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Old 04-10-2020, 06:37 PM
Deuceguy Deuceguy is offline
 
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Malaysian shoots well. I used it to test fire new builds when I worked for Bula. I used whatever I could get my hands on and cost effective
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Old 04-17-2020, 01:10 PM
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Any known issues with a larger 175 grain bullet over the 168 grain in 7.62x51 and has anyone used this stuff before ?
https://www.federalpremium.com/rifle...1-GM762M2.html
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Old 04-17-2020, 08:55 PM
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I have not shot any of that ammunition in my rifles, but I have read that many others certainly have used it as a long range round. There is a lot of information over at the M14 Forum, look under the ammunition threads.
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Old 04-17-2020, 09:41 PM
OSU1986 OSU1986 is offline
 
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We use Federal Gold Medal match in our super match rifles out to 600 yards its 168 grain.My son loaded some of 175 to try at 1000 yards and then 168 at 1000 yards very close between the two.We stay with Gold Medal match due the fact we don't shoot these rifles as much as our AR 15 match rifles.When you shoot 88 rounds in 308 you seem to very tired.The 223 seems to help on those hot days,
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Old 04-21-2020, 12:07 PM
30calmike 30calmike is offline
 
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"Apparently, it has the same problem as the Garand with digesting commercial ammo. Such as the higher pressures generated by the commercial .308 round, etc."

The supposed problem was too much port pressure acting on the op-rod.

There is a very good article about this in the latest GCA magazine. Kind of debunks the problem.

I would think the White, gas-cut-off system in the M-14 would even be better at controlling port pressure than the direct impingement arrangement in the M1.

When I competed with the M1A in XTC matches, our loads were anything but "mild".. Might be worth doing some research on this.
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Old 05-14-2020, 09:36 AM
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I reload using Federal match casings, 168 grade Sierra Match king bullets, CCI primers, and Accurate 2520 powder.
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Old 05-17-2020, 12:09 PM
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I still have cans of that Cheap 8 cents a round Chinese copper washed 7.62 I use for plinking. I think I bought it in the 80s or early 90s. The stuff came in loose in huge boxes. The LGS had a bunch for 8 cents a round and I stocked up. Not as accurate as GI but when plinking at 100 yards its ok.
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Old 05-17-2020, 04:23 PM
Gewehr43 Gewehr43 is offline
 
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"Apparently, it has the same problem as the Garand with digesting commercial ammo. Such as the higher pressures generated by the commercial .308 round, etc."

The supposed problem was too much port pressure acting on the op-rod.

There is a very good article about this in the latest GCA magazine. Kind of debunks the problem.

I would think the White, gas-cut-off system in the M-14 would even be better at controlling port pressure than the direct impingement arrangement in the M1.

When I competed with the M1A in XTC matches, our loads were anything but "mild".. Might be worth doing some research on this.
The GCA article you mention was riddled with inaccuracies.
It isn't a good source for information.
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