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robmcleod82
03-19-2014, 09:36 PM
So I am wondering how many of you have shot your m14s past 600 yards? I really do not find it to be very effective, Im running an arms 18, and super sniper 10x on mine. Seems that at that range it gets to be about a 4moa rifle. Im wondering if i am finding the limitation of a 150g fmjbt bullet? Maybe Ill experiment with some 155 match bullets. What are you guys seeing? Current load is 41.5g of 4895 with 150g hornady fmjbt bullets

Haywire1
03-19-2014, 09:40 PM
The National Match shooters use 168 gr super match ammo for out to 1000. 168gr match is also standard issue for the US M14 designated marksmen.

H2O MAN
03-20-2014, 07:53 AM
So I am wondering how many of you have shot your m14s past 600 yards? I really do not find it to be very effective, Im running an arms 18, and super sniper 10x on mine. Seems that at that range it gets to be about a 4moa rifle. Im wondering if i am finding the limitation of a 150g fmjbt bullet? Maybe Ill experiment with some 155 match bullets. What are you guys seeing? Current load is 41.5g of 4895 with 150g hornady fmjbt bullets


The National Match shooters use 168 gr super match ammo for out to 1000. 168gr match is also standard issue for the US M14 designated marksmen.

I have fired 146gr NATO surplus out to 500 yards with good results.
I know that I will need to switch up to 168gr to reach 600, 700, 800 yards accurately.

Also, I would use LC M118 LR or the commercial equivalent to reach 1000 yards

Haywire1
03-20-2014, 08:10 AM
I was hoping you would pop in bud. I am not up on long distance stuff and to be honest it has been almost 20years since I shot past 600 but I thought I remembered 168gr was needed for going out that far.

Petamocto
03-20-2014, 06:12 PM
I was hoping you would pop in bud. I am not up on long distance stuff and to be honest it has been almost 20years since I shot past 600 but I thought I remembered 168gr was needed for going out that far.

Today's generation's answer: Why work for it? It's so much easier just to get a 338 Lapua Mag (Timber Wolf in our circles) or a 50 cal to shoot that far with less corrections.