I put the info in your other thread as well. Match bullets are not generally used for hunting because they tend to fragment or separate upon impact. Hunting rounds do not have to be soft point. Sometimes they have a hollow tip or a balistic (polymer) tip. The tip is important but what's most important is how the core is constructed and if it's bonded to the jacket. If it's bonded it will hold together better as it travels through the animal leaving one would channel usually. That being said match rounds could be used for hunting in a pinch. They are very inconsistent though when it comes to the type of damage they do.hi there. thanks for the reply. im a noob so please bare with me here. are all hunting rounds soft tip? whats the difference between hunting with soft tip ammo and ammo that isn't soft tip, like say bench ammo? would bench ammo be effective at hunting.
Sorry, there is a need to clarify, you want XM118LR. This is basically bulk military 175 grain match ammo. It should be from overruns of lake city army contracts, thus the low price, yet good quality.Bulk XM118 is really good stuff. A step down to Bulk XM80 is still decent, but costs about half of the XM118.
I ran a few hundred of those rounds without the slightest hiccup. Yes it's rather dirty, but the 17s ate it up.Will the scar eat Barnaul zinc plated ammo?
500 round case- 308 Win 168 Grain FMJ - Colt Branded made in Russia by Barnaul - Zinc Plated Steel case Ammo AC308A | SGAmmo.com
Why is that?I wouldn't run steel cases through the SCAR. I wouldn't run it through anything but an AK.
Good to know, I don't care much about dirtiness.I ran a few hundred of those rounds without the slightest hiccup. Yes it's rather dirty, but the 17s ate it up.
I had a chance this last weekend to put just over 400 rounds of Mk319 through it while ripping the hell out of an old pick up truck, and the penetration ability of that particular round is Unbelievable!
Steel case is fine. The accelerated wear is on your extractor and shell deflector... and you won't noticeably see that accelerated wear unless you shoot thousands of it. To a greater degree of concern is bi-metal jacketed projectiles. Since the bi-metal jacket is harder than copper, bore wear is a concern. But, again, it's not THAT big of a deal unless you shoot lots and lots of it. This whole "I won't shoot steel unless its an AK" notion is an overly generalized blanket statement that is not 100% correct. It is only correct based on the condition of volume of fire. Even with an AK, if you shoot nothing but steel you will still see wear after thousands of rounds.Because steel cases are rougher than brass is on weapons. Brass is much softer. Plus, I reload, so the savings from cheap steel cases don't save me anything in the long run.