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Accurate 223 ammo

Discussion in 'Shooting Chat' started by Preacherman, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. Preacherman

    Preacherman Sharpshooter

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    What factory 223 ammo are you guys using that you find to be the most consistently accurate?
     
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    For factory loads, my rifle likes the 77g IMI Razor Core. It’s a 14.5” BCM barrel with a 1x7 twist. Shoots well out of my buddy’s rifle as well. I haven’t shot the 55g but I bet it shoots great as well.

    IMI is on sale at Midway USAright now.

    55g
    https://www.midwayusa.com/product/2...5mm-55-grain-m193-full-metal-jacket-boat-tail

    77g
    https://www.midwayusa.com/product/2...rain-razor-core-sierra-matchking-hollow-point
     
  3. Timmy59

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    Midway has been killing it with the IMI ammo, 55 g at .26 cpr, can't speak of accuracy since I just ping steel..
     
  4. steelfingers

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    My colt shoots both 223 and 5.56 with 1/7 twist. To me, the 5.56 is much more accurate. Of the 223, all perform about the same. Got this from pew pew tactical
    Bullet weight Twist
    40 gr 1:12
    55 gr 1:9
    62 gr 1:8 or 1:7
    80 gr 1:7
    With normal cartridges, you’re most likely to see 55 grain and 62 grain bullets. These are fine to shoot in 1:7 to 1:9 barrels and you probably won’t even notice a difference up to 300 yards.
    I like the 55 grain myself
     
  5. CGS1

    CGS1 I'm Retired, Do It Yourself.

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    I like Hornady 55gr. VMAX
     
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    Your quote kills me. Ha!
     
  7. dennishoddy

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    I reload for the best accuracy, and no two guns use the same load.
     
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    18" 1:7, 62gr Federal Fusion and 65gr Hornady Black. Anywhere between .75-1.25 MOA. At this point it's the only factory ammo I would buy for non plinking use.
     

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