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Old March 5, 2012, 11:49 AM   #1
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55 grain FMJ Hornady or Lake City

I have been using Privi 55gr FMJ. Those are $39 a thousand. OK for plinking, very inconsistent as far as weight (As are the 62gr). I wanted an FMJ that shoots well also.

The choice seems to be between Hornady at $85/1000 and Lake City at $90/1000

The gun is an AR-15 M-4.

Which seems to be more accurate in your experience?

The advantage for the Lake City is that I figure it will fragment like in their loaded ammo. A real 5.56 battle bullet.

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Old March 5, 2012, 11:52 AM   #2
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$90/100 F that!
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Old March 5, 2012, 12:00 PM   #3
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$90/100 F that!

Typo fixed it
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Old March 5, 2012, 12:08 PM   #4
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I know lots of guys who reload LC 55gr FMJBT and they all like it. You can do better than $90/1000 though.

Also where are you getting PRVI bullets for $39/1000 and what type of groups do they give you?
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Old March 6, 2012, 01:26 AM   #5
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Im currenty loading some Hornady 55gr. fmj and they are very accurate out of my mini-14. I usually buy sierra but they were out the last time I was in need and ended up with the Hornady. They are good bullets in my opinion.
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Old March 6, 2012, 04:38 AM   #6
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Hornady's bulk FMJ are some of the best plinking projectiles around IMO.
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Old March 6, 2012, 05:30 PM   #7
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I have some of the Hornady headed my way right now, but haven't shot them before. I have been using Montana Gold. When I checked them in my varmint rifle for accuracy, multiple 5 shot groups at 100 yards averaged 0.889". I will be interested to see if the Hornady's do any better. But the open base FMJ bullets will never be able to compete with HP's.
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