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Best BC Bullet for AR15?

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Unread 03-28-2010, 12:19 PM
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Re: Best BC Bullet for AR15?

I went to find some of the 60 gr V Max and couldn't find any. I did however find some Hornady 75 gr BTHP Match bullets rated for a 1:9 twist. I don't know when I'm going to have time to tackle this project but I think it's going to be fun. I need to get a good trigger in mine before I can really test the loads though.
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    Re: Best BC Bullet for AR15?

    the problem with high BC match bullets, is they suck for hunting, they 90% of the time act as FMJ's and do little damage to the target...

    Amax would be the exception, since it is a oversized Vmax. but the 75/80gr Amax wont fit in a AR mag
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    Re: Best BC Bullet for AR15?

    [QUOTE=Moki;376349]Several years ago I asked one of the Sierra Bulletsmiths this question.

    He told me to try their .246 BC 60gr HP Varminter all I can say is "WOW" this is one accurate bullet I have shot it in a 1 - 9" twist Rem 700-P/Ruger Mini 14 Target/RA XCR-L Standard and a 21" 1 - 12" twist T/C Contender carbine and it awesome in everyone of these rifles.
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    +1 ... My DPMS LOVES this bullet. (1-9 twist.)
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    Re: Best BC Bullet for AR15?

    berger 60 varmit .278bc
    60gr vmax .256bc
    sierra 60 hp .246bc
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    Re: Best BC Bullet for AR15?

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    berger 60 varmit .278bc
    60gr vmax .256bc
    sierra 60 hp .246bc
    Is there enough of a difference between these three bullets BC's to even matter?

    I'm thinking not...
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    Re: Best BC Bullet for AR15?

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    Is there enough of a difference between these three bullets BC's to even matter?

    I'm thinking not...


    preaty much...

    this is a ballistics report on the 3 in a 10mph cross wind from 3oc

    for comparison, i tossed in a 75gr Amax

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    Re: Best BC Bullet for AR15?

    with a 1in 9 twist you are about at the limit for bullet weight with 70gr. Any thing from 55 to 69 gr will work eceptionally well. 69gr is my favorite, but I use an awful lot of 55gr for bench shooting and coyotes only becuase of cost. I use Ramshot X-Terminator powder and have been pleased with the results.

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