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varmint ar-whats needed?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Axis II, Jul 4, 2016.

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  1. MachIVshooter
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    Depends entirely on the varmints and ranges. 'Chucks at 200 yards are a whole different accuracy requirement than prairie rats at 400. For the former, just about any AR will do. But hitting a beer bottle sized critter at a quarter mile requires an entirely different level of precision.

    Out here on the Eastern plains of CO, it's all about the prairie rats. I have 3 dedicated varmint rifles. Two are bolt guns in .17 Rem and .220 Swift. The third is this AR with a 22" Wilson bull barrel and Hyperfire 24-3G trigger, built on my one-off billet steel lower and topped with a 5-15x Pentax scope:

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    I bought a flat-top dedicated varmint upper from CMMG, strictly for coyotes and jackrabbits. Lightweight 20" barrel, 1:14 twist. It turned out to be an easy one-MOA shooter for five-shot groups with 55-grain soft points. Reliable for first-shot POA = POI.
     
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  6. Enkiduthewildman

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    Good trigger. Midway has a "customizable" lower kit. Comes without a trigger. The idea is you're gonna get a good one anyway, why spend money on the cheap one?
     
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    Ditto that ... Occasionally PSA has kits with better triggers in them ... mostly with different Geisselle's or ALG's and sometimes with their own polished stock trigger
     
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    One of my favorite varmint rifles is the modestly priced Rock River Arms Model NM A4 "National Match" rifle, having a .223 Wylde Chamber; a 20" Air Gauged Heavy Match s/s barrel with a 1:8 twist and a match, 2-stage, chrome trigger group. This rifle is a tack driver with a Burris 3x9 powered, variable scope on top. A mite heavy, though, if much walking is anticipated.
     
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