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Old January 13, 2011, 11:45 AM   #1
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Ammo test

Hey everyone

This weekend I will be heading to the range to find out what the best ammo for my Saiga 7.62 x 39 will be.

I have 20 rounds from the following brands:

Winchester
Fiochii
Sellier and Bellot
Prvi Partisan
Golden Bear
Brown Bear
Wolf

Ill be mounting a small (the 3 inch ones) shoot n c target onto a large piece of newsprint (large pieces of low grade paper), changing the target and the paper after each brand.

I will be sure to post pictures of the groupings when I get them

some details of the rifle itself:

Saiga 7.62 rifle with 20 inch barrel
tapco handguard
Saiga/Ismash skeleton stock
Super skinny front sight post (i cant remember the exact measurement on it, but its skinny :P)
Windage adjustable rear sight off a RPK.

Wish me luck!
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Old January 16, 2011, 02:17 PM   #2
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first, the rifle

heres the rifle my brother and i used in the tests:
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Old January 16, 2011, 02:39 PM   #3
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Now, The results.

Here is the Yugo Surplus ammo that the rifle seems to like.

It was sighted in at 100 yds, Iron Sights only.

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Old January 16, 2011, 02:42 PM   #4
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Wolf

here is the Wolf Ammo.

Its strange, but all of the russian ammo followed the same pattern of printing right and low. The worst culprit was Wolf.

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Old January 16, 2011, 02:44 PM   #5
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Brown Bear

Same deal as the wolf, just not as badly off center or right.

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Old January 16, 2011, 02:45 PM   #6
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Golden Bear

Getting better, but its still Russian, with the same tendency of right and low.

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Old January 16, 2011, 02:47 PM   #7
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Fiocchi

Better than the Russian stuff, but still kind of wide spread groups. I think this was down to us, not necesarily the ammo or the rifle.

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Old January 16, 2011, 02:49 PM   #8
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Prvi Partisan

Getting better



It printed quite well, we just need to get better, and perhaps move the group to the right a tad.
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Old January 16, 2011, 02:51 PM   #9
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Winchester

This did pretty well too



Perhaps a tad to the right.
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Old January 16, 2011, 02:53 PM   #10
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Sellier and Bellott

This did really well. Had the best groupings of the day, and was cheaper ammo than the winchester (which was the costliest of them all)



Shot a tad to the left.

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Old January 16, 2011, 02:55 PM   #11
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Russian Black Box

This stuff did surprisingly well. It didnt shoot too far to the right, or too low. (well, after a bit of tweaking, it should print really well)

I circled my grouping, my brother was all over the place with this one, I'll attribute that to gas. :P

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Old January 16, 2011, 03:11 PM   #12
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All in all, the Sellier and Bellott did the best I think. With practice, i think it will put the best groups on target.
This will be the ammo that I buy 100 or so rounds of, and keep them somewhere as emergency, hunting, et al ammo.

For regular practice at the range, Im going to stick to the Russian BLack Box stuff. Like I said, we are really surprised at how well it shot. Also, its pretty cheap, so buying bulk isnt an issue

Hope this helps you Saiga and AK guys
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