Post by steelringer on Oct 7, 2012 19:06:42 GMT -8
So, I got my barrel just before I went on vacation. I finally got a chance to get it built out and take it to the range.
(Sorry, no pics yet)
The build specs are as follows:
Upper: Aero Precision Upper parts kit from JSE surplus with Spikes Pirate dust cover Black Hole Weaponry LTR 20" barrel in 6X45 YHM low profile gas block Hogue Overmolded Rifle-lenght handguard in OD Green
Lower: Custom lower from Zombie Defense in Henrico, VA PSA LPK w/o fire control Chip McCormick fire control group - tactical w/straight trigger ERGO OD green grip
I loaded up some ammo using once fired Federal .223 brass with a load of 20.5 grains of AA2200 and Hornady 87 grain SSP bullets (blem bullets from Midway). I forgot my magazines at home, so I was single loading everything. All of my groups were less than 2" with my best group (5-shot) being just over an inch. There were some slight ejector swipes on the brass, so I will probably back off a half grain on this load, but I am completely stoked that a gun that I built from the ground up shoots as well as this one does.
Post by steelringer on Oct 15, 2012 18:28:52 GMT -8
I thought I had some RL15 down in the reloading cave, but it was RL17. So, I loaded up some more 87s with XBR 8208 instead. I went with a ladder to see if the gun likes that powder. If not, I will try some 4895 or 3031. The 3031 is a bit bulky, but it works great in my 7TCU.
I am going to have some fun with this one.
I have a State Park coming up in December and I really hope to have this gun ready to go for it.