Hornady 5.56 75gr bthp superformance

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by tenntyrant, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. tenntyrant

    tenntyrant New Member

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    Is this a pretty good round I am thinking of getting some to put in my stock pile or should I just get the bvac ammo in the same grain it's about 5 bucks cheaper a box? My rifle is a 1/7 twist.
     
  2. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    Pretty good ammo for hunting. It will put a hole in a bobcat about the size of a golf ball. Me and my buddy use it for coyote hunting.
     

  3. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    If you're not gonna hunt with it, don't get it.
     
  4. tenntyrant

    tenntyrant New Member

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    What round is recommended for sd
     
  5. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    I dnt realy use mine for SD, but id say just a 62gr SP.
     
  6. tenntyrant

    tenntyrant New Member

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    I did some research and went with black hills 5.56 77gr OTM red box. I am going to get a couple hundred rounds a week until I feel I have plenty
     
  7. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    Never tried any bit Hornaday TAP gets good reviews.
     
  8. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    Nearly any hornady high performance round is good for hunting out of a .223/5.56. So they should be good for SD.
     
  9. RRar-15

    RRar-15 New Member

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    I bought black hills ammo 55 grain. Its good for target practice. But my home defense ammo is another story. I will save that for the idiot who tries to break down my door. I only shoot brass through my Rock River. I would never shoot steel through it even though its so much cheaper. Just not willing to damage my gun due to being cheap.
     
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  10. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    How do you feel it will damage your firearm?
     
  11. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    I was getting ready to ask the same question :)
     
  12. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    Ok guys, let's not get into it over steel vs brass.

    This is about Hornady superformance.
     
  13. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    How is that Steel VS Brass? He mentioned steel would damage his AR and we asked how. It's a valid question considering this is an open forum and someone who doesn't know better might think it is true.
     
  14. kryptar19

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    He may be notioning that steel uses corosive powder or something along those lines. I don't know.

    I just see this taking a huge side step around the OP's question.
     
  15. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    Kinda like it is now after your earlier post (#12)?
     
  16. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    Ummm.....yea....sorry O.P.
     
  17. RRar-15

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    Steel case ammo can cause extraction problems, and possibly problems with lockup.
    Most steel case ammo has some sort of a coating, like lacquer, or a copper coat, for a couple of purposes: Rust prevention and to keep the case from sticking to the chamber. Steel on steel contact creates a lot more friction than brass on steel.It is undesirable to have high breech friction. You will read all sorts of accounts from people where steel cases failed to extract. The cases stuck in the chamber. Could have been due to several causes, an interference fit, the case may not have relaxed in time from the chamber walls, or just high steel to steel friction.
    If the steel case is a bit too long, or too fat for the chamber, the stiffness of the steel is such that the bolt may not have enough forward momentum to size the thing to fit the chamber. Which will cause a failure to lockup. This can and will happen with brass, but brass is much more mallable, so the interference has to be much larger with brass.
    I have rolled steel cases in oily patches, or between my hands, with a drop of oil, to reduce breech friction.
    Chambers wear over time. In my match M1a's, it was noticable that after 5000 rounds the chamber was a little bigger than when it was new. I suspect steel cases would cause even a bit more wear. However the lifetime of the barrel is determined by wear in the throat and rifling.
     
  18. hockeyjr1

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    U can say what ever u want... I had this battle with these guys already and it's not worth it... They shoot steel and like it.. We shoot brass and like it... Just leave it at that... To them any problem with a gun ftfeed or fte is a gun or mag problem...

    Now I wanna know how much the red box 77gr ammo is your buying? Cuz it's a huge waste to stock pile good hunting ammo... I get PMC x-tac xm855 for 6.19 a box from palmetto state armory... As for SD? Get a shotgun lol :)
     
  19. mjkeat

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    I challenge you to go back and do a little investigation on the ARs that have had problems w/ steel sticking in the chamber. You'll find an out of spec chamber. Most steel cased ammo is not lacquer coated anymore. You're basing your opinion on out dated information.

    If a person is having extraction problems is is usually a timing issue which is easily remedied w/ a lighter buffer or in the most extreme cases a $15 extractor up grade kit.

    I understand some people prefer to use brass but don't say steel won't work just because you have problems w/ it in your AR. I am willing to bet if you ran a properly sized reamer through your chamber you would be GTG.
     
  20. RRar-15

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    Like I said everyone has their own opinion. I will stick to brass. Haven't missed a target yet.......or had any issues for that matter.