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Old 05-27-2011, 05:07 PM
Callahan Callahan is offline
 
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Default 240 boxed from '69 more accurate?

I opened a couple of the Spam cans containing the 240 rd. boxed ammo from 1969 and finally got to compare it side by side with some of the 192 in bando's and clips from 1971. The '69 vintage stuff seemed slightly hotter and was definately more accurate. I did not have a chronograph avail. but the blast and recoil was noticeable. Anyone notice this as well?
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Old 05-27-2011, 07:03 PM
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A number of members say the 60's dated ammo is a little better.
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Old 05-29-2011, 01:45 PM
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Seems to be around here that everyone says the 60s dated ammo shoots better.
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Old 05-29-2011, 02:17 PM
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Everything we can't have anymore is always better.
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Old 05-29-2011, 06:31 PM
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I really doubt its the year that shoots better than others but different lots.
I have some 1960's ammo and it is the worst ever.Some have loose bullets and the rest group like a shotgun. I use this ammo for my sighters or when getting the action to settle into the stock
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Old 05-29-2011, 07:01 PM
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The highest score I've seen at our local JC Garand matches, was a 282, shot by a 74 year old gentleman, using CMP's LC 69 de-linked mg ammo, which some say is less accurate than non-mg ammo. And he hadn't competed with his garand in over a year! I think most accurracy issues belong to the shooter. We just like to blame the conditions, ammo, rifle mechanics, wind/range conditions, etc..........
A good shooter will score well, even with less than perfect ammo.
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