Originally Posted by ghost61
Me and the gun smith tried everything to get good grouping with my 26" barreled AR-15 (5-6" at 100 yds)...... but everything seemed to fail. SO, two days ago we threw a Nikon Monarch on, (for testing) and now I have 1/2 " grouping at 100 yds, and 1 - 1 1/4 at 200 yds.
Don't mean to hijack or divert this thread, but on various forums I hear people claim they get .5MOA (or better) accuracy out of their ARs. They don't mention handloading, and few people I see ever handload for their .223/5.56 AR or Minis ('cept me).
My question is, if .5 MOA is attainable in an AR with factory ammo, (aside from caliber choices) why are we all shooting bolt actions with various stock/scope/ barrel configs and handloading to find the right accuracy node?
I have never seen an AR or Mini 14 hold consistent groups of .5 MOA, so I'm wondering if all my experiences are just too limited in that domain. The best my mini does is 4/5 in .7", and always a flier a few inches away @ 100.
Can ARs really be made to shoot .5 MOA and under? A super accurate AR in .243 Win, AI or WSSM would be the bomb!
Back to scopes...Yes I have a Monarch 4-16 x 42 SF, and love it. It holds a zero fine and the BDC system works great with their caluclator & custom loads! Now considering a Vortex PA with bdc for a change.