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Old 04-27-2012, 03:47 PM   #11
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I see a lot of the long range guys going for 24" barrels, how long is long? 1k?
I'm thinking 650-800 range. Reason being I have to find a good spot somewhere in the Everglades to shoot. The range here only goes up to 200 -__-
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650 shouldn't be too hard with a 20" not sure, but I haven't done the math. I'm pretty sure a 20" will keep you super sonic out to 650. But if you are talking about 800, there's a lot of special considerations when you get to those ranges. Bull barrels would be better, as would longer barrels for more velocity. Also when you start talking about 24" bulls, you make need to look into a stronger upper reciever to handle all that weight. Also handloading 77+ grain projectiles would be key.

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650 shouldn't be too hard with a 20" not sure, but I haven't done the math. I'm pretty sure a 20" will keep you super sonic out to 650. But if you are talking about 800, there's a lot of special considerations when you get to those ranges. Bull barrels would be better, as would longer barrels for more velocity. Also when you start talking about 24" bulls, you make need to look into a stronger upper reciever to handle all that weight. Also handloading 77+ grain projectiles would be key.
The upper I'm getting is pretty beefy so it shouldn't be an issue. VLTOR MUR - the one with forward assist and ejection port cover, not the one without it, it seems a bit wimpy to me. I've read pretty good reviews on it and love the way it looks.

As for hand loading my rounds, I'll likely have to stick with store bought as I don't have the equipment for it. Probably pay a few extra bucks for better quality though. =/
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The Vltor MUR is a great upper! I'm sure you'll love it!

As for Factory ammo, I've seen 77gr SMKs, but never seen factory 80gr. Let us know what you find!

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The Vltor MUR is a great upper! I'm sure you'll love it!

As for Factory ammo, I've seen 77gr SMKs, but never seen factory 80gr. Let us know what you find!
Great! Another good review, that makes me that much more confident in purchasing it.
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