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Old 04-20-2011, 12:16 AM   #1
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Default New AR-15 Build Range Report (Green Mountain Barrel)

OK, so I took it out yesterday. It was a little windy, but since I was the only shooter on the range, NO COMPLAINTS WHATSOEVER!!!

Here's the gun I'm referring to.
http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f20/another-one-down-41398/

The gun shot 100% reliably, so much that even the 62 grain Wolf and Tula that has been rejected by some of my other ARs, cycled just fine (accuracy was non-existent, though). Recoil was very manageable.

Overall accuracy was very acceptable, but not exceptional. The following picture is the best group from 100 yards, using 62 grain, BT Fiocchi ammo.

The 1st 3 rounds were the closest bunch. (Should have made it a 3 round group "it would've been sub.) The overall group size was about 2". The rest used was a front/pistol rest and a snadbag.

Using Winchester White Box 55 grain, a couple of really nice groups came out in the 2"-4" range. Wolf and Tula were mostly all on paper. . . I had fun being able to shoot rapidly with the intent of disposing of the ammo completely. Also a couple of mags that had trouble in "Scrapy" and even other's feed w/o issue in this one.

Overall, I was very impressed with the results.

This one was supposed to be "For Sale", but now I'm reconsidering.



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Very nice zombie dispatcher you have there. Would be confident with you watching my six during an outbreak.



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very nice!! was that open sights or did you use a scope??

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Irons, while rested. I have yet to scope an AR. I have a red-dot on one and it improves the (my) accuracy quite a bit. I can't usually get under 2", but with the red dot I've shrinked it a bit.

I have one ïn construction that will be scoped.

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thats very good shooting with iron sights

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Irons, while rested. I have yet to scope an AR.
*RE-F@CKING-SPECT* !!!!

Seriously?? In good wind, with light bullets, you got that group?!

Well done sir! Well Effing Done!!!

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Thank you sir. Let me make the conditions perfectly clear or else I'm gonna feel guilty now. . .

The berms at the range are staggered in elevation. One up high at regular land height, then one about 10-15 ft lower, with the dirt from the excavation providing a wall for the next berm. I was in the only 100 yd berm that sits low and the wind was at my back, so it wasn't much of a factor.

Also the fence that retains the dirt on the far side is at 100 yds, so the stands are usually set 20 ft in, out of dirt clod avalanche area.

Now I can sleep tonight. . .

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Great shooting!



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