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what do you consider max effective range for this bullpup? I've never shot past 100

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sure it would hit at 200 and even 300, like any other 5.56 if you know how to shoot a little...
put an optic on it, and probably even further...but, what's the EFFECTIVE range on this (I know it's not a sure thing you're taking anyone down at 300 yards with a normal 5.56 rifle...all day at 100 and I wouldn't stand in front of it at 200 yards)....but 300 that little ole bullet is starting to run out of steam...
so...with a bull-pup...wondering if it's same or what other shooters have found out.

I've never bothered to put anything better than an ACOG (4x32) on this as i don't view this gun as anything other than an ideal urban (in houses, etc) type of SDW given how easy it is to move around....but then again, I might just grab my PS90 indoors too....as I'd be less concerned with over-penetration I think with that round than 5.56 round punching through drywall...from what I've seen of taking my SCAR through a shoot-house at a gunfighting school with live ammo...

well, just curious....would love to know what you all think...
CJ in AZ
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"Maximum effective range" really depends on what you're trying to do with the rifle. In the context of what the FS2000 was designed to do, it means the maximum range that a soldier could engage and convince a human target to change their objectionable behavior. Note that the description does NOT mean KILL a human with one shot. The energy left in the bullet is not the only factor. Quite often, the optics or the ability to see the target and place rounds accurately are a limiting factor. In the case of the FS2000, running the same ammo with a comparable barrel length, it would be the same for any other 5.56 rifle in military use, currently about 500-600 meters.

With a magnified optic and good quality ammo, hitting man-sized silhouettes past 600 yards is quite do-able. I've seen a couple of guys go to 800 yards with heavy-for-caliber (77 grain) bullets on a still (no wind) day, albeit with the scope dialed to the max to compensate for drop. And I will have to admit that if I was hit with a 77 grain projectile traveling at a measly 300-400 FPS, I think I might suddenly remember that I need to pick up a card for our 20th wedding anniversary that's coming up in 2021.

For hunting, that changes the equation a whole lot. The goal in hunting is to humanely kill the animal as quickly as possible without having to track it too far. Another part of the equation is how much, if any, meat and/or pelt damage you're willing to tolerate. It would be somewhat dependent on the size and construction of the animal that you anticipate, and the angle or type of the shot (head/neck, side through the lungs, quartering, frontal). Once you get those hammered down, you pick the type of bullet that has the desired terminal performance characteristics for the job (deep penetrating solids on one end of the spectrum vs rapid and explosive fragmentation on the other end, and lots of points in between). The maximum effective range will be where the bullet has the minimum velocity to have the desired terminal performance. For 5.56/.223 against deer/hogs, I don' think I would take a shot past 200 yards.

Probably sounds clear as mud. I hope this helps.
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