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tenntyrant 04-23-2012 01:01 AM

Ammo
 
I have been stocking up some ammo like the mk318 and m855 and m193. But wouldn't it be better to have soft point ammo like you hunt deer with? I know it cost a little more but would it not be a better defensive round. Example Speer 64 gr gold dot, federal fusion, and so on. If that is the case I want to stock up on this kind of ammo rather than the military kind right. I do have some 77 gr buffalo bore jhp and black hills 77 gr OTM, but most of my ammo so far is mk318. I think I will start getting more soft point ammo unless I an wrong. Please let me know.

JigSawer40 04-23-2012 01:56 AM

I would say that you have ammo for both defense and hunting then you are covered.

TLuker 04-23-2012 10:02 PM

I think 9 out of 10 times you're better off with a soft point lead bullet. The full metal jackets help with penetration, which is important for such a light round, but a soft point is many times better for everything else. I've been buying FMJ's just because of the price difference and being able to buy in bulk, but I save the brass for reloading with soft points. I'm getting ready to load my first batch of .223's this week and that'll give me a good mix of both. :)

Mosin 04-23-2012 10:20 PM

I shot a hunting round (soft point) 30-06 through a quarter inch steel plate, through a weld, 80 yards. The hole was so clean it looks like it was drilled.

bkt 04-23-2012 11:21 PM

Any .223 or better you tag an opponent with will take him out of the fight. If you're asking about a more general-purpose round, yes, a soft tip or hollow point is more apt to do more tissue damage than a fmj.

kycol 04-23-2012 11:27 PM

Please overlook my ignorance, can you get 223 or 5.6 with soft point also can you with 7.62 x 39. I know you can 7.62 x54r

TLuker 04-24-2012 12:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kycol (Post 780106)
Please overlook my ignorance, can you get 223 or 5.6 with soft point also can you with 7.62 x 39. I know you can 7.62 x54r

Yes, you can get all of those with a soft point but it will cost more.

HockaLouis 04-24-2012 01:50 AM

1/4 of my 62 gr. is better Russian HP.
55 gr. has its own features and benefits.


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