Originally Posted by trx680
I'd most likely use it for long range target shooting, not close-up plinking but 100+ yard target and maybe varmit. So a bull barrel would be appropriate? And a scope....what else?
The bull barrel isn't a necessity, but it does help if you do alot of shooting. I have 18" to 24" set ups in both bull barrel and non-bull barrel that do great out to 600 yards. Most are set up with bipods and a scope. It all depends on your needs, what caliber, how mobile you want the set up to be, etc.
There are some very accurate AR set ups out there, that you can buy right over the counter. Some are very affordable, and require little to fine tune them to the point of being competitive in matches.
I picked up a DPMS not long ago at a garage (estate) sale, with a 24" bull barrel in 1:8 twist, free floated tube, dropped in a Chip McCormick trigger group, Nikon 4-20x tactical scope, Harris bipod, and am still into this particular piece less than $900 and it will group less than 1 moa @ 100 yards all day long with factory ammo. With match ammo, I am still shooting moa out to 4-500 yards, and less than 1.5moa @ 600!
Oh yeah....I'm not supposed to be able to do that with a DPMS product
Depending on what over the counter constitues, I also have a Noveske upper and lower that I bought over the counter that will do that, too. But I paid almost 2x that for the Noveske.