View Full Version : PMC X-TAC 5.56 62g -> Disappointed!
03-18-2012, 1:28 PM
I bought some PMC X-TAC 5.56 62g (http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/ammunition/rifle-ammunition/223-5-56/pmc-x-tac-5-56-m855-62gr-fmj-with-steel-core-20rd.html) green tipped ammo from PSA cause the price was right. I have been shooting the PMC Bronze 55g for some time and have been very happy with it. I thought I would try the 62g cause my rifling is 1:7 and thought the 62g would be a better match.
Shot it today and boy, I was very unimpressed. At 100 yards I had about a 6 MOA scatter. I shot a total of 40 rounds and all outcomes were terrible. I thought I was having a rough day so loaded up the PMC Bronze 55g to compare and I shot consistently within a 2 MOA group. I was surprised as I am usually a big fan of PMC. The PMC bronze works pretty good for me in the 308 147g too. I wont be buying the XTAC again.
Any similar experiences with the XTAC 62g green tipped?
M855 contract allows 5.5 moa, so that's probably normal.
From the product description: " PMC’s exacting adherence to the precise specifications of military organizations..."
03-18-2012, 2:26 PM
Some 1/7 guns just don't like 62 grain loads. If you are having good luck with the 55s keep shooting those. You might try a 69 grain match load but it will be hard to find a cheaper load than a 52/55 grain.
03-18-2012, 2:58 PM
Is shoot 55g xtac from my 1/7 and get about 1.5 MOA
03-18-2012, 3:17 PM
I have tried the PMC X-TAC 5.56 62gr green tip in 3 of my 1:7 rifles and none of them shoot well with it. They all group well with the 55gr PMC. It is important to try different ammo to see what your firearms like before stocking up on any one brand. Glad I only picked up one can of the 62Gr.
03-18-2012, 3:23 PM
I have about 3500 rounds of the 62gr x-tac. Out of my 18" spr I have no problem hitting a 12" square target at 640 yards with boring regularity. It's not match ammo and I'm not expecting fantastic groups out of it. I have put it on paper before and gotten sub 2" groups at 100 yards.
03-18-2012, 4:03 PM
I wouldn't be so mad at it.. It doesn't shoot in your rifle but that is the nature of guns.. You need to find the ammo that works good in your gun..
I have had more than one time where ammo would shoot horrible in one gun and great in the gun next to it and vise versa and because of that I always just buy 1 box of something new to try it out before I buy a bunch .. It still may be made to poor specs though that allows it to be crappy.. Hopefully you did not buy a bunch
03-18-2012, 7:18 PM
My DD M4 loves it as did my buddy's LWRC M6...Our rifles are obviously not cheap rifles...5.56 and 1:7...I believe it is either you and your technique or your rifle. We were shooting 100yrds at ~1MOA to 2MOA. I was the better shooter and had several in the 1 MOA range like clockwork. I am no great shooter either. At 200yrds we we were at 4 MOA and that is that stretch of my eyes and 9x. He has a Trijicon 3-9x. So unless it is your rifle or you...The only other thing I can say is bad batch but I think it is you.
03-18-2012, 7:25 PM
Yea, it has to be him even though he went right back to shooting normal groups with his old ammo :rolleyes:
It's military ammo. What were you expecting?
03-18-2012, 8:13 PM
I also shoot the PMC Bronze 55grain and have been happy with it. I just ordered a bunch of it, but BT. However, I also ordered a couple of other grains, etc. to try something new. Here is to hoping it works out for me.
03-18-2012, 8:29 PM
I'm sure some of us local Bay Area guys would take it off your hands if you don't want to keep it. I even could trade you some Federal 223 black box for it, I think this is what I have. http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/product_info.php/pName/100rds-223-federal-american-eagle-55gr-fmj-ammo-2/cName/223-556-fmj-ammo
Send me a PM if interested.
03-18-2012, 8:38 PM
Thanks for the responses. Seems like some mixed opinions.
Thanks for the offer to take it off my hands too. Another member offered to trade me out earlier so I am going to take it up on us offer.
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