Prvi Partizan 168gr HPBT Match- Test Results

Manufacturer: Prvi Partizan (PPU)
Ammo Test: 308 168gr Match

Date Fired: 13 April 2018
Time Test Began: 1216
Range: Deer Creek Shooting Complex
Wind: 5-8 MPH
Temperature: 43° F
Elevation: 3200′ ASL
Lot Number: 1702

Factory Velocity: 2608 fps
Product Number: A-496
Purchase Price: $17.49
Bullet Used: PPU 168gr HPBT (OTM)
Ballistic Coefficient: .450 (G1)

Our Notes: PPU ammo has been fairly popular over the year, which is likely the result of their lower price. But as is seen in their performance in our tests, the ammo shoots pretty good. PPU makes all of their own components and the ammo is manufactured in Serbia where they have been making ammo for over 90 years now. Their BC is right in line with other match bullets in the 168gr class and it is not a ELD design which should allow it to shoot well in most firearms. Their good performance here surprised us and we’ll be looking at testing some of their other loads in the future as well.

Remington 700 SPS-V/P Test Results
Average Velocity Standard Deviation Extreme Spread Accuracy w/flyers Accuracy no flyers Best Group
2655 fps 27.01 83 0.722″ 0.722″ 0.498″
  • The extreme spread and SD were significantly higher than in the Bravo
  • Shot well, especially for the price point.
  • Certainly worth looking at for continued use

 

Tactical Operations Bravo-51 Test Results
Average Velocity Standard Deviation Extreme Spread Accuracy w/flyers Accuracy no flyers Best Group
2663 fps 14.22 41 .788″ .788″ .663″
  • The PPU velocities seemed to like the tighter chamber of the Bravo
  • We did not get any exceptional groups in the Bravo, but they were consistent

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.