Finally got to shoot it

Discussion in '223 / 5.56 MVP and Variants' started by Southerngunner, Dec 5, 2016.

  1. Southerngunner New Member

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    After waiting for the scope and mounts I finally got to sight in my MVP. I am very excited to work up some loads and get to a real range to see what this rifle will do. These targets were shot from a makeshift bench at 50 yards the first Target is 15 rounds the second is ten and the last is 5 shots. My scope is a Sightron 3x9 x40 Steel ring's and stock bases. The loads were CFE223 with 55 grain btsp bullets

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  2. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    Good stuff. Elevation is tight. Try a heavier bullet or lighter winds and you'll probably drop that group size a good bit on the horizontal. You definitely got a shooter.
  3. Southerngunner New Member

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    I have some 62 grain btsp bullets that is going to be in my next loads. Hopefully the next time I get out I will have a more solid platform to shoot from and stretch the
    distances to 100+ yards. I like the potential of CFE223 but I have some Varget and WW748 that I want to try, I will also see if I can get heavier projectiles possibly up to 75 grain. You're correct I think this rifle is a shooter, it definitely is a keeper.
  4. Barry Hedrick Member

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    Pretty nice shootin there Tex.
    I was in awe shooting the Hornaday 62gr FMJ boat tail handloaded. My Patrol loves these things. So I went and bought 1000 of them :) . This was at 50 yards and a 5 shot group. I'm not the best shot by a HUGE margin but had a lucky day! Yours may like them too. Next up will be the Sierra 1395 65gr SBT's and see what they'll do. Glad you like your rifle. Enjoy!


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  5. Southerngunner New Member

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    Great shooting on yours as well . I am trying to find some time later this week to get a couple different loads made up so I can get out again.
    Regards , Terry
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  6. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    The rifles will shoot. Handloading seems to be the only way to get full potential out of them.

    Here's a set of 3x 300m groups done with Berger 70gn VLD's.

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  7. Barry Hedrick Member

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    Nice Spam! I need to get me some of those plates.
  8. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    AR500.com or ebay. I've gotten really good AR plates from ebay. A good torso silhouette should run 50-70 bucks for a 3/8" plate. I lent my torso silhouette to a range for a while as a sight in target for our silhouette matches and it got put up daily as well. They holdup to an astonishing amount of punishment.
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  9. Keith Moderator

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    Nice shooting! I'm still experimenting with mine, as I have time, with factory loads. I want to try some 62gr and 69gr bullets next and see what happens. I would be nice to have a happy medium between the MVP and AR but the AR has a 1:7 barrel, so chances of that happening are about nil but one can dream. :D
  10. jwb47 Active Member

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    keith I have a sabre defense 1/7 20 inch goverment profile A4 rifle and this is what as worked for me in both my ar and mvp . dont laugh now but 53 grain v-max loaded with 2230 , 60 grain v-max loaded with 3031 and 62 grain barnes tsx loaded with 2230 .
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  11. jwb47 Active Member

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    I have a sightron sih-tac 3x9x40 on my thunder ranch , it has been a nice scope for the money , just about right for my needs .


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  12. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    Generally what you're looking for is not so much this or that twist rate being a determining factor but also taking achievable velocities due to barrel length into account. In my world I shoot for (pardon the pun) an Sg of 1.3-1.4. That's on the low side of just stable. This is how I get away with 75gn bullets on a 9 twist. They're not spun as hard as one otherwise might want to. Well, that and burnin' up the track on velocity with long barrels and hot loads to get there at all.
  13. Keith Moderator

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    Thank you for the personal experience info. More things to think about and try over the summer while I work on seeing what the rifles like and don't like.


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