Prvi Partizan .308 ammo


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Redneck with a 40
May 3, 2009, 05:51 PM
I bought a box of this stuff, the 168 gr match, shot it today, not impressed. I'm getting 2.5" groups at 200 yards and its shooting 2" lower than my handloads. I chrono'd one of these rounds at 2533 fps, from my 20" Remington 700 SPS Tactical. This is weak.

My handload's, with 44 grains of Varget, 168 grain SMK, clock 2650 fps and shoot 1" high at 200 yards, which is fine with me. My handloads will group into an 1.5" at 200 yards. No more prvi ammo for me. Its not all bad though, I've got the brass to reload.:)

Maybe others have had good luck with this stuff, but my rifle doesn't like it. I still say its pretty underpowered, at 2533 fps.

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gvnwst
May 3, 2009, 05:57 PM
IME, Privi ammo only shoots at about 1 MOA, so 2.5" @200 isn't bad.

jimmyraythomason
May 3, 2009, 06:02 PM
I use Prvi Partiszan 75gr. Match Hollow point ammo in my Steven's Model 200,.223 with excellent accuracy. The first very 3 rounds ever fired through it were the PP75s which made one jagged hole at 100 yards. I AM impressed with PP ammo.

Jason_G
May 3, 2009, 07:17 PM
I use Prvi Partiszan 75gr. Match Hollow point ammo in my Steven's Model 200,.223 with excellent accuracy. The first very 3 rounds ever fired through it were the PP75s which made one jagged hole at 100 yards. I AM impressed with PP ammo.

the .223 may be fine, but I believe the .308 is slightly underbored. Seems like someone here put some calipers to the bullets and they were not quite to spec.

Jason

jackdanson
May 3, 2009, 07:25 PM
I bought a box of this stuff, the 168 gr match, shot it today, not impressed. I'm getting 2.5" groups at 200 yards and its shooting 2" lower than my handloads. I chrono'd one of these rounds at 2533 fps, from my 20" Remington 700 SPS Tactical. This is weak.

Doh, I just got 300 rounds of the stuff, hopefully I have better luck. If I can get 1.5 out of it I'll be happy.

jimmyraythomason
May 3, 2009, 07:31 PM
Can't be much underbore to produce 2.5" groups @200yards.

jpwilly
May 3, 2009, 07:49 PM
I've heard mixed reviews. I'm assuming some rifles will like the stuff while others don't. Federal GMM is the standard by witch all others are judged...have you shot any GMM?

gotime242
May 3, 2009, 07:56 PM
Welp, i just bought some more of this stuff (175gr .308) and i will test it this week with my 700 sps-var.

I need to figure out what it groups, but i can say it shoots about 1.25-1.5 inches *higher* at 100 yards than Fed Gold Medal .308 if that means anything.

Ill post some groups soon.

taliv
May 3, 2009, 08:15 PM
i had a thread or two on this last year. it short horrible in my gun. i sold it to someone else and they absolutely love it. shoots great in theirs. oh well.

their 223 m193 is great stuff though

Redneck with a 40
May 3, 2009, 10:07 PM
I'm not going to pay $30/box for Federal GMM, when my handloads with 168 grain SMK's will come very close to their performance, at about 1/4th the price, $8/box.

Pat4x4
May 4, 2009, 12:07 AM
I would not trash it too bad.. Look at what you are paying for it compared to other match ammo's.. And in some guns it will shoot Awsome.. Just like any round some will be great for one and not another..

Bezoar
May 4, 2009, 12:21 AM
It seems to group well enough through the ops rifle. True it may not be as accurate as the ops handloads, but handloads are not the same thing as factory ammo.

Now personally, if the ops rifle made trash can size groups with the prvi ammo, then he could complain. But as it is, if it was expanding bullets, he would have a decent round for deer hunting. probably even for 200 yard shots on woodchuck.

dscottw88
May 4, 2009, 06:00 AM
So your saying this ammo shoots 1.25MOA? That sounds pretty decent to me for factory ammo.

wnycollector
May 4, 2009, 07:08 AM
I have not used the 168gr match ammo by privi but, their 147gr FMJ was very accurate for me.

TexasRifleman
May 4, 2009, 09:28 AM
So your saying this ammo shoots 1.25MOA? That sounds pretty decent to me for factory ammo.

That's kind of what I was thinking. It's made in an old Russian military ammo factory in a borderline second world country and shoots 1.25MOA.

I'm impressed actually.

gotime242
May 4, 2009, 10:24 AM
Ive been saving all the casings of ths stuff, is it worth anything? Can i re-sell it?

hk lover
May 4, 2009, 10:32 AM
maybe its the shooter because the first i shot from ny 30.06 was probably the best groups i'd ever gotten.cold bore shots tend to be dissapointing at best but by the time i had gone thru 5 shots ,it was nearly perfect.is it the hunting round or the fmj

c5_nc
May 4, 2009, 11:18 AM
The same things have been posted on the tactical/precision rifle boards, the stuff is very inaccurate in 308. Not uncommon to hear about 2-4moa groups. The $13.47/20 boxes of Federal 150gn softpoints from Walmart shot .41moa (at 100yds) the first time I tried them several weeks ago... seems like the way to go for budget practice ammo.

jimmyraythomason
May 4, 2009, 11:39 AM
Ammo that is "inaccurate" in one rifle but shoots well in another can't be label as inaccurate ammo. It is well known among shooters that certain rifles shoot some brands better than others. It is important that you find the load that your rifle likes. Many shooters may miss good ammo for their application because someone else said that it was inaccurate. Accuracy is the result of 4 distinct features(1)Shooter skill,(2) rifle,(3)ammo,(4) outside forces, i.e. wind,range,et.al.

Redneck with a 40
May 4, 2009, 11:30 PM
Nothing wrong with my shooting, as I said, my handloads consistently group into .75" at 100 yards.:p

Matrix187
May 5, 2009, 12:32 PM
I'm impressed for the price. I'm more of a practical guy though ;). All I care is about minute of bullseye accuracy :D

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