Ar15 Upper?

Discussion in 'AR15/10 Rifles' started by ovastafford, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. ovastafford

    ovastafford Well-Known Member

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    Right now I have a bushmaster varmint ar15 in .223 and its an awesome gun. Shoots right with my bolt guns but with the heavy 24" barrel and the 6x18x40 leupold its a little heavy and awkward for calling coyotes. I was wanting to get another upper in maybe a 16" or 18" standard contour barrel thats a little more handy for close in shots. Maybe mount a red dot sight or lower power scope on it. I'm not sure if this is a lot to ask but I still want it to be an accurate rifle, at least 3/4moa accuracy at 100 yards. Can anyone recommend who makes some good uppers and any experience you have with them. Any input welcome. Thanks!
     
  2. azsugarbear

    azsugarbear Well-Known Member

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    Noveski builds a good upper; Rock River is also up there, but not at the same level as Noveski. Also, try the smith at 1r15.com.
     

  3. ovastafford

    ovastafford Well-Known Member

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    What's a good deal on say a rock river flat top 18" or other brands suggested?Thanks
     
  4. REDHEAD

    REDHEAD Well-Known Member

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    Thinking of Alexander Arms .243 WSSM , but 6.8 SPC 18" would be nice, cheaper.
     
  5. BigSkyGP

    BigSkyGP Well-Known Member

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    Rock River prices seem pretty hard to beat, and the handful of rifles that I've used RRA kits on were at least 1MOA with any ammo put to them. Hand loading will get you .5MOA fairly easy. Selecting a factory load they prefer will get you around the .75MOA you're looking for, maybe better.
     
  6. gthood

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    i have a 6920 le with bushnell 3200 tactical and harris bi pod and it will do that
     
  7. threejones

    threejones Well-Known Member

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    +1 for RRA. My truck gun is a RRA Coyote Carbine upper (found it on LRH a couple years ago for something like $500), Spikes lower, with a JP Ent Competition trigger, and leupy mark AR glass. Does .75 with 55gr Hornady varmints, and better with hand loads (twist is too slow for anything heavier than about 60gr). It lives behind the seat, gets hammered like the rest of my tools, and cleaned maybe once a year, reguardless of round count. Always functions perfectly and shoots as well as I do.

    There's some great, high end, AR builders out there that I'd choose first for personal protection (Noveski, DD, etc) But for a sporting rifle, RRA is a great gun at a great price.
     
  8. snox801

    snox801 Well-Known Member

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    Ill second the rra. I also have great luck with my Smith and Wesson.
     
  9. c_bass16

    c_bass16 Well-Known Member

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    No, you're thinking of Olympic Arms .243 WSSM, but you're not going to save yourself ANY weight with that option, as the best way to utilize it is with AT LEAST a 22" barrel.
     
  10. skipp

    skipp New Member

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    Add another one for RRA. I have their 16" mid operator in .458 Socom with a EOTech EXP32.

    For those long shots I mount the bi-pod backwards and use it as mortar legs. Using my binoculars I look for dust spots to bracket my prey. When a 600 gr piece of lead hits my quarry from on high, I slog to it hoping it doesn't regain consciousness before I can finish it off with my knife.

    Ok, it's not exactly a long range gun but up to 200 yards with a light bullet in the 250-300 gr range it is not bad. If it doesn't kill them at least they have the wind knocked out of them.

    It is my favorite gun to shoot and it doesn't beat me up as bad as my R700 in 300RUM.
    Its a smooth operator.
     
  11. skipp

    skipp New Member

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    Oops, I didn't look at the date. Sorry for responding to an old post.