The question – raised by AR15.com poster AJBello – of whether the X95 has an issue with wider-than-expected dispersion from a rest with match ammo, has hit the next note. Tim of the Military Arms Channel, a long time Tavor and new X95 owner, put the X95 to the test at the 100 yard line with few different brands of ammunition:
His results were slightly better than AJBello’s, but still concerning. The X95 does not seem to be able to consistently group under 3 MOA, regardless of the ammunition used. Now, some groups that Tim fired were as small as an inch, but consider the methodology used: 15 rounds per caliber were fired without rest at three different but identical targets, in 5 shot groups. So then, you could consider that similar to shooting one 15 shot group, if all three targets are overlayed on one another. To illustrate this, let’s take a look at the first set of groups Tim shot, all with 77gr IMI OTM ammunition:
Now, with a little Photoshop magic, we can combine all three groups into one:
What’s most interesting about doing this is that we see that, combined, all the shots exhibit serious horizontal stringing. The vertical dispersion is almost reasonable, but the horizontal dispersion appears to be 3.5″ or more (given a 3″ Shoot-N-C Bullseye target)!
I leave it to my readers to try this with the other groups shot in the MAC X95 video above, but regardless of how you analyze it, it seems the X95 may indeed suffer from a minor but still concerning accuracy defect.