Valorius wrote:Mk262 Mod 1 would be my vote.
I was going to stay away from this thread but...
many think that the more frangible rounds, at closer distances, are the best bet, or the MIL AP rounds.
However, back when MIL first started searching for their SOPMOD Mk 12 round, later designated Mk262 Mod 0/1, they went to the CMP Highpower shooters; long story short, they used their info and the same round loaded to MILSPEC (probably the only time I've used this word LOL!). Highpower shooters load the round past safe pressures, as they have different chambers than MIL rifles.
They were aiming to maximize lethality at longer ranges, with the Mk 12 platform. The round performed brilliantly. What most don't know is that at closer ranges, like 100 yds and under, the round is extremely devastating.
So yes, I would go with that round. I don't believe in "do-alls", but one reason, I think, that Tactical Fanboys drool over the round (other than it's a SOPMOD special round), is because it works for close and long distances, extremely effectively.
Captan Harold D wrote:Where can one purchase the sopmod 77 grainers?
You can't. It's not sold and was never sold to the public. Blackhills released only the "Seconds" to the public that did not meet MIL standards, and it was very limited and not announced, and only found in Cabelas sporadically for a very short amount of time. Even within MIL, it was a round restricted to those who were trained and carried the Mk 12's.
Obviously, AR15 members went ballistic over this, and prices on Gunbroker was quite high, just for the "Seconds".
The only way you can source it is from MIL that is part of the Mk 12 program, which isn't many.
If you're very serious about getting your hands on some, I have a few authentic Mk262 Mod rounds, still in their package. I did a test with them with my Highpower HBAR rifle that I posted on the member's area of the forum. I think I have removed it since, though. I'm not sure I want to let them go