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CA357 07-08-2010 01:30 AM

Ammunition Question
Is there any benefit to shooting LC. M855 62 gr. ammunition over the LC XM 193 55gr. in a newer Mini 14? What if any, is the advantage? The barrel is a 1:9 twist.

CA357 07-08-2010 06:10 PM



CA357 07-21-2010 04:03 PM

Bueler? Bueler?

Jo da Plumbr 07-21-2010 04:04 PM

I thought you sold your mini.

CA357 07-21-2010 04:25 PM

I had two. :o

mjkeat 07-21-2010 04:55 PM

From what Ive learned the heavier stuff is sometimes more accurate.

dunerunner 07-21-2010 05:42 PM

If it puts holes in something 100yds away, I shoot it! My mini isn't for hunting, it isn't for marksmanship competition. Until I do an AR build, it is my 5.56X45 NATO platform.

Not sure that the heavier or lighter bullet would make much difference......unless it's cheaper ammo!! :D

CA357 07-21-2010 06:31 PM

I've been using federal XM193 and it shoots quite well. I just wondered if it was worth the extra expense to go to the M855 62grain ammunition.

I think I'll stick to the cheaper stuff. After all, the Mini is what it is. Although I have a huge fondness for them, warts and all.

masterPsmith 07-22-2010 02:25 AM

The 62gr in theary, should be more stable a longer ranges and therefore slightly more accurate. At shorter ranges it would be a toss-up. Use what your Mini likes best...


CA357 07-22-2010 04:19 AM

Okay. Thanks gents.

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