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Any plinkers out there?jose_Tex_mex
Jul 14, 2003 3:50 PM
FWIW - anti gun nuts flame away. My question is more about ballitics and Physics than anything else.

Does anyone shoot a .223 Rem, in a rifle with a 1/7 twist? Is there a rule of thumb as to the grain one uses (55, 62. ?) or is this determined by experience?

I never considered buying a firearm. However, I am concerned with the 10 year anniversary of the weapons ban. I am afraid bush won't shoot it down, no pun intended. To mark the occasion I bought an HK SL8 - $975, nice deal...

So any plinkers out there? What do you shoot?
Since you askSteveS
Jul 14, 2003 5:11 PM
Funny thing, I pulled out my ancient Mossberg .22 a few months ago and went to the range and had great fun. Next thing I know, I pick up a Saiga .223, a sporterized AK-47, from our former Communist friends in Russia. So, yes, I do plink and have learned a great deal about this stuff recently.

In a nutshell, you can use either 55 or 62 grain ammo with your 1-in-7 twist, but I think that you will find that the heavier grain is better stablized. Matter-of-fact, either the Barnaul or Wolf website has a little write-up where a tester found that you lose something like 20% accuracy at 100 yards with the lighter grained ammo.

Here is a link that will give you more information along this line than you will ever need:

If you are in Texas, Oshman's has some Winchester USA .223R1 on sale for $3.99 a box and it has shot the best of anything I have tried thus far. Now I've got to go check out your new toy. (you will find that a .22 is a lot cheaper plinking and quite a challenge with open sights at 100 to 200 yards)

Let the flamers flame, who cares?
Just checkedSteveS
Jul 14, 2003 5:23 PM
Found a little tidbit of info. on your toy, very nice, a G36 variant. The bit I read said this toy shoots 1 MOA at 100 yards with open sights, that's pretty accurate, and that the gun wasn't picky but did as well with 55 grain Nosler BT as it did with 69 grain Sierra Match King. (if you don't know already, those are expensive examples of plinking ammo., the Winchester I mentioned would be much less expensive but not so accurate)

Have fun.
Since you askjose_Tex_mex
Jul 14, 2003 6:30 PM
Have you checked out the They seem to have some great deals.

Also, I like straight pull rifles like the Schmidt Rubin K31. If you are looking for a nice 22LR plinker, have a look at They have a great CZECH BRNO for $160.

I will try out the ammo and see what happens. From what I have heard you are correct wrt 62 grain. I was concerned with such a fast twist that I might spin the round into pieces.

I cannot wait to get the HK. If you have a few bucks I would suggest buying one and leaving it under the bed. Right now you'll make more money off of its appreciation than any other financial endeavour. They are not going to be bringing it into the country any more. Remember a few years ago when they did the same thing to that funky looking Steyr Aug? Value went through the roof in a year or two.

Thanks for the link. Keep it safe!
Jul 14, 2003 8:20 PM
I haven't yet bought from the Ammunition Store but I talked with them and am going to try out some Barnaul Silver Bear and maybe some Maine ammo. to see if I like either better than the Winchester I mentioned. Did some other checking and you could certainly try some 69 grain in your 1-in-7,plus it looks like you snagged a really good price on the rifle.Far cheaper than anything I saw.

Just refinishing my old Mossberg tonight, it is an excellent shooter. Already had one or two people want to buy it from me.

I've done quite well on XM satellite radio stock recently. It was less than $2 in January and is now up to the $12 to $13 range and I think will go higher.

Enjoy the plinking.