Have you tried the Russian bullets from Wideners?


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Walk Softly
September 14, 2003, 10:56 PM
I'm interested in the .224 62g FMJBT Russian bullets that Wideners sells, but not willing to buy 1000 without some feedback. Anyone tried them yet? I'd be using them for my RRA carbine SHTF/Blasting loads, not for target shooting.

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FireInTheHole
September 16, 2003, 09:58 AM
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Walk Softly
September 16, 2003, 10:18 AM
I got the following reply on AR-15.com, it's the only reply from several forums from someone who has actually used them.

Skip them.

If such things matter to you, they are copper coated steel cased. The jacket is tubular, with an open base like military FMJ's without the rollover on the base, and open tipped like match bullets.

Some folks on this board will have you believe you have to rebarrell after a half dozen of them go down your barrel .

They shoot worse than 55gr Winchester FMJ's, if you can beleive that. They should be more accurate than they are - stout open base with a recessed lead base, and open tip like a match bullet. I have about 800 of a 1000 bullet order left. I was going to use them for standing slowfire practice but I can shoot offhand better than they can shoot...


I think I'm going to go with the surplus 62g penetrators that are collet pulled, they run around $60/1000.

RUT
September 16, 2003, 11:06 AM
No thanks, I'll stick to good old US made slugs!:)

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