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Old 07-26-2012, 08:36 PM   #11
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I might be wrong but I'm going to be running a
16" 1:7 barrel, And I will really not be ranging past 300 meters. It seems like an overkill? 300 is the second setting. Will never use higher, unless someone knows of a 16" barrel that give more more distance. I'm new to AR building , but from what I've been told, I will not get much more out of a 16" barrel. If I could ,the Matech would be worth it.

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I might be wrong but I'm going to be running a
16" 1:7 barrel, And I will really not be ranging past 300 meters. It seems like an overkill? 300 is the second setting. Will never use higher, unless someone knows of a 16" barrel that give more more distance. I'm new to AR building , but from what I've been told, I will not get much more out of a 16" barrel. If I could ,the Matech would be worth it.
You can engage out to over 800yds with a 14.5-16" barrel. Just so you know.
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the standard military peep sight (standard ar-15) are more than adequate (i could recomend nothing better), especially if your only concerned to only 300 yards.

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Ive been told not expect more than 350 with a 16" .i would love to go 500 with a 16". Do you have any suggestions on barrels. Then I would go with the Matech sights.

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How accurate at 500?

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Ive been told not expect more than 350 with a 16" .i would love to go 500 with a 16". Do you have any suggestions on barrels. Then I would go with the Matech sights.
Any barrel worth it's salt should easily get you to 600yds. Seriously. I shot 650 the other day with my BCM middy. 14.5" with pinned compensator. Think about this, why would trijicon make an acog specifically for 14.5 and 16 " barrels, and have a reticle that has bullet drop out to 800m if the bullet will only go 350???
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How accurate at 500?
Essentially as accurate as you and your optic. The marine corps trains on man sized targets out to 500yds. I can tell you that from experience.
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the 16" barrel will do fine at 500 long as you can do your part

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That's what I want to hear. I've had local turd gun shops telling me the 350 range is all ill get. 1:7 or 1:8 to go 500?

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That's what I want to hear. I've had local turd gun shops telling me the 350 range is all ill get. 1:7 or 1:8 to go 500?
1:7 will rock and roll out to 500. Whoever is telling you this doesn't know what they're talking about. 1:7 is standard mil-spec.
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