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Posted: 5/30/2012 8:27:53 PM
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We are all stumbling around in a hobby with a million variables and infinite information, looking for the "perfect" rig. That's why the endless "Which is best..." posts. And I'm the worst offender.

Without regard to objective (hunting, PD, target, 3 gun, varmint, SHTF), have you found the elusive "sweet spot," that ultimate combination of lower, upper, trigger, grips, rails, buffers, barrel, scope, ammo, etc., that hit the sweet spot for you?

If so, what did you find, and how did you happen upon it?

And gratuitous pics welcome!
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Posted: 5/30/2012 8:37:55 PM
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The following, for me, are handy with sufficient dwell and velocity: 12" 5.56, 10.5" 300BLK, 14.5" 308 (and a 762-SDN-6 suppressor to share)
MRP / MWS platforms allow total flexibility with regard to configuration for a more specific need outside the sweet spot you seek.

Geissele triggers (SSA on 5.56 and adjustable service rifle on 308)
Thinking Dueck offset irons make the most sense for BUIS with Eclan 1-4x as the primary optic (though have yet to try one).









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Posted: 5/30/2012 8:42:24 PM
Originally Posted By jasonusvi:
The following, for me, are handy with sufficient dwell and velocity: 12" 5.56, 10.5" 300BLK, 14.5" 308 (and a 762-SDN-6 suppressor to share)
MRP / MWS platforms allow total flexibility with regard to configuration for a more specific need outside the sweet spot you seek.

http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx166/jasonusvi/Sup4.jpg

http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx166/jasonusvi/mwschop22.jpg







I have nothing to add as a novice but just wanted to complement you on your set-up. You have not only resources but class.
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Posted: 5/30/2012 8:47:21 PM
I finally, after three years, feel I have my Bushmaster where I want it. The Magpul bought most of it together, can't beat the functionality, feel, and look. I was hesitant on the Eotech, but prefer it now over red dots.Runs flawlessly with every brand of ammo, is a ton of fun to shoot. Now I just have to get working on the other two.



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Posted: 5/30/2012 8:48:56 PM
Originally Posted By AR45fan:
Originally Posted By jasonusvi:
The following, for me, are handy with sufficient dwell and velocity: 12" 5.56, 10.5" 300BLK, 14.5" 308 (and a 762-SDN-6 suppressor to share)
MRP / MWS platforms allow total flexibility with regard to configuration for a more specific need outside the sweet spot you seek.

http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx166/jasonusvi/Sup4.jpg

http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx166/jasonusvi/mwschop22.jpg







I have nothing to add as a novice but just wanted to complement you on your set-up. You have not only resources but class.


+1. Sweetness!
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Posted: 5/30/2012 8:51:35 PM
Now, that's what I'm talking about!
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Posted: 5/30/2012 9:13:19 PM
probably my "backup" 3gun carbine... 16" Colt flat top with ventilated full float tube, M16 carrier, RRA trigger in RRA lower, A1 stock though I have a RRA Operator stock, single rail for mono grip and short rail for Scout Light... Miculek comp, ergo grip with 1.5x16 amber triangle ACOG
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Posted: 5/30/2012 9:16:29 PM
Originally Posted By jasonusvi:
The following, for me, are handy with sufficient dwell and velocity: 12" 5.56, 10.5" 300BLK, 14.5" 308 (and a 762-SDN-6 suppressor to share)
MRP / MWS platforms allow total flexibility with regard to configuration for a more specific need outside the sweet spot you seek.

Geissele triggers (SSA on 5.56 and adjustable service rifle on 308)
Thinking Dueck offset irons make the most sense for BUIS with Eclan 1-4x as the primary optic (though have yet to try one).

http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx166/jasonusvi/Sup4.jpg

http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx166/jasonusvi/mwschop22.jpg



Nice setup, but what light is that you have?
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Posted: 5/30/2012 9:23:58 PM
My 'sweet spot" is number three in this picture. However, number four is gaining quickly...
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Posted: 5/30/2012 9:26:03 PM
Originally Posted By jasonusvi:
The following, for me, are handy with sufficient dwell and velocity: 12" 5.56, 10.5" 300BLK, 14.5" 308 (and a 762-SDN-6 suppressor to share)
MRP / MWS platforms allow total flexibility with regard to configuration for a more specific need outside the sweet spot you seek.

Geissele triggers (SSA on 5.56 and adjustable service rifle on 308)
Thinking Dueck offset irons make the most sense for BUIS with Eclan 1-4x as the primary optic (though have yet to try one).

http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx166/jasonusvi/Sup4.jpg

http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx166/jasonusvi/mwschop22.jpg

What BAD like device is on your lower?





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Posted: 5/30/2012 9:35:44 PM
Originally Posted By bblake00:
Originally Posted By jasonusvi:
The following, for me, are handy with sufficient dwell and velocity: 12" 5.56, 10.5" 300BLK, 14.5" 308 (and a 762-SDN-6 suppressor to share)
MRP / MWS platforms allow total flexibility with regard to configuration for a more specific need outside the sweet spot you seek.

Geissele triggers (SSA on 5.56 and adjustable service rifle on 308)
Thinking Dueck offset irons make the most sense for BUIS with Eclan 1-4x as the primary optic (though have yet to try one).

http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx166/jasonusvi/Sup4.jpg

http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx166/jasonusvi/mwschop22.jpg



Nice setup, but what light is that you have?


Thanks. Light is a relatively cheap fenix in a larue mount... I should upgrade. The levers are one piece Phase5 for standard and 308 lowers respectively.
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Posted: 5/30/2012 9:38:28 PM
With everything, there's a compromise, and a lot is based on preference, so the "sweet spot" would be different for each of us.

But for me, I think a RECCE or M4A1 SOPMOD Block II style AR, fills most roles: 14.5-16" barrel with flash hider, FF handguards, and 1-4x scope or red dot and magnifier combo.
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Posted: 5/30/2012 9:40:53 PM
My Recce and 12.5" SBR are exactly how I want them.

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Posted: 5/30/2012 9:47:17 PM
Heck if I know.

I've posted a bunch on my own guns and tho they are stock or nearly so, I'm finding the AR a sweet spot in general.

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Posted: 5/30/2012 9:58:30 PM
This is it for me. I took a very long time picking out all the parts, but it was worth it in the end. You can't see it in the picture, but it's a 16" barrel. It's primarily a combination of Spikes, BCM, LaRue, Magpul, PSA and Daniel Defense.

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Posted: 5/30/2012 11:02:09 PM
No,I bought several different guns.Im happy till someone posts another variation.
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Posted: 5/30/2012 11:04:56 PM
Nope, don't have one.

My highest round count AR is my squirrel rifle that weighs in at 14 pounds unloaded and is 48 inches long. I can use it fairly quickly considering the number of running jack rabbits I've killed with it.

But my home defense rifle is a 14.5 inch gun with all the typical crap bolted to it.
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Posted: 5/30/2012 11:08:24 PM


After everything I've used, I settled to this.
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Posted: 5/30/2012 11:46:40 PM
Originally Posted By undercoverwookie:
I finally, after three years, feel I have my Bushmaster where I want it. The Magpul bought most of it together, can't beat the functionality, feel, and look. I was hesitant on the Eotech, but prefer it now over red dots.Runs flawlessly with every brand of ammo, is a ton of fun to shoot. Now I just have to get working on the other two.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7090/7305247158_de06ca06bd_c.jpg



Nice setup! With the light there do you avoid barrel profile? Also where did you get those EOTech rail covers?
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Posted: 5/31/2012 12:46:39 AM
AR Clitoris!
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Posted: 5/31/2012 12:58:39 AM
I don't think there is a "one gun does all". They are like specific tools for me so some are set up for hunting, some for HD/SHTF or whatever you want to call it. Several variations for each category too. Not saying you can't set one up to fill multiple roles but there are trade offs trying to do that that usually make it weak in both areas in my opinion.
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Posted: 5/31/2012 1:25:34 AM
I'm happy with my 20" A2.
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Posted: 5/31/2012 1:57:57 AM
Three of mine feel "more right" than any of the others depending on the situation

Colt SP1 Carbine bone stock
Colt 605 Clone
11.5" SBR with aimpoint and all the tactical Magpul goodies
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Posted: 5/31/2012 2:11:16 AM
My Colt SP 6920 M-4 is pimped out with every kind of accessory known to man.

My Colt 6520 Government Carbine is bone stock, utterly plain with no embellishment.

I love both of them for what they are.
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Posted: 5/31/2012 8:53:54 AM
652 clone.

This picture in Small Arms Of The World, 9th grade, 1982.


And my version
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Posted: 5/31/2012 9:07:39 AM
Middy, with just the right balance. QD mounts to keep only what I need on board.





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