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Quick AR question(s)

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by squirrel sniper, Feb 24, 2010.

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  1. squirrel sniper

    squirrel sniper Member

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    I used to have an AR, but it was a 20" heavy barrel with a rifle length rail. Long story short, it heavy. Too heavy for me, so I got rid of it. Now i'm looking at getting another one to work on my marksmanship, since I plan on enlisting in the marines after I get out of school. My question is, Is there a good A4 style 20" rifle under $800? I'd like the opportunity to use the iron sights, but it would be nice to be able to put a scope/red dot on it later down the road. If there isn't, what kind of difference is there in the ballistics in 18 vs 20 inch? CMMG has the 18" govt. profile rifle in the bargain bin for $600, and I think it would work good enough for my needs. Any help would much appreciated, thanks.

    CMMG 18" (bottom of the page)
    http://cmmginc.secure-mall.com/shop/?cart=2230054&cat=161&
     
  2. sourdough44

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    How about a lighter weight M4 profile, 16". Check out the Stag 3H I believe it is.
     
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    Scroll down. Its there.
     
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    ^

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    I facepalmed hard enough to knock me out of my chair.
    I cannot believe I never saw that before...holy heck...
     
  6. tiger rag

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    I like the 16 in a mid length gas tube . same bullet dwell after site as a 20".
     
  7. Zerodefect

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    The CMMG 18" sounds like the best your going to get in your price range, and its a fine gun.

    Having a rifle length gas system on an 18" barrel means it won't like weak ammo like Wolf. May short stroke. So keep that in mind if the gun chokes on plinking ammo. Good mil spec or better 5.56 should be fine.....I think.
     
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    Go for it!
     
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