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Old 04-25-2013, 12:13 AM   #21
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I don't have the rifling of the barrel but I do know its a 20 inch barrel. I do know it will shoot .223 and 5.56. But I would think that any modern day AR15 type of gun would be able to handle modern loads. Wished I knew to look what grain the bullet was but didn't think about at the time. Do 20 inch barrels all have the same twist to them?

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Old 04-25-2013, 12:23 AM   #22
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I don't have the rifling of the barrel but I do know its a 20 inch barrel. I do know it will shoot .223 and 5.56. But I would think that any modern day AR15 type of gun would be able to handle modern loads. Wished I knew to look what grain the bullet was but didn't think about at the time. Do 20 inch barrels all have the same twist to them?
I stand corrected, who gets the 5 bucks?

Twist rates and barrel lengths are not necessarily tied together. I still don't think federal should be marketing ammo to the civilian market if it won't hold up to civilian firearms but I must recant my previous statements about velocity and rotation because that is quite a bit of difference.
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:28 AM   #23
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I just checked on the weight of the bullet. It's a 55 grain Nosler tip bullet if that helps. Bullet velocity is 3220 fps. Father in law can,t read the writing on the barrel to tell what twist it is.

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I just checked on the weight of the bullet. It's a 55 grain Nosler tip bullet if that helps. Bullet velocity is 3220 fps. Father in law can,t read the writing on the barrel to tell what twist it is.
Now that's interesting because I hand load that bullet with CFE 223 (can't remember the charge) and it goes through the chrono at 3100 fps from my 16" psma (1in 7 chrome lined) with no problems at all... When is the last time that barrel had the copper fouling removed from it?
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It's brand new. Prior to that day it only had 20 bullets shot thru it and I cleaned it after that.

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Probably a defective bullet, thinner than needed jacket or out of balance. I seriously doubt this is any reflection on quality of the rifle.
I knew a guy once that had a bunch of these once. He was trying to hot rod a .17 Remington.
Useless, and kind of funny, but it never really hurt anything.

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It's brand new. Prior to that day it only had 20 bullets shot thru it and I cleaned it after that.
Is it stainless or chrome lined..
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Probably a defective bullet, thinner than needed jacket or out of balance. I seriously doubt this is any reflection on quality of the rifle.
I knew a guy once that had a bunch of these once. He was trying to hot rod a .17 Remington.
Useless, and kind of funny, but it never really hurt anything.
You're probably right it's most likely just a fluke.
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This hapend to my dad in the us military almost lost his eye he was shoting a bereta 9mm

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Its chrome lined

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