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The Eyes Have It!

Category: 223 Rem

Product: 223 Rem 75 gr BTHP Match™

Shooter: Carl from MS

Posted: Jul 19, 2010

I purchased a Patriot Ordinance Factory, 5.56, 16-1/2", 1 in 8 twist, 415 Recon earlier this year, and have tried many different brands of ammo through that rifle, with what I consider unsatisfactory results. At 60 years of age, I thought well, I guess my eyes have finally given out, or perhaps the rifle just wasn't as good as the ads suggested, and to be honest, I was getting pretty frustrated.

But then I took 40 rounds of recently ordered Hornady 75 grain BTHP Match ammo to the range today. Using a Nilon 6X18 MilDot Buckmaster scope, I shot three consecutive five-shot groups at 100 yds you can cover with a dime, and two more five-shot groups at 200 yds that were less than 1/2 MOA, before rain shut down shooting for the day. I expect the 300 yard groups to be just as tight, tomorrow.

So, thank you Lord...and Hornady. It wasn't my eyes or the rifle after all! I feel much better now, and by the way, I just ordered ten more boxes.