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Old 01-21-2010, 20:58   #1
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.223 HD ammo

i have been looking around for some ammo for home defence and was looking at hornady tap because its suppost to fragment. i never really thought of the AR so much as a HD gun cause i thought it would over penetrate. after asking around and seeing some tests done i found you are more likely have a pistol round over penetrate then a good non fmj .223. [ standard A2 20'' 1 in 7 twist colt]
any suggestions?
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Old 01-21-2010, 21:35   #2
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I just bought and tested five types of HP match ammo to test for accuracy.

The Hornday rounds (75grn match) were not good from my 16" 1/9 barrel.

Hands down, the 50m and 100m accuracy winner was Prvi Partizan .223 75grn Match HP. Best price is either from ammunition to go or aim surplus. (Number 2 is Silver Bear 62gn, go figure?)

I'm going to try the PP 68gn Match next.
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Old 01-21-2010, 21:41   #3
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I tried the Hornady as well and found it was not as accurate out of my 16.5 in barrel. I was suprised that so far the best SD ammo I found as far as accurracy goes is the Federal HP 200 Bulk from WM.I have tried Hornady, Prvi, and Remington.
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Old 01-21-2010, 21:42   #4
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I am not using anything for HD/SD that will not easily penetrate 2 sheets of 1/2 inch drywall.
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:45   #5
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I had the same question a few weeks back. Everywhere I went for info, all came up the same.

This, in 75gr.

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...equestid=16629
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:48   #6
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i'm really looking for affect, if i use it in SD the distance will be close. anyone know what SWAT entry teams use?
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:53   #7
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i'm really looking for affect, if i use it in SD the distance will be close. anyone know what SWAT entry teams use?
Do a google of the ammo I linked to you.
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Old 01-22-2010, 09:47   #8
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I had the same question a few weeks back. Everywhere I went for info, all came up the same.

This, in 75gr.

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...equestid=16629
Bought!

Is there anywhere to find Hornady TAP in 5.56? I just want to try
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Old 01-22-2010, 09:59   #9
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Bought!

Is there anywhere to find Hornady TAP in 5.56? I just want to try
IIRC, it's only reserved for LE by limitations put on dealers via Horandy.
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Old 01-22-2010, 11:29   #10
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Yeah but there are some greedy people who sell it thru auctions on gunbroker and other sites. There was one website that sold it directly too, ammo4less or something..
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Old 01-22-2010, 11:32   #11
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Ammunitions To Go is the name..

http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/catalo...istic-tip-ammo

Its not listed there now, but trust me they have sold it in the past.
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I just bought and tested five types of HP match ammo to test for accuracy.

The Hornday rounds (75grn match) were not good from my 16" 1/9 barrel.

Hands down, the 50m and 100m accuracy winner was Prvi Partizan .223 75grn Match HP. Best price is either from ammunition to go or aim surplus. (Number 2 is Silver Bear 62gn, go figure?)

I'm going to try the PP 68gn Match next.
75 grains is a little on the heavy side for a 1:9 twist. Also, a shorter barrel sometimes needs a faster twist to stabilize the same round properly.
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