The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The North Corral > Competition Shooting

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old September 6, 2012, 08:10 PM   #1
El suave
Junior Member
 
Join Date: June 9, 2012
Location: central TX
Posts: 9
What grain to use in long range target shooting

What is the better grain bullet for long range target shooting with a AR15 24' ss barrel 1:8 twist
El suave is offline  
Old September 6, 2012, 11:17 PM   #2
JohnKSa
Staff
 
Join Date: February 12, 2001
Location: DFW Area
Posts: 18,329
Assuming you're talking about .223/5.56, then, according to Berger bullets, a 1:8 twist barrel will limit you to conventional (copper-jacketed lead) bullets weighing 82 grains or less.

If you go to monometal (solid copper or gilding metal) bullets, you will be limited to even lighter bullets.
__________________
Did you know that there is a TEXAS State Rifle Association?
JohnKSa is offline  
Old September 7, 2012, 12:36 AM   #3
NWPilgrim
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 29, 2008
Location: Oregon
Posts: 2,149
The heavier the bullet (assuming equally streamlined design) the less wind drift. Should be able to shoot the Sierra 77 gr match king BTHP with 1:8 twist. If you go up to 80 gr you may have to seat longer than magazine allows and single load by hand.
NWPilgrim is offline  
Old September 7, 2012, 02:14 PM   #4
4EVERM-14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 12, 2006
Location: Pennsy
Posts: 568
On a day with light wind a 75 Hornady or 77Sierra will work . 80 grainers can handle wind better but,as NWPilgrim posted, longer then standard OAL necessitates single loading.
__________________
David
NRA Benefactor Member
Distinguished Rifleman #731
Presidents 100
4EVERM-14 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.06652 seconds with 9 queries