.223 or 6.8spc for ar?

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  1. possum

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    i say stick with the 5.56 that is the easiest and cheapest to come by, as well that is what you are using now and what you will be using in the future.
     
  2. Avenger29

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    For a first AR (at least) I'd rather someone who knows what they are doing put the upper together. Hopefully, you can be lucky enough to find a smith nearby to assemble one for you without too much cost.

    That said, if you really get into ARs, getting setup for barreling and such won't be too difficult.

    And you really need to take a peek at the CMMG website. They have virtually everything.
     
  3. bedlamite

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    Check out AR15.com, they have a thread describing a complete build. For special tools you will need receiver blocks and armors wrench at a minimum.

    http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=4&t=226782
     
  4. ChopMeat

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    I love the 1/9 so much I bought 2 - RRA & Bushmaster - I`m going to get a 20" barrel for the bushmaster in 1/9also. Reason for, I shoot mostly M855and find them to be very accurate and stable, plus those 62 grain mothers go through walls and car doors and are still cheaper than the 6.8s. I may be wrong but to me it seems the longer the barrel and more twists the more stable the bullet down range. At 100m and out of a 16" barrel the M855 don't frag as much as the M193, especially when I shoot a solid object like an old car. I want to try the 20" barrel so bad to see what will happen. Poor old car - its getting hard to find my entry and exits. Guys give me some feed back on that, cause like I said there are so many holes in the oldsmobile, its hard to tell. Anyone else shot up an old car or old house? SS109s knock the hell out of coyotes, I do know that for a fact - guts and stuff all over - just like TV.

    Sorry Futureranger - i didn't mean to break subject - thats what I notice about barrel twists and lenghts of barrels. I might be wrong though. Although you can build the upper yourself and should not need a gunsmith to install the barrel. I've taken mine off the bushmaster and put it back on, and it still works fine.
     
  5. Javelin

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    Congrats on the qualification. You get 36 or did you get a perfect 40?

    :)

    I would suggest you get a full up flat top w/ front sight post M4 in 5.56 for your first go around. That will be your baby and the likeness of what you will be issued when you get to your first gaining unit.

    As far as names... Armalite, Stag, Bushmaster, and S&W will all serve you well. Colt probably just cost you a little more and LMT or Noveske is great but then big money is involved.

    Good Luck and be sure to put Infantry as that top block pick! :D
     
  6. sarduy

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    good to hear that you qualify ;) i'm happy for you.

    as for what AR to get, there are too many options... but i would recommend a CMMG M4, it's a great rifle, i love mine :D

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  7. Float Pilot

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    I have a 20 year old Bushmaster CAR 15 style that I have been think about rebarreling for years. The 11.5 inch barrel basically makes it into a very loud 22 Hornet.

    I can never make up my mind if I want a 6.8 SPC or a 6.5 Grendel upper.

    Then when I do make up my mind, something comes along that requires my cash more urgently....
     
  8. futureranger

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    thanks once again for more advice, i shot 38 out of 40. i was looking at a full size model, maybe a RRA NM, does the exrta 4" help that much?
     
  9. gvnwst

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    most ammo, usually the heavier stuff, will be able to use the extre length for a lot of good, while some will gain little. In my experiance... (low powered loads are what i am talking about)
     
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