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NYY
12-25-2013, 5:40 PM
just recieved 149gr 7.62x51mm ammo for my 1:12 twist Rem700. Is this bullet grain too low to be using at 100yds with 1:12 twist?

NorCalFocus
12-25-2013, 6:02 PM
You'll be fine. I shot 150 grains through mine before loading myself and was able to get MOA at 100 yards.

Exodus343
12-25-2013, 6:04 PM
Dont do it....
M80 and precision rigs = bad accuracy
But yes you can shoot it

vliberatore
12-25-2013, 6:19 PM
Dont do it....
M80 and precision rigs = bad accuracy
But yes you can shoot it

Probably a cheap way to get trigger time though.

NorCalFocus
12-25-2013, 6:29 PM
Yeah it's not the most accurate but if you want to break the gun in or just ding metal it will work.

NYY
12-25-2013, 6:32 PM
okay. so accuracy is no good, but nothing bad will happen to my rifle...?

Exodus343
12-25-2013, 10:53 PM
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your bore will wear out faster, and you'll loose accuracy

good talking points by John hope this helps

Exodus343
12-25-2013, 10:57 PM
Probably a cheap way to get trigger time though.

M80 is 60-65 cents around
I load match 168s for less than that

I mean yeah if you don't reload its a cheap way to get trigger time, but if you do reload then...

JMP
12-26-2013, 8:49 AM
just recieved 149gr 7.62x51mm ammo for my 1:12 twist Rem700. Is this bullet grain too low to be using at 100yds with 1:12 twist?
Heck no. 1:12 is one of the most common twist rates for bolt .308s, and it is by no means a fast twist rates. 150 grains is par for the course.


your bore will wear out faster, and you'll loose accuracy
good talking points by John hope this helps
Also, I am pretty sure that the XM80C has a bimetal jacket of copper and steel. While I have heard that XM80C to be not a big issue, having steel in the jacket will only shorten the barrel life. Plus, there are often times restrictions at ranges on ammo with steel.

vliberatore
12-26-2013, 10:43 AM
M80 is 60-65 cents around
I load match 168s for less than that

I mean yeah if you don't reload its a cheap way to get trigger time, but if you do reload then...

I was thinking for someone who didn't reload, but yeah.

Exodus343
12-26-2013, 11:04 AM
I was thinking for someone who didn't reload, but yeah.

in this game.... it's a not a matter of IF but a matter of WHEN ;)

JMP
12-26-2013, 11:47 AM
in this game.... it's a not a matter of IF but a matter of WHEN ;)

meh, I just go with cheap Lapua and Norma stuff. It seems to shoot as good or better than most people's handloads. Plus, I can offset the cost by taking the brass to the recyclers and get $0.50/lb.

Exodus343
12-26-2013, 12:45 PM
meh, I just go with cheap Lapua and Norma stuff. It seems to shoot as good or better than most people's handloads. Plus, I can offset the cost by taking the brass to the recyclers and get $0.50/lb.

why don't you off set the lapua brass to me instead???

JMP
12-26-2013, 1:37 PM
why don't you off set the lapua brass to me instead???
I wouldn't do that to you. My recycler is a big time gun and reloading buff, and he told me that stuff is crap and doesn't work for reloading. Plus, I have the peace of mind knowing it is recycled so that I can go green; I am just doing my small part to help combat global warming.

vliberatore
12-26-2013, 2:14 PM
in this game.... it's a not a matter of IF but a matter of WHEN ;)

Just got mine, and I'm planning on setting it up tomorrow! :)

Exodus343
12-26-2013, 2:56 PM
Lol but it's Lapua brass.....

NYY
12-27-2013, 7:15 PM
xm80c is bi-metal?? damnit... ok then.

ar15barrels
12-27-2013, 9:50 PM
I wouldn't do that to you. My recycler is a big time gun and reloading buff, and he told me that stuff is crap and doesn't work for reloading. Plus, I have the peace of mind knowing it is recycled so that I can go green; I am just doing my small part to help combat global warming.

I'm a golden-greenhouse certified recycler of Lapua brass.
If your recycler is not golden-greenhouse certified, you should not be selling your lapua brass to him as he is probably processing it just like PMC, Cavim and Privi-Partizan brass!
Lapua brass can ONLY be properly recycled by certified golden-greenhouse recyclers such as myself...