I'm going to be purposefully rude for the first time and callTook a battlepack out to my families Ranch in New Mexico for some shooting last weekend. Ended up with great results. First time to shoot MEN and not DAG.
The ammo ran flawlessly through my only M1A I own...others will follow.
SAI NM w/Springfield 2nd Gen 4x14 56.
At 400 yards, I was getting 1 1/2 groups. At 650 yards, 2ish inch groups. At 800, (for the heck of it) was able to get steel silhouettes. Admittedly, the wind was very calm. First time that has ever happened while I was shooting in New Mexico. & I was shooting way above my average for some reason. I had my best friend who shoots competition matches in El Paso and he was giving me a few tips.
Oh and for the coolest part of the shoot -
My uncle bought some Tannerite 1 pound exploding targets (same stuff they use on Top Shop). That made the day of shooting a lot more fun! I will try and get some pictures up soon.
Great ammo! I enjoyed shooting it and plan to buy more in the future.
Don't get us wrong, we're all pleased to hear that you like your new rifle and that it shoots really well.I was not trying to post a big fish story...
I agree with you. I edited the post because I was wrong. After doing all the research about how to measure the shots I was very wrong. I wish I could shoot like I said I did at first! I would be on the next season of Top Shot! hahaDI5Don't get us wrong, we're all pleased to hear that you like your new rifle and that it shoots really well.
On the other hand, we're all skeptical, really incredulous, about anybody who claims to shoot well under 1moa with military surplus ammo. The consensus seems to be that most military surplus ammo isn't capable of better than 2-3moa, regardless of the rifle (or rifleman).
Shooting 2-1/2" groups at 400yds is simply unbelievable — i.e. we don't believe you.
So, I think you should re-examine (1) the distance you were shooting, (2) what constitutes a "group" (five rounds is standard), and (3) how you're measuring a "group."
Again, nobody here wants to bust your chops or impeach your marksmanship, but we don't want to read outlandish fish stories, either.
You weren't "stupid," just mis-informed.I edited the post because I was wrong. After doing all the research about how to measure the shots I was very wrong. I wish I could shoot like I said I did at first!
The German military surplus is right up on top in my book or rifle Phinehas.DI5As surplus ammo goes, it's hard to beat the German MEN round, it is top notch ammo.