Discussion in '223 / 5.56 MVP and Variants' started by Keith, Aug 31, 2017.
That's some decent field shooting right there. Not Spamassasin league but it's a heck of a lot better than a production rifle usually shoots.
Can't take a newb that's never shot before and have them smacking 900yrds inside 2 hours unless the rifle can do it. I did some pretty gnarly stuff with my factory barrel, it really surprised me that it was as good a shooter out of the box as it turned out to be. Now I've got the Columbia River Arms / Black Hole Weaponry barrel and it's even better.
He does tend to do a lot of shooting, so that may have some to do with it. Granted, he typically doesn't shoot the distances Spamassasin does, but he does make it a point of pride to be able to shoot well. Especially after running from target to target.
I haven't done a enough shooting with my 5.56 and it is still limited with the factory iron sights, so I really haven't got a chance to see how well mine will really shoot. I need to try the rounds Spamassassin recommended still. My 7.62 shoots phenomenally well with the right ammunition. Unfortunately, I haven't found anything to replace the now no longer in production 168 grain Remington Sierra Match Premier ammunition. Not that I've done a lot of bench rest shooting to wring that out either....I just haven't had the time this year since I've been playing catch up from when my shoulder was kaput.
Keith: Try FGMM (Federal Gold Medal Match) 168's. Should be basically the exact same load.
I did. The group opened up a lot. Whatever Federal does differently made a huge difference.
Come to think about it. When I shot the Federal, I didn't use the Caldwell Solo Rest to lock the rifle in, just bags. I might need to redo that in the same conditions.
A little clarification on the Remington. It was at the end of the day and I was out of fresh targets, thus why there are wider shots than what I measured.
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I have owned my 1st gen MVP for 4 years now. It has a fluted non threaded barrel. I have always had about 1/2 MOA groups with mine running 52 to 55 grain bullets. I picked up some 70 grain Bergers and went to the range yesterday and shot two 2" groups at 500m. I think I have found my load! Previous to that my best at 500m was 3.25" and was usually closer to 4".
The barrel on my gun is a good one. I did do a very strict break in procedure for the first 100 rounds though.
I'm sure with a better trigger and a muzzle brake it would be even better.
Just my .02 on a 2 month old thread lol
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