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Building an AR-15 for Coyote - 24" barrel?

 
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:36 PM
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Re: Building an AR-15 for Coyote - 24" barrel?

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My thought on the 24" was that it could help if I needed to take a long shot.
If you dont mind lugging around the extra weight then go for it. But a 16" will do everything the 24" will with in reason. its just gonna drop a lil faster from the loss of MV.
All i every use anymore is my 16" and good out to about 400yds.. Furtherest deer was 375.
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:39 PM
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Re: Building an AR-15 for Coyote - 24" barrel?

Thanks all for your advice and experience. I ordered the Bushmaster 24"Varminter upper assembly. The barel is fluted which will shave a small amount of weight off. I have read some articles of folks having great success with it and 55 gr. VMax. I,m going to give it a try. I do hear what you are all saying about the weight. I'm sure it will be a blast to shoot! As far as having to lug it around. well that I am about to find out. Going to add on a Harris bipod. I just hope it won't be like lugging around an anvil!
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:46 PM
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I have a Rock River Arms EOP with a 24" bull barrel and it is super accurate but my next will definitely have an max barrel length of 20", maybe even 18" if it was a heavier profile.
Yeah. I was struggling to choose between the 20" and 24"". I went with the 24". We shall see!
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:48 PM
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Re: Building an AR-15 for Coyote - 24" barrel?

Nice!!
is it a 9 twist?

Ive had good luck with the 55gr Vmax out of my DPMS and bolt guns.
Should be able to get them goin pretty fast with the 24" tho.

Good Luck!
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:38 PM
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Nice!!
is it a 9 twist?

Ive had good luck with the 55gr Vmax out of my DPMS and bolt guns.
Should be able to get them goin pretty fast with the 24" tho.

Good Luck!
Yes. it has a 1 in 9" twist. Im very excited! It should arrive next week. Going to start building the lower today minus the buffer assembly and rear stock. Those parts should arrive in a few weeks. Now I need to buy a scope and bipod. I'm leaning towards Nikon Monarch 4-16x50 withBDC reticle.
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:01 PM
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Re: Building an AR-15 for Coyote - 24" barrel?

Harris bipod? Don't get me wrong they have there uses and such but I have pound that a good pair of shooting sticks or a stoney point rapid pivot bipod is the way to go!
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:35 PM
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Harris bipod? Don't get me wrong they have there uses and such but I have pound that a good pair of shooting sticks or a stoney point rapid pivot bipod is the way to go!
That's great info! I will look into it. Shooting sticks huh?
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