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Old 10-10-2011, 09:08 PM   #41
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Hey guys, to add to this. Ive been reading everyones post and looking aorund the fourm and ive notices alot of people talking about AR's being very accurate. What are your opions on a AR in .308 and how that would do to shoot upto the 800-1000 yard range once i would up to that ofcourse. And i think im going to save up some more cash and up my budget and go with the saying i was told earlyer, "Buy once. Cry Once". Also any impout on AR brands or should i build my own? I would kinda rather build my own in order to learn more about the rifle. Im mechanically inclined so that part wouldnt be a problem.

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Hey guys, to add to this. Ive been reading everyones post and looking aorund the fourm and ive notices alot of people talking about AR's being very accurate. What are your opions on a AR in .308 and how that would do to shoot upto the 800-1000 yard range once i would up to that ofcourse. And i think im going to save up some more cash and up my budget and go with the saying i was told earlyer, "Buy once. Cry Once". Also any impout on AR brands or should i build my own? I would kinda rather build my own in order to learn more about the rifle. Im mechanically inclined so that part wouldnt be a problem.
AR's are pretty accurate, depending on the build and how much attention to detail go into them.

I'm sure some AR specialist will chime in shortly.
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AR's are pretty accurate, depending on the build and how much attention to detail go into them.

I'm sure some AR specialist will chime in shortly.
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I've got a DPMS SASS with a Viper Vortex PST scope and it will shoot accurately at those ranges. The rifle will run about $1800.00 depending on the dealer and the scope is about $1000.00.

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I've got a DPMS SASS with a Viper Vortex PST scope and it will shoot accurately at those ranges. The rifle will run about $1800.00 depending on the dealer and the scope is about $1000.00.
Wow.....thats a pretty penny.....what caliber is it in?
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I sold my DCM a while ago. The little round is just not up to serious long range. An 18" target at 800 yards is respectable, very respectable. But a .223 will not do it w/ a varying crosswind. Even at 400 yards it can be really dicey. I have a CZ 527 Varminter w/ a Sightron SII 6.5-20x42mmAO on it that is very comfortable to shoot at 300 yards. .223, 5.56 is not a precision round over 300..400 yards.

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Mine is in .308. If you want a 1000 yard gun expect to pay about a $1000.00 for an adequate scope. It sounds like a lot but that is really a bargain. A Bender and Schmidt will run $2500 to $3500 for the scope alone.

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?? Schmidt & Bender Rifle Scope Sale Schmidt Bender Rifle Scopes

Zeiss makes great optics as do others. Seriously, do you think a scope will make a difference w/ a .223, or even a .308 for a new long range shooter? You shoot a $400.00 scope, but recommend a $1000.00 to 3000.00 scope? The Viper Vortex is a cheaper scope for long range. You got ripped off!

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I'm pretty sure you don't know what your talking about since I never mentioned which Viper scope I'm using. But the particular Viper I'm using runs $850-$925 on average and after including shipping and tax your at $1000.00. If you actually did any long distance shooting (800-1000 yards) consistently then you'd already know that the scope makes all the difference and generally exceeds the cost of many rifles. Last time I checked the Army and Marines use the Schmidt and Benders on their sniper rifles, wonder why?? I was trying to supply the OP with a somewhat reasonable set up for long distance shooting with an AR type platform. But please elaborate on your scope expertise, I'm dying to know.

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http://www.vortexoptics.com/product/vortex-viper-pst-6-24x50-ffp-riflescope-with-ebr-1-mrad-reticle Good entry level FFP scope for long range endevor.

Scope sell for $899.00 here.

http://www.libertyoptics.com/index1.html
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