April 22, 2009, 10:19 PM
What would you rather get a plain 20" AR or a nice 18" SPR setup.
The purpose of this would be to push the range of my current m4gery out to 500 yds or so. Whichever, it would have a 3-9 or similar power scope and be used with 69-77 gr 5.56.
I can put the money into a nice 18" SPR (or another accurate like larue tactical) or get a standard 20" (bushy, dpms, etc...flat-top upper. What do you guys think?
April 22, 2009, 10:37 PM
18" because it's the best of both worlds, wish I could get one:)
April 22, 2009, 10:48 PM
I have a 18" SPR, and i love it. The 2" does make it more manuverable, albeit not much. Mostly it weighs less, espically since i have a heavy barrel on it.
April 22, 2009, 11:48 PM
There's a coolness about the 18-incher
April 23, 2009, 04:12 PM
The purpose of this would be to push the range of my current m4gery out to 500 yds or so. Whichever, it would have a 3-9 or similar power scope and be used with 69-77 gr 5.56.Given this, and that you already have an M4gery for closer-in work, get the platform better suited to the task at hand rather than a "compromise"--go for the 20".
April 23, 2009, 04:29 PM
For 500 yard shooting I would look for all the velocity I could get and run the 20". I personally love the 18" barrels but they aren't what I would use for 500 yard paper punching. They do make a great all around barrel though but seeing how you already have a 16" I don't see why you would compromise velocity here. If it were to be my only AR I would seriously consider the 18" but as is I would go 20".