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Best Varmint bullet for 1/7 twist AR
« on: 07:42 AM, 01/19/12 »
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  • Several of my AR's have 1/7 twist barrels. 77gr SMK's shoot great but aren't the best for "Varmints" . None of them shoot 55gr anything worth a hoot.
    What works for you?
    How's the 60gr V-Max in a 1/7?


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    « Reply #1 on: 09:16 AM, 01/19/12 »
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  • Try a 75 gr. A-max if you can. They are like very explosive. Paul. 8)

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    « Reply #2 on: 02:26 PM, 01/19/12 »
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  • Second vote for the A-Max.  They are accurate and deadly on critters.


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    « Reply #3 on: 09:17 AM, 01/20/12 »
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  • I am surprised that you couldn't get any 55 bullet to shoot, but the Amax is great in my 1:7 on coons.

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    « Reply #4 on: 10:26 AM, 01/20/12 »
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  • I shoot the 50gr speer TNT bullet from my 1:8 and from a 1:7 and they do pretty darn good.  I am switching over to the hornady 52gr HPBT match bullet.  My rifles shoot them pretty well and they are about the same price as the TNT.
    They say “I am pro hunter.”  Means they do not care about your handguns or your AR-15.
    They say “I am progun but why do you have to have a 15 or 30 rd mag.” They are antigun.
    Are you progun or antigun?

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    Best Varmint bullet for 1/7 twist AR
    « Reply #5 on: 10:43 AM, 01/20/12 »
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  • 75 gr A Max, watch what it will do to a coyote on the exit hole...........ouch!!!


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    « Reply #6 on: 04:03 PM, 01/21/12 »
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  • 75 gr A Max, watch what it will do to a coyote on the exit hole...........ouch!!!

    I don't care if it blows them in half. I get paid a $50 bounty for everyone I kill.
    But the county gets the yote.


    I shot some 65gr Sierra SBT Gamekings this morning and they group great. I'm gona try them next week on some Yotes.

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    Best Varmint bullet for 1/7 twist AR
    « Reply #7 on: 08:40 PM, 01/22/12 »
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  • try 80gr I shoot them in my AR rr with a wylde chamber pretty accurate use 8208 single load and soft seat

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    « Reply #8 on: 03:39 AM, 01/23/12 »
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  • gonna have to put a vote in for the AMax bullet.

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    « Reply #9 on: 10:48 PM, 01/27/12 »
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  • Try the Barnes 50Grain VG's. They are long for weight, as are most Barnes bullets. My go-to-bullet for my fast twist ar.
    Try the 53 V-Max's they are also long for weight.
    around 3,200-3,400 fps muzzle and accurate out to 300+ yards max.

    Try :
    Lake city brass, New and Neck sized.
    CCI450
    24 Grains H322
    50 Grain barnes Varmint grenade.
    2.257 col

    Benchmark gets them  3400-3500 but you have a hot throat eroding load.

    1/2moa out to 200 yards.

    IMR 8208 and tac also work well.
    « Last Edit: 10:55 PM, 01/27/12 by A_Gamehog »
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    Best Varmint bullet for 1/7 twist AR
    « Reply #10 on: 05:14 PM, 01/28/12 »
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  • I cant believe how many fellas have trouble with the 1in7 twist with lighter bullets.I have a colt and shoot everything form 40 to 69 grainers with real good results.I will say one thing,the faster the twist,especially with a factory tube instead of aftermarket will copper up fairly quick and accuracy suffers.I have scoped my gun after a 50 round session with a well broke in armalite barrel and was shocked to see all the heavy copper I missed.Had to get more aggressive with the cleaning.Accuracy comes right back.I also feel that moly or hbn would help with some of the copper problems.I know I will get slammed by some one for giving my 2 cents,but this is what I have learned from ruining 2 barrels form not paying attention.
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