7.62 Patrol Accuracy

Discussion in '308/ 7.62 MVP and Variants' started by Marneaus, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. Gottahunt New Member

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    I got my MVP patrol in 308 a couple weeks ago. It has a Vortex Diamondback 3X10 with weaver rings. Got the scope mounted, bought two different 168 gr ammo choices and hit the range. Bench rest with a bipod and bags on a calm day, the best I could get @ 100 yds out of the Hornady TAP ammo was 2 MOA and with the Remington Hog Hammer ammo was a little better but still not 1 MOA. I read on here about the rail not being tight (I did not check this before mounting the scope) so I pulled the scope and sure enough, the screws in the rail were barely snug. Oil under the rail. So it got a good cleaning and remounted.

    Got some federal premium gold medal 168 grains in and will try a 150 grain Remington core-lokt as well as a 180 grain core-lokt next trip to the range. Also ordered the MGT LSS chassis to try. I love the idea of this rifle for hogs, deer and what ever but I want to find an available load that it likes. I don't mind reloading but my reloading stuff is so old. . . I Just need to get it to shoot like I know/hope it can.
  2. Keith Moderator

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    I shot ragged holes at 100 yards today using Remington 168 grain BTHP Match. The Federal brand seemed to do just as well but I ran out of that ammunition before I finally got the scope dialed in where I wanted.

    I would say the group was about .5 inch. I kept the target, so I can measure it later. I could take a picture but it has several rounds in it while fine tuning so it's not the best illustrative target.


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  3. Keith Moderator

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    I measure 3/8" of an inch at it's widest point.

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  4. Bobby Kobito Member

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    I've found that with most Guns, that 'Accuracy' relies more on the Shooters abilities than anything else! Today's guns , with the occasional exception of course, will shoot true if the shooter does their job. The shooter has to have the Gunstock pulled into their Shoulder with a good Cheek Weld, a Firm Grip on the Stock with their non-trigger hand, breathing properly, proper sight picture with a scope or iron sights, positive contact on the trigger than squeezing the trigger to the rear, holding it until after the gun fires. That's what I see as needed for accuracy with any rifle.
  5. Keith Moderator

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    There is truth in that. I've had great range days and not so great. Depending on how I feel or in the case of the last time I was at the range. Too much caffeine and sugar in take while awaiting my turn to shoot. I couldn't relax enough to shoot well. I won't do that again!


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  6. X Ring Accuracy Member

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    3 things make for good shooting. Rifle, ammo, shooter. Its a tripod for lack of a better term. One fails, the teepee falls over..
  7. gashmaster344 New Member

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    i have some fggm 175. what kinda group did it get? im itching to try. lol
  8. gashmaster344 New Member

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    ok i have some range stats....fgmm 168gr shot sevral groups 1moa to .75moa, at a velociety of 2500fps,,, 175 gr fgmm did not produce good groups around 2moa,,, 165 fedral fusion also produced aroun 2moa... all shooting done with yhm phantom 308 qd suppressor, using the muzzel brake type adaptor...at least i know the gun can do moa....now to find a hunting load that will shoot moa...any suggestions are appreciated...thanx fellow shooters.
  9. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    Remington green box soft point 150's. I'm tellin' ya. Gotta at least give em' a try. I've put a train car load of critters on the turf with em.

    If you're handloading you can try my go-to .308 load. 165grain Hornady SST. 44.5 grains IMR 4895, seat to jump .010, no crimp, .003 neck tension. Should see 2680fps from a 24" barrel. That's on commercial brass. Cut powder charge at least 2 grains for .mil brass.
  10. wood chucker Moderator

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    Another vote for trying the Remington fodder.
  11. 308PatrollerTX New Member

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    My setup:
    .308 Patrol/IProtec3x9RailedScope/iprotecO2 green light/16.5" barreled A2flash arrest
    Night Varmint Hunting

    At range thus far 70 rounds since new, 2 outings @ 100yds

    Monarch cheap 150gr, not too bad 4-5" 5 shot groups with hot barrel (getting it on paper n dialed in)

    180 grain Fed Fusion, terrible results (I love this round btw in other guns)

    165 grain Hornady Full Boar Best Round So far, many 2.5" 3 shot groups w warm barrel, one 1.25" group

    165 grain Fusion, 3" groups the norm, 1st two shots within 1.5" of each other, third shot 3" off when barrel warms....consistently

    165 boat tails the ticket so far for me, dropped a 170lb hog with the Hornady round two days ago, shot went where I was aiming in the night under the green light, shot hit right where I aimed.
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  12. wood chucker Moderator

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    Welcome to the boards.
  13. 308PatrollerTX New Member

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    Thank ya sir.
    Love this little gun! My shooting at the range was off a bipod w sandbag under heel of butt; I'm sure I could get tighter groups with bench rest; main point is last 4 groups I shot, the first two shots very close to bullseye, and close together; 3rd plus shots will still get it in a 4" circle.

    Next range outing will be with 168 & 170gr boat tails, and will use bench rest.
  14. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    308PatrollerTX ... just a hunch, have you tried something in a 130grain loading? Given the grouping performance you're seeing with mid-weight bullets it might be worth a try. I'm betting they'll group a little tighter. Barnes makes a 130gn TTSX loading that's a real zinger. 3125fps, slaps medium game like deer and hogs hard by all reports.
  15. Bobby Kobito Member

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    I am reloading using Hornady 150gr FMJ, 43.1 grains of H4895, Lapua + Norma Brass & CCI #200 primers.
    The pictures shows a 15" Gong at 210 yards that I shot with Iron Sights.
    Notice the Smile under the Gong from Splatter:cool:

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  16. 308PatrollerTX New Member

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    Hmmmm, I'll give them a shot too. Going after hogs again tonight. I didn't really try any nicer 150gr bullets; leaned towards 165 after reading good reports of 168s here.

    I'll run some nice 150s and 130s next time. Getting after the hogs again tonight!
  17. Bobby Kobito Member

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    @308PatrollerTX Let me know how the 150gr FMJ's work! You should get good results! I brought down a 175 lb Doe on opening day last year using 150gr fmj, she barrel rolled (literally flip 360 degrees) when a shot to the shoulder, landed and took 4 hops to 10 o'clock. The Pic shows the Exit Wound

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  18. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    A hundred and seventy five pounds!?!!!!11one!

    Outside of mulies I've only ever seen a deer that big one time. Then I shot it in the neck. For out here that was a seriously big buck. A doe that big... damn.
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  19. gashmaster344 New Member

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    i once bagged a doe in nw oklahoma that dressed 168lbs...it is my longest kill shot to date 701yds
  20. 308PatrollerTX New Member

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    Rattled off three rounds of cheap Monarch 145 Gr at 75 yards off the hood of my truck fairly rapidly, first shot I definitely pulled (far left, last 2 I got better squeeze); whacked barrel on hunt stand, was just checking it.

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