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AR bullets for a 5.56

 
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Old 12-31-2009, 07:02 PM
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AR bullets for a 5.56

What's the highest BC bullet that'll work in the mag? Any way to get more mag length, such as the discontinued DPMS vld mag? Load data?

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Old 12-31-2009, 09:32 PM
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Re: AR bullets for a 5.56

Most of the mag-length 75/77gr pills will probably work about as well as anything. I'm not sure they have that much zoot over the 69gr pills; it gets back to the balance between higher BC/ lower speed vs. lower BC / higher speed.
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Re: AR bullets for a 5.56

I have tried handloading Berger and the 70gr bullet worked well but I could never get the 75gr to work even after I cut a slot out of the front panel of the magazine. I too would like to get my hands a DPMS magazine.
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Old 01-01-2010, 01:37 PM
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Re: AR bullets for a 5.56

Hornady's 75bthp (Amax without the tip) seems the highest BC that'll fit in the mag at .395. I would like to know why DPMS discontinued the VLD mag. Seems a good idea. I suspect some of the polymer mags may have a bit more length due to not needing to overlap metal for spot welds.
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