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Old 10-19-2011, 06:29 AM   #1
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OK, I kinda jumped the gun on wanting to build an AR15 7.62x39 and after doin the research decided that the .223 would be a better fit as far as convenience ... I'm still looking at the 20 to 24" model 1 uppers... seems to be a good deal with the 24" barrel w/ bolt carrier group and std charging handle w/ standard A3 upper for $450... any opinions???

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Old 10-19-2011, 02:49 PM   #2
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Research is king. I'd keep the research ball rolling.

What were your reasons behind the 24" barrel?

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Old 10-19-2011, 07:42 PM   #3
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24" barrels are great for getting the velocity up, only real use is for hitting a long range target just a lil harder. They really shine with the heavier bullets.

The 24" model "1" barrel is chromed lined, and will hurt accuracy, kinda defeats the point of a 24" barrel.

If u do not want a bull barrel but still want a 24" barrel, do like I did and try to find a bushmaster varminter barrel.

Bushmaster 24" Fluted, Non-Chrome Lined Barrel based on DCM Competition design - button rifled 1/9 twist. Features a hybrid SAAMI Spec chamber with longer throat or "Leade" to accommodate 5.56mm ammunition. It is 1" in diameter out to the gas block with an 11 degree competition muzzle crown
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Old 10-20-2011, 04:45 AM   #4
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I think i'm going to chose the 20" barrel though haven't quit decided which one yet.. i've narrowed the choices down to Del-ton, YHM, Model 1 and Spikes... so still deciding... I have made progress on buying a lower receiver with parts.. Its a new company called Zombie-Defense(2009). I'll be using Magpul's stock, pistol grip and rail covers, as well as other accessories including ambi sling attatchment, sling and mags...I'll also be using full rifle FF quad rail by YHM... This build will take a while due to finances and slow delivery by zombie-defense(according to site 4-6week delivery), which is ok since i'll have to save up for the upper anyway...

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I assume you know you won't be doing a lot of running around and shoulder firing with a 24" barrel...I've got a Colt with a 24" stainless and its long and heavy. It dwarfs my "built" AR. So Harris bipods and sandbags are your new friends. :-) The major upside is shooting long. I can blow the balls off a beetle at great distances. Don't get me wrong ...I love my Colt, but I quickly realized I needed a zombie killer.

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I assume you know you won't be doing a lot of running around and shoulder firing with a 24" barrel...I've got a Colt with a 24" stainless and its long and heavy. It dwarfs my "built" AR. So Harris bipods and sandbags are your new friends. :-) The major upside is shooting long. I can blow the balls off a beetle at great distances. Don't get me wrong ...I love my Colt, but I quickly realized I needed a zombie killer.
well said, i has the same issue, so i built two



the barrel in this pic i just sold to replace with the 24" varminter barrel, this stainless barrel was a whole pound heavier than the complete rifle at the bottom of the pic, yes just that barrel alone weight more than a whole rifle
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