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Which AR do I get?

 
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Old 08-21-2011, 03:58 PM
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Which AR do I get?

I'm looking for an AR to call coyotes with. I want a .223 cal, something short and versatile. I need to be quick and mobile with it so I was thinking a 16 inch barrel or there abouts. Originally I was thinking a Smith M&P but that is pretty tactical. I really just need a basic gun. I may hunt at night a lil bit. I already have a very nice swift and a very nice 243 that are long range tac drivers so this AR is strictly for calling. I dont need it to be dual purpose. As far as price the lower the better but I want quality and functionality. I can prob put a grand into this toy but if I can do it for less why not (thats gun and glass). Any advice on scopes or other acceceries is welcome. I dont need much power with this glass.

Thanks guys lets hear what you think.
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:12 PM
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Re: Which AR do I get?

Not a 16" barrel and just a bit heavy, but I'd take a look at the Bushmaster Varminter. I don't do much varmint hunting these days but mine is really accurate. I'm looking for a new scope for mine as I robbed the to scope for my 300 Win Mag. I can't imagine a better varmint rifle on an AR platform.
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:56 PM
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Re: Which AR do I get?

i have read some reviews on the dpms A3 flat top with the 16 inch bull barrel.it might be a bit on the heavy side but it couldn't be but so bad.and just find a good lower with a decent trigger and go with that.

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Old 08-21-2011, 07:07 PM
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Re: Which AR do I get?

I'm sure some people will disagree with me on this, but the bottom line is any of the "big name" AR makers are good to go. Actually, most of them use the same parts. I would say Stag, DPMS, S&W, Remington will serve you well. I would go with a 16" barrel, fixed stock, flattop upper with a Nikon buckmaster scope (you pick the power). Find a model without a front sight, because you're not going to use it and it can get in the way when your scope is on low power. That's my 2 cents, let's see what others think.....
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Old 08-22-2011, 03:04 PM
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Re: Which AR do I get?

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I'm looking for an AR to call coyotes with. I want a .223 cal, something short and versatile. I need to be quick and mobile with it so I was thinking a 16 inch barrel or there abouts. Originally I was thinking a Smith M&P but that is pretty tactical. I really just need a basic gun. I may hunt at night a lil bit. I already have a very nice swift and a very nice 243 that are long range tac drivers so this AR is strictly for calling. I dont need it to be dual purpose. As far as price the lower the better but I want quality and functionality. I can prob put a grand into this toy but if I can do it for less why not (thats gun and glass). Any advice on scopes or other acceceries is welcome. I dont need much power with this glass.

Thanks guys lets hear what you think.
Personally I'd say go with the DPMS LR-260, or their AR 15 in 6.5x47, 6.5 Grendyl or .204 Ruger. The .204 is a vastly superior varmint round. The 6.5's however give you a great varmint round capable of 1000yds in the right build that will double as a great deer rifle as well.

With the LR-260 you can customize and if you ever decide to go bigger just rebarrel or build different uppers to drop in. I prefer a minimum 20" barrel myself.
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Old 08-22-2011, 06:55 PM
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Re: Which AR do I get?

The Rock River Predator Pursuit shoots really good.
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:05 PM
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