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Winchester Super X 150 grain power point with M1A

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Old January 22nd, 2013, 03:23 PM   #1
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Winchester Super X 150 grain power point with M1A

Does anyone have an opinion on shooting this ammo through a Springfield standard M1? I found a good deal on some and was wondering if I should purchase it.

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Old January 22nd, 2013, 03:33 PM   #2
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Yes it is good to go.
Here is an e-mail from Springfield Armory to me on this subject.........

Springfield Armory Recommended ammo for our rifles chambered in .308

Any commercially produced, new in box .308 ammunition that meets the following requirements:

• Is a 147 to 180 grain bullet.

• Is full metal jacket (FMJ), hollow point (HP or BTHP), or ballistic tip type bullet.

• Hornady’s new superformance ammo is OK to shoot in the M1A but NOT recommended for the M1 Garand.

• Hornady tap ammo is better for the shorter barreled rifles.

• Black Hills re-manufactured ammo is ok to use.



You can also use SURPLUS 7.62X51 NATO ammo that meets the following requirements:

• Is clean and from sealed containers

• Is NATO spec. It will have a NATO spec mark on the case head and /or on the packaging that looks like a plus sign inside of a circle.



Ammunition NOT recommended for your rifle:

• Avoid using surplus ammo tha tis “loose” or “bulk” – is is inconsitant in size and can be reloads.

• Avoid using steel case ammo, it is VERY hard on your chamber and can reduce the life span of your rifle.

• Do not use “ light Magnum” type ammo.

• Do not use soft point (SP) ammo, the lead shavings can get into the action and jam it up.

• We do not recommend the use of any cast bullets.



For best accuracy we recommend:

• Federal Match or Black Hills match 168 or 175 grain

• Hornady Match/ custom 168 grain or Hornady TAP 110 or 168 grain.



Please visit web site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.308_Winchester

for further comparison between .308 and 7.62 ammo.



Thank you for choosing Springfield Armory.

Have a nice day!

Sarah

Customer Service

Springfield Armory

800-680-6866



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Subject: Sales Email - Sent: 10/30/12 14:09:06 -05:00 - ammo question

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Ammunition NOT recommended for your rifle:

• Do not use soft point (SP) ammo, the lead shavings can get into the action and jam it up.
Power X is soft point hunting rounds.

That said I have and do shoot Remington CoreLokt which is basically the same thing.

My CMI 25 rd mags don't like it, I usually get 1 in a mag that the soft lead nose grabs the front of the mag and stops the bolt cold. I have an unknown brand 20 rd mag that they feed from flawlessly though. The front of that mag is about 1/8" lower than the CMI mags.

One thing to watch for is check around the lugs every mag change or so for lead in the receiver, I have not had any problems, but you can get small shavings of lead built up after a few mags. Because of that I don't recommend doing any mag dumps with it.

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How do those core lock shoot? Do they have a cannelure? I found a place that sells them in a box of 2000 for a fair price, but not sure on the quality on Rem. core locks.

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I shot a few boxes of the power points and they shot great from my M1A and will again if I get to hunt with it but like has been said I wouldn't give it a steady diet of them. Dan

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I shot a few boxes of the power points and they shot great from my M1A and will again if I get to hunt with it but like has been said I wouldn't give it a steady diet of them. Dan
Did you notice the bolt coming back harder than say with 147GR NATO rounds?
I fired some REM tipped 150 gr hand loads I made for a friend. They were not "Hot" loads but I could feel the bold rap back harder than usual. Darn things were accurate though!

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How do those core lock shoot? Do they have a cannelure? I found a place that sells them in a box of 2000 for a fair price, but not sure on the quality on Rem. core locks.
They are the most accurate round I have put through the rifle so far. And yes, they do feel a little warmer than most FMJ I have shot, but nothing that worries me yet.

Rammac did a check for me and they are within pressure limits.

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These were just the projectiles.

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I have some Winchester 150grn SP's loaded up for the Socom... they shoot fine. Because they are flat base bullets, they are actually quite accurate at 100M...

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I have fired a few boxes of Core-Lokt my M1 seems to like them but I too wouldn't feed them steady (mainly got them for hunting)

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