Re: Building an AR-15 for Coyote - 24" barrel?
Originally Posted by ceabel
I am working with the Mk-262 round. With a 1:7 twist it is good out to 800 yards. You really have to load your own to make it cost effective. The load calls for a 77g bullet. I am using IMR 8208 XBR or sometimes Varget for powder. I built my lower using a Geissele trigger. I bought the 18 inch bull barrel upper from White Oak. I use a Weaver 6-24x42 Varmint scope with the .223 reticle. When shooting the extreme distances, you might want Burris signature zee rings using the 20 moa inserts. Hard to miss.
I'm loading a 75 or 77 grain bullet in my AR as well. I normally run the Hornady because its less expensive than the Nosler or Sierria 77's and my AR will shoot all three equally well. When I built my lower I used an ALG trigger which is made by the a company owned my Mr. Geissele's wife. Anyway I have full faith an confidence that my Mk262ish load will will carry the mail. Some folks hunt deer with that round (obviously not at long range) but I don't want to start that debate again. Besides thats what my 308 is for. I can't wait to take this rig pig hunting.
.308 Howa 1500, varmint supreme. 24" .820 barrel, Roedale precision brake.
.223 Howa 1500, varmint supreme, 24" .820 barrel.
RRA 20" predator pursuite, Magpul PRS, ALG trigger,