How well does the Patrol do with FMJ rounds?

Discussion in '308/ 7.62 MVP and Variants' started by MICoyote, Feb 1, 2018.

  1. MICoyote New Member

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    I'm looking into buying an MVP Patrol, in .308, and was hoping to find out how well the do with Russian or any military FMJ loads?

    I'm hoping they will do at least a 2 or 3 MOA.

    I haven't really found anything about using just plain old FMJ, every reviewer seems to use only hunting rounds.

    Thanks!
  2. Chuck S Active Member

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    Inconsistent third tier ammo like cheap Russian and Mexican will not be great. Cheap but inconsistent. "Hunting" ammo ain't special.

    USGI ammo is typically 2MOA which is good enough. The shooter is the major detractor. Shooting steel plates, etc., at weekend range shooting will be fine once you fine ammo your rifle likes. These ain't bench rest rifles.

    These are pretty light rifles in 7.62mm NATO and the short barrel length can have brutal muzzle flash and noise. After experimenting with this caliber in this carbine I went with standard 5.56mm NATO. Got a box of magazines for it. Get a M1A or similar barrel length if you're gonna shoot 7.62mm NATO often.

    -- Chuck
  3. MICoyote New Member

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    Thanks for the answer.

    I'll probably just go with a Ruger Scout with the 20" barrel.
  4. Keith Moderator

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    Mine does not like Lake City 7.62X51 NATO
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  5. wood chucker Moderator

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    Ball ammo acceptance standards are 4 moa out of an accuracy test rig. The 4 moa can be waived to 7 moa.
  6. wood chucker Moderator

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    I have a patrol and a Predator in 7.62. Muzzle thingy on the 16 inch patrol kills the flash and puts the noise down range. I can't tell the difference between the two.

    They didn't make a 7.62 thunder ranch when I got the Patrol. If they did I would have got it instead because I just like 18 inch barrels better than 16



    Now they make Predator and Thander ranch with 18.5 and threaded.



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