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September 13, 2001, 20:44
I just got a box of Rem. accelerators(55 gn. pointed soft pt.), factory loads.
Can I shoot them thur Fal (I quess on 1/2)?
Should I shoot them?
They must be old (10 yrs?), do you think they are still good?
Sorry so many questions. Different ammo!
I paid $10 f/ box..
September 13, 2001, 21:58
Should be O.K. considering the low pressure behind such a light projectile. Remember that there is a minimun difference between 7.62 NATO and .308 Win. I'd make sure it chambered o.k., aim at the target, make sure I had eye protection, then turn my head before I pulled the trigger on the first round. Then I'd inspect the case to check for high pressure, etc. Just a note...I used some Rem. 30/06 accelerators to hunt coyotes back in the late 80's. They were o.k., light recoil, but accuracy was around 3-4 inches at 100 yards. That was out of a Ruger M-77 that would shoot 1-2 inch groups with anything you fed it, and under 1 inch groups with handloads. I have no idea what the .308 would do. Let me know. :D :D
September 14, 2001, 00:27
ABSOLUTELY DO NOT SHOOT ACCELERATORS IN ANY WEAPON WITH A FLASH HIDER OR MUZZLE BRAKE!!!!
There is a very real danger of the plastic sabot coming off and getting hung up in the flash hider or muzzle brake. The next shot then destroys the end of your rifle.
Save the stuff for a rifle with a plain muzzle.
September 14, 2001, 09:04
I did not think about the mb :rolleyes: .
Well, looks like I have a box of worthless ammo :mad: !
Any ideas what I should do w/ it?
I wouldn'd mind getting a mas rifle(308), but wife says that I buy another rifle: she'll use it on ME!!!! :eek:
Another reason to ask questions here!
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