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Old 03-08-2010, 12:34 AM
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Glad to see the Performance Ammo Reloads from Nevada shot well.....I met that gentleman at the gunshow over the weekend. I bought 150 rounds of 308 and 100 rds of 204 Ruger from him. Hope it performs that well!!

By the way he was a super nice guy and willing to share a lot of info with me! Thinking I will be doing more business with him!

Awesome range report by the way! That looks like Cordova?
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Glad to see the Performance Ammo Reloads from Nevada shot well.....I met that gentleman at the gunshow over the weekend. I bought 150 rounds of 308 and 100 rds of 204 Ruger from him. Hope it performs that well!!

By the way he was a super nice guy and willing to share a lot of info with me! Thinking I will be doing more business with him!

Awesome range report by the way! That looks like Cordova?
Thanks everyone. Yeah that's Cordova Shooting Center. It's the closest range to my house. I wish they had longer than 100 yards but it's all I have nearby.
I'd be interested to see how his Performance reloads perform in your rifles. He's a pretty knowledgeable guy. I bought another 1,100 rounds from him this weekend at the gunshow. I even saw him advise a guy to save money and buy some cheapie factory rounds for his rifle elsewhere instead of his reloads, describing how the rifle wasn't going to show any benefit of a better round because of it's make and twist rate (I didn't hear exactly what it was). I could tell the customer appreciated the honesty too. Nice to see an honest guy that isn't just in it for the money. How often do you see that?

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Great post. Awesome job and thank you.
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Awesome Report Sir...

Just in time for me to try out my newly built rifle..

Here is a picture of mine..



Its 18 inch with a 1/7 twist..

I was wondering what to use other than my 55 grain plinking ammo..

Now with your very comprehensive review, I will know which brand ammo to try out...

Outstanding Job..
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Awesome Report Sir...

Just in time for me to try out my newly built rifle..

Here is a picture of mine..



Its 18 inch with a 1/7 twist..

I was wondering what to use other than my 55 grain plinking ammo..

Now with your very comprehensive review, I will know which brand ammo to try out...

Outstanding Job..
Have you tried 69gr ammo? My 16'' 1/7 BCM upper eats all types of different ammo but its like 62 the best. So with two extra inches witht the same twist, I'd say 69gr.
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Man this is one mean lookin range report Cody thanks

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props to you cody!

i just came across this and found this to be very informative.

will have to take your exhaustive testing and put your results to work.

thanks
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Kudos to you Cody...I was stunned going through your findings.

I noticed that you hadn't tried any Lake City mil or offshore surplus stuff, is that in the works, or the range won't allow it (M855?) or did you want to concentrate on "easily" available?

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Super report...In general, the best accuracy for a given bullet in a given barrel(twist rate) is obtained at that velocity which produces just enough bullet RPM to provide gyroscopic stability. If you think about all the load tables that annotate the "accuracy load", it's never at the max velocity. What you are finding when you "work up" a load for a given barrel/bullet is that velocity sweet spot. Your in depth report validates this quite well. Another way to look at it is that for a given bullet, faster twist barrels(1:8) will have lower velocity sweet spots than slower twist barrels (1:12)
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I hadn't seen this thread before. Awesome review
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Kudos to you Cody...I was stunned going through your findings.

I noticed that you hadn't tried any Lake City mil or offshore surplus stuff, is that in the works, or the range won't allow it (M855?) or did you want to concentrate on "easily" available?

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Actually I did test the Lake City M855 62gr FMJ Green Tip 5.56 rounds. It's the 41st down the list (it's easy to miss among everything else). Group sizes were okay but nothing to write home about (1 3/8" to 1 7/8").
I also used them in these penetration tests (this is where they shine) and found out that if a Zombie is hiding behind something, the Lake City will be my "go to" round to shoot through it and into him.

Penetration Tests

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Excellent report! Especially after I made the decision to go long. Picked up a new upper at the gunshow this past weekend. A 24" shaw barrel 1 in 8 twist, a yankee hill freefloat, and bolt carrier group. Thanks again for all your great data.
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That was an excellent report!!
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To save some money download and print your own targets. I've used
targetz.com andaccurateshooter.com
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Hah. I remember this post from ages ago.
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Great report, they should make this a sticky.
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Bringing this awesome thread back to life. Thank you so much for the extensive testing. Much appreciated.

Any chance that you can test some cheaper ammo like Wolf, Tulammo or Freedom Munition remans? I can send you some of each for your testing. I'm just plinking with these but curious as to how accurate they are.
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