2 targets with my Bushmaster XM-15


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treebeard
December 21, 2006, 06:41 PM
I was able to get to the range today with my Bushmaster. I love this thing. I ditched the TruGlo scope:cuss: :cuss: and bought a Nikon. Both targets were set to 100yds. with the wind blowing probably around 5mph.
1st target using Federal 55gr. FMJBT
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e359/treebeard68/2006Dec21003.jpg

2nd target using my 69gr. Sierra Match-King FMJBT with 22.7 grains of AA2230:
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e359/treebeard68/2006Dec21004.jpg

I liked the feel of the Match-Kings, but I think I need to up the grains a little. I shot some Hornaday 55gr. V-Max's, but that was a nightmare. I had major problems with the bullets not feeding and one got stuck so bad I thought I was not going to be able to get the bolt back. Some of my shells seemed to be dented and mashed pretty bad. I measured almost every bullet so I am perplexed as to why they were a nightmare. I am going to try the V-Max coated bullets this weekend.

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AK-74me
December 21, 2006, 06:54 PM
1/9" barrel twist right?

treebeard
December 21, 2006, 06:58 PM
Yes. I had a buddy who told me that the 69gr. Match-Kings would not shoot good out of my Bushmaster. Sure.....:D :D I guarantee if I go to 24-25 grains of AA2230 I will get some really nice groups.

possum
December 21, 2006, 07:43 PM
looks good, you have a few flyers but that is what practice is for. were you shooting from the bench? it looks like the federal shot much better as far as accuracy minus the flyers, i would probally save the money and stick with them.

treebeard
December 21, 2006, 07:55 PM
I was shooting from a bench, but handholding the rifle. If it weren't for the flyers I would be much happier, but I can't complain. I am loading the same bullet tonight but with 24 grains. I think they will be more accurate.

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