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who makes most accurate off the shelf AR15 .223

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by AWMP, May 23, 2008.

  1. AWMP

    AWMP Well-Known Member

    Who makes the most accurate .223 off the shelf AR15? Bushmaster, COLT, Remington or ......
    Wanting to use it for Varmit and possible long range target. Was looking at bolt action rifles but very familiar with AR platform and just weighing the pros and cons for each.
  2. mlw332

    mlw332 Well-Known Member

    the colt accurized rifle. had one a while back and it would shoot less than 1" groups at 100 all day long. i do not have any experience with the other brands. for varmit hunting the ar will give you faster follow up shots when needed(in my case always needed)
  3. poorfolks

    poorfolks Well-Known Member

    bushmaster varmint. .5 inch groups at 100 yards when/if i do my part.
  4. RockyMtnTactical

    RockyMtnTactical Well-Known Member

    RRA and Stag both make great target/varmint models capable of excellent accuracy.
  5. Nhsport

    Nhsport Well-Known Member

    Poorfolks--What have you been useing for ammo?

    I have messed with AR's for a few years and just recently picked up a Bushmaster Special Varmint . I have only shot it very casually (more to check function)
  6. snorko

    snorko Well-Known Member

    bushmaster varmint. .5 inch groups at 100 yards when/if i do my part. - poorfolks

    I get this too. shot my new to me Bushy Varmint this past weekend using Ultramax Remanufactured 68 gr.

    Shooting off a bipod it was one small hole at 50 yds and 1/2" at 100 yds. Needles to say me happy boy.
  7. 76bronc

    76bronc Member

    all the varmet models are verry accurate they all can hold under .5" like rra stag and bushmaster depending on the shooter
  8. Ridgerunner665

    Ridgerunner665 Well-Known Member

    I really hate to say it...but Bushmaster's Varmint and Target models are the most accurate IME...and I don't care for Bushmaster.
  9. pgeleven

    pgeleven Well-Known Member

    IMHO as long as you got good mag springs then it is up to the shooter on how accurate the rifle is.
  10. Ridgerunner665

    Ridgerunner665 Well-Known Member

    mag springs????....now thats funny
  11. AWMP

    AWMP Well-Known Member

    several have sent messages on the side saying the bushmaster predator fits the bill pretty well

    not sure about the magazine spring comment

    waiting to hear back from fulton armory as well
  12. taliv

    taliv Moderator

    no way dude, it's not magazine springs that make rifles accurate!!! it's the charging handles!!! I heard teh guy who won camp perry get the charging handles that are machined from billet and then hand-lapped all ur rounds will go in one hole my brother is a master of arms in the special forces and he never lies
  13. s2brutus

    s2brutus Well-Known Member

    No, no, no!

    It's not the mag springs OR the charging handle - it's the ejection port cover!

    For best accuracy one must have the special harmonically-balanced ejection port cover machined from a special aluminum-titanium-manganese-beryllium alloy. Also, the spring tension must be not less than 15.364 ounces and not more than 16.897 ounces.

    With these issues properly addressed, one will be able to shoot 1/8" groups at 300 yards quite easily, regardless of ammo type.

    Buncha dummies..... Sheesh.

  14. 308sc

    308sc Well-Known Member

  15. pete f

    pete f Well-Known Member

  16. ccd

    ccd Well-Known Member

    Get a decent lower and then order a White Oak upper.
  17. rangerruck

    rangerruck Well-Known Member

    only les Baer has an accuracy guaranty , and I think it is 1/2 inch group at 100.
  18. S&WKING

    S&WKING Well-Known Member

    so does this mean my dpms is not very accurat? its got the big barrel and fluted and all
  19. guntotinguy

    guntotinguy Well-Known Member

    Ive found the RRA and Colt are the 'most accurate'...
  20. shattered00

    shattered00 Well-Known Member

    What about LMT? I guess it isn't "off the shelf" though.

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