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    12.5" nea

    did anyone else here get a 12.5" nea ar15 just wondering how you find it accuraccy wise or a load it likes

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    My current load is the 68gr Hornady BTHP's with BM2 which it likes, but haven't tried many other reload combos to be honest. Shoots the Hornady 55gr SP's OK too
    Strangely the best factory ammo I've tried was the American Eagle 50gr varmint tipped, didn't think the 1/7 twist would like them
    Can get consistant 1.25" - 1.5" groups @ 100, the occasional group drops down to 1" and a bit below. I'm very much an average shot so a good shooter would improve that no doubt
    It does have a reduced power trigger spring so trigger is slightly better than standard but not by much

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    OK cheers mines a 1 in 7 trying 62gn sierras at the moment might try slightly heavier again I'd like better groups than what I'm getting its got a nice trigger in it now as well

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    I use sierra 65 gameking and 69 tmk , cant really comment on the group sizes tho as im still working on the loads

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    Try these with BM2 powder.

    https://www.sierrabullets.com/store/...-dia-65-gr-SBT

    My 16" 1 in 7" CMMG absolutely loves them.

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    +1 for the 65gn Gamekings.

    Go well in my:
    1 in 8" Sako 75
    1 in 9" 16" Schmeisser (Lothar Walther barrel)
    1 in 7" 11.5" Frankenstein, think it was a Colt 2nds barrel from Spanners.
    Welcome to Sako club.

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    Hmmm will have to give those 65gn Gamekings a go
    Cheers

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    ok tried 69gr match kings but still not that happy its better but shooting about as good as the sks i had with cheap steel case ammo 3"-4" at 100 is the best i can get out of it might be try a barrel time id like to keep it shortish so i see there are some 14.5" barrels on tm that apparently shoot well acording to seller or i saw a dd 16" any thoughts

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    Yeah those 50g Varmint AR223 American Eagle rounds are surprisingly good in my WW AR15. Shame I can't find a reliable source!

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    its lucky to do a4 with the light stuff

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    This doesn't sound good.
    Have you contacted NZAR15.com? ie Ken?
    Welcome to Sako club.

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    No wasn't sure if he would be able to do much I guess I should give him a ring

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    Id expect better than that
    the 16 inch nea of a friends is a tack driver
    my 12inch (not nea) shoots under an inch easy
    have you tried 55gr hornady steel case? seems to shoot well thru all the ar's iv used it in

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    No but tried 55g pills in hand loads that was a4 min they shot well in my 222

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    I'd at least expect Ken to check the upper and barrel are in alignment and change out the barrel and bolt carrier group to see if it improves things.
    Welcome to Sako club.

 

 

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