Ammo - Page 2
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion > AR-15 Discussion > Ammo

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-30-2013, 11:10 PM   #11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 89
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts

Default

Just found some Remington UMC on Armslist and got those.

__________________
OUDAN is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2013, 12:13 AM   #12
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
pawjr74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Posts: 2,354
Liked 1043 Times on 706 Posts
Likes Given: 555

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by OUDAN
Just found some Remington UMC on Armslist and got those.
The Remington UMC gets some bad reviews on the forums but I just bought a 200 mega pack of 55gr .223 and it all looked good and fired good. I didn't have any issues. On top of that I ran it through a brand new AR so I really didn't know what to expect. The rifle and ammo both worked flawlessly.
__________________
pawjr74 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2013, 09:17 AM   #13
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
 
okdonk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Las Vegas,Nevada
Posts: 2,688
Liked 211 Times on 183 Posts
Likes Given: 63

Default

Good rifle should be able to shoot any ammo. Regardless brass or steel. I shoot both kind on mine.

__________________
okdonk is offline  
locutus Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2013, 04:27 PM   #14
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
fsted2a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,076
Liked 214 Times on 168 Posts
Likes Given: 286

Default

And if your gun has problems with a milspec magazine, it isn't the mag's fault. An AR was designed to be as milspec as possible without being full auto or burst. That means using milspec USGI magazines. If your gun is a picky eater on either the ammo or magazines, what are you going to do when SHTF and that is all that is available? We are almost there now.!!! The fight isn't over with the libtards like nobama and dianne f***stein trying to take our guns every time we turn around. If anyone reading this has an AR that is having issues with the USGI mags or different types of ammo, I suggest you fix it, even if you only plan to shoot competition loads. The Lake City ammo that we shoot at the military ranges is low quality stuff, often with irregular loads, and troops still manage to get dime size shot groups on iron sights at over 75 feet.
To the OP; sorry we are re-hashing old grounds. You have a quality firearm, and you should spend quality time with it. Go to your range, shoot it, and let us know how it goes.

__________________

"Democracy is two wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
Liberty is the well-armed lamb contesting the vote." - Benjamin Franklin

fsted2a is offline  
locutus Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2013, 07:13 PM   #15
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
locutus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 9,121
Liked 5538 Times on 3134 Posts
Likes Given: 4818

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fsted2a View Post
And if your gun has problems with a milspec magazine, it isn't the mag's fault. An AR was designed to be as milspec as possible without being full auto or burst. That means using milspec USGI magazines. If your gun is a picky eater on either the ammo or magazines, what are you going to do when SHTF and that is all that is available? We are almost there now.!!! The fight isn't over with the libtards like nobama and dianne f***stein trying to take our guns every time we turn around. If anyone reading this has an AR that is having issues with the USGI mags or different types of ammo, I suggest you fix it, even if you only plan to shoot competition loads. The Lake City ammo that we shoot at the military ranges is low quality stuff, often with irregular loads, and troops still manage to get dime size shot groups on iron sights at over 75 feet.
To the OP; sorry we are re-hashing old grounds. You have a quality firearm, and you should spend quality time with it. Go to your range, shoot it, and let us know how it goes.

Well said, sir. All TRUE MilSpec magazines are equal (although I think my new PMags just may be a little more equal than the others)

No matter what miracles your super-duper pooper scooper may perform on the range, when it comes down to live or die, the only thing that matters is that your rifle, loaded with whatever ammo is available, LC, WWB Wolf Tula or whatever, goes bang every single time you pull the trigger,.
__________________
“We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.”


Winston Churchill
locutus is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2013, 07:27 PM   #16
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: The green, green grass of home.
Posts: 448
Liked 135 Times on 109 Posts
Likes Given: 38

Default

The twist of the rifle helps suggest the bullet weight. 1:7 use 62+ grain. 1:8 try to use 62 grain. 1:9 use 62 and 55 grain. 1:10 try to use 55 grain. 1:11 use 55- grain.

__________________
MattShlock is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2013, 02:24 AM   #17
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
locutus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 9,121
Liked 5538 Times on 3134 Posts
Likes Given: 4818

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MattShlock View Post
The twist of the rifle helps suggest the bullet weight. 1:7 use 62+ grain. 1:8 try to use 62 grain. 1:9 use 62 and 55 grain. 1:10 try to use 55 grain. 1:11 use 55- grain.

I have very good results in my Colt (1/7) with 55 grain M193.
__________________
“We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.”


Winston Churchill
locutus is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2013, 02:41 AM   #18
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
rocshaman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: KanOkla
Posts: 3,279
Liked 2143 Times on 1344 Posts
Likes Given: 2160

Default

I've got an older Colt with a 1/12 twist, I use nothing but 55 gr ammo through it. I've actually never tried any other grain bullet through it but it does well with the 55 gr.

__________________
rocshaman is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2013, 06:35 PM   #19
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
dwmiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Madisen, In
Posts: 774
Liked 215 Times on 175 Posts
Likes Given: 148

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rocshaman View Post
I've got an older Colt with a 1/12 twist, I use nothing but 55 gr ammo through it. I've actually never tried any other grain bullet through it but it does well with the 55 gr.
I too have an older 1 in 12 DM heavy barrel. It really shines with 35 _ 40 grain HP nosler reloads and high velocities. Shoots like a 22_250 lite, with a fast followup shot for varmiting. I reload it to near max working pressure and get appx 3900 fps with this round.
__________________

"You know why there's a Second Amendment? In case the government fails to follow the first one."
-- Rush Limbaugh, in a moment of unaccustomed profundity

"MOLON LABE" - Come and get them, can't be any plainer than that!


Last edited by dwmiller; 06-01-2013 at 07:08 PM.
dwmiller is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2013, 06:41 PM   #20
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,898
Liked 1069 Times on 718 Posts
Likes Given: 1626

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mag318 View Post
Agreed that you should just use quality ammo in your new Colt. Mine really likes Winchester Q3131 55 grn and Federal M193 55 grn (Lake City).
As for foreign ammo I agree the South African 5.56 is great stuff if you can find it. Lately I've been seeing a lot of the Korean PMC Bronze 55 grn 223 which I hear is decent. I would definately avoid any steel cased ammo.
Both Winchester and Federal have excellent M855 62 grn 5.56 ball which is the current USGI issue.
I use the PMC outdoors with 100% success and good accuracy. I have a RRA LAR-15 though.
__________________
johnr1943 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
1000 Rds Sellier & Bellot 9mm Brass Ammo w/ Two .50 Cal Ammo Cans - $213 shipped Slickguns Sponsor Display 0 10-16-2012 07:28 PM
Ammo question about Aguila .22 LR Sniper Subsonic 60-gr ammo somawas .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 23 06-27-2012 11:21 PM
gunpowder - civilian ammo vs military ammo erandyc AR-15 Discussion 10 03-02-2012 06:32 PM
45 cal. Ammo - Sources of Bulk Ammo for Practice? bf109 Semi-Auto Handguns 15 09-04-2011 07:44 PM
Revolver and rifle ammo - save of ammo??? jbscuba Revolver Handguns 20 11-21-2010 09:52 PM