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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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.
May 5, 2014, 12:58 AM
Define "good priced." For me, RRA's 20" ARs' value can't be beat.
May 5, 2014, 01:18 AM
Delton makes a nice gov. profile, many other makers offer a 20" hbar.
May 5, 2014, 02:13 AM
BCM, Colt, and FN all make 20'' ARs now. I'd probably go with BCM.
May 5, 2014, 09:35 AM
What do you want to do with it: National Match shooting, big game, varmints, etc?
May 5, 2014, 09:49 AM
I've been thinking about this same thing myself, and I plan on going with BCM.
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.
May 5, 2014, 11:10 AM
I have a DPMS I'm happy with.
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.
May 5, 2014, 12:12 PM
In that case I would go for a free float stainless bull barrel or hbar.
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.
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.
May 5, 2014, 03:49 PM
For the role you're talking about, I'd look for a RRA bull barreled rifle.
May 5, 2014, 05:03 PM
Rock River Arms Varmint A4 18" at 100 yards shooting Hornady 75gr 5.56 NATO Match ammo.