Originally Posted by MCarter788
I have used a bunch of different ammo so far, and surprisingly enough American Eagle by Federal 50 gr Varmint Hollow Points is the best so far and my barrel is a 1:7 twist. Yea the only reason I want a shorter barrel is because I want to use my suppressor so I don't kill my ears when I hunt. And a 16" barrel plus a suppressor is just a pain to maneuver around.
Ok so I have never varmint hunted before but in my head I imagine you sitting prone on a hill top and popping off any varmint that pops his head up within 3-400 yards... If that is what your looking to do then just wear hearing protection when shooting...
On another note...'with a 1-7 twist you should stay away from anything lighter than 55gr bullets. And most mill spec ammo is crappy for high consistent shots..
The other day I had my DD V5 1-7 twist upper/RRA lower with ALG-ACT trigger. Upgraded springs for a crisp 4.5 lb pull.
With green tip 62gr ammo. I couldn't get much better than a 2.5" group at 50 yards. I was shooting a bit faster than you would for hunting or precision shooting but still..
Now when I switch to 30-06.. Shooting federal blue box ammo, I got 1/2" groups at 50 yards... (this proves I'm not that bad of a shot)
Oh and stay away from chromed barrels.. They are tiny bit less accurate than non chromed..