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Picked up the SU-16 B Model from my dealer today. It is NIB, and has the 1/7 twist barrel. As I said, I had a B Model when they first came out and loved it, but let a friend talk me out of it in 2007. Just ordered this to fill the gap for a ""California Featureless" home defense carbine.

Well, picked it up and proceeded to "The Range" (that really is its name!) in Grass Valley. They have a 50 yard indoor rifle so I though I would sight it in. The ammo was MK262 MOD1 77grn OTM Sierra Match Kings, which clock from a 16" barrel at about 2750 fps. I have both IMI and CBC/Magtech loadings of it. In my M4gery, they perform identical to the Military Black Hills loading, which I have also used.

First I used irons and battle sighted at 25 yards, with POI 1" lower than POA. Only took 6 shots to get it dialed in. I was using a seated position with a casual rest (elbow on the table) and no sand bag. Groups averaged 1/2 or less from the irons.

I then put on my vintage Tasco ProPoint 30mm red dot. I zeroed it at 50 yards, dead on POI/POA. groups were about 1" to 1.5" from the same casual rest. I was VERY happy. I used pre-2000 possessed USGI 30s, and had zero malfunctions.

I also fired some M193 federal Lake City, and my 55 FMJBT loads, 25 grains of 4064 and 21.5 grains of 4198. It ate everything.

I REALLY like this little beast! It won't replace my ARs or my AK, but it is "tits" for a ranch/home defense weapon. I have a feeling that coyote that has been stalking the house pets down by the horse pasture might feel a 77 grn. OTM soon.

 

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I have had this Tasco for years. It is a slug shotgun scope that hunters in the midwest use on the 3.5" magnum slug guns. Tough as heck, and stays zeroed. The SU-16 is as much fun to shoot as my USGI Inland M1 Carbine, but more stomp! I have a Retro AR Model 604 clone rifle and retro AR model 653 carbine clone, a modern "Magpul-ed" mid-length M4gery with TRS-32 red dot, a Saiga AKM clone, and a PTR91 308 HK G3 clone.

This bad boy won't replace any, nor is it "better" than any of them, but at 4 pounds, and folds in half to fit in my day pack when hiking in the Sierras, it is much handier than any of them! The MK262 MOD1 ammo gives it serious thump.
 

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Well, God must love coyote! We have had a severe problem with the little buggers, to the point they are coming up on our deck during the night and even peeing on it to mark it!

This morning, I grabbed the SU16B chambered a round on 77 grain MK262 MOD1, and turned the Tasco red dot on. I sat on the deck with my coffee and KelTec, just before dawn. Sure enough, about 125 yards away at the edge of the horse round pen, one of the pack starts prancing back and forth, probably hoping our pug was out, so it could have fresh "filet of pug" for breakfast.

The house is on a hillside above the horse pasture, and about 100 feet above it in elevation. I tracked him with the scope, but wasn't happy with a moving shot, with brush and tree trunks intervening. Finally he stops in a clear area. Just as I was squeezing off a center of mass shot, he started to move forward, and the bullet grazed his @ss. His butt popped up in the air, but the he took off like a bullet (pun intended). I went down, and there was no blood trail, so it must have bee a really near miss.

Well, maybe he will stay away for a few days...
 
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