Which varmint upper and twist?

Discussion in 'AR15/10 Rifles' started by WEATHERBY460, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. WEATHERBY460

    WEATHERBY460 Well-Known Member

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    I am looking to buy a nice varmint upper in a 20" length.....who makes an affordable upper.

    also, what twist do i need to shoot 50 grain bullets

    thanks
     
  2. sneedb82

    sneedb82 Well-Known Member

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    Varmint I assume being a 223? Profile for the barrel? Heavy, match, standard?

    Depending on options commercial (RRA, dpms) all make good varmint uppers.

    If you want a custom for a good price I can build you one as well as other builders. If you'd like we can discuss options or I can slip a name or two your way.
     

  3. WEATHERBY460

    WEATHERBY460 Well-Known Member

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    223....i would say a match type barrel, not a bull barrel, i would like it somewhat easier to carry
     
  4. Gary Kaney

    Gary Kaney Well-Known Member

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    Weatherby460

    What part of the state are you in? I just talked to White Oak Armament they have an 18" /7 twist that i am kind of interested in 8 to 10 wks. out. They are in Carlock Ill
     
  5. WEATHERBY460

    WEATHERBY460 Well-Known Member

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    rockford area
     
  6. Greyfox

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    I own and have a few buddies that have the DPMS uppers in both 20" and 24" heavy barrels. All are in 1:9 twist and give excellent accuracy, sub .5 MOA, with 50- 69 gr. bullets.
     
  7. Gary Kaney

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    Weatherby460

    East of Lena
     
  8. WEATHERBY460

    WEATHERBY460 Well-Known Member

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    are u the doctor?
     
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    I'd say if your dead set on 50gr bullets and won't move up on the weight scale, then the 1-12 or dedicated to that weight 1-14 twist would be my pick. However if you plan to move up in weight, think about the 1-9 twist. I have a 1-14 twist in a 26 inch barreled Weatherby MK V .224 Wby Mag Varmintmaster if I move up off the 50gr bullets it turns into a shot gun, stay at or under 50grs and it's a one hole rifle.
    As for the upper; I think DPMS might work both in quality and price.
    Merry Christmas
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  10. long450

    long450 Well-Known Member

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    Get a White Precision upper and you will be happy with it. In 20" bull barrel will be easily carried.
     
  11. CATWHISKERS

    CATWHISKERS New Member

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    I have a Bushy Pred. 20" 1in8 shoots bug holes. 25.3 IMR 8208
    55GR V MAX, 100yds. very happy with this upper. hope this helps.
     
  12. rdsii64

    rdsii64 Well-Known Member

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    I know this is an old post but here is my .02 anyway. The answer to your question is a 1 in 12 twist. As far as who makes an affordable upper, they all do. Now, assuming you ment a QUALITY affordable upper, that knocks some folks off the ladder.

    Rock River Arms, White Oak, Stag, and DPMS all make uppers that will hold better than MOA with a quality ammo.