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

 
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:40 PM
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Did you shoot it yet?
No I haven't. I'm still waiting on the scope I ordered. I don't have sights. I'm still a couple of weeks out. I need a couple of 10 round magazines as well.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:23 PM
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I"m with Ican., I had a 24 in bull barrel,yup, as heavy as it sounds on a nice DPMS rifle. It got to wear I didn't want to haul it around any more. I was gonna have the barrel chopped and recrowned but a buddy wanted it and gave me $ for what a 16 inch barrel would run. It's a bull 16" barrel that is much lighter then the 24, wish I had weighed them. Anyway, no loss of accuracy using Win. 55 gr. BST and Nikon M-223 3-12 Rapid action Turret scope. I had shot the 24 in. barrel to 623 yards and taken this one to 500 yards blowing up a 4inch jar of tannerite. I now use a DPMS Prairie Panther as my Coyote gun. Topped with a Nikon Coyote Special 4.5-14 Scope, it is has quickly become my favorite Coyote gun. Pretty too!

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I hear ya about the weight and having to lug it around. I will have to endure it for awhile. Initially, it's gonna be sweet getting it out and shooting it. I can't wait until the scope arrives. You're a Nikon guy. I ordered the Nikon Monarch 3 4-16x50 BDC. Did I do well in ordering it? Is it a great scope for coyote?
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:53 PM
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Re: Building an AR-15 for Coyote - 24" barrel?

I picked up a couple of magazines on Friday. They're made by Tango Down. They are the 20/10 type. I wasn't sure if I'd like them. They look and fit the mag well great! Now I'm still just waiting on the scope to arrive. If the website I ordered it from is correct, it should ship out on 4/17. Sadly, I'm sitting here waiting, itching to get it and sight the rifle in.

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

Ron, nice scope choice! That is a hot tickey item right now so congrats getting your hands on one. Make sure you go through Nikon's Spot On Ballistic Program to really dial in your scope,rifle and ammo. I have blown up 4 inch jars of Tannerite at 627 yards using the BDC reticle, so it really is capable of superb accuracy. I think you are going to be very happy with the choices you made. It's gonna be heavy but accurate. The last 3 years I have only missed 2 coyotes, both times I was playing with the Spot On app on my phone while hunting when I should have been watching the terrain. Post some pics when you get everything mounted then a range report after that.
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:47 PM
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Re: Building an AR-15 for Coyote - 24" barrel?

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Ron, nice scope choice! That is a hot tickey item right now so congrats getting your hands on one. Make sure you go through Nikon's Spot On Ballistic Program to really dial in your scope,rifle and ammo. I have blown up 4 inch jars of Tannerite at 627 yards using the BDC reticle, so it really is capable of superb accuracy. I think you are going to be very happy with the choices you made. It's gonna be heavy but accurate. The last 3 years I have only missed 2 coyotes, both times I was playing with the Spot On app on my phone while hunting when I should have been watching the terrain. Post some pics when you get everything mounted then a range report after that.
Good luck!
Bart, thanks for the feedback. I will be sure to follow up with pics. I have another question. What type/height rings should I get? AR-15 with Bushmaster Varminter upper (24" barrel) with flat top with 1/2" riser blocks and the Nikon 3 4-16x50m scope. Thanks.
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:14 AM
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Re: Building an AR-15 for Coyote - 24" barrel?

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Bart, thanks for the feedback. I will be sure to follow up with pics. I have another question. What type/height rings should I get? AR-15 with Bushmaster Varminter upper (24" barrel) with flat top with 1/2" riser blocks and the Nikon 3 4-16x50m scope. Thanks.
depends on the size of your face. With the blocks and an avg sized head I'd start with mediums.
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Re: Building an AR-15 for Coyote - 24" barrel?

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Bart, thanks for the feedback. I will be sure to follow up with pics. I have another question. What type/height rings should I get? AR-15 with Bushmaster Varminter upper (24" barrel) with flat top with 1/2" riser blocks and the Nikon 3 4-16x50m scope. Thanks.
I think you will be better off with an SPR style mount from Larue, Bobro, Leupold, ADM or nightforce than rings. They are much better and far more forgiving, you can remove and re-install your optic in seconds with no loss in zero.
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