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Posted: 10/20/2003 5:38:06 PM EDT
Anyone have any feedback on Century Arms Hot Shot ammo, specifically their 5.56?
http://www.centuryarms.com/store/
Link Posted: 10/20/2003 5:45:31 PM EDT
[url]http://www.centuryarms.com/store/[/url]
Link Posted: 10/20/2003 6:07:22 PM EDT
Shot 500 rounds so far and no problems. Got another 5k and will really test it out the next few weeks if I can get some time.
Link Posted: 10/21/2003 3:30:16 AM EDT
Who makes this hotshot ammo? Country? Reloads?
Link Posted: 10/21/2003 4:26:44 AM EDT
Made in Bosnia. Factory ammo, boxer primed. Some have said the flash holes are smaller, and they appear to be. However, I've run several through my Lee sizing die and haven't had any problems with decapping pins getting stuck.
Link Posted: 10/21/2003 5:56:27 AM EDT
I've put around 400 thru my Bushmaster M4, not one problem, seems to have a little more kick then the Radway Green SS109 I've shot, but that could be in my head. It does seem to shoot alittle dirty though, no big deal though. Good stuff.
Link Posted: 10/21/2003 3:45:32 PM EDT
I have broken a decapping pin. It chronographs to full 855 speed, not the neutered "equivalent" of the British or Spanish ammo.
Link Posted: 10/21/2003 4:17:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Ohio: It chronographs to full 855 speed, not the neutered "equivalent" of the British or Spanish ammo.
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The Spanish I've chronoed comes within NATO spec and is well within the extreme spread of M855.Very accurate too. What velocity are you getting from your M855 and I assume it is IMI? Hot Shot chrono's?......groupings? or patterns?
Link Posted: 10/21/2003 4:35:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By M199:
Originally Posted By Ohio: It chronographs to full 855 speed, not the neutered "equivalent" of the British or Spanish ammo.
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The Spanish I've chronoed comes within NATO spec and is well within the extreme spread of M855.Very accurate too. What velocity are you getting from your M855 and I assume it is IMI? Hot Shot chrono's?......groupings? or patterns?
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Grouped fine, and the speeds were compared to the Amo FAQ. I have read many stating that the Spanish 109 ammo is a lower velocity, this is not true? Radway Green, also?
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 2:17:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Ohio: Grouped fine, and the speeds were compared to the Amo FAQ. I have read many stating that the Spanish 109 ammo is a lower velocity, this is not true? Radway Green, also?
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Spanish SS109 I've chronoed comes in at 3070 average from a 20" tube which is not bad , within M855 spec. Donn't know about Radway as I never have and never will buy any. Good to know this HotShot might be an option when it's cheap.
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 4:02:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By M199:
Originally Posted By Ohio: Grouped fine, and the speeds were compared to the Amo FAQ. I have read many stating that the Spanish 109 ammo is a lower velocity, this is not true? Radway Green, also?
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Spanish SS109 I've chronoed comes in at 3070 average from a 20" tube which is not bad , within M855 spec. Donn't know about Radway as I never have and never will buy any. Good to know this HotShot might be an option when it's cheap.
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Likewise with the Spanish. I shoot a 20" bbl also, so it's good. Thanks
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