Getting an AR-15 to "shoot"

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by montana_native, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. montana_native

    montana_native Well-Known Member

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    I have a DPMS 24" bull 1:9. I recently tried some 75 gr A-maxes that Savtac generously donated to me and was pleased to see that they shot about MOA at 2850 fps with Benchmark powder. I was well over magazine length with them.

    EVERYTHING I have loaded for this gun shoots right around 1 MOA. The only difference I notice is on the chrono. What does it take to tighten these things up? I was hoping to try these A-maxes on gophers at around 4-500 yards while using 55 gr B-tips for the close stuff, but that's a small target at that distance. Is there a trick to reloading or is it in the gun itself?


    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you got it all dialed in. Have any of your buddys shot it for groups?
     

  3. USMC 338

    USMC 338 Well-Known Member

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    Try a aftermarket trigger and like ICANHITHIMMAN said have someone shoot groups with it .
     
  4. Ridge Runner

    Ridge Runner Well-Known Member

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    I have an 8 twist 24" RRA, I shoot ultramax reman 55 gr to beyond 500 yards. this rifle regularly shoots 3 shot groups in the .2's at 100 yards.from my experience with AR's 1 MOA is average for the light barreled standard AR's , a varminter should do a bit better. who makes Panthers barrels? shaw?
    RR
     
  5. montana_native

    montana_native Well-Known Member

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    I took it out again yesterday. I was able to get a 2 1/4" group at 300 yards and a friend of mine grouped right about 2". I guess its not really that bad. I may play with seating depth a bit to see what happens.

    Thanks.