Originally Posted by MJBEAR
I have been shooting this ammo for quite sometime. I find it at great prices and there are always quantity of it around. Lately it has been hard to find. I am glad I bought over 200 rounds of it. I recently took my MIA loaded out with a 6x40 fixed range-finding reticle (Springfield) and shot first at 500yrds at a cement bag. After finding my dope at 500 i took 5 shots and hit the same area within 4-6 inch groups. If I had to be accurate about it I would say it was closer to 5 or 6 inch groups. The next dope was dialed at 600yrds and it became more erratic in grouping but it was still hitting the target (20 inch paper target). I am proud to say every round is on the paper. Didn't measure that one though. Personally I believe Rd's out of an MIA is the max effective range. I then shot Rd's at a 10 inch steel target. Steel target was hit 7 times out of 10. The wind at the end picked up over 7mphs and you can see the bullet walk if you have a good pair of Binos. This ammo is a great for the price and walks the walk with accuracy. The only problem I had out of the ammo was that every Th or Th bullet the extractor would not extract the expended shell. I clean that barrel with a plastic rod and am sure to be thorough in cleaning it due to its worth. I am not sure what that is about. Do you have any idea why it won't extract? Let me know...
It's been some months since i wrote this article but since then i have acquired a new case or two of ammo. It shoot's Fantastic in both my MA Super Match as well as my Remington 700 R5 MilSpec. That being said as to your question on extracting problems it could be a number of different things. Sometimes after a few rounds go down the barrel the heat will affect it to some degree or possible there is some carbon getting into the chamber area and or throat. Another problem is some time particulates get hung up in the claw part of the extractor or behind it and cause it not to function properly. Then again it could be none of the above and something all together different. Be sure to give your rifle a Super cleaning job with the best solvents on the market and make sure that you lubercate all moving parts especially the ones that are in friction with others and do not over due it. Lastly make sure all of your ammo is wiped down clean & dry. Any build up of any forigen matter can cause it to hang up a shot. Have you bought any of the ammo/AE M1A 168's grin lately? If so what is it costing you per box or do you buy by the case like i do? It sometimes saves you a few bucks. In any event keep me posted and let me know how you make out. Regards, Rick Sr.