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5 years 47 weeks ago, 6:32 PM

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AR15 5 shot groups

I was interested in what kind of 5 shot groups anyone was achieving with hand loads in a 16" heavy barrel AR @ 100, 200 yards

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5 years 47 weeks ago, 7:12 PM

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handloads

what else do you load for? i am a handloader as well

5 years 47 weeks ago, 7:18 PM

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i load for .223, 9mm, 40cal, and 22-250

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5 years 47 weeks ago, 7:56 PM

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cool

i will private message you later with some quetions about the 22-250 i'm thinking i need to build one and have 9mm ammo questions i load for the 270 win,308 win,243 win,30-06,38/357,380 auto,41 action express,10mm,7.62x39,30-30,6.5x55 swede,and just bought dies for 7.62x54 russian(rimmed)and load for 7x57 also

5 years 47 weeks ago, 12:26 PM

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Wish I could help but I havent done any of that, but I know a bit about AR's.

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5 years 47 weeks ago, 8:32 PM

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Have done any fine tuning to factory AR triggers? In an effort to stay
within a tight budget i have been experimenting with trigger/hammer springs, and polishing. The problem i find with this is that i do get a better and lighter "feel", but have considerable creep. Any thoughts?

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5 years 47 weeks ago, 9:53 PM

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get back to u

on the creep problems look at trigger assemblies on:http://www.brownells.com/

5 years 47 weeks ago, 12:50 AM

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ar 15 hand loads

the only info i can give is on a heavy barrel 20 that i own. Brass all the same weight, deburred @ primer hole and lengths same. I used ccibench rest primers, remington brass, varga powder and nossler 77 grain hollowpoint. If memory serves me well, (recipee nor in front of me) I used 23.5 grains of powder. My results were chronographed @ 2607 fps average, all shots were within 11 fps. My moa @ 100 yds was 3/4, @ 200 yds 1", @ 300 yds 1 1/4". I ran out of time for now to experiment but plan on getting back to it very soon. I built this rifle using all match grade components. DPMS barrel,upper and lower recievers, stag bolt, rock river arms 2 stage trigger, and accu wedge. I put a straight 10 power tactical bushnell on the flat top reciever, hope this helped.

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5 years 47 weeks ago, 1:06 AM

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varga powder?

if i am not mistaken this powder is vihta vouri,right?never tried it yet,what else is it good for caliberwise?

5 years 47 weeks ago, 1:39 AM

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varga powder

might have to get back to you on the name, 99% sure that correct. works well with ar 10 also.

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5 years 47 weeks ago, 9:13 AM

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i have used varget powder, its burn rate is a little higher but have seen the best results with H4895. have been making best groups with Sierra BTHP match kings, 52, 53, and 55 gr.
i use Lapua brass. cant tell any difference between WSR and CCI primers, a lot of people think the WSR being cheaper is not good. i have used thousands of them and not one misfire. with this combo i have loaded in the range of 25.2 to 27.3 grain loads. with an OAL of 2.250, 53 gr. bthp, and a 26.2 gr. load i get a 5 shot group at 200 yards that almost every hole in the target touches the next.

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