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Prairie Dog
05-06-2012, 10:20 AM
Anyone shooting this stuff? Good? Bad? Otherwise?

At 40 cents for a 55 grain bullet is it at least a decent range round for a Norc M4?

Thanks!

superbrad
05-06-2012, 02:58 PM
I can't speak on these in particular but I can say that every other American Eagle product I have bought has been surprisingly good.....

Redhouse
05-06-2012, 04:36 PM
I bought a can of it, it's gone bang every time. One guy at the range today had a couple where the primer was obviously hit but it did not go bang, not sure if it was the firing pin not getting deep enough or what.

Cavs42
05-06-2012, 06:15 PM
I shoot it out of my Stag and I get decent accuracy. The "Tactical" tag is because they have harder primers, and are specifically intended for AR style rifles, in case anyone was wondering.

KILLS WITH KIMBER
05-07-2012, 12:30 PM
Some of the A/E .223 with Lake City brass has primer pockets so far off center that when the pin hits the primer it misses the anvil and there is a FTF.

Farlsincharge
05-07-2012, 12:31 PM
Must be using "seconds" brass from LC.

df1eye
05-08-2012, 06:01 PM
I've shot just over 400 round of it now. No problems, feeds ok, gone "bang" every time. :)

Diesel
05-08-2012, 06:04 PM
Down here AE is among the cheapest factory loaded brass cased round I can find, I shoot quite a bit through my ARs and have no issues.

EvilDezel
05-08-2012, 06:32 PM
It's a little on the hot side too at 3000 fps, a fellow at the club had his chronograph and ran a few threw.

Farlsincharge
05-08-2012, 10:11 PM
55gr at 3000fps is slow

webster
05-09-2012, 10:13 AM
I wasn't impressed with the accuracy, but I was shooting it out of a bolt gun. May have had something to do with it. It did go bang every time, and I fired quite a few rounds of it. It gave me groups of about 4 inches at 100.

EvilDezel
05-09-2012, 02:26 PM
55gr at 3000fps is slow

Huh? You might get 3100 out of a 16" barrel but I fail to see where your going to get more. Unless your shooting a longer barrel or a bolt gun.

Farlsincharge
05-09-2012, 09:24 PM
Sorry, forgot about the black rifles. accounting for all their operating losses and running a short barrel 3000 is warm.

Turkeyslayer 1300
05-10-2012, 02:51 PM
I would be inclined to pick some up, MFS is worth about the same and the AE is brass cased, my Mini likes all the cheap 55 grain ammo I've run through it. Is the AE available in 62 grain as well?

EvilDezel
05-20-2012, 05:45 PM
I would be inclined to pick some up, MFS is worth about the same and the AE is brass cased, my Mini likes all the cheap 55 grain ammo I've run through it. Is the AE available in 62 grain as well?

Yup, it might not be as common as the 55 grain stuff, but it is out there. I think I got it from Target Sports awhile back.

harbl_the_cat
05-24-2012, 12:08 PM
I heard the brass isn't good to reload - the primer pockets are too loose.

Anyone want to confirm?

EvilDezel
05-24-2012, 02:50 PM
I load it all the time, most of it is crimped and needs to be swaged. Can't see them being that loose.

Redhouse
05-24-2012, 05:46 PM
I heard the brass isn't good to reload - the primer pockets are too loose.

Anyone want to confirm?

I've reloaded and re-shot about 200 pieces. I wasn't as thorough as I should have been swaging the primer pockets, and some of the primers took a little more 'grunt' to seat than they should have....but they all went bang in the end, 0 issues. Really, the opposite of what you've heard, the pockets are too tight, not too loose.

EvilDezel
05-26-2012, 06:14 AM
Afaik the brass your thinking of is federal blue box ammo that brass is not as nice as some of the others.

harbl_the_cat
07-30-2012, 09:11 AM
I loaded a few up recently - the primer pockets are NOT loose, but they don't have as pronounced of a crimp as PMC. I use a countersink and a drill to remove the crimp, and I think the Federal AE brass needs a little less shaving than PMC.

jrcbecher
07-30-2012, 01:55 PM
Works for me in AR15 and 45 357 in hand gun caliber No FTF ever clean burn no failure to feed etc and lower price than most if you don't reload

50calshooter
07-30-2012, 10:05 PM
I've ran a few hundred rounds of this brand, all through AR's... Ran fine but like others have mentioned it is alittle hotter then the others...

Drache
07-30-2012, 10:12 PM
Ok in my Bushmaster it was decent. Always went bang and was decent accuracy up to 100 yards.

But that's where it stops for me. Anything over 100 yards, no matter the gun, AE ammo is NOT precision ammo :p

Sub MOA at 100 yards with my Savage, 3" at 150 yards and 6" at 200 yards.

westislandrifle
08-02-2012, 01:24 PM
the black box american eagle is good out of a ar15 or somthing similar out of a bolt action its not as good also i have a client now saying that out of a HK SL8-4 the 5th or 6th round seems to tumble out of the barrel but people need to know that this ammo is for a5-15'2 and not for bech rest shooting

Rocket Surgery
08-02-2012, 01:35 PM
Fired 200 rounds of this stuff out of a mini14 without issue. It didn't make the gun accurate but it was cheap and reliable, came in a black box also so that was a bonus.

John_in_BC
05-07-2013, 10:18 PM
seemed just great in my WW-15. fairly cheap, looks fairly expensive, always goes bang, fairly accurate.

chadeech
05-09-2013, 01:55 PM
i shot a bunch of it out my savage axis ,no issues accurate i found

Stone Horse
05-26-2013, 02:40 PM
I shoot it out of my Stag and I get decent accuracy. The "Tactical" tag is because they have harder primers, and are specifically intended for AR style rifles, in case anyone was wondering.
I had wondered and asked what the difference was between the AE red box and AE black box tactical. Thanks.

I wasn't impressed with the accuracy, but I was shooting it out of a bolt gun. May have had something to do with it. It did go bang every time, and I fired quite a few rounds of it. It gave me groups of about 4 inches at 100.
I have fired a hundred rounds of the AE red box in my bolt gun. Seems to throw every 5th or 6th round off on some tangent opening up the group to around 6". Federal Fusion hunting ammo by comparison will cluster 5 rounds into 1", 1-1/4" if I do my part.

Trotter
07-19-2013, 10:07 AM
Ok in my Bushmaster it was decent. Always went bang and was decent accuracy up to 100 yards.

But that's where it stops for me. Anything over 100 yards, no matter the gun, AE ammo is NOT precision ammo :p

Sub MOA at 100 yards with my Savage, 3" at 150 yards and 6" at 200 yards.

Its less accurate but still hit the gong from my Colt M4 at 300 yards (8 out of 10 times). two other people did the same. In the 700, the hard primers are a problem for FTF. Bottom line, good plinking ammo.