well hidden. I've looked through the latest catalog 20 times and the only .308 I can find is the Aussie stuff, the SA and the usual commercial loads. What page is this on? -Charging Handle
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Ditto - what page is it on???
Link Posted: 7/29/2003 1:05:07 PM EDT
I think that is for the 6.5x55 Hirtenberger on page 2. [url]www.kyimports.com[/url] has the .308 200 round battlepacks for $39.99
Link Posted: 7/29/2003 1:25:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By slickbt: I think that is for the 6.5x55 Hirtenberger on page 2. [url]www.kyimports.com[/url] has the .308 200 round battlepacks for $39.99
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The 6.5 X 55 is Swedish military ammo, not Hirtenberger. It is still the best ammo out there for the Swede. If you need good ammo, this is the stuff to get, but it is NOT Hirtenberger.
Link Posted: 7/29/2003 4:46:59 PM EDT
Ahhhhh yes, now I see why I couldn't find the Hirt .308 ammo.....there was none! Hehe. Yeah, I see the 6.5x55 stuff and if I had a rifle chambered for that caliber I would probably buy some of this. FWIW, the description starts out by saying "this is 1970's production by Hirtenberger Austria, made for the Swedish Army". I have no idea if this is true as SG sometimes gets their info screwed up (such as their listed .308 muzzle velocities of 2,252 fps...lol) but that's what it says. Sure is pricey whoever made it though, that much is certain. -Charging Handle
Link Posted: 7/29/2003 5:15:32 PM EDT
It really isn't all that pricy considering that it has all been "gone" for the last year and a half. I have more than I will ever shoot, but this stuff goes for about $14 a box in my area when you can find it. All Swedish military ammo in this caliber is made to Match standard. It would be like ALL U.S. military 7.62 being Lake City Match. An example of how flat this round shoots - This past weekend I shot a ground hog at 325 yards, holding only 4 inches high. I had a dead on zero at 100 meters. Of course the bullet took 3.7 seconds to get there, but it did the job.
Link Posted: 7/29/2003 7:21:58 PM EDT
My bad, damn I thought I was sitting on a gold mine!!
Link Posted: 7/30/2003 4:07:29 AM EDT
An example of how flat this round shoots - This past weekend I shot a ground hog at 325 yards, holding only 4 inches high. I had a dead on zero at 100 meters. Of course the bullet took 3.7 seconds to get there, but it did the job.
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What is really amazing is that 300 ft/sec ammo can shoot that flat!
Link Posted: 7/30/2003 5:59:26 AM EDT
OOps, screwed up on the math. Don't do math and post while tired. 2.6 seconds. Trust me, it seamed like a long time. Everyone thought I missed and started to look away from their binos or scopes.
Link Posted: 7/30/2003 11:29:25 PM EDT
The SA Ammo is in the "Shooters" catalog in the ammo section.
Link Posted: 7/31/2003 6:32:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By obershutze916: OOps, screwed up on the math. Don't do math and post while tired. 2.6 seconds. Trust me, it seamed like a long time. Everyone thought I missed and started to look away from their binos or scopes.
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Now your're up to 375 fps average velocity. I'd say the max it could possibly be is about 0.4 seconds. Those bullets don't have any backspin you know!
Link Posted: 7/31/2003 10:07:42 AM EDT
Ok, now that I am fully caffinated, I see what I am doing wrong. I was trying to make the math fit my impresion of what happend. The ammo that is the subject of this thread is rated at 2,800fps in the M96 with 28 inch barrel. The ammo I was useing is rated at 2,600fps in the M96. I was useing an M38 with 21 inch barrel, so knock off ~100fps to be on the safe side. So I will say ~2,500fps. 325 yards = 975 feet. =.39 seconds. Math is not my subject in case you hand not noticed. [:(]
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