I have an EoTech on one of my rifles. For "quick acquisition" it's nice but the lack of magnification precludes any hopes for "pin point accuracy" at a distance short of locking the rifle in a vise to ensure consistent dot placement. That is why I would never use one for hunting unless you were hunting short distances or shooting at large targets. For "minute of man" it works well.
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I've had a hankering for one of those CZ-527's for a couple years, but I've already got too much stuff I don't have time to shoot. But I do have a 527 in 223, and it's not just gorgeous and handy, it's an absolute tack-driver! It will do this ([email protected] yds) all day long with the load it likes.
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This ammo feeds fine in my Mini-30. I chose it for its more forgiving brush-busting performance, at least I perceive it to be better...how could it not with a blunt, round nose like that?...than some of the pointed soft-points I've used. I used it for Whitetail hunting this year and one shot in the chest whacked the deer right down. Large wound channel bled the deer out immediately. Very happy with this ammo, I hunt pretty thick woods with ranges under 150 yards.
I've bought a couple of hundred rounds of it to shoot in my Mini 30 and my CZ 527. I haven't tried it yet.
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Old thread ... I'm going to try this PPU RN 7.62x39 ammo in a couple of my SKS's and Ruger American...
I've read this thread top to bottom... RN SP ammo is used not to shoot through brush , or be more apt to not be deflected by brush ...
RN SP bullets are designed to increase the frontal area of the bullet and to open up a bit quicker....
I like using RN bullets .. Thats one reason I like the 30-30 , and I believe its those RNSP projectiles that has helped the 30-30 to have a stellar reputation... Of taking game without having such high velocity.. Those RNSP bullets just work ..
I also use 150gr RNSP in my 270 Winchester.. Its a thumper
I've shot SP ammo in my AK's or SKS's over the years and for a while I took deer with them but never fail that the tip would be severely damaged from trying to feed into the chamber. I wasn't shooting long distances but that had to affect accuracy if I did. I ended up using HP instead and it worked.
I have never seen round nosed PPU ammo. I can see why it won't feed in an semi auto.
I have tried it in my mini 30 and to my surprise it does feed and function quite well. I normally shoot Winchester super X for hunting, but to my surprise the PPU ammo shoots and feeds well out of the factory magazines.
I would guess that their testing showed the RN to expand better for hunting. At AK speeds the RN is not far behind at typical short range.