What does your Saint like to eat?

Discussion in 'Springfield Armory AR-15 - The Saint' started by tackleberry, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. tackleberry

    tackleberry New Member

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    Ive put about 500 rounds through my saint and no issues. I have noticed of the two ammo types I have put through it the 55 grain fmjbt seems to group better than the 55 grain fmj. Both x-tac rounds from pmc. I am wanting to get some bulk and I think the heavier I get I might get even tighter (not that it really matters) and just wanted to know what you guys are finding. If not with this same gun at least an AR M4gery with a 1/8 twist. Any experience you have please share!
     
  2. Jason888

    Jason888 New Member

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    Don't own one, but I'm sure the quality of SA, the melanite barrel, and the 1:8 twist will shoot anything.
     

  3. tackleberry

    tackleberry New Member

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    I too have no doubt the guns ability to go boom with appropriate ammunition. What I am asking is for those with this or similar setups to chime in on what loads it shoots most accurately.
     
  4. IwasReloading

    IwasReloading New Member

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    Varmageddon ammo by nosler. 62gr. It gives me this tightest grounds at 100yards. Less than 1/4inch
     
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  5. Kukailimoku

    Kukailimoku New Member

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    I bought a mix of 20-round boxes to try out when I first got my Saint (which is my first personal black gun, although I am well versed in black guns from my military service). I'm sorry I can't be too empirical here for those readers wanting suc stats, but here is my anecdotals:

    The Saint loves all of it. In fact, one of the reasons I settled on the Saint was its barrel length, twist, lining, and gas system length was the best overall compromise/combination for the entire range of 5.56 (and .223) ammo out there. Having said that, I cannot even remember all the twentys I tried, but I settled on an army can full of Blackhawk, and a lesser but similar quantity of Federal, of both of their green-tips (Both are "XM" type ammo). Only because I 'felt' that my Saint 'liked' eating those, best. Also, because the zeroing distance of my particular municipal range jives with a 250-yd "battlesight zero" for green tips. Don't remember the exact powder and bullet grains size, but it is on the heavier end of the spectrum. I only shoot out to 100/150 yards, and the tightness of the grouping is not limited by the ammunition - it is limited by my eyesight and iron sights. Haven't really put this ammo through optics so cannot say...

    I will be switching to a lighter grain when my current stash runs out. But not for Saint reasons. Instead I'll be switching to lighter grains because I read somewhere that the green tips at close range (e.g. home defense) are actually LESS deadly than are the old/M193/lightweight-type bullets. This is because the increased power of the green tip round doesn't allow for proper tumbling up close, and ironically the 'weaker' round is deadlier up close. IDK, just what I read...
     
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