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AR-15 choice

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Unread 06-26-2005, 08:10 PM
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Re: AR-15 choice

Buy the Bushmaster, not the Armalite, have her burn that barrel up and then I'll build her one to her liking.....LOL!!!!
Chris Matthews
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Unread 06-26-2005, 08:19 PM
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Re: AR-15 choice

Lablover You should look at these from http://www.fulton-armory.com/FAR-15-Varmint.htm $ 799 for a 24 inch floating 1-8 twist ar 15 flat top with a national match 2 stage trigger. Oh 1/2 moa.
This is getting closer to what I would build for me personally. And a damn good price

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Unread 06-26-2005, 08:19 PM
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Sounds like a plan Chris

Thanks for all the replies.

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Unread 06-26-2005, 09:33 PM
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I have built enough ar-15's for customers to fill a dump truck. There are alot of good manufacturers out there. My recommendations is to get a 16", flat top, install a free floating tube and fix the trigger then like Chris said let her shoot it to death. By that time she and you will have some solid ideas about exactly what options you want to up grade to. I use DPMS stuff for all 5 of my competition ar-15's. (3gun is hard on rifles so I had to get a DPMS deticated 22 lr rifle to practice cqb shooting.

Shawn Carlock

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Unread 06-26-2005, 10:08 PM
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Re: AR-15 choice

That does look like a very good buy! I just received a Rock
River Arms 24" Varmiter. It has a Wilson Air Gauged Bull Stainless with the Flat Top, Alum. Floating Forearm & 2 St.
Match Trigger. I haven't seen anything that I don't like
about it as yet. I compared with the big names first & I
liked the features better than Bushmaster & others. However,
if I had seen this gun, I no doubt would have checked into
it. Rock River has a claimed 3/4" guarantee & I talked to
users that insisted theirs would shoot sub 1/2". I "roughed
it in" at just under 100 yards in my back yard & was shooting about 1" with Vietnam Era Ball. I have some 69 MK
& 75 Gr. Hor. loads & the first day that I don't see customers in the eary AM, I will see what it really does.
Mid Day Temps. are around 100 degrees with Humidity so I
would rather find an early morning slot. Anyone interested
can check out the "Varmiter" at rock river arms.com.
But d-a that gun looks good & cheaper too!
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Unread 06-27-2005, 03:09 AM
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Re: AR-15 choice

Buy the Bushmaster, not the Armalite, have her burn that barrel up and then I'll build her one to her liking.....LOL!!!!

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How easy is it to burn a barrel out of a Bushmaster? I've owned a XM15 for 10 years and have put a lot of ammo through it. Some of it pretty hard- rapid fire several 20 round mags in a row, stuff like that. I can still shoot 2 MOA with my "cheap" reloads. I have a VXII 4-12 40mm AO scope on it now. It's a standard rifle. A.R.M.S. #2 scope mount. The same reloads will shoot 1 MOA out of my Weatherby. The barrel looks OK as far as I can tell. I'm guessing it's had at lest 10,000 rounds throgh it. Probably 2,000 cheap surplus and 8,000 reloads loaded on the "light side". A lot of .22LR ( I have a conversion kit for it). I was thinking it would take a lot to wear out the barrel of a miltary rifle designed for full auto fire?
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Unread 06-27-2005, 05:03 AM
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Re: AR-15 choice

I'll bet that burning the barrel out was part of the LOL.The Colt HbarCMT shoots better all the time and thats after trying to cook the barrel several times.Still holds MOA with about anything(but Wolf)thats put through it.
Did have a Wilson bull barreled upper that was a dog from the get go but generaly they shoot alright and for a looooong time.
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