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Posted: 11/1/2004 7:48:32 PM EDT
Can the AR-15 be modified into a highly accurate and consistently precise rifle? If so, what are some weapon mods than are recommended. (Im looking already to get a bipod first, any suggestions) Price is not an option, I can always save up money.

Ive only shot an AR-15 in a shooting range. I had never shot one until then. It was insane! I fell in love with that rifle instantly. My girlfriend loved it too. The rifle seemed more accurate than a lot of bolt-action hunting rifles I had shot before. Im looking to get one in the future and figured why not ask my questions and leave my comments here. Oh, Im new... and Hello All.
Link Posted: 11/1/2004 8:00:31 PM EDT
to answer your question yes just a few examples, the MK11 Mod 0, USMC East and Westcoast SAM, i have around 4000 into my ar10 and it will shoot with the m40 all day, with handloads and a great barrel you can get the rifle to hold 1/4 inch groups.

for example my build
ar10a4 1500
arms SIR 400
crane stock 250
KAC trigger 250
optics 1000
krieger barrel 500
bipod 100

you can do sooo much just take a look at the semi aut picture section in the precision riffle section in the armory . its like a big black hole that sucks the money out of your pocket. have fun
Link Posted: 11/1/2004 8:10:22 PM EDT
Sure. Half MOA is reasonable. Start with a high-quality match barrel, a free-float tube, and good optics on good mounts.
Link Posted: 11/1/2004 8:26:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/1/2004 8:27:42 PM EDT by Dave_A]

The Army & Marines use AR variants for exactly that:

Look up:
SPR (Army)

Some Special Ops units have the Knight's SR-25 or some other AR-10 variant...

And so on...

A 20" A2-style AR with irons can easily be a 1MOA gun or better...

Accurized ones can do .5-.25MOA easy, depending on build quality, etc...
Link Posted: 11/1/2004 8:33:35 PM EDT

The orange dot is 1.5" in diameter. Range was 220 yards. I adjusted the scope down a few clicks after the first shot. That's quarter-MOA right there.

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Link Posted: 11/1/2004 9:05:08 PM EDT
Nice, Zak! What type of barrel and scope is that?
Link Posted: 11/1/2004 9:14:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JimGA:
Nice, Zak! What type of barrel and scope is that?

It's a JP CTR-02 rifle, using JP's medium contour barrel, 20".
The scope is a Leupold 4.5-14X M1.

Link Posted: 11/1/2004 9:30:05 PM EDT
Accurate??? yes in deed... and it surprized me too..
I'm fairly new to this AR stuff, but it have a Post Ban Oly it had a 22 or 24 inch heavy bbl. I was shooting at the range all summer at 200 meters and on a police target getting all the hits on the black part, upper chest. and believe me, those iron sights are mighty big on that target. i kept a good sight picture, same one all the shots, and i was on target.
Just a few weeks ago, i got a Model 1 (ya i know,some aren't too good, but i must of lucked outhI couldn't choose where on the target i wanted to hit, (head shot, lower part of target, or chest) but i just aimed for center mass.
I get a kick out of our qual coarse, we shoot at 25 FEET with the AR's. ain't that something???hinkhehave fun, and be sure to SHOOT the darn thing. only way to improve.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 12:23:01 AM EDT
Nice rifle Zak. Id like something that looks similair to that one.

I love the ironsights on the ar-15... they are big. But it makes target visibility so much better.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 12:48:05 AM EDT

Hopefully one of these in SS will be what I am looking for. Topped with a Leupold VX-II 3-9X. Mmmmm. Like a wet dream come to life.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 1:24:36 AM EDT

Navy Mk 11 is based on the SR-25. This is a 0.308/7.62x51 rifle
Navy Mk 12 is the 5.56x45 "SPR".
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 3:09:41 AM EDT
Both 1/2MOA rifles, when I do my part. SPR and SAM-R clones.

Link Posted: 11/2/2004 3:10:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Zak-Smith:
Sure. Half MOA is reasonable. Start with a high-quality match barrel, a free-float tube, and good optics on good mounts.

.....and there you have it!
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 3:27:47 AM EDT
Just like with cars, the more money you spend, the faster you can go. With rifles, the more money you spend, the tighter your groups assuming the shooter is very good.
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