Best Varmint bullet for 1/7 twist AR

Discussion in 'Varminter & Hunting Forum' started by Rookie, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Rookie

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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?
     
  2. boltfluter

    boltfluter Site $$ Contributor

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    Try a 75 gr. A-max if you can. They are like very explosive. Paul. 8)
     
  3. chino69

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    Second vote for the A-Max. They are accurate and deadly on critters.
     
  4. trentalan34

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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.
     
  5. people

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    50gr speer TNT bullet from 1:8 and from a 1:7 they do pretty darn good. .
     
  6. areaone

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    75 gr A Max, watch what it will do to a coyote on the exit hole...........ouch!!!
     
  7. Rookie

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    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.
     
  8. cb1229

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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
     
  9. FroggyOne2

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    gonna have to put a vote in for the AMax bullet.
     
  10. A_Gamehog

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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.
     
  11. jonbearman

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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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