View Full Version : I should get to play with her on Saturday

01-03-2007, 8:57 PM

I still need some BUIS to complete the look. I hope she shoots as good as she looks. I will get a chance to take her to Angeles on Saturday. I picked up some 62 grain Ammo Bros reloads and some Hornady 75 GR BTHP to see what she can do. I may also take my new gripless build if I can get the damn pins out the the front sight so I can install my rails.

now she is a 1-8 so what is the usual sweet spot for weight on ammo for the twist rate of these barrels. I know each gun is different but I just want to know a basic guideline to get the most out of my new upper.

01-03-2007, 9:09 PM
Nice. I've been to Angelus Shooting Range. It's an awesome range...maybe I'll stop by.

01-03-2007, 9:12 PM
nice! that thing looks accurate just standing still. :D

01-03-2007, 9:19 PM
I hope she is :) If I do my part she should be :)

01-03-2007, 10:01 PM
So, 1-8 twist, 18 inch barrel, what is the optimal bullet weight?

01-03-2007, 10:36 PM
Same here. I will take her go for test drive in this saturday.
I just finished to build an AR and got a new build FAL from CGW. :D
I also put a new scope on my Grey Wolf.:rolleyes:

01-04-2007, 8:36 AM
Use the Sierra/Nosler 77gr or Hornady 75 (BTHP) if you want to shoot magazine length.

If you are going to single load, you can shoot anything up to the 80s. Try the Hornady 75gr A-Max, Sierra/Nosler 80gr, or any of the VLDs (ie: Berger).

01-04-2007, 9:08 AM
Thx. I have some 75g hornaby I will be using.

01-04-2007, 9:19 AM
24.0gr of Varget with the 75gr Hornady BTHP, CCI primer, and LC brass make a good combo. I pretty much interchange 24.0gr Varget and 24.0gr RL15 with 75 and 77s for my service rifle practice loads. Currently using 24.0gr RL15 and 77 Noslers (with CCI BR4 and LC brass) for competition loads.

01-04-2007, 4:18 PM
Nice crockpot :)

01-04-2007, 4:40 PM
It's actually a pretty darn good crock pot. I love cooking those frozen crock pot dinners in it.

01-04-2007, 5:21 PM
Don't hold me to it, but I think the heaviest you'd want to go is upper 60's. IIRC there is a link floating around here regarding twist rates and bullet weight.

1 in 9 will stabilize up to the 69 gr matchkings. Some people even have good luck with the 75gr Hornady OTM's out of the same barrels. 1 in 8 will stabilize up to 80 gr and beyond.

My 1 in 8 SS WOA barrel (18 in.) likes 77gr matchkings and the Hornady 75gr OTM's. It doesn't like the 68gr Hornady's as much as the heavier stuff. Group sizes are usually double with the 68's compared to the 75's and 77's. YMMV.