Semi autos and ballistic tips?

Discussion in 'Guns, Ammunition, and Reloading' started by btech29, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. btech29

    btech29 Platnium Member<br>Forum Sponsor<br>Stud Duck

    I prolly think about things more than I should, but I was wondering if a semi would hurt ballistic tips. I didnt know if the fast feeding of an AR would damage the soft tip. Anyone know?
     
  2. try it and let us know!

    ps.. you were right, I was dreaming, :smack:
     

  3. btech29

    btech29 Platnium Member<br>Forum Sponsor<br>Stud Duck

    :fit: Two days in a row is asking way too much. :fit:
     
  4. I know...I know...
     
  5. jsilver919

    jsilver919 Well-Known Member

    good question....? i'd like to know as well since thats what i'm planning on shooting out of my AR
     
  6. be_z71

    be_z71 Well-Known Member

    I shoot ballistic tips out of a Browning BAR and have never had any accuracy issues.
     
  7. Mr. Chitlin

    Mr. Chitlin Administrator

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    I buy 55 grain Nosler Ballistic Tips 1,000 at a time and shoot in all of my AR's. They shoot just fine and the feed ramp does not damage the tips.
     
  8. pruitt76

    pruitt76 Well-Known Member

    I shot some Winchester Silver Tips out of my AR two weeks ago. I didn't see any damage and they shot great.
     
  9. If you think about it, the plastic tip is less likely to be damaged than lead tips. I have shot hundreds of Nosler BT bullets in my 308 auto with no problems, and some in a Mini 14, too.
     
  10. Allstar

    Allstar Well-Known Member

    This pic is 3 shot groups of 100gr Nosler BT's from my AR 25wssm. I was working on seating depth and tightening my groups. I settled on group 1. They do have polymer tips. [​IMG]
     
  11. btech29

    btech29 Platnium Member<br>Forum Sponsor<br>Stud Duck

    Looks good Allstar. I bought some ammo today for our trip. I was going to get the Winchester Silver Ballistic tips but settled for the Hornady Vmax instead. I use the Winchester in my 250 and I like them but dang they are high is 223.