Re: How Many People Hunt Varmints With A M1A
ICAN, if you can find some M 852, your rifle will shoot it to 1 moa or better. If you can't find it, try 41.5 grs 4064, 168gr Smkhp and a 210M primer. I've used LC match brass and Federal brass with no measurable advantage for either. Some rifles slightly prefer 42grs 4895, which I think duplicates the M852 round in LC match brass except for the primer. I don't know whose primer LC used, but it is brass colored, not nickeled like the Federal. Maybe Remington 9 1/2's?
I got my old heavy barrel match gun out and put a ARMS steel mount and a 3 x 9 Seals scope on it to try. Follow-up shots won't be as fast as the AR, but the 168gr MK will make anything leak a lot worse. A 10 rd mag makes the rifle handle better, it doesn't hang up on stuff like the 20 rounder will, (coat sleeves, window frames, handlebar racks, brake cables, etc).
I probably ought to post on Hog Hunting, but since JE started this thread here, I decided to reply.
Good hunting, Tom
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