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Old 12-30-2012, 01:50 PM
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Advice for buying an AR

I am looking for some help in buying my first AR. Not really sure on what to look for. I will be using it for coyotes max distance I am thinking would be around 300 yards. I was thinking a 223 cal.

Is there a brand that stands out above the rest?
What would be a good scope to put on?
What grain is best to use for coyote hunin?
Any other advice would be welcomed.
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:28 PM
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Re: Advice for buying an AR

First off, good luck finding an AR. Since the Newtown tragedy, they are pretty much gone. Every shop I have been in recently has stories of every AR they have flying off the shelf at double their regular price.

As for your questions...
Caliber: 223 is good choice
Brand: not sure here as it is too easy to build a custom and get exactly what you want.
Bullet: for 300 yard shooting it doesn't really matter although I prefer the 62+ grain bullets.
Scope: for shooting out to 300 on what will probably be a moving target, look at scopes with a low to mid magnification range. Think 2-10x or 3-12x. In the alternative, consider a red dot like an Eotech.
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Re: Advice for buying an AR

If it was me looking/wanting,,,,,,,, I'd wait 'till things simmer down a bit.
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If it was me looking/wanting,,,,,,,, I'd wait 'till things simmer down a bit.
This, and good luck LOL
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Re: Advice for buying an AR

First off if you can find one. I would recommend Smith and Wesson mp, dpms,or rock river arms. Hard to gone wrong with any of them. 223 is great for what you want. Third. As for scope hands down best scope IMO is Nikon m 223. Turrets are dead on for a 55 grain bullet. I zeroed mine in at one hundred yards. Moved right out to 350 yards ajusted turret to distance ajusted for wind and bingo. Turrets are spot on. Good luck.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:08 PM
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If ya' just gotta' have one, get one chambered for .223 Wylde. That way you can shoot both mil spec 5.56mm and .223 Rem. Buy one in .223 Rem. and the throat/free bore will be too short for 5.56mm mil spec. There is a difference between the two! Fortunately, most are either chambered in 5.56mm or .223 Wylde. 1 in 9/ some 1 in 8 twist will shoot both 55g. (Ball M193) and 62g (Ball M855). Go 1 in 7 and its 62g. or heavier/longer.
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If ya' just gotta' have one, get one chambered for .223 Wylde. That way you can shoot both mil spec 5.56mm and .223 Rem. Buy one in .223 Rem. and the throat/free bore will be too short for 5.56mm mil spec. There is a difference between the two! Fortunately, most are either chambered in 5.56mm or .223 Wylde. 1 in 9/ some 1 in 8 twist will shoot both 55g. (Ball M193) and 62g (Ball M855). Go 1 in 7 and its 62g. or heavier/longer.
Have to disagree with you on twist rates. My 5.56 is 1:9 and it stabilizes up to 70 grain bullets. 77grainers require 1:8. No need for 1:7 until bullet weight exceeds 80 grains.
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