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Topic: finally! springtime
Posted By: 9-point
Subject: finally! springtime
Date Posted: April/02/2008 at 09:30

well the weather is finally starting to turn here in iowa and I cant wait to take my new rifle out and shoot it, all I'm waiting for is the cheek rest. I would like to thank everyone who took the time to answer questions from a new guy, by the way anyone who shoots ARs please let me know of your favorite set-ups for tacticle/target shooting,I bought a bushmaster A3(the type that has the removable carry handle) during the clinton  era ,and would like to turn it into a 200 yard tack driver.



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Its better to be judged by twelve than carried by six



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Posted By: BeltFed
Date Posted: April/02/2008 at 17:44
Which is it; tactical or target? To my point of view these are completely different in the AR15. A tactical rifle is made for combat and must be reliable, not that it can't be accurate. A target rifle is made to stack bullits on top of each other,and it needs to be tight to do this and this could effect reliability. OK enough of that rant.
My patrol rifle is a AR15, 16" heavy barrel, CAR hand guards with an attachment point for a M3 light in easy reach of the support hand. When the light is on it lights up the tip of the front sight. The upper reciever is the A1 type with fixed carry handle and the A2 rear sight apperature, this gives me a ghost ring for close in and small apperature for long range (300yds max). The stock is a M4 6 position stock. The trigger is a standard AR15 trigger, and the barrel is a 1in9" twist. I like to keep it simple and sturdy.
 I'm building an upper that is close to what you are probably looking for, to fit on a AR15A2 lower reciever I built for CMP competition. It has a Wilson 2 stage trigger with 4 1/2lb letoff. The upper I'm building is a A3 with a 20" heavy stainless 1in8"twist (can't remember if it's a Hart or Wilson), it will be free floated using a YHM Picatenny handguard. The front sight/gasblock will be a GG&G folding front sight. Have not decided on charging handle or scope yet, but I have a 4X ACOG till then.
 The patrol rifle prints between 1" to 1 1/2"@100yds with 55 and 62gr, ball. I will expect the new upper to print sub MOA with 62 to 77gr BTs when it's done. 


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Life's concerns should be about the 120lb pack your trying to get to the top of the mountain, and not the rock in your boot.


Posted By: 9-point
Date Posted: April/02/2008 at 18:31
thanks Beltfed now I have AR envy! your setup sounds great, I guess my choice would be to set it up for targets, right now its an off the shelf basic setup, dosent even have a muzzle break

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Its better to be judged by twelve than carried by six


Posted By: BeltFed
Date Posted: April/02/2008 at 19:26
Oh yea, probably gonna use a Jerry Michlic muzzle brake.

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Life's concerns should be about the 120lb pack your trying to get to the top of the mountain, and not the rock in your boot.


Posted By: mbielec
Date Posted: April/02/2008 at 19:38
 my new favority target is a hillory campain poster..  also used for stress relife


Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: April/03/2008 at 15:51
Hello 9 point!!
 
From what part of Iowa do you hail, Sir?
 
Oh, to follow the thread theme....Here's my 16" Bravo co. Middy. Evil%20Black%20Rifle
 
 


Posted By: 9-point
Date Posted: April/03/2008 at 16:40
I'm in sw Iowa, great rifle, does the iron sight get in the way of your holosight

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Its better to be judged by twelve than carried by six


Posted By: BeltFed
Date Posted: April/03/2008 at 21:42
How close does the EOTech cowitness with your irons, and which one is it and what mount did you use?

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Life's concerns should be about the 120lb pack your trying to get to the top of the mountain, and not the rock in your boot.


Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: April/04/2008 at 03:48
Originally posted by 9-point 9-point wrote:

I'm in sw Iowa, great rifle, does the iron sight get in the way of your holosight
 
No, not even in the "up" position, if your inquiring about sight picture. That's the beauty of Aimpoints and Eotechs.
 
Beltfed:
That was a buddies 552?? Eotech with a Larue mount and my AR's FSB is an "F", so I get a lower 1/3 cowitness.
 
I also ran an Eotech 553 of my own on that rifle, sold it, and just run the irons now. My next optic will be the new Aimpoint Micro Dot.
http://www.swfa.com/pc-9224-1268-aimpoint-micro-t-1-red-dot-sight.aspx - http://www.swfa.com/pc-9224-1268-aimpoint-micro-t-1-red-dot-sight.aspx
 
 
 
 


Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: April/04/2008 at 03:52
Originally posted by mbielec mbielec wrote:

 my new favority target is a hillory campain poster..  also used for stress relife
 
 
Wink


Posted By: RifleDude
Date Posted: April/04/2008 at 06:42
Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Originally posted by mbielec mbielec wrote:

 my new favority target is a hillory campain poster..  also used for stress relife
 
 
Wink
 
Laugh%20Above
 
Nice AR ya got there, Mark!
 
(BTW -- were you able to work up a quote on that concrete sculpture / water fountain we discussed?Cool)


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Ted


Money can't buy happiness... but it's much more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than on a bicycle.


Posted By: mwyates
Date Posted: April/04/2008 at 08:38
Springtime?  Man, it's almost summer here in the Ark-La-Tex.Sad

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No man on his deathbed ever said "I wish I'd made more money".


Posted By: RifleDude
Date Posted: April/04/2008 at 09:18
Originally posted by mwyates mwyates wrote:

Springtime?  Man, it's almost summer here in the Ark-La-Tex.Sad
 
Yep, spring just blows right past us here, usually lasting for about 6 - 8 hours.


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Ted


Money can't buy happiness... but it's much more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than on a bicycle.


Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: April/04/2008 at 13:00
Originally posted by RifleDude
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(BTW -- were you able to work up a quote on that concrete sculpture / water fountain we discussed?Cool)
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Still dicking around with a fair price, Brother.
Don't want to go in half cocked on this deal, ya know.
I have a feeling this project just might be my legacy.....
 
Still dicking around with a fair price, Brother.
Don't want to go in half cocked on this deal, ya know.
I have a feeling this project just might be my legacy.....Wink  


Posted By: RifleDude
Date Posted: April/04/2008 at 15:57
Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Originally posted by RifleDude 
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<DIV>Still dicking around with a fair price, Brother. </DIV>
<DIV>Don't want to go in half cocked on this deal, ya know. </DIV>
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(BTW -- were you able to work up a quote on that concrete sculpture / water fountain we discussed?Cool)
 
Still dicking around with a fair price, Brother.
Don't want to go in half cocked on this deal, ya know.
I have a feeling this project just might be my legacy.....Wink  
[/QUOTE wrote:

 
Laugh%20AboveLaughRoll%20on%20Floor%20Laughing
 
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Ted


Money can't buy happiness... but it's much more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than on a bicycle.


Posted By: tahqua
Date Posted: April/05/2008 at 04:19
The weather is starting to turn in the U.P., too. Now it's just wetter. This is a trail going from Whitefish Point west to the Two Hearted River, off Lake Superior. A neighbor works the trail groomers up here. We got almost a foot of the white stuff on April 1st.
 
 



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