HSM 168gr AMAX Match – Test Results

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Manufacturer: HSM

Date Fired: 26 April 2008
Time Test Began: 0830
Range: Deer Creek Shooting Complex
Wind: 0-2 MPH
Temperature: 33° F
Elevation: 3200′ ASL
Lot Number: 1902-7AP

Factory Velocity: 2600 fps
Product Number: 308-15
Purchase Price: $18.99 USD
Bullet Used: 168gr Hornady AMAX
Ballistic Coefficient: .475

Remington 700 SPS-V/P Test Results
Average Velocity Standard Deviation Extreme Spread Accuracy w/flyers Accuracy no flyers Best Group
2668 fps 34.78 94 .586″ .586″ .408″
  • Standard Deviation and extreme spread were high
  • This rifle liked this ammo and shot it very well
  • Velocities quite a bit higher than factory published figures
  • Actually shot this ammo better than the Bravo 51

 

Tactical Operations Bravo-51 Test Results
Average Velocity Standard Deviation Extreme Spread Accuracy w/flyers Accuracy no flyers Best Group
2670 fps 24.94 80 .695″ .695″ .647″
  • Standard deviations and extreme spread were a little better than the 700P, but still not good
  • Groups were extremely consistent, just not that tight for the Bravo.
  • Was fighting mirage from the suppressor during test, may retest this one at later date.

NOTE: “Accuracy with flyers” includes the raw averages including groups where the shooter called a bad shot before rechecking the placement of that shot. The “average without flyers” is the average group size with those “flyer” groups not added in.