223/5.56 ammo for 1/7 twist

223/5.56 ammo for 1/7 twist

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    223/5.56 ammo for 1/7 twist

    Gentlemen its been a few moons $ sunrises since active duty in the Marines but having seen the writing on the wall I returned a the Windham Weaponry -223 AR rifle(disguised as a Bushamster)
    and bought the rifle the rifle that we rolled in the mud,rain,heat(100degrees),snow and even took the rifle apart blindfolded and the dam rifle kept on ticking-- the Colt M16. Well today I bought the
    Colt M4-6920-AR rifle. This rifle has a 1/7 twist and I am asking ammo opinions for this rifle that will be part of my home defense.
    Thank-you & Semper Fi
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    Hornady 75-gr TAP is what I use. Excellent cartridge.

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    I think this article may help: Best Choices for Self Defense Ammo

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    I also got the Colt LE version of the AR. Not sure about the MaTech BUIS, but the .mil is planning to go back to them.

    I prefer Hornady 68 gr BTHP. Unlike my days in the Corp, I am no longer restricted to the NATO (M193) 55gr FMJ junk we were confined to. But it did the job in 'Nam.
    The 1:7 twist ratio is excellent for the heavier ammo. The popular 1:9 twist is better for the 55gr FMJ, that most folks use. It works.
    I still keep a couple cases of M855 (62gr), as I hear it is quite effective on blue helmets (just in case). HA!
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    Quote Originally Posted by patri0t View Post
    I also got the Colt LE version of the AR. Not sure about the MaTech BUIS, but the .mil is planning to go back to them.

    I prefer Hornady 68 gr BTHP. Unlike my days in the Corp, I am no longer restricted to the NATO (M193) 55gr FMJ junk we were confined to. But it did the job in 'Nam.
    The 1:7 twist ratio is excellent for the heavier ammo. The popular 1:9 twist is better for the 55gr FMJ, that most folks use. It works.
    I still keep a couple cases of M855 (62gr), as I hear it is quite effective on blue helmets (just in case). HA!
    Semper Fi-- Brother! I also served during the Nam Era. Have you any experience or know of any LE using Hornady 68 gr. BTHP?
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    I keep 64gr Federal Fusion soft points in my AR. I purchased the bullets as pulled components years ago.

    The 62gr Fusion MSR is probably the closest thing you're going to find today. The terminal effects are pretty nice.AMMO REVIEW: .223 62 gr FEDERAL FUSION and FUSION MSR - YouTube

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    Semper Fi Sneaky. I use 75 gr 5.56mm Hornady TAP - it is the best available assuming you don't plan on needing to defeat barriers/car windshields.

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    I have mine loaded with a standard soft point round. It is Prvi Partizan 55 GR, but I actually get it from Academy (labeled as Monarch).

    It has good accuracy out of my Palmetto State Armory 16" barrel (1:7 twist). At 100 yards it still puts a dimple in a 1/2" AR500 steel plate. More so than a standard FMJ or Bi-Metal jacket.

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    A 1/7 twist "should" be able to handle well anything from 50 grains on up - as a rule- however every rifle is an individual and YMMV some will even handle the lighter weights (< 50 grains) quite well - some won't .
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