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178 AMAX

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by MikieG7174, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. MikieG7174

    MikieG7174 Sharpshooter

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    I was wondering if any of you good folks shot the 178 grain Amax? I am currently using 44 grains of IMR 4064. It groups very well. I have noticed a half mil drop between 100 and 200 yards. What are your experiences?
     
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    never tried the 178's. usually shoot the 168. what gun and twist rate?
     
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    FNH SPR 1/11.5"
     
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    Thats what a buddy of mine shoots in his 308. Right at 32' of drop at 1000.
     
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  6. MikieG7174

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    Best rifle I ever had!
    Beastep,can you ask your buddy what powder and weight he uses as well as what velocity he gets?
    I am getting .5 mil drop between 100-200 yards. That's exactly what my 168 SMK was doing.
     
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    Yeah Ill ask him. I dont think he has ever ran it over a chrono though.
     
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    Drop from 100 to 200 should be about .5 mil with either 168 or 175 grain slugs.
    Depending on velocity I usually have .4 to .5 mil drop at that distance.
     
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    Today I shot 300,400,500 yards.
    So here is my dope card as of now...
    100 0
    200 .5
    300. 1
    400. 1.9
    500 3.2

    My 7.62x39 AR shooting wal mart Tula
    100. 0
    200. 1
    300. 2
    400. 3.5
    Can't remember what 500 was.
    Shot much better than expected.
    Winchester in the white box at walmart shot very poorly. At least I now have 100 brass reload able cases to start with.
    Thinking 135 SMK.
     

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