Originally Posted by stimis
Thanks. Anyone use rguns yet? Also which is better 1:7,1:8,or 1:9 twist?
: Good price, decent enough product, terrible customer service. Prepare to wait a while, and be okay with remaining 'in the dark' throughout that process. I really believe these statements sum up every bit of the reputation RGuns has rightfully earned. That's not to say they can't be a practical option...just know what you're getting yourself into.
: For a stationary, precision only
rifle, I'd go 1:8. A stainless barrel is also nice, an 18+" barrel makes sense to me, and .223wylde chambering might be ideal...but that's all sort of contingent on this being a $2K+ gun (adding bucks for higher end trigger, optics, maybe even stock or bipod). If you pay big bucks for one of these options but not the rest, you may be wasting your money.
If I win the lottery tomorrow, I'll build a $2500 precision AR that can do work
at 500+ yards. It'll have $600-1000 optics, an 18" 1:8 Wylde barrel, and an extra $400-500 poured into the trigger and stock. But that probably won't happen. So I'll settle for my SS 16" BCM ML, 1:8, 5.56, with an ACS stock, Hypertouch trigger, Nikon 2-7x32 sights ($1500 rifle). Which is fine, because by budget and skill don't yet justify anything more than that.
1:7 and 1:9 are both perfectly fine options. But 1:8 should be considered the standard
for most ARs, IMO. Just my perspective. YMMV.