Originally Posted by ChaosActual
The barrel arrived yesterday and it's now on my DPMS LR-308. I just got back from the range today but totally forgot to picture the groups! Here is what I have written down though:
M118: 3 shot groups at 100 yards.
Averaging 0.36 inch groups. I was absolutely astonished. Unfortunately, I only brought 30 rounds of the m118 to the range with me this time and it took 6 rounds to re-zero. But, holy crap was that thing accurate! Next time I go to the range I will be sure to picture the groups so you all can see them.
those are pretty impressive results. very nice shooting.
looking up some information on the M118 ammo i came up with some interesting things. looks like the majority of it was produced at the Lake City Arsenal. in 173 gr or 175 gr FMJBT. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7.62%C3%9751mm_NATO
my question is do you reload? if not, you might think about reloading, as you could fine tune the ammo even further for even possibly better accuracy and lesser costs in shooting match grade ammo. possibly even trying out some of the same weight bullets in a low drag configuration. trying differnt powders and different powder charges.
just something to ponder on.