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#1 ONLINE   ewallover

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Posted Sep. 04 2011 - 09:17 PM

I have been seeing $.30/ round pricing on 55 gr. ball ammo in more and more places, even a bit lower on ocaision. In the past I have mostly shot the 62 gr. with good results out of my Stag. For day to day paper punching is there any reason not to take advantage of the price advantage of the 55 grain ammunition?


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Posted Sep. 04 2011 - 09:28 PM

I use 55g exclusively for paper and PD's.......I have for years. It's great stuff....accurate and usually less expensive.


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Posted Sep. 04 2011 - 09:43 PM

I use 55g exclusively for paper and PD's.......I have for years. It's great stuff....accurate and usually less expensive.


Thanks, thought so: Frankly the ballistic retical in my scope is based on 55 gr. not the 62 grain Israeli stuff I have been feeding my rifle lately. I'm going to pick up a case before it goes back up in price.


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Posted Sep. 06 2011 - 02:33 AM

The majority of my ammo is 55 gr.


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Posted Sep. 06 2011 - 08:53 AM

Depending on your barrel you may get better acuracy w/ the 62 grain. I picked up 1k of 62 grain Herters for $200 a while back that works great in my ARs. I also see the green tip Military 62 grain stuff on sale for good prices but its armor piercing. For the best for accuracy just load your own. I still shoot the 55 gr stuff as well. Its all good :thumb:


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Posted Sep. 06 2011 - 08:59 AM

I've usually found the 55 grain rounds to be more consistant than mil-surp 62 grain loads that have penetrators in them. The penetrators tend to make manufacturing a truely balanced and concentric bullet more difficult.


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Posted Sep. 06 2011 - 05:02 PM

I've usually found the 55 grain rounds to be more consistant than mil-surp 62 grain loads that have penetrators in them. The penetrators tend to make manufacturing a truely balanced and concentric bullet more difficult.


Good point, the armor piercing aspect of the 62 grain ball is not something that would be a good thing in a PD round. Drywall doesn't stop much these days!





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