Originally Posted by ncwg2boatguy
I have seriously been considering an AR platform in 7.62x40wt. Can you give me some accuracy info? Hows it shoot ? MOA @ 100yds? How far out is it effective? Really curious guys ad any input would be great. I want a shooters opinion. Not the ammo box or salesman at the counter.
Jimbo, just saw your post. Sorry about the late reply. Couple of things. Yes mine easily shoots MOA to 250 yards with good hand loads or Wilson's ammo. The Wilson Barrel is all you need and it is a very nice barrel indeed. It is all you need to convert a 5.56 to 7.62 x 40WT. The standard clips work fine but you lose one round. The Wilson lancer modified mags are super nice and will shoot either 5.56 or 7.62 x 40WT. They are a good price. The barrels are also a great value. I got mine for under $300. The heavy bullet and slower .308 velocity of the WT cause it to drop rather fast after 250 yards or so. It still has plenty of punch but... it does drop fast way out there. Use bill Wilson's loading data posted on his web site and run the trajectory to see if it fits your plans. It really shoots well with this process..... Start with PROPORLY annealed 222 or 223 brass like Lapua. It will form nicely and give a good uniform bullet pull. I have a production annealing Machine and I form and trim Lapua 223 brass then re anneal. I anneal after every resize. The brass is harder and thicker as you move down the case. Using this process I have been shooting Hornady 110grn VMax projectiles with great success. It is a tack driver with this process and bullet. It was great as shipped with Wilson's loads holding MOA to 250yrds to 300yrds most of the time. Recoil is the same as the 5.56. This caliber really shines as a CQB carbine or, as a really, really nice Semi auto deer and pig gun and generaly speaking works well on all North American game except maybe a Grizzly. I use it for Hunting, as well as CQB work and it sets next to the bed for home protection to back up my 1911. It is really a super carbine. Hope that helps you.