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    FN TSR USA .223

    Anyone have one? I was wondering how they shoot with the heavy stuff (75/77. I searched the SH google and didn't come up with anything. Thanks.
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    Re: FN TSR USA .223

    I love mine. Can't help with the heavy stuff - i shoot a ton of smk 69.
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    Re: FN TSR USA .223

    The samples I have shot prefer the heavier bullets. I have shot as light as 45gr and as heavy as 77gr. Accuracy always increases as I went up in grain weight. The best groups I have gotten out of a TSR-XP USA is with Federal GMM 77gr, near 1/2 MOA. It also likes the 69 gr version, but not as much: consistant 1 MOA.

    I was surprised because the twist rate is 1:9. Can't argue with the bullet, though. If you own a TSR-XP USa, give some 77gr bullets a try.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: FN TSR USA .223

    Thanks for the info! I was wondering if they would given the 1/9 twist. I would love to pick one up and drop it in an XLR Chassis.
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    Re: FN TSR USA .223

    I have one that loves 68/69g I did try some 75 Amaxes and they shot very well as well.

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    Re: FN TSR USA .223

    Thanks guys.
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    Re: FN TSR USA .223

    Just got mine out to the range yesterday for sight in. I really enjoyed shooting this gun, however I did not get the groups I was hoping for, but with that said I don't feel like I had the best ammo, or vise(see pictures [img]<>/frown.gif[/img] ) . I had Black Hills FMJ 55 grain (new), some reloaded SP 50gr, and some 40 grain VMax Hornaday. The best groups I got were from the 40 grain Vmax at a 4 shot cluster that would have been right at 1MOA, but I pulled and the shot and the group ended at well over 2 MOA. Love the feel, fit and finish is good.

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    Re: FN TSR USA .223

    I am interested in these rifles as well. Can anyone tell me the magazine length for them? Can you seat the longer bullets out far?
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    Re: FN TSR USA .223

    I hope this works..

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    Re: FN TSR USA .223

    Originally Posted By: knoxp11
    I hope this works..


    knox, where in E TN are you? Knoxville?
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    Re: FN TSR USA .223

    I load the 69 smks short... which was what mygun liked.
    Under 1 moa all day long. I shoot 50 - 100 rounds a week at 100 yds, all positional on steel. This gun just eats up these 69g smks and smiles. it makes me look good.
    I can get my handload info if anyboy wants it.
    Mike

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    Re: FN TSR USA .223

    I would love to know your reload data on the 69 SMK's. And Futch, I am in Knoxville.

    Just got the pictures working, so here we go again..










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    Re: FN TSR USA .223

    Originally Posted By: Cegorach
    I am interested in these rifles as well. Can anyone tell me the magazine length for them? Can you seat the longer bullets out far?


    I measured it as 2.366" at the narrowest spot.

    Josh

    Any of you guys have your triggers adjusted, or worked on additional bedding?

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    Re: FN TSR USA .223

    Thank you very much knoxp11.
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    Re: FN TSR USA .223

    My Load data with the 69 G Sierra Match Bullet
    In my FN TSR USA with a 1-9 twist
    I use Remington brass, Federal Small rifle primers, 26 G Varget loaded to .040 off the lands. Very consistent .5 moa when I used my single stage press and trickled up the powder.
    I started a few months back using my dillon 550 due to the amount I needed, and things got a little looser.
    I would start lower and work up to this in your gun though.
    Good Luck - let me know how it does.
    Mike