Kavod KVD-15 with Nikon M-223 Scope and Lehigh Defense 223

Kavod KVD-15 with Nikon M-223 Scope and Lehigh Defense 223 Range Test

Today’s range trip gave me a chance to sight in the Nikon M-223 riflescope, which I just mounted on the Kavod KVD-15 rifle. I also had the opportunity to put a few rounds of Lehigh Defense 223 55gr Controlled Chaos Lead Free ammo through the rifle.

I began the sighting in process at 50 yards, which only took a few rounds of American Eagle 223 Rem 55gr FMJ from Lucky Gunner. I then moved out to 100 yards and made the final adjustments. I didn’t save any of those targets, but my groups were in the the 2″ – 3″ range, which is typically what I see from this American Eagle ammo.

Moving on to the Lehigh Defense ammo…

I didn’t have a lot of the Lehigh Defense ammo to test, but it didn’t take many rounds to see that I was going to get some pretty good accuracy from the ammo.

Kavod KVD-15 with Nikon M-223 Scope and Lehigh Defense 223
Kavod KVD-15 with Nikon M-223 Scope and Lehigh Defense .223 55gr Controlled Chaos @ 100yds

The image above gives you a look at my last three targets of the day. They are actually a very good representation of the accuracy I saw from this Lehigh Defense ammo. Of the three targets shown, the worst group (left target) reflects a 1.25″ group. Admittedly, there was some shooter error involved with that group. The middle target’s group is .75″, and the group on the right is .875″.

After today’s range trip, I can tell you that this ammo definitely produces some respectable accuracy. But, to fully appreciate this ammo, I recommend that you check out some of the ballistic gel testing that has been done. The wound channel this ammo produces is substantial!

The following video shows a gel test performed by the ShootingTheBull410 YouTube channel. This test gives you a great idea of what this ammo is capable of.

Note: In this test, he is using Lehigh Defense 223 Remington 45gr High Velocity Controlled Chaos Lead Free Ammo.

Lehigh Defense 223 Remington 55gr High Velocity Controlled Chaos Lead Free Ammo:

  • SKU : 05220055S
  • Brass jacket, air core projectile designed to progressively fragment for sporting use in rifles.
  • Cartridge: 223 Remington
  • Bullet Weight (gr): 55
  • Box Qty: 20
  • Velocity (fps): 3,100
  • OAL (in): 2.245
  • Penetration Min (in) Base: 22
  • Penetration Min (in) Frags: 8
  • Expansion Min (in) Frags Radial / Dia.: 4/8
  •  Suppressor Safe — The projectile is machined from solid bar stock.  Expansion only occurs upon impact through hydraulic energy.  (They only expand when they hit “wet.”)  This is not a frangible bullet produced from powdered metal.
  • More Info: Lehigh Defense

Kavod Custom KVD-15 BET Specs:

  • Caliber: .223Rem / 5.56mm
  • Gas System – Carbine
  • Stock: Magpul MOE Carbine (Collapsible)
  • Grip: Magpul MOE+ Rubber Coated
  • M16 Mil-Spec Bolt Carrier Group, Nickle-Boron (NiB) Coated
  • Barrel:
    • Material: Stainless Steel
    • Barrel Length: 16″
    • Barrel Twist Rate: 1:8″
  • Rail – Odin Works 15″ Sport
  • Trigger Guard:  Magpul MOE
  • Muzzle Device:  A2 Flash hider on 1/2″-28TPI
  • Handguard: Odin Works Sport Forend -15.5” Free-Float Rail
  • Bravo Company Enhanced Mod3 Charging Handle
  • Ambidextrous Sling Mount Plate
  • 2 Magpul 30-round Pmags
  • More Info: Kavod Custom

Nikon M-223 4-16X42 BDC 600:

  • Magnification: 4 – 16 x
  • Objective Diameter: 42 mm
  • Exit Pupil: 2.6 – 10.5 mm
  • Field of View: 6.3 – 25.2 ft @ 100 yds
  • Tube Diameter – Other: 1 in
  • Eye Relief: 3.7 – 4 in
  • Objective Outside Diameter: 49.3 mm
  • Eyepiece Outside Diameter: 42 mm
  • Weight: 19 oz
  • Overall Length: 13.5 in
  • Adjustment Graduation – Other: 1/4 in
  • Max Internal Adjustment: 40 MOA
  • Parallax Setting – Other: 50 yds – ∞
  • Side Focus: Yes
  • Waterproof/Fogproof: Yes
  • Light Transmission – Other: Up to 95%
  • Spot On Custom Turret Yes
  • Parallax Adjustment: Yes
  • Matte Finish: Yes
  • Use:
    • Centerfire Long Range
    • AR (Modern Sporting Rifle)
  • Reticle: BDC 600
  • More Info: Nikon Sport Optics

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