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    Accuracy International 0.308

    I've just acquired one of the above and would appreciate any guidance/recommendations that may be out there on best bullet types/weights for target (<600 yds) shooting and reds down to Sika/foxes. It has a 1:12 twist and a 26" barrel

    Also, one armourer has said he wouldn't use FMJ through it, but cupro-nickel would be preferred. I've had couple of target sessions with the German Nato rounds currently available through clubs. What is the problem with FMJs? Is it just increased wear rate and if so to what degree?
    Any views?

    Thanks in advance.

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    I can't see why FMJs are not recommended, I mean surely that's what the main diet of a service AI would be surely?

    The NRA sells cupro-nickel ammo, I've heard it's a pain to clean out the fouling though on cupro-nickel.

    My recommendation for target bullets: Lapua Scenar 155 grain

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    Your AI should 7.62 x 51 according to the proof stamp on the barrel ?

    155 grn work best in mine i have tried 190/180/150.

    Not ideal for fox as they don't expand enough due to them being for deer.
    Fallow and muntie have fallen to the AIAE.

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    AI have a good look at your rifle and the caliber it is made for! .308 Winchester and 7.62 x 54 Nato are NOT the same. Surf the internet and you'll find enough info.

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    7.62 x 51 and 7.62 x 54 nato are different to !!

    One is very old and a rimmed case ! and Russian !

    You would have to be unlucky to have a problem with .308 in an AI all the people i have met use .308 withOUT any problem .
    But it is every owners own risk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by splash
    Your AI should 7.62 x 51 according to the proof stamp on the barrel ?

    155 grn work best in mine i have tried 190/180/150.

    Not ideal for fox as they don't expand enough due to them being for deer.
    Fallow and muntie have fallen to the AIAE.
    .308 Winchester and 7.62x51 NATO are different rounds. As far as I know, AI only sell .308 Winchester rifles.

    Edit:

    On the 308/7.62 calibre question, as far as I know, AI sell only .308 Winchester rifles, not 7.62x51, to the retail market (along with a number of other calibres incl. 243 & .338).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armo
    Quote Originally Posted by splash
    Your AI should 7.62 x 51 according to the proof stamp on the barrel ?

    155 grn work best in mine i have tried 190/180/150.

    Not ideal for fox as they don't expand enough due to them being for deer.
    Fallow and muntie have fallen to the AIAE.
    .308 Winchester and 7.62x51 NATO are different rounds. As far as I know, AI only sell .308 Winchester rifles.
    You are wrong there;

    The british army have 500+ L96 rifles that are made by Accuracy
    international and are in 7.62mm. They have also made a load of L115A3s in .338 Lap Mag.

    Dave

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    Sorry team, typo, I meant the 7.62 x 51 earlier.

    As an example the Hornady manual gives 44.9gr of Varget as max for the .308 with a 155 bullet for 2700 fps, but 43.2 for the 7.62 x 51 Nato for 2600 fps as maximum.

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    Thank you all for your guidance. I bought some Radway Green from Bisley having told the armourer explicitly that it was for an AI 308 and was given 7.62 x 51 x 155 grns. Had a great day on targets yesterday at 200 yds (mist) and 600 yds. The marker at 600 offered congratulations and said he got feddup with marking V bulls!! I don't mean to blow my own trumpet but clearly those rounds were better than the German surplus, though, in fairness, designed for the job.
    Mat, your point taken on FMJ gun fodder- I just wonder why the Bisley armourer was guiding against it.
    Splash, I'll try the 150 and one or two others for comparison as I gather harmonics can play a part. Splash, where do you hail from? Do you hand load?
    Armo, you are correct in that AI retail 300 WINMAG, 308 WIN , 338 LAPMAG as well as 243. See:
    http://www.tacproshootingcenter.com/PDF/AI_Brochure.pdf)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armo
    Quote Originally Posted by splash
    Your AI should 7.62 x 51 according to the proof stamp on the barrel ?

    155 grn work best in mine i have tried 190/180/150.

    Not ideal for fox as they don't expand enough due to them being for deer.
    Fallow and muntie have fallen to the AIAE.
    .308 Winchester and 7.62x51 NATO are different rounds. As far as I know, AI only sell .308 Winchester rifles.

    Edit:

    On the 308/7.62 calibre question, as far as I know, AI sell only .308 Winchester rifles, not 7.62x51, to the retail market (along with a number of other calibres incl. 243 & .338).
    Hi Armo

    My AIAE has 7.62x51 stamped on the barrel. Although in the booklet that came with it it states .308 .

    AI perfector

    I am from nottingham and do hand load . i to find v bull's easy with the AI . AI also chamber in .260 now !

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