How sure are you that you are getting 3100 fps out of the test ammo? Those bullets don't really look like they expanded much less than the 22 250 test! Can't wait to get my grimmy hands on some of these for the .222. Are they going to be available in packs of 50 or 100?
Guy Miner wrote:
"How sure are you that you are getting 3100 fps out of the test ammo?"My BAD on the SWAG guys.
Many of us here have Chronographs and check the velocity of the loads & ammo we're testing. Hope that helps!
The little Ruger has an 18.5" barrel and it was 33 degrees F today when I went out to test the fps. I was WAY OFF.
So here are the results at least of the fps info and a quick 5 shot group.
Just used the shooting bag on the front and held it with my left hand underneath the rear for support. Average was taken from 13 shots. 2673 fps - sounds a bit more reasonable- sorry.
I shot the steel at 300 yards with the open sights on this rifle. Was ringing steel pretty consistently. I shot oxy/gas tubes they have hanging which I guess are about 6-8" in diameter and a couple hanging circle plates of steel roughly 10-12" in diameter.
I did shoot a 5 shot group at a small black target at 100 yards. I just plunked them down range one after the other. Not taking any special amount of time or anything just pop, pop, pop. It always amazes me how well this particular Mini-14 shoots. Bangs around in a gun rack 24-7 in a vehicle and even with the pretty thick front site it doesn't do too badly.