Precision AR-15 Ammunition

Some things sound good but just don’t work. Here’s what not to do regarding precision AR-15 ammunition for Service Rifle competition.

by Joe Carlos

As a former military armorer, I was in a position to conduct many studies on the AR-15. Meticulous record keeping helped. I have passed along many of the results of my research in these pages and they helped cut average group sizes of the Army Reserve Shooting Team’s National Match AR-15s fully in half. Among the successes, I also tried things that flat didn’t work. There are folks that swear by some of these ideas and this article will likely ruffle some feathers. That’s OK, as I have been a tax assessor, state game warden, and drill sergeant and am used to making people angry. Good ammunition is critical to precision shooting and we’ll examine that here.

Read more in the August 2016 issue.

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