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May 4, 2014, 11:13 PM
Seems pretty good to me for an AR.
May 4, 2014, 11:17 PM
That is actually quite good esp. so with the wind. Keep working up with the Varget, I found with my AR's they really like it in the upper range of the load data.
May 5, 2014, 12:09 AM
My gun looks identical to yours except the scope. I love that upper. $399 and you get a bolt carrier, charging handle and a $189 Midwest Industries handguard. Mine shoots 1" at 100 yards with 26 gr of varget and a 55 vmax or 55 sp. People at the range think my gun costs alot more than it does. Since it is a 1/7 I suspect heavier bullets would shoot even better.
My budget red dot AR only gets Hornady 55gr FMJ-BT over H335.
It looks like you have about a 2" group at 200 yrds in wind which is very nice for any AR not costing 2K+
May 6, 2014, 05:06 PM
Without the dadgum flier it was .71".:o
Better than the 1.5" I shot the first time out.
May 6, 2014, 07:45 PM
How full are the cases using Varget? We tried some with 55 gr bullets and LC brass and the case was plum full......
May 6, 2014, 09:19 PM
FULL! It will crunch a bit when you seat the bullet. Perfectly normal.
May 6, 2014, 09:27 PM
Thats dang fine shootin', allowed by dang fine loadin'.
5 shot groups are quite the pain- 3 shot groups have been getting a new breath of air thanks to Taliv- I suggest you do some additional reading and not beat yourself up so bad !
May 6, 2014, 09:35 PM
Thank you....improved trigger and no wind should tell the tale.
And next time I'll quit at 4! :)
May 6, 2014, 10:15 PM
Doc, dont feel bad. For 200 yards not bad at all. shoot 5, but the closest 3 are a bit more indicative of the gun's capabilities I always felt anyway, sort of eliminates the flyers that just are not the gun's fault.
May 6, 2014, 11:13 PM
What is the diameter of the red circle?
May 7, 2014, 12:32 AM
red circle is less than an 1.5"
I measured the group of four by following someone's instructions to set the calipers at .224, the diameter of the bullet.
It came about to a little less than 3/4 of an inch, but I'm not gonna split hairs until I get a better trigger and shoot in something besides a lay'em-down wind like the last two or three days. :o
May 7, 2014, 01:33 AM
Are you using a Lead Sled or something similar?
May 7, 2014, 09:28 PM
I wish I did have one of those sled things.
All I have to work with is this front rest and a small bag which I put under the pistol grip.