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223 brown or silver bear in mp 15?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by chevyforlife21, Feb 9, 2012.

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  1. chevyforlife21

    chevyforlife21 Member

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    Anyone have a mp15 and shoot Tula brown or silver bear through it? I wana order ammo but need to make sure it works
     
  2. BIGBANG

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    it should, brown bear, silver bear, golden tiger, tulammo, it's pretty much all the same, make sure it's newer production so you don't get the lacquer coated stuff
     
  3. snakeman

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    I know you've probably heard this but you are better off to use brass ammo in an ar. It doesn't dirty up the chamber as much
     
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    I don't think My S&W M&P 15 has shot anything but steel cased ammo. No issues with either the lacquer, polymer, or zinc plated steel cased ammo.
     
  5. saddlerocker

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    Tula is the worst you can get basically

    Look for WPA Military Classic
    Brown or Silver Bear

    use www.gun-deals.com/ammo to find best prices online

    DONT BUY TULA AT WALMART. WPA or Brown bear are better quality and cheaper online, even with shipping

    I wouldnt buy a ton of any Russian ammo without trying some first.
    Some people just have problems with it, even in quality rifles.
    I shoot Brown bear and have never had 1 issue.
     
  6. browningguy

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    I highly recommend Blackhills reloads, a little more expensive but well worth it. Never a concern about reliability and as accurate as you can buy.
     
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    I have shoot a lot of steel. Hornady steel match is great. Wolf works just fine a little dirty. The Tula is ok, but it is very inaccurate and very dirty. The Brown bear is bad stuff, keyholes. I will not shoot any of the brown bear.
     
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    I run silver bear in mine and its been perfect.
     
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    Ths not a bad deal at widners for 1200 rounds of IMI 55gr for $318.00 and its reloadable-http://www.wideners.com/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=9017&dir=18|830|845
     
  10. chevyforlife21

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    Thanks guys
     
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    Wideners is out of stock on this and may never get more.

    Right now there is not as big a price difference between steel-cased imports and bulk brass ammo. Steel has come up some, and bulk brass down.

    But I bought a bunch of Silver Bear a while back and had no problem from a couple rifles, although those were 20". Silver Bear feels much softer than standard 223 ammo, especially noticeable when mixed in a mag. I checked close zeroes and it was ok for shooting paper targets at matches at close distances, but I do not remember the exact zero differences.
     
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    lmccrock Guess I am glad I got some when I could. Yea I have avoided any steel as long as I can. I know the IMI55 is a good quality ammo and have shot some wolf gold 75gr match just to see how well it works. Good stuff but price is up some. Also when the ar223 was 5 bucks and change at wally world I bought a bunch of that. Guess I covered for ammo for a some time atleast. I only live 25 miles from widners and a couple hours from PSA so do tend to watch there prices ,Just not the invetory levels apparently. HA.
     
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    I have a M&P 15OR and have had no problems with 55gr FMJ, 62gr HP, and 62gr SP - all Silver Bear. Ditto for Monarch 55gr FMJ.

    The 62gr silver bear clocked in at 2903 fps for 1160 ft-lbs which is pretty respectable. Not quite as hot as NATO 62gr SS109/XM855 2990fps) but this is 223 ammo so that is to be expected.

    It did seem to have a slight shift in point of impact, both a bit lower and to the right about 3/4" at 70 yards. I still shoot some on occasion.

    If you can get it for $4-$4.50/box then good, otherwise the $6 American Eagle by Federal at Walmart is a best buy for your $$$. Brass case, made in USA.
     
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    I use them in my Colt AR15 all of the time & never any problems.? just a good cleaning as usual does the trick.?
     
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