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What Do You Feed Your Top Tier AR?

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by djegators, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. djegators

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    My Noveske is en route, and it got me to thinking about types of ammo. I do not shoot Wolf in anything other than Eastern Bloc firearms. But I do find Federal value box .223 sometimes, and of course PMC Bronze...but what do you guys feed your top tier ARs?
     
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    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Georgia Arms canned heat for plinking and Hornady TAP 60 grain for hunting/social work,,,
     
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    TimP 1 Proud Infidel

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    my AR's eat whatever I feed them, wolf included. If my gun won't run wolf, I dont want to own that rifle. I own Noveske's, Daniel Defense, MSTN, Bushmaster, LMT, home-made, Sabre Defence. They ALL eat wolf just like any other ammo.
     
  5. Randolph da man

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    this...

    I shoot any/everything out of my Noveske's. anything from steel cased junk to SSA stuff.
    if your high end weapon wont shoot junk, you might as well buy a junky weapon like BM, DPMS, RRA and oly. :tongueout:
     
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    RMTactical www.AR15pro.net CLM

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    Wolf is last resort ammo for me. That said, if your AR15 won't run decent quality ammo (steel cased or not) it is not a high quality rifle.
     
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    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I like the way you worded it better,......:rofl:
     
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    crazymoose Nonentity

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    All of my AR's get mostly Wolf, and I only use "top tier" parts.
     
  9. djegators

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    Thanks...I should have been more clear...I wasn't asking so much what your rifle handles, but what you prefer to shoot. Thanks for all the input.
     
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    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I have always preferred Winchester Q3131
    I used to have a good stash of Radaway Green, but it's long gone.
     
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    How do you properly port a rifle to run 32gr ammo and 77gr Mk262?
    If you port it to run cheap 55gr UMC or American eagle and eject to hit at 3 O'clock then when you run 77gr MK262 it will hit around 1 O'clock. Most commercial rifles are over gassed because the manufacturers don't want returns or warrenty issues so what do they care if your rifle gets the crap beat out of it and shears the bolt at the cam pin hole, afterall most don't know why the cases land at 1 O'clock as long as it ejects and feeds right?

    Winchester White box(M193) from Wally World for cheap stuff, some real M193 surplus runs at 58000psi too and is ok for practice and 3 gun, carbine classes etc, 55gr Nosler handloads for varmints, 75gr Amax for long distance. Federal's gold 69gr stuff is good for punching paper accurately.
     
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    Personally I run Federal XM193, seems to be cleaner than WWB and of course wolf. That being said, its more for cleaning than anything. I would rather buy cleaner ammo then spend 2 hours cleaning my AR versus 1 hour with cleaner ammo. (Times are just an example). I had a Custom Wilson Combat AR that I put 1000 rounds in a day of wolf through it and only had a couple bad rounds but I had to soak my bolt for 3 days to get it clean.
     
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    :headscratch::dunno:
     
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    I just bought a few K of American Tactical Imports 62 gr. from Turkey. Incredibly well made. Brass case, non-corrosive. Comes with a signed COA and accuracy certificate. Price was great for the quality. Bought some 150 gr. .308 for my REPR as well. Same good story.
     
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    Black Hills(blue or red box) for my LMT is preferred but any thing I can get my hands on works to.(yes that includes Wolf)
     
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    As far as I'm concerned, mags, bolts, and even rifles are expendable items that will wear out over the course of a steady training or shooting regimen. Quality parts will last longer and give fewer headaches.
     
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    What good is a high end AR that will only eat high end ammo? I feed my LMT whatever is on sale and haven't had a problem yet. If you buy/build a cheapie AR then it may only run the best of ammo but part of the bonus to a great rig is feeding it whatever you want and it eating it w/o missing a beat. If you're looking for accuracy and consistency well that's a different story.
     
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    Why are so many people over looking PMC?
    I get 1 inch at 100 with ease from my Ar's.
    By the case of 1k it's around #350.00.
    My guns will shoot the Federal Wally stuff but groups average 2.5 inches.
    I only shoot Wolf in my SKS.
    Wolf is bad amo, why run it through an expensive rifle?
    I've tried some in my Ar's and found it to be the dirtiest, and least accurate of all.
    The difference in costbewteen Wolf and PMC is less than a nickle a round.
     
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    Again, who is saying that?
     
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    I bought some of the Tula Cartridgeworks ammo (pretty much identical to Wolf and Monarch) at AIM surplus when 1K was $189 or so back in November. Academy Sports also sells Monarch steel case pretty cheap. I "prefer" to shoot whatever I can buy in bulk cheaply.

    When it comes to defensive ammo it's tough to beat 75 gr Hornady TAP, but it's VERY expensive.