Go Back   TexasBowhunter.com Community Discussion Forums > Topics > The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms)
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 11-14-2017, 01:35 PM   #1
Ten Point
SabreKiller's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Kerrville, Texas
Hunt In: Terrell and Val Verde County
Default AR-15 accuracy issue...

if there is one gun that is driving me crazy with accuracy issues, it's my AR. I have a Bushmaster M-4 chambered in 5.56/.223 with a 16" bbl. I purchased the weapon when I retired from DPS. It wears a Leupold VX2 3-9X40 with a dot reticle and a Gen Tec suppressor. For the life of me I have not been able to get this gun to group well with any ammunition I try. From factory to hand loads, I'm lucky to get a 3" group at 100 yards with it.

I've been shooting the 64 gr. Winchester Ranger LE ammo and it has killed a bunch of axis and pigs at ranges of less than 100 yards to 186 yards, but I would like to see at least 1-1.5 inch groups. Just recently I purchased some 64 gr. Gold Dot LE ammo and 55 gr. Gold Dot LE ammo. The 64 gr looked like a shotgun pattern on target. The 55 gr. was a little better, but not much. The 55 gr. shot well in my CZ 527 with a 1:12 twist.

I haven't tried any bullet weight greater than 64 gr. and nothing lighter than 55 gr. but I thought the 1:9 twist would stabilize either one just fine and I think it has because I haven't seen any key-holing.

Any suggestions on what to check to see if I can get a little more accurate. Scope mounting is dead set, the trigger is stock, etc.
SabreKiller is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:33 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1999-2012, TexasBowhunter.com