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This is a discussion on range report within the Accuracy forums, part of the M14 M1A Forum category; Went Saturday to test new load. This is my first M1A NM, so far I have about 300 rounds through it. Shot off bench iron ...


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Old March 26th, 2017, 06:29 AM   #1
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Went Saturday to test new load. This is my first M1A NM, so far I have about 300 rounds through it. Shot off bench iron sights. This is my best group so far at 200 yds. The lower group of 5 were fouling shots with my plinking load. The upper group is the load I was testing. Did great first 4 then the one out at nine oclock. 12" target, 2.75" bull.
Load was :
LC brass
168 gr Hornaday ELD
40.5 gr. IMR4895
2.80 OAL
2 each 5 shot chrono data
2482 fps avg. 2494 fps avg
ES=31 ES=25
SD=11 SD=11
Loaded on Dillon 550. Still working on a 168 gr. SMK load
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Old March 26th, 2017, 06:38 AM   #2
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I would say your load is working. Nice shooting.

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Old March 26th, 2017, 06:55 AM   #3
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Nice Shooting - Only a suggestion: If you have a shooting glove and coat (or just a really think coat), and preferably a mat of some type....... next time, try testing in the prone position, tight sling and a sand bag under the wrist of your forward hand. Over the years it seems I could always shoot my M1As better that way.....

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Very nice shooting Jeff. I used to love iron sights when my eyes were a lot better. Congrats on a successful load development too.

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