View Full Version : Winchester 7.62x51 garbage.

gun toting monkeyboy
05-04-2011, 1:36 PM
Uhg. I spent nearly an hour dialing in a Savage 10 in .308 this morning. I finally figured out that the cheap 7.62x51 Winchester ammo I was using was the main problem. I would fire a group, adjust the scope, and fire again. And the danged zero kept changing. I checked the scope, the rings, the base, everything. I let the barrel cool, I tried it with a hot barrel, nothing seemed to help. Since I was keeping it on the paper at 100 yards, I gave up and moved on to the .308 Power Point ammo we are going to be using for hunting. HUGE difference. It started shooting actual groups. I was consistantly getting under 2 inches at that range, which is more than acceptable for such a light weight rifle. I think that 7.62x51 junk will get relagated to plinking ammo for the non-scoped guns. It works well enough in my various milsurps, but is about as inconsistant as it can get. Bleh. I am glad that I moved on to the hunting ammo, otherwise I would likely still be there trying to get it to tighten up.


05-04-2011, 1:38 PM
What type of Winchester ammo was it?

05-04-2011, 1:53 PM
Winchester White Box IS plinking ammo.

gun toting monkeyboy
05-04-2011, 2:03 PM
Winchester White Box IS plinking ammo.

Yeah, I know. But I have gotten decent results with it in other rifles and other calibers. :( It is the cheap stuff that comes in white boxes, and is marked 7.62x51 instead of .308 Winchester.

The Machine
05-04-2011, 2:13 PM
So you were firing 7.62x51mm ammo out of your rifle chambered for .308Win ammo? Isn't there enough of a difference between the two different calibers to cause issues? Maybe this was the source of your problems. What caliber are your milsurps chambered for?

gun toting monkeyboy
05-04-2011, 2:52 PM
The milsurps are usually 7.62x51. As for the rifle today, no, I wouldn't think that would do it. It has had no trouble in the past with different milsurp ammo. It just did NOT like the brand today.

05-04-2011, 7:23 PM
I think it's their projectiles. Neither my Garand or my Rem 700 group for beans with their M80 150gr FMJBT that I reloaded with.

05-04-2011, 7:39 PM
different diets for different weapons....find out what it likes. That goes for all weapons

05-04-2011, 7:40 PM
There's two types of WWB. One is actually made in Czech Republic (it's the one that doesn't say USA on the box.

VytamenC Tactical
05-04-2011, 9:00 PM
i usually use that cheap stuff just to get it on paper then once on paper i move to the actual ammo i will be hunting with