12.5" nea

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  1. northdude

    northdude Well-Known Member

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

    Ben-tard Well-Known Member

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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
     
  3. northdude

    northdude Well-Known Member

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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
     
  4. matto1234

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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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  6. dogmatix

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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.
     
  7. Ben-tard

    Ben-tard Well-Known Member

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

    northdude Well-Known Member

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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
     
  9. Gerbs

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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!
     
  10. northdude

    northdude Well-Known Member

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    its lucky to do a4 with the light stuff
     
  11. dogmatix

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    This doesn't sound good.
    Have you contacted NZAR15.com? ie Ken?
     
  12. northdude

    northdude Well-Known Member

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    No wasn't sure if he would be able to do much I guess I should give him a ring
     
  13. Bill999

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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
     
  14. northdude

    northdude Well-Known Member

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

    dogmatix Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  16. northdude

    northdude Well-Known Member

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    I'll just try a different scope on it first I might have a talk to him after that I've put a different trigger in it and stock since owning it so not sure how that will affect warranty and really can't be arsed with postage and stuff I'm quite happy to play around with it that's what I got it for and was intending to put a longer barrel on it there's a dd a ccmg and some no brand barrels on tm looking between 14.5 to 16 inch but if that schmiesser barrel came up that would be tempting as well even tho its longer also I'm not into bad mouthing ken he gave good service and its OK for what I paid
     
  17. systolic

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    You might be just a poor shot.
     
  18. Glycerine

    Glycerine Well-Known Member

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    what factory ammo have you tried?
     
  19. Beavis

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    If you don't have any joy send it back to Ken and it will get sorted, don't worry about warranty issues. If you are going to rebarrel I would recommend a Faxon gunner
     
  20. northdude

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    S&b ppc and some federal had another guy shot it that's got a lot of shooting behind him and got the same results
     

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