I’ve only been back from the range for a few minutes. I’m still hot and sweaty, and could certainly benefit from a shower. That being said, I’m so excited about my results today, I wanted to get straight to making this post.
Today was my third trip to the range with the Nikon P-223 riflescope mounted on the Kavod Custom KVD-15 rifle. My ammo of choice for the the day was Gorilla Ammunition 223 Rem 69gr Sierra Matchking OTM. I’m not going to keep you in suspense… my results were fantastic (at least, for my skill level).
Gorilla Ammunition 223 Rem 69gr Sierra Matchking OTM Specs:
- Caliber = 223 Remington
- Projectile = 69gr Sierra MatchKing©
- Muzzle Velocity = 2985 FPS
- Muzzle Energy = 1364 ft/lbs
Within the first 5 rounds I could see that the elevation needed to be adjusted on the Nikon P-223. I sighted the scope in earlier this week using 55gr ammo. So, I’m not sure if the need for an elevation adjustment was due to the different ammo weight, different outdoor temp, different humidity, or a combination of all three. Either way, four clicks on the Nikon elevation turret and I was on target.
Target #1: My first 5 rounds, prior to making elevation adjustments.
Target #2: My last group of the day, which is sub-MOA. I’m certainly not going to claim that every group today was sub-MOA, but several of them were. And when they weren’t, it was 100% shooter error.
Gorilla Ammunition isn’t the cheapest ammo on the market. But my goodness, the performance was outstanding. It certainly boosted my confidence with this rifle and scope combination.
When you visit the Gorilla Ammunition site, you’ll quickly see that they specialize in 300 Blackout. I don’t have any experience with that caliber yet, but I certainly have no reservations when it comes to recommending their .223 ammunition!