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.308 plastic practice ammo?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Carter, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. Carter

    Carter Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. evan price

    evan price Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. Carter

    Carter Well-Known Member

    Thanks, good to know
  4. TexasRifleman

    TexasRifleman Moderator Emeritus

    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?
  5. desidog

    desidog Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. marktx

    marktx Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. TexasRifleman

    TexasRifleman Moderator Emeritus

    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.
  8. hadmanysons

    hadmanysons Well-Known Member

    Let me know how this stuff works out, might get some myself

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

    Carter Well-Known Member

    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
  10. HorseSoldier

    HorseSoldier Well-Known Member

    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.
  11. chestnut ridge

    chestnut ridge Well-Known Member

    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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