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Posted: 9/7/2010 5:48:12 PM EDT
Just wanted to share one of the best SELF-DEFENSE commercial loads I have ever run through my 18" DSA FAL SA-58 Carbine with S/S Badger barrel....

Winchester Supreme .308 150g. Nosler bullet ammo!

Today was a verification of my previous results... Groups of less than 1" at 50 yards... Not bad for an FAL, at REALISTIC self-defense distances...

The TAP 168g. ammo was looser, at maybe 2" or so...

Your FAL may differ, but I now know what my FAL likes for self-defense purposes... At about $30 per 20 rounds, this is NOT plinking ammo...

Rmpl
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:54:41 PM EDT
Thanks for the tip. Are those the ballistic tips? That's what I use in my FAL, in the Federal round.

Mine loves that round - 1.5 inch groups at 100 with a scope. I'm lucky in that my Rem 700 likes that load too, so I bulk up on the ammo and get double duty from it.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 3:38:45 AM EDT
The best accuracy I've ever seen with my FAL was also with Winchester
ammo, the 150gr Silver Tips. About 1.75 @ 100 yds. Sand bag rest with Nikon 4x scope
and ARMS mount.

Mine has the chrome lined Imbel barrel.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 3:43:55 AM EDT
Give the Federal 150 SP's a go. You will be shocked at how accurate it is. I was!
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:27:03 PM EDT
I bet I've spent $200 on ammo of all kinds trying to find something this rifle likes well enough to hunt with and the Winchester Supreme 150's were by far the most accurate 1.25 3 shot groop at 100 (with a 3x12 scope). The second best were the Federal 150 balistic tips. It didn't like any of the 168 HPBT's I shot out of it, nothing from Remmington. I'm trying to get it half way good for hog hunting from stands, I walk with the M4. I sat in the stand last year with my bolt gun but it was too slow, I think I can do better with the FAL, if I can get it to hit a hog at 300 yards. This is my first FAL.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:27:45 PM EDT
I bet I've spent $200 on ammo of all kinds trying to find something this rifle likes well enough to hunt with and the Winchester Supreme 150's were by far the most accurate 1.25 3 shot groop at 100 (with a 3x12 scope). The second best were the Federal 150 balistic tips. It didn't like any of the 168 HPBT's I shot out of it, nothing from Remmington. I'm trying to get it half way good for hog hunting from stands, I walk with the M4. I sat in the stand last year with my bolt gun but it was too slow, I think I can do better with the FAL, if I can get it to hit a hog at 300 yards. This is my first FAL.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 9:14:23 AM EDT
what kind of penetration and expansion are you seeing with these rounds?
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:27:52 PM EDT
I haven't shot anything but paper with the Winchester Supreme Elite 150's. But last spring with the 30-06 shoting 150 grain Rem Coreloct I didn't get one to exit on the big boars. The smaller hogs they would exit on. I didn't have any .223 exit on anything. I shot one from 25 yards 275 lbs. didn't exit shoulder shot.http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy44/rodinator1234/Hog1002.jpg
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