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who makes most accurate off the shelf AR15 .223

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

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  1. AWMP

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    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

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    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

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

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

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    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

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

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

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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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.

    :rolleyes:
     
  14. 308sc

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

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

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

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

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

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    There's lots of ARs out there and even more opinions. The only one I'm qualified to give is that my Stag Super Varminter lives up to its 0.5 MOA factory guarantee and is < $1000.

    No FTF or FTEs and easily matches a good bolt-gun for accuracy while allowing me to spot and shoot the sage-rats without breaking grip or cheekweld. I'm very happy. Happily feeds 77gr Black Hills for the long shots too.
     
  22. AWMP

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    I think my eyes have crossed several times reading all the information available on the internet.
    I finally decided on the RRA predator. Several reasons, but a few stick out the most. RRA has a lifetime warranty, wilson barrels (I like the 18 and 20" length) and several I have talked to have recommended them.
    I know there are others out there, but for my personal choice and pocket book this will be my purchase.
    The next major purchase is a scope, which by the looks of scopes might cost me as much as the rifle. I have $500.00 for the scope, I know that is not enough for a really nice scope, but just have to see if I wait or buy now.
    Like many others Cadillac wants on a VW budget, lol.
     
  23. jimmyraythomason

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    "Cadillac wants on a VW budget" Now THAT I can relate to!
     
  24. The Wiry Irishman

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    JP CTR-02, though its more of a competition gun.

    Scroll down on the link to see some of the sub .3" 5-round groups it can make.
     
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