Got my new Coyote 20", what next?
I just bought my first AR this past Christmas and want to know what kind of ammo, scope, and cleaning kit I should use.
I have not shot it yet but have purchased some AE $10 a box ammo. I didn't want to buy any of that dirty russian wolf crap for $6 a box and am not sure if AE is much better. I just want to use ammo that won't foul up my new action so much that cleaning it would be a continuous nightmare.
As for the scope I have been look at Leupold's Mark AR, Zeiss' sweet deal on the 3-9X40 for $399, and a few others. I really want a scope that has a sharp reticle like the Zeiss that makes it possible to have precise aim out beyond 200 yards (although I would really like to be able to make precise shots beyond 300 with good ammo if it is capable).. However I like the price of Leupolds Mark AR 223 at just around $350. With a nice rifle such as this, it deserves a nice scope but the high end ones are out of my range right now (I just bought a $1100 gun!). I'll pay at most $450. I know I could get an EOTech for that much but I need a long range scope first.
For the cleaning kit I figure I can't go wrong with a tipton carbon fiber rod, chamber brush, and cotton holder tip. CLP is what I usually use to clean my Beretta Brig. Elite so I'm sure using it for the AR would be fine. Is there a type of lube that this rifle likes?
I plan to take it shooting some time this weekend with a set of magpul gen2 flip ups for now until I get some nice rings and a scope. I know its a lot of questions but I want to make sure I treat this gun with the best care.
Put about 2 to 300 rounds of Winchester white box ammo through it to loosen it up and you get familiar with it. Then buy some good ammo if your not going to reload.
All the scopes you have named are good. Might want to look at Vortex as well.
congrats on your new rifle . for optics if you watch midway usa web sight about once a month they run the weaver 3x10 x 40 with mil/mil tactical turrets for 299.00 that leaves you 150.00 for a mount . I have one and the glass is good and clear and the turrets track true. for ammo I usually shoot herters 62 grain for plinking when I can catch it on sale ( thats why I have all that fancy cleaning gear ) but for serious use which for me is hunting I roll my own.
the other day I picked up some hornady steel case practice ammo loaded with 75 grain boat tail hollow points they run 21.00 per 50 at my local fun shop . I thought that was reasonable for clean burning ammo and not much more expensive than silver bear, wolf , tula etc.......... to my suprise I shot some 2 inch groups at 100 yds with my freaking mini-14 so I couldnt wait to try them in my bushmaster v-match . 5 shots .85 inch group .
I think rra has a disclaimer about steel case ammo but I dont know for sure . maybe steve can shed some light on the use of the hornady ammo in rr products.
If you are planning on hunting and reload I can tell you the barnes tsx 62 grain pushed by varget is living hell on yotes.
I have 2 rock river products . an lar-8 in 308 cal and a 458 socom and I can honestly say they are among my favorite rifles in my collection . both are accrate and reliable , I would grab either one in an emergency with all the confidence in the world it would function with out failure.
good luck and I wish you as much fun out of your rock river as I have had with mine.
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I have one of these that I put on a .223 bolt gun and like it real well for precise shots. I am also a big fan of the Trijicon ACOG and compact ACOG scopes but they are spendy.