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    Quote Originally Posted by AbaddonRain View Post
    Haha yeah me too!!! FedEx just delivered my rifle case today, now I'm all set. Probably gonna go buy a few more 100 round boxes of ammo at Academy Sports. Since this is my first time buying .223/5.56 ammo I paid $35 for a box of 100 federal american eagle which seems decent but I don't know. Also what type of self defense ammo do you guys use?

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    I've not considered SD ammo for mine, I've only purchased maybe a couple of dozen factory rounds preferring to load my own using 55 grain FMJ and H335 powder. If the need arose, those rounds would work fine in self defense. It would be a choice to use farther down the list with my handguns and Maverick 88 being first choices, although the capacity is a definite plus in that job.
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    I've got the Ruger also. Awesome rifle, you should love it.

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    Sierra Varmint, Hornady Varmint or SP, M855 Penetrators — there are SO many good rounds and weights. Some are special purpose - others are great versatile projectiles.

    If there is not a dedicated book on the topic, there should be!!

    Consider use & weight & twist rate when choosing. Testing is half the fun!!
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    Welcome to the Dark Side! Hope you have a full bank account to decorate and feed your new Echo Bravo Romeo!

    Seriously though, Ruger makes one fine rifle. I have their piston versions and love the reliability.
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    I read the article below yesterday. It along with some other things I have read would push me toward good ol XM193 for defense if I were using my AR.

    https://gundigest.com/article/why-an...rm=Read%20More
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    Quote Originally Posted by flareside_ford View Post
    I read the article below yesterday. It along with some other things I have read would push me toward good ol XM193 for defense if I were using my AR.

    https://gundigest.com/article/why-an...rm=Read%20More
    Thanks, that is a great article. From what I read it seems like the basic 55 grain fmj is all you need for home defense.

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    Just got back from the range and ran 200 rounds flawlessly through the AR and 100 rounds through my XD-E. Got it dialed in pretty good at 25 yards, but this weekend I'll be going to a different range that has 100 yard indoor range. This was my first time zeroing a red dot so it took a while. Today was ladies Wednesday also so it was only $7 total for me and my wife

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    You'll be good on paper at the longer distance, may only have to dial it a tad. That's a great deal on the range, wish I had one like that around here. What did your wife think of the carbine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Czechbikr View Post
    You'll be good on paper at the longer distance, may only have to dial it a tad. That's a great deal on the range, wish I had one like that around here. What did your wife think of the carbine?
    That was my first question after reading his range report.

    As for your earlier question about SD ammo I load my own and decided on using the Sierra 65grain Gameking for the projectile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Czechbikr View Post
    You'll be good on paper at the longer distance, may only have to dial it a tad. That's a great deal on the range, wish I had one like that around here. What did your wife think of the carbine?
    My wife didn't want to touch it lol. She's just getting comfortable with handguns but she loved the XD-E though.

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