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 How accurate can I make my colt 6920?
Zarboe  [Member]
2/3/2010 6:42:02 PM EDT
Want to improve the accuracy, what are the basic improvements without going to extremes. Also prefer to stick with ball 55/62gr ammo.
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spentcase  [Member]
2/3/2010 6:51:17 PM EDT
Also prefer to stick with ball 55/62gr ammo


Are we talking milsurp ammo? If so, there is probably not much you will do to increase the accuracy. It is not designed for precision work. Also, the 6920 itself isn't exactly designed for precision work. It is a carbine meant to be handy, light, and quick into action.

A free-float tube would almost certainly free up some accuracy, though. Also, a trigger (or trigger job) is a necessity when trying to ring out more precision. Most factory triggers are just too darn gritty and have too much slack for my taste.
j_king  [Member]
2/3/2010 6:53:04 PM EDT
A better trigger and free floated barrel will both help to improve accuracy but as you probably already know, lots and lots of trigger time takes the cake. If your just looking for a drop in improvement, a good trigger will show you the best noticeable difference.
fuzzy03cls  [Member]
2/3/2010 6:55:27 PM EDT
Yeah trigger & FF rail. Also use high grain match ammo.
Aimless  [Site Staff]
2/3/2010 7:19:51 PM EDT
Your ammo may limit whether other changes show any difference

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TRIDENT1982  [Team Member]
2/3/2010 7:21:36 PM EDT
I always look at myself first.........then equipment. A trigger goes a lonnnng way in improving groups and such, so that would my suggestion for a good starting point.
nicholsmf  [Team Member]
2/4/2010 2:37:24 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TRIDENT1982:
I always look at myself first.........then equipment. A trigger goes a lonnnng way in improving groups and such, so that would my suggestion for a good starting point.


In my opinion, that is the most commonly overlooked accuracy improvement that a shooter can make. Many think it is easier to buy accuracy. <–– Not directed at you OP
Frens  [Member]
2/4/2010 2:38:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TRIDENT1982:
I always look at myself first.........then equipment.


+1
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azoutdoorsman  [Team Member]
2/4/2010 2:55:20 AM EDT
Technique and ammo are often overlooked.
Originally Posted By nicholsmf:
Originally Posted By TRIDENT1982:
I always look at myself first.........then equipment. A trigger goes a lonnnng way in improving groups and such, so that would my suggestion for a good starting point.


In my opinion, that is the most commonly overlooked accuracy improvement that a shooter can make. Many think it is easier to buy accuracy. < Not directed at you OP


teddy12b  [Member]
2/4/2010 6:09:36 AM EDT
Originally Posted By fuzzy03cls:
Yeah trigger & FF rail. Also use high grain match ammo.


This.
BT500  [Team Member]
2/4/2010 6:40:41 AM EDT
Easiest thing to do is run top shelf ammo. Outside of that there isn't much you can do without changing out major components.

Also, how accurate does a 6920 really need to be? It's not a sniper rifle.


USMC03  [Moderator]
2/4/2010 6:53:25 AM EDT
Accuracy. A few things to consider when talking about accuracy. Many guys get wrapped around the axel about group size instead on staying focused on "practical accuracy".



When considering accuracy a few things you may want to ask yourself: Are you going to be shooting ammo (ie. match ammo), with optics (ie. 10x or greater), in conditions (ie. a bench), at distances, etc. that 1/3" is going to matter? Also is your skill set good enough that you can consistantly see 1/3" to 1/2" difference between two barrels on a constant basis?

More food for thought when thinking about accuracy:


03designgroup | Which Carbine Is More Accurate


For most of us, practical accuracy is much more important than group size. I don't have a problem hitting smaller than average targets out to 425 yards with a 3.5x ACOG, Short Dot (1-4x), or Leupold 1.5-5x with my Colt LE6920's.








Zarboe  [Member]
2/5/2010 5:39:47 PM EDT
Thanks for all the suggestions. Not looking to make it sub moa, just win more matches!
bucketofguts  [Team Member]
2/5/2010 5:59:28 PM EDT
drop in a really good trigger, and shoot everyday. a T1 micro dot scope and a brake will complete the package. good shooting!
Madcap72  [Member]
2/5/2010 6:20:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Zarboe:
Thanks for all the suggestions. Not looking to make it sub moa, just win more matches!


Work you yourself first. It'll save money in the long run not chasing down "the best gear" and you'll be more proficient when you do start modifying the rifle.
mariodesmo  [Member]
2/5/2010 8:09:09 PM EDT
Like many have said above, learn to shoot it straight...
Saber329  [Member]
2/6/2010 1:35:10 AM EDT
Originally Posted By USMC03:
Accuracy. A few things to consider when talking about accuracy. Many guys get wrapped around the axel about group size instead on staying focused on "practical accuracy".



When considering accuracy a few things you may want to ask yourself: Are you going to be shooting ammo (ie. match ammo), with optics (ie. 10x or greater), in conditions (ie. a bench), at distances, etc. that 1/3" is going to matter? Also is your skill set good enough that you can consistantly see 1/3" to 1/2" difference between two barrels on a constant basis?

More food for thought when thinking about accuracy:

http://www.03designgroup.com/photo/which-carbine-is-more-accurate/icon-which-carbine-is-more-accurate.jpg
03designgroup | <a href="http://www.03designgroup.com/technotes/which-carbine-is-more-accurate" target="_blank">Which Carbine Is More Accurate http://demigodllc.com/icon/extwh3.png </a


For most of us, practical accuracy is much more important than group size. I don't have a problem hitting smaller than average targets out to 425 yards with a 3.5x ACOG, Short Dot (1-4x), or Leupold 1.5-5x with my Colt LE6920's.










Excellent advice.

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