I selected the following .308 Win. Ammo:
- Federal Match Gold Medal 168 Grain Sierra Matchking BTHP - Target Ammo
- Federal Premium 165 Grain Sierra Gameking BTSP - Hunting Ammo
- Fusion 165 Grain - Hunting Ammo
- Winchester 150 Grain Power-Point - Hunting Ammo
All shots were from 100 yards and you can see my bench setup below. I was actually swapping out between shooting my FNAR and a borrowed LWRC M6A2 which I was reviewing.
This was one of those days where I was disappointed with my shooting abilities. I really didn't have a good excuse other than myself and you will see that from the data below. My first 5 shot group with the Federal Match Gold Medal was a 2.47" group. My second group with this same ammo was 1.38". I was really expecting sub MOA based on my previous range tests.
Next I switched over to the Federal Premium and shot a 1.94" and 1.95" group. Again, I was disappointed.
Since my shooting skills were really sucking at this point, I decided to only shoot two more groups of 5. This next group is with the Fusion ammo.
Last I shot the Winchester Power-Point. I shot some of this during one of my last range tests and it really looked promising. I decided to tweak my scope before the shots since I was grouping everything high and left. The 5 shot group below measured 1.67".
Personally, I think the issue with my shooting is one of two things. First it is probably me and I'm sure that is a good portion, but I know I have done better. The second may be that I'm getting some fouling in the groves of my barrel. With the group above, I'm comfortable taking this to the woods and deer hunting out to 200 yards, but I'm sure I'm more capable and I will shoot it again prior to rifle season.
A buddy of mine has been talking about Butch's Boreshine so I decided to get a bottle. I thoroughly cleaned the rifle and will head back to the range in a couple of weeks. For now, I think I'm going to focus on the Winchester Power-Points because you can purchase these at any Walmart and so far they seem to group.
I'm still happy with my FNAR. It has never jammed and still appears to be a solid rifle. My results for this range test were not as good as the Fourth Range Test, but that's life.
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