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    Two Days At The Range With The .223 Remington....

    My wife took pictures of the Ferengi shooting his single shot bolt-action Cooper Arms Varmint Extreme rifle. Now I have to find out how to post pictures on this site if I can. Of course, I'm in my Hew-mon disguise so as to not scare the bejesus out of the other Hew-mons at the range.

    The first day I was shooting Hornaday's Frontier ammo and boys is that crap ammo. So much so I thought maybe my rifle wasn't functioning properly. Out of 56 rounds eleven would not fire.

    So today back out to the range but this time with premium Hornady and Sierra ammo and Fiocchi ammo. All ammo worked like clock work no problems whatsoever. Sure glad it was the ammo and not the very expensive custom rifle. The Sierra shot the best out of this rifle today but who knows what the next range session will be like. You never know with a rifle. They are just like a woman very temperamental.

    Now if I could only figure out how to post pictures.
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    Sounds like a fun time. Some inexpensive and military rounds can have harder then normal primers leading to failure to fire with some rifles. With military ammo it is done to guard against primer piercing that can be dangerous to the weapon and shooter. That frontier ammo is most likely made for use in AR and mini 14 type rifles, like most things in life not all ammo plays well with all guns. Use to be we always found what works best with our particular firearms and stuck with it, not so easy to do now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quark View Post
    My wife took pictures of the Ferengi shooting his single shot bolt-action Cooper Arms Varmint Extreme rifle. Now I have to find out how to post pictures on this site if I can. Of course, I'm in my Hem-mon disguise so as to not scare the bejesus out of the other Hew-mons at the range.

    The first day I was shooting Hornaday's Frontier ammo and boys is that crap ammo. So much so I thought maybe my rifle wasn't functioning properly. Out of 56 rounds eleven would not fire.

    So today back out to the range but this time with premium Hornady and Sierra ammo and Fiocchi ammo. All ammo worked like clock work no problems whatsoever. Sure glad it was the ammo and not the very expensive custom rifle. The Sierra shot the best out of this rifle today but who knows what the next range session will be like. You never know with a rifle. They are just like a woman very temperamental.

    Now if I could only figure out how to post pictures.
    What twist rate and what grain of ammo does it like. Can’t go wrong ( 1:9 to 1:7) with Black Hills topped with 68gn Sierra Match King. Being a bolt gun you might find the 77gn fit. Or the 62gn is preferred by your rifle.

    https://www.brownells.com/ammunition...rod103255.aspx
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    Here is one heck of a day. Black Water, Travis Haley on the trigger, using 77gn Black Hills to reach out further than the enemy expected.

    http://www.black-hills.com/product-c...-1-c-mil-pack/


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    Quote Originally Posted by Quark View Post
    My wife took pictures of the Ferengi shooting his single shot bolt-action Cooper Arms Varmint Extreme rifle. Now I have to find out how to post pictures on this site if I can. Of course, I'm in my Hem-mon disguise so as to not scare the bejesus out of the other Hew-mons at the range.

    The first day I was shooting Hornaday's Frontier ammo and boys is that crap ammo. So much so I thought maybe my rifle wasn't functioning properly. Out of 56 rounds eleven would not fire.

    So today back out to the range but this time with premium Hornady and Sierra ammo and Fiocchi ammo. All ammo worked like clock work no problems whatsoever. Sure glad it was the ammo and not the very expensive custom rifle. The Sierra shot the best out of this rifle today but who knows what the next range session will be like. You never know with a rifle. They are just like a woman very temperamental.

    Now if I could only figure out how to post pictures.
    I dunno I'm not supposed 2 do this "Anymore"..

    Just saying if ya ain't "On The Ball" no matter the "Artillery"..

    Somebody get the "Drop" on ya when ya "Least Expecting" with like a 38 Revolver..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusader View Post
    Sounds like a fun time. Some inexpensive and military rounds can have harder then normal primers leading to failure to fire with some rifles. With military ammo it is done to guard against primer piercing that can be dangerous to the weapon and shooter. That frontier ammo is most likely made for use in AR and mini 14 type rifles, like most things in life not all ammo plays well with all guns. Use to be we always found what works best with our particular firearms and stuck with it, not so easy to do now.
    I've been thinking along those same lines. It says .223 Remington and does not say for AR type firearms only but I'm beginning to think that is what it is. I might just give the stuff away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dummy View Post
    What twist rate and what grain of ammo does it like. Can’t go wrong ( 1:9 to 1:7) with Black Hills topped with 68gn Sierra Match King. Being a bolt gun you might find the 77gn fit. Or the 62gn is preferred by your rifle.

    https://www.brownells.com/ammunition...rod103255.aspx
    The barrel is one in twelve twist for varmint bullets between 45 to 60 grain bullets. 55 grain varmint bullets work great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quark View Post
    The barrel is one if twelve twist for varmint bullets between 45 to 60 grain bullets. 55 grain varmint bullets work great.
    Black Hills has your flavors.



    • .223 Remington
      36 Gr. Varmint Grenade
      Velocity: 3750 FPS
      Energy: 1124 Ft. Lbs.
      40 Gr. Hornady V-MAX ®
      Velocity: 3600 FPS
      Energy: 1151 Ft. Lbs.
      50 Gr. Hornady V-MAX ®
      Velocity: 3300 FPS
      Energy: 1209 Ft. Lbs.
      52 Gr. Match HP
      Velocity: 3250 FPS
      Energy: 1219 Ft. Lbs.
      55 Gr. Full Metal Jacket
      Velocity: 3200 FPS
      Energy: 1250 Ft. Lbs.
      55 Gr. Soft Point
      Velocity: 3200 FPS
      Energy: 1250 Ft. Lbs.
      55 Gr. Barnes MPG
      Velocity: 3100 FPS
      Energy: 1173 Ft. Lbs.
      55 Gr. Barnes TSX
      Velocity: 3200 FPS
      Energy: 1250 Ft. Lbs.
      60 Gr. Soft Point
      Velocity: 3075 FPS
      Energy: 1260 Ft. Lbs.
      60 Gr. Hornady V-MAX ®
      Velocity: 3050 FPS
      Energy: 1239 Ft. Lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dummy View Post
    Here is one heck of a day. Black Water, Travis Haley on the trigger, using 77gn Black Hills to reach out further than the enemy expected.

    http://www.black-hills.com/product-c...-1-c-mil-pack/


    Just like shooting PDs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dummy View Post
    Black Hills has your flavors.



    • .223 Remington
      36 Gr. Varmint Grenade
      Velocity: 3750 FPS
      Energy: 1124 Ft. Lbs.
      40 Gr. Hornady V-MAX ®
      Velocity: 3600 FPS
      Energy: 1151 Ft. Lbs.
      50 Gr. Hornady V-MAX ®
      Velocity: 3300 FPS
      Energy: 1209 Ft. Lbs.
      52 Gr. Match HP
      Velocity: 3250 FPS
      Energy: 1219 Ft. Lbs.
      55 Gr. Full Metal Jacket
      Velocity: 3200 FPS
      Energy: 1250 Ft. Lbs.
      55 Gr. Soft Point
      Velocity: 3200 FPS
      Energy: 1250 Ft. Lbs.
      55 Gr. Barnes MPG
      Velocity: 3100 FPS
      Energy: 1173 Ft. Lbs.
      55 Gr. Barnes TSX
      Velocity: 3200 FPS
      Energy: 1250 Ft. Lbs.
      60 Gr. Soft Point
      Velocity: 3075 FPS
      Energy: 1260 Ft. Lbs.
      60 Gr. Hornady V-MAX ®
      Velocity: 3050 FPS
      Energy: 1239 Ft. Lbs.
    Thanks. In this day and age you get what you get. One thing I like about Sierra loaded ammo they have nickel plated cases or at least the ammo I have is nickel plated.

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