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#3181623 - 03/02/13 08:14 PM 62 gr fmj tracer
varmint1111
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bought these a while back but can not get them to group under 6" @ 100yd, tried every powder i have. gun is an AR in 5.56, it will shoot 1\2 " groups with 50 grain v-max. Any sugestions ?
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#3181671 - 03/02/13 09:05 PM Re: 62 gr fmj tracer [Re: varmint1111]
cecil30-30
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GIve them to me,so I can try them...Whats your barrel twist rate?
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#3181825 - 03/03/13 05:10 AM Re: 62 gr fmj tracer [Re: cecil30-30]
rdl65
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Tracer rounds aren't known for accuracy. Do they light up good?

Edited by rdl65 (03/03/13 06:37 AM)
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#3182102 - 03/03/13 12:05 PM Re: 62 gr fmj tracer [Re: rdl65]
W C
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 Originally Posted By: rdl65
Tracer rounds aren't known for accuracy. Do they light up good?


^^^^This. They are constantly losing weight as they burn/travel downrange becoming less and less stable.
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#3182201 - 03/03/13 02:29 PM Re: 62 gr fmj tracer [Re: W C]
KPH
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What I have seen with tracers you are lucky to hit the broad side of a barn.
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#3182444 - 03/03/13 06:23 PM Re: 62 gr fmj tracer [Re: KPH]
Mausermeister
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Tracers will get you about 4 MOA at best. Sounds like nothing wrong with your gun or load.
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#3186067 - 03/07/13 06:37 AM Re: 62 gr fmj tracer [Re: Mausermeister]
varmint1111
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Thanks for the info. Guess i will load a few and hope for the best. Yes they do light up well.
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#3186442 - 03/07/13 01:14 PM Re: 62 gr fmj tracer [Re: varmint1111]
JimFromTN
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They have been known to start fires if you aren't careful. I know this from personal experience.

Edited by JimFromTN (03/07/13 01:15 PM)

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#3187566 - 03/08/13 02:55 PM Re: 62 gr fmj tracer [Re: JimFromTN]
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