Good Priced 20" AR?


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bluetopper
May 5, 2014, 12:49 AM
With the vast majority of AR's now days being just 16" who makes a reasonably priced 20" AR besides Mossberg's MMR Hunter model? Looks like a nice rifle for the money.

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henschman
May 5, 2014, 12:57 AM
I have an A4 upper from PSA that has been fantastic, but they hardly ever have them in stock anymore. If I were doing my build over again right now, I'd go with a BCM 20" upper.

Del Ton makes some cheaper ones if you are OK with some corners being cut, like 4140 steel, 1/9 twist, no chrome lining, and/or HBAR profile.

primalmu
May 5, 2014, 12:58 AM
Define "good priced." For me, RRA's 20" ARs' value can't be beat.

dvdcrr
May 5, 2014, 01:18 AM
Delton makes a nice gov. profile, many other makers offer a 20" hbar.

HGM22
May 5, 2014, 02:13 AM
BCM, Colt, and FN all make 20'' ARs now. I'd probably go with BCM.

gotigers
May 5, 2014, 09:35 AM
What do you want to do with it: National Match shooting, big game, varmints, etc?

Bruce Hanson
May 5, 2014, 09:49 AM
I've been thinking about this same thing myself, and I plan on going with BCM.

TIMC
May 5, 2014, 11:07 AM
Reasonably priced is a relative term for AR's. $800-$1000 for a no frills milspec rifle is reasonable. When you start getting into rifles with free float hand guards, better made barrels, high end triggers, $2000 and up can be reasonable.

cdb1
May 5, 2014, 11:10 AM
I have a DPMS I'm happy with.

bluetopper
May 5, 2014, 11:42 AM
Looking for an AR that will group as good as my buddie's Rem.700 223 bolt gun. Tired of being embarrassed at the range. All we shoot is our reloads.

dvdcrr
May 5, 2014, 12:12 PM
In that case I would go for a free float stainless bull barrel or hbar.

gotboostvr
May 5, 2014, 12:58 PM
For a mostly range gun like that, I'd have a hard time saying a DPMS might not be a bad choice. Their stainless steel bull barrels are surprisingly well made, the rest of the upper however is standard DPMS fare. But for a range gun thats kept clean and well maintained like any proper target rifle, they should hold up perfectly fine.

Being said, I want a BCM gov profile for a lightweight hunter, the 1/7 twist is good for the heavy hunting bullets.

smithman 10
May 5, 2014, 03:46 PM
I found a used Colt Sporter a while back for cheap. I mean $650. It was built during the mid 90s - no bayonet lug, teeny little short magazines. I bought it and then sold my 16" carbine during the madness last year.

I bet there are a bunch more used A-2 rifles out there to be had, since all anyone seems to want now are the carbines. Might check Gunbroker.

henschman
May 5, 2014, 03:49 PM
For the role you're talking about, I'd look for a RRA bull barreled rifle.

primalmu
May 5, 2014, 05:03 PM
Rock River Arms Varmint A4 18" at 100 yards shooting Hornady 75gr 5.56 NATO Match ammo.

5-shot group:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/insignia100/11-19-131_zps6bfc9085.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/insignia100/media/11-19-131_zps6bfc9085.jpg.html)

dvdcrr
May 6, 2014, 02:51 AM
Interesting... That must be a 1:8 twist?

readyeddy
May 6, 2014, 03:25 AM
DS Arms makes a nice 20" upper.

CharlieDeltaJuliet
May 6, 2014, 08:49 AM
I agree with Primalmu, I have 5 AR's now. They range from an Hk,Sig,DD,Colt, and RRA. The RRA is a 24" Varmint. My RRA has a 1-8 twist and is the most accurate AR I own.

ford8nr
May 6, 2014, 03:01 PM
Les Baer if you want to out shoot him, shooter willing.

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