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Posted: 8/18/2003 7:48:51 AM EDT
Hey, I was wondering how American Eagle .223 stackts up to my SA surplus in terms of muzzle velocity out of a bushmaster 14.5 bore, or any size bore, just to get a general idea of how hot the round is.

It cycled in my bushy just fine, I just wanted to know a bit more about the ammo, in terms of ballistic performance and MV.

Thanks,
Scott
Link Posted: 8/18/2003 10:23:45 AM EDT
[url]http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=16&t=161565&w=searchPop[/url] It runs a little slower than SA surplus, but it's good plinking ammo. Don't bother to save the brass. When I got my first AR, I put 500 rounds of the American Eagle through it without a hiccup.
Link Posted: 8/19/2003 2:31:51 PM EDT
Three shots under an inch at 100 yards with my KNIGHT'S M-4.
Link Posted: 8/23/2003 4:00:39 AM EDT
I have settled down to AE 223/55 and XM-193 ammo. Have put around 2,000 rds of AE 223 thru my DPMS A2 Classic without any issues. Don't have chrono on it, but I estimate it's about 8%-10% cooler than XM-193. I find it consistent in quality, and I can paint out the center of a 12" Shoot-n-see with irons at 100 meters with it...good enough for my purposes.
Link Posted: 8/23/2003 7:29:00 PM EDT
I have chrono it at an average of 2749 with the highest at 2800. California 75 degree at almost sea level.
Link Posted: 8/24/2003 6:54:38 AM EDT
Federal Eagle .223 was 2847 +/- 23 fps from my M4 Carbine (14.5" bbl). This compares to genuine issued M193 Ball (WCC 78) of 2998 +/- 25 fps. Call Federal 150fps slower from this barrel length. (30 round samples corrected to the muzzle and standard day). -- Chuck
Link Posted: 8/31/2003 1:12:20 PM EDT
We chronoed the 55gr FMJ American Eagle at ~2850-2900 from my 16" M4 BM and oddly at ~3000-3100 from my friends Stainless Mini-14 78 degrees F and ~60% humidity
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