Do Not Like Long Barrels!
just had another customer ask about subsonic use, etc. Thought
I'd share some info. This Arkansas cop was having trouble with
his gun and our ammo. Turns out it was the same phenomenon
years ago with Al about the first shot being much slower due to
the cold steel soaking up energy. His gun/EBR ammo chrono'ed
on the first shot, then in the high 900's to mid 1000's on all
noticed his barrel was WAY long, and I think this exacerbates
having it cut by a competent 'smith (Jared
Joplin of Patriot Arms http://www.patriotarmsinc.com / 706-367-8881)
and rethreaded to 20" at his request.
sure this will cure the problem from the testing evidence; I'll
let you know. If not, I just bought another barrel. :^)
the customer's gun back, shortened to 20". The very first
round from the same box of EBR PBS's chronographed at 1046 ft./sec.
with no warming shots fired. Mean Average for the 5-shot group
was 1021 ft./sec. - PERFECT!
moral of this story is that if you intend to shoot subsonic .308
in your platform, it is best to not only
rebarrel the gun to put a better tube on it, but to also have it
cut to no longer than 20". For those who think this ruins
the Long Range capability of the weapon, I say "HOGWASH".
We regularly shoot to 900 yards with the 16" Wraith with excellent
results on calm days. It has been proven beyond the shadow of the
slightest doubt that a short, stiff tube is more accurate than
a long whippy one, *especially* if you put a weight (suppresser)
out on the end of it.
we're on this subject, I do not consider the .308/7.62mm to be
a 750-yd. weapon IN REAL LIFE. Yes we shoot them
much further, but if there is any wind at all...especially if it
is gusty...the results get real "iffy". If you need more
than the 750-800 yards, it's Time to consider the .338 Lapua or
Mr. Fifty so as to be able to buck the wind.