.308 plastic practice ammo?


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Carter
March 28, 2010, 07:05 PM
I found this plastic practice ammo on sportsmansguide and its around 90 some dollars for 500 rounds, and is good to about 300 yards. Is this stuff good for a rifle and accurate? The range I go to is only 100 yards so distance use isn't a problem.

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evan price
March 29, 2010, 01:49 AM
Won't cycle a semi-auto unless you have the special training bolt.
It will shoot 300 yards but accuracy is to be desired.
Good for making noise and popping paper out to 100 but again, be aware it is far from MOA ammo.

Carter
March 29, 2010, 01:59 AM
Thanks, good to know

TexasRifleman
March 29, 2010, 08:57 AM
It will shoot 300 yards but accuracy is to be desired.

No kidding? It will really shoot that far? I've never seen anyone shooting it, that's pretty impressive actually. How loud is the stuff?

desidog
March 29, 2010, 11:44 AM
Plastic training rounds work for reloading / weapon cycling / jam-clearing training practice, but i wouldn't use them for practicing accuracy. They're too light to stay on target consistently.

marktx
March 29, 2010, 12:12 PM
No kidding? It will really shoot that far? I've never seen anyone shooting it, that's pretty impressive actually. How loud is the stuff?

It will probably shoot that far or farther but it probably won't be worth anything accuracy wise. At 100 yards it is within a couple inches of zero for normal ammo.

It's really not much quieter than normal ammunition, you certainly can't shoot it without hearing protection. Remarkably large muzzle flash the one time I shot it after dark.

TexasRifleman
March 29, 2010, 12:59 PM
It's really not much quieter than normal ammunition, you certainly can't shoot it without hearing protection. Remarkably large muzzle flash the one time I shot it after dark.

OK thanks. That was what I was wondering, say use in a garage or something with an appropriate backstop, but it sounds like it's a lot more than just the primer moving the bullet, I didn't know i they actually had a powder charge in them or what.

hadmanysons
March 29, 2010, 01:16 PM
Let me know how this stuff works out, might get some myself

What kind of fowling will this stuff do to a barrel?

Carter
March 29, 2010, 01:58 PM
from what I read about it there will be plastic in the rifling of the barrel you have to scrub out.

but i think shelling out a little more for wolf or brown bear would be a better use of time and money

HorseSoldier
March 29, 2010, 05:37 PM
OK thanks. That was what I was wondering, say use in a garage or something with an appropriate backstop, but it sounds like it's a lot more than just the primer moving the bullet, I didn't know i they actually had a powder charge in them or what.

The 5.56mm equivalent isn't that loud when shot outdoors (+1 on the hearing protection, though), but when you shoot it inside a confined space like a shoot house it is extremely loud. Definitely not something you'd want to shoot in a garage.

chestnut ridge
March 29, 2010, 07:50 PM
This is the blue plastic case with an attached brass base that
has the primer and case rim? Try some of these on water filled
2 liter bottles. The velocity is incredible; 4000 fps +.
They will also make a big hole in a concrete block.

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