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Old 08-04-2007, 05:19 PM   #1
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M - 2 Ball Tips W/ .308 Chambering M - 1


Some folks just won't do it - i.e. - There's just something not right (or doesn't feel right) about burying the cannelure of the M - 2s deep down into the 7.62 NATO / .308cases.

Since much of the M - 80 Surp has dried up, I'm looking at subin' the M - 2 tips for a LOT of reloads coming up.

How'd they shoot in your gun ?

I was just curious -

I was just going to use em' for some practice . . . 1 - 200 yd stuff.

I was very impressed with the two most recent lots of M - 2 I had received . . . On the bullet comparator, I could only find a spread of 0.007'' difference in the jackets

I don't recall exactly where the weights came in, but they were much more consistent than 99 % of the M - 80 that's out there

Thanks !
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There are still plenty of 147 gr surplus bullets around.
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Old 08-05-2007, 08:47 PM   #3
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There are still plenty of 147 gr surplus bullets around.
N/A from the "big" 3 Milsurp component outlets i.e. - Pats etc. .. ...

Due to "Talon" closure (?)
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Old 08-05-2007, 10:01 PM   #4
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"...the M - 2 tips..." The M2 what?
The cannelure means nothing. It's only there to provide a place to crimp. Crimping is not necessary.
You will find that the .308 likes 165 grain hunting bullets and 168 grain match bullets with IMR4064 and regular large rifle primers. Using surplus bullets of any kind gives mediocre accuracy at best. They're not made for great accuracy.
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Old 08-05-2007, 10:48 PM   #5
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"...the M - 2 tips..." The M2 what?
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M2 Ball is a classification for military-specification .30-06 Springfield ammunition, commonly used in the M1903 Springfield and M1 Garand rifles, and was the most commonly made cartridge in use by the United States in World War II. It has been superseded by other specifications like the 7.62 x 51 mm NATO cartridge.


I've shot many a clover leaf with specific uniform lots of M80 surp tips.

In a sense, it's a bit like this thread . .. ...
the "good" bullets just hit that's all.

I don't know 'bout you, but I love a bargain

Back on point - It is apparent that, for most of us, M - 2 152 gr. ball ( tips / bullets / projectiles) and 7.62 NATE / .308 WIN. (brass component(s) don't mix ! Why ? A plethora of surp. M80 / 147 assembled or otherwise (components).

Well - My sources are but dried up.

What's the alternative ? M - 2 pulldown tips (I hope .. ... we shall see)

BTW - I've never seen the need to crimp a n y t h i n g
e v e r (in 20 years) in "centerfire rifle" anyway. . . just accustomed to seating to the cannelure ring w/ 147's
I must say - It's an uneasy feeling (at first - Ha Ha !) seating the M - 2 tip at 2.820" .. ... we'll be OK !


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Old 08-06-2007, 12:43 PM   #6
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Never seemed like a big deal to me. If I want plinking ammo I just dig into my can of pulled 152's and load up 30 06 or 308 as needed. I do not crimp any of my rifle ammo anyway. They shoot good enough for informal shooting, but I like Sierra 168's and military 173's better.
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