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#6079126 - 12/11/15 06:45 PM My favorite rifle now
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Registered: 11/14/07
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Loc: Latexo, tx
I bought this years ago as a LR-308 DPMS. I put a JP enterprise match barrel, JP enterprise muzzle break, JP enterprise thermal dissipator, Vortex 2.5X10 FFP scope, JP enterprise adjustable gas block, Troy battle rail, and a Geissele SSA-E trigger. I don't even use my normal hunting rifle anymore. I worked up a load using Varget powder and 168 grain hornady SST's. It will shoot a 3 shot 1 inch group at 300 yards. Have not shot it to 1000 yet, but according to my ballistic software and chronograph it is still supersonic at 1000 yards even with a 16 inch barrel.





300 yard group.



100 yard group.

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#6079183 - 12/11/15 07:19 PM Re: My favorite rifle now [Re: helomech]
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#6079237 - 12/11/15 07:48 PM Re: My favorite rifle now [Re: helomech]
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308 is a good general purpose cartridge.
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#6079450 - 12/11/15 10:06 PM Re: My favorite rifle now [Re: helomech]
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up. I have that scope on my AR. You need a suppressor!
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#6079457 - 12/11/15 10:15 PM Re: My favorite rifle now [Re: helomech]
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Nothing wrong w that group or DPMS
Their SASS 308 'is a great AR10 for the money

I shoot more 308 now than I do my 338 Lapua

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#6079524 - 12/11/15 11:36 PM Re: My favorite rifle now [Re: helomech]
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Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Good looking rifle.
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#6079528 - 12/11/15 11:48 PM Re: My favorite rifle now [Re: helomech]
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I'm fond of my 308 AR with JP parts as well.


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#6079801 - 12/12/15 09:48 AM Re: My favorite rifle now [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
up. I have that scope on my AR. You need a suppressor!


One day, hoping just hate all the paperwork. Hoping one day they come off the NFR list.
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#6079815 - 12/12/15 09:59 AM Re: My favorite rifle now [Re: helomech]
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Sweet rifle, I like it! up
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#6079874 - 12/12/15 10:59 AM Re: My favorite rifle now [Re: helomech]
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Nice rifle
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#6079878 - 12/12/15 11:03 AM Re: My favorite rifle now [Re: helomech]
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How fast is the 165 SST running?
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#6079884 - 12/12/15 11:06 AM Re: My favorite rifle now [Re: helomech]
helomech Offline
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Just under 2500, I did not load for max speed. I loaded for what was the most accurate in this gun.
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#6079891 - 12/12/15 11:14 AM Re: My favorite rifle now [Re: helomech]
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At 2490 fps, this would be your speeds and come-ups. You'll go through the transonic about 800-850 yards out. The 165 SST has an 8 degree boat tail, so it should stay stable. But it does have a little flare in on the boat tail, so not sure. It's worth a try for sure! 49 moa to 1K, that's a lot of come up.

Range Elev Wind Velocity Energy
(yards) (moa) (moa) (ft/sec) (ft-lbs)
0 --- --- 2490 2271.5
100 0 0.85 2296.2 1931.7
200 -2.32 1.75 2111.5 1633.4
300 -5.58 2.73 1936 1373.2
400 -9.44 3.8 1767.4 1144.4
500 -13.88 4.98 1605.7 944.6
600 -19 6.28 1451.3 771.7
700 -24.92 7.73 1304.7 623.7
800 -31.81 9.34 1166.1 498.2
900 -39.88 11.11 1064.6 415.2
1000 -49.26 12.85 1009.9 373.7
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#6079924 - 12/12/15 11:49 AM Re: My favorite rifle now [Re: helomech]
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That's sweet!
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#6080064 - 12/12/15 02:26 PM Re: My favorite rifle now [Re: helomech]
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I just looked at my ballistic chart again and it goes below supersonic at 935 yards, I was wrong saying 1000 earlier. I could speed it up enough to get it supersonic at 1000, but the grouping was more important to me, heck I have not shot it past 500 yards anyways. With a 10X scope it is hard to get real precise past 500. Hitting a person size object is easy past 500 with the 10X scope, but I would not want to try and shoot a deer past that.
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