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Posted: 11/14/2005 11:33:58 AM EDT
Has anybody shot this upper? What accuracy can you expect from it?

24" A3 Flattop Bull Barrel Assembly

A3 Upper receiver with Teflon® coating
24" 416 SST Bull Barrel
Aluminum Free Float Tube
All Bull Barrels are now Target Crowned
Bipod stud is supplied w/all Bull Barrel Assemblies but must be installed on all barrel assemblies by the customer
Bolt Carrier Assembly included
Product Code: FTBL-LR-02
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Posted: 11/14/2005 12:11:55 PM EDT
Well, I have a DPMS Bullbarrel that is just like that, but it is 16" not 24.

The DPMS 16" will shoot dime size groups and smaller at 100 yards, and a little larger groups at 200. I would think a 24" bull barrel will shoot even better.

I also have a Colt "Elite" A3 with a 24" upper and it is very accurate.

Also, a friend of mine own a DPMS LR .308 24" and that is very accurate too.

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Posted: 11/14/2005 12:52:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/14/2005 12:53:04 PM EDT by BigGeorgeC]
Not to sound ignorant but I have a 24" LMT which looks identical to the DPMS. I also am shooting the same as Uzi and shooting between 1/2 and 3/4 groups between 100 and 200 yards. I'm shooting Federal Gold 69 grain BTHP in the 1:8 bore.

You did'nt mention what the twist was in the DPMS barrel and I'm too lazy to look for it.
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Posted: 11/14/2005 7:48:57 PM EDT
I believe the twist is 1:9 on those unless you specify 1:8 which mine is. I bought it a little while back from a friend of a friend who needed money. Gotta love it. I just remounted the scope that came on it using a GG&G GS-1 rail to get better eye relief. Much better now. I only had it at 50 yards (indoor range closest to my house) with cheap ammo but even then it was very accurate. I didn't even break out the Bushmaster I was having so much fun. Now I just have to make it to a real range with some better ammo. I've shot this rifle before but didn't like where the scope was so I didn't get much use out of it.
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Posted: 11/15/2005 5:20:33 AM EDT
Thanks all. It has a 1x8 twist. I'll be ordering it around xmas :-)
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Posted: 11/15/2005 6:14:30 PM EDT
I would recommend a good trigger between 2-4 pounds on your lower to get the most out of the upper.
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Posted: 11/16/2005 5:20:07 AM EDT
I would highly recommend it.

I have the exact one and love it.

See the proof in the pudding pics below.

This was with cheap south african ammo at 300 yrds !

Check out those double, triple and quad taps !