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American Eagle XM855 ammo sucks

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by coyoteman5, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. coyoteman5

    coyoteman5 North south east west Active Member

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    The holes Circled in red are the American Eagle XM855 I've never seen Emil shoot that bad before. The rounds circled in white are Winchester VarmintX.
    The rounds circled in blue is another brand of American Eagle 50 gr jacket hollowpoint. The rounds circled and green is Remington UMC in yellow box.
    The rounds not circled are a mix of all the other rounds but the XM855. All the other rounds are 55grs
    This is out of a bushmaster AR varminter with a 4.5 x 14.5 Leupold scope. The Boy that American Eagle XM855 ammo is not even good for plonking that ammo sucks out of my AR. Look forward to start reloading for it in the future.
    I hope the photo uploaded if it doesn't Ill be back.

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  2. coyoteman5

    coyoteman5 North south east west Active Member

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    Forgot to mention the one's circled in white in the bull's-eye that is 10 rounds Round were hitting a little to the left so i clicked it one click to the right you can see it walk over to the bull's-eye.
     
  3. bullshot

    bullshot Thurston ,WA Member

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    I shoot LC 62gr and have no problems grouping tight out to 400+ yards and kills yotes just fine
     
  4. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    It's not unusual to have one type of ammo suck in a given rifle. Nutnfancy tested an AR recently that loved 2 brands and shot sub MOA yet hated the more expensive brands
     
  5. coyoteman5

    coyoteman5 North south east west Active Member

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    That is one thing I would like to try is a heavier grain bullet. The 55gr VarmintX should dust off a yote good enough.
     
  6. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    So, Is the ammo in question also 55 grainers?
     
  7. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    It's 62 grains with a built in wobble tip/"penetrator".
     
  8. coyoteman5

    coyoteman5 North south east west Active Member

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    I thought all the ammo I had was 50 to 55 grain but I was wrong these are 62 grain FMJ bt ball

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  9. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    The problem could very well be a slow rate of twist barrel. Just cant stabilize the long pills.
     
  10. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Look at the bright side.. they'll be just the ticket for machine gunning AR500 beer cans at 25 yards.
     
  11. coyoteman5

    coyoteman5 North south east west Active Member

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    I do Believe my AR has a 1 in 9 twist I don't see it mark anywhere on it the lower it reads 223-5.56 mod xm15-E2S.
     
  12. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    I would think a 1:9 would handle them a bit better than group size indicates. I'd try that ammo in a faster barrel before organizing a lynch mob after AE.
     
  13. coyoteman5

    coyoteman5 North south east west Active Member

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    Yeah it very well might be that it's not the bullet weight it's just the bullet and or powder combo. maybe a different brand bullet in that weight my gun might like it better.
     
  14. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    don't blame the ammo, it's your barrel twist rate.

    also this is why you try out the ammo first, before stack-up. ;)
     
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  15. coyoteman5

    coyoteman5 North south east west Active Member

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    Yes I was just looking up some info on the one in nine twist and it looks like the 62 Gr is its upper limit in most cases.
     
  16. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    I run it in a Ruger556 1 in 9 and it is tack driver ammo. Tight groups at 100, 200 and 300. No problems with any of it to date.
     
  17. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    FWIW My BCM's all have 1 in 7 twist and shoot these just fine.
     
  18. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    1:7 should work great for 60+ grain bullets
     
  19. Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler Snohomish County, WA Active Member

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    My Colt LE6920 chews up that Herters stuff that Cabelas sells for 5.99 and is accurate as hell. . .
     
  20. nastybynature

    nastybynature ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Active Member

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    My M&P 15 does great with the XM855. It is part of my reserve for SHTF scenario.

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