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November 13, 2016, 21:05
weather - sunny & warm
rifle: 16" barrel, m16a1 upper, iron sights
ammo: federal american eagle- 223 rem 55 gr bullets; pmc 223, 55 gr bullets
shot off steel table, sandbags, shot at 19"x 22" target w 6" round center
100 yd - kept rounds on 6" center
200 yd - kept about half of rounds on center, remainder on target
300 yd - target was small but kept about rounds on box
the ar carbine is starting to grow on me. did not need to adjust sights, no malfs.

November 14, 2016, 11:22
Wow i'd be happy just seeing that target at 300. Any idea of the make of the berrel? Twist?

November 14, 2016, 22:33
there is a faint 5.56 mark on the barrel , thats it. i bought the used upper so no info about previous owner or twist rate. i need a bigger target at 400 yds. the barrel is heavy contour under the handguards & normal diameter from front sight forward. that 22" wide target box looks real small at 300 yds. this is my general purpose rifle. usually take it hiking.