The day testing was done the temperature was 78 degrees, sunny, with no wind. All groups for load development consisted of 5 shots at 100 yards. Five shots were fired and then the gun was allowed to cool off until I could grab the barrel with no discomfort (approximately 5-10 minutes). Group sizes are determined by measuring the group at its widest point from the outside of the bullet impact and by subtracting the bullet diameter (.224 in this case).
The Loads and Ammunition Used
- Hornady 50 Grain VMAX
- Sierra 53 Grain Sierra Match King
- Remington Bulk 55 Grain FMJ
- Nosler Varmagedon 55 Grain JHP
- Nosler 69 Grain BTHP Match (the good ole GBL)
Best Group Pictures
Groups for Reference
Shooting the AUG from the prone position feels rather good, but one this you must watch for is where your gas regulator is. The AUG will chew a hole in your shooting bag from where it vents the gas when you fire it. If you notice, in the first picture I placed a blue rag on the bag to act as somewhat of a sacrificial barrier.
For what it is, the AUG definitely shoots well enough for all of my needs. As a general purpose gun, it will get the job done fine, without sacrificing accuracy or velocity. Now, if this was a gun I was going to use to sit on a bench all day and shoot squirrels, or something precision of that nature, I would go with an AR. That being said, on my recent ground squirrel trip, the AUG performed well offhand in the field. But that is another article.