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Old 01-01-2010, 11:12 PM   #1
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Ok Duh I am looking for an AR. Here is what I am going to use it for.

1. Varmint hunting any and all small animals. So 223, 556, or 204, 243 ect... will work.

2. I want a flat top because I ain't using no peep sights

3. I want accuracy I am talking .5MOA or I ain't lookin at it.

4. Budget is $1200

The Tango was doing a prelem run on his Taxes tonight and Is going to have a few dollars left over to spend on an AR (unless the wife finds out LOL)

Here are a few I have come across. If you know of other let me see them.

Bushmaster - Hunting Rifles (Not sure if I want to buy from a remington co with the customer service and what not).

Online Store — DPMS: AR-15 Rifles, Parts and Accessories. (Like this because it is a 204 and not a 223)

Rock River Arms: Varmint Rifle EOP

Rock River Arms: Varmint Rifle A4

Rock River Arms: Predator Pursuit Rifle

Stag Arms


OH man I still need a scope.

http://swfa.com/Nikon-6-24x50-Monarch-Riflescope-P42343.aspx

http://swfa.com/Nikon-8-32x50-Monarch-Riflescope-P11162.aspx

http://swfa.com/Burris-65-20x50-Fullfield-TAC-30-Tactical-30mm-Rifle-Scope-P12603.aspx

http://swfa.com/Burris-6-24x50-Black-Diamond-30mm-Rifle-Scope-P1691.aspx

http://swfa.com/Bushnell-6-24x50-Elite-4200-30mm-Rifle-Scope-P8746.aspx

http://swfa.com/Bushnell-45-30x50-Elite-6500-30mm-Rifle-Scope-P10930.aspx

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Old 01-01-2010, 11:59 PM   #2
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how about a lower of your choice here's an inexpensive one Del-Ton, Inc. AR-15 Lower Receivers and this awesome upper in 243 WSSM Olympic Arms, Inc. - 24" WSSM .243 Upper Conversion Unit now that be a sweet ar
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i wish my budget was as big as yours. im gettin some tax money too and i'll have about 700 to do my build i got a thread you can check it out
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at 5 or 10 yards.
Who shoots a rifle at 5 or 10 yards. We are talking out to at lest 250 yards.
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What ammunition ?
Hand loads Nothing else. I don't buy ammo.
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How many grains ?
60 to 62 gr V-max bullets.
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What type conditions?
Any conditions.
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Range(s) ?
Anything from 50 out to 300+ yards. This here is varmint shooting not pistol shooting.
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What f.o.v. are you looking for at said range?
Big enough to see a ground hog or Prairie Dog at 250 or 300 yards.
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lbs. trigger pull ?
As Light as I can get it.
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Here's one with money left for goodies.
DEL-TON

No nothing about AR but price is nice.
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LOL..thought you already had this one figured out?

from the ones you had listed, I would go with the RRA 20" Predator Pursuit. Over a pound lighter than the RRA Varmint models with same length barrel, 2 stage NM trigger, winter trigger guard, free float tube, Hogue grip for starters. That stainless steel match barrel is target crowned and has the Wylde chamber and 1:8 twist. Heavy enough for varmint shooting, and still light enough (around 8 pounds empty) for hefting around, too. With the heavier grns, (I've shot 75gr Hornady TAP, 68gr heavy match and 69gr match king from Black Hills through it) and it will shoot .5 MOA !

If you were going to buy one pre-assembled, it would be hard to beat this one for the price. The other RRA's and the Stag are a bit hefty weight wise.

Your choice on the glass. You've picked some great choices there, of which I'm kind of biased towards Nikon glass. It's what used to sit on my bolt gun, until I got the Schmidt glass for it. But the Nikon is still my backup. Throw in some high rings and go poodle popping

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Tango, you are my boy, and I would be remiss if I did not tell you that, together, we can build a MUCH better weapon that you can buy.

$1200 is a lot of money, outside of optics, to build a custom AR.

We get a basic, good quality upper and lower. We get you a good, 20" barrel from Whiteoak or, if you are super serious, from Krieger.

We get you a custom cut chamber on that barrel, one that is a hand in glove fit for your handloads.

We free float that front end tube, with something from Yankee Hill Machine, because they have the best stuff for the dollar.

We get you a really good two-stage trigger from someone like RRA.

Then the optics are up to you.

Do not buy something off the shelf for what you are wanting, because you can get a MUCH better weapon by build that will suit your needs.

Hit me up with a PM if you want and you have made your decision that you want to build one.

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OK slo let me ask you why does everyone have such high ass rings on their AR's? Is it to line it up with your eye.

On the Nikon I am leaning the way of the nikon because I got one for my 700 and I love the crap out of it.

Can I get a 1 to 2# trigger on these?

I seen a Timney trigger on Midway USA for an AR.

I am not in love with the stock on the RRA PPR but hey I can always buy a Magpul for her.

Yeah I was gonna build one. I still might build one that would be my son birthday present next year maybe.

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Ooooh my..
Get out of my thread.

SLO

Here is another thought.

Dose the bottom end have much to do with accuracy?

Because RRA sells a PPR upper for $630 If I use my bottom end I am going to build that brings it in at $1100 just $10 cheaper. Man I am going to make my head explode on this AR business.

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Man I am going to make my head explode on this AR business.
I hear ya. This is why I'd let JD help ya with a build. You'd get better quality for less. He's an effing jedi at that stuff.
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