Ive been looking up ballistics of the 5.56 at longer ranges and it kind of seems like an anemic round at longer distances(500+ yards) I dont hunt with my AR15s (or shoot that far even) but im wondering what your guys opinions and experiences have been shooting 5.56 loads out at distances? and what you think the max effctive range is? Someone brought up awhile back that the military uses SPRs out to 800 yards and some hunters ive heard shoot stuff out a ways but It seems a liitle light overall, The ballistics look real similar at 450-500 yards to .22 magnum at point blank ranges.
I think i asked a similar question before but im more curious on if anybody has any specific loads that have shown better ballistics then what ive been seeing?
Im not thinking of really buying a precision rig at the moment but im thinking of building an SPR type upper before next election if its worth it compared to basic general purpose AR15s.