Hey guys, I just got a new DPMS A2-LR 308. Bought some Winchester 180 grain at Academy. Didn's see any that said Match ammo. Where do ya'll get your ammo( other than reloads)? And is there a better grain than any other? Your opinion is welcomed. Thanks, Doyle.
As long as its modern surplus i dont see the problem. I bought a few cases of Lake City 2002 manufactured 7.62X51mm 147gr FMJBT ammo and i put it through a friends LTR and got around 1.5 - 2 inch groups at 100 yards all day. Good plinking ammo! I would however try to avoid the older surplus ammo.
As far as match grade ammo goes, any good gun store should have at least a few box's and hopefully a small selection of different types and brands in stock at any given time.
Federal Gold Metal Match - comes in a white and blue box
Black Hills Match - Red box
Buffalo Bore Sniper - Clear plastic ammo case with blue sticker - VERY good ammo, loaded to M-118LR specs.
Military surplus M-118 - Cardboard box marked M-118 173gr Match
Military surplus M-118LR - Cardboard box marked M-118 Long Range
PMC Match - black box if i remember correctly - its ok match load but not the best.
Pretty much any moder civilian or modern surplus 147 - 150gr FMJBT ammo is good for plinking.
The best long range .308 match ammo is the 175gr stuff, the better short range match .308 ammo is the 168gr stuff.
Most ammo that is mfgd today is good quality, the thing is each rifle has it's own tast of combos it likes. Try diffrent brands and bullet weights. As long as you get major brand ammo it should be fine. If you get third world, cheap stuff the quality may not be there. just keep trying until you find something your rifle likes.
We have gun shows here every month and there is a vendor that has Wolf ammo in almost every caliber. I have read in other postings that Wolf brand isn't that great. I use it with my AK and havent had a problem with it yet, but I am not trying to be super accurate with it at a 100 yards, just trying to hit the center of the target with open sights. This vendor has a case of 308.... 500 rounds for $85. But with my 308, I want to be very accurate, consistantly. Some of those brands I have never heard of. Anyway, thanks again for the info!! Doyle.[/quote]