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Posted: 12/25/2002 6:36:37 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/25/2002 7:35:33 AM EST by eddienyr]
I saw some of these scopes for sale on e-bay. Are these foreign imports that are well made but very inexpensive, or should you avoid these altogether?
Just want to make sure before i commit

Link Posted: 12/25/2002 10:03:42 AM EST
I would not say they are well made but they may suffice for static range usages.
Link Posted: 12/25/2002 10:06:27 AM EST
Can you clarify what you mean by static range uses?
Link Posted: 12/25/2002 10:40:15 AM EST
KD prone/ bench shooting - as opposed to more active types.
Link Posted: 12/25/2002 3:34:05 PM EST
what kind of scope/ system do you recommend for 24" A2? PS Merry Christmas Eddie
Link Posted: 12/25/2002 3:54:04 PM EST
You get what you pay for !
Link Posted: 12/25/2002 4:12:08 PM EST
Eddie, I would not get an A2 with a 24" bbl While not a big fan of 24" bbls the only reason I can see for them is benchrest/varmiting, with an optic. The A2's can take optics but are not nearly in the same boat as the Flattops.
Link Posted: 12/26/2002 6:31:16 AM EST
Let me filll you in on the 24". I was talking to a friend of mine about barrels because I was going to place an oreder for a kit. He told me he had a stainless steel barrel and upper receiver lying around that I could have for free. Thats the only reason why I have it. He is a varmit hunter that explains the lenght. I am waiting for the arrival of my parts kits so I can start assembling the rifle. I am still thinking about getting a complete 20" A2. Or just ordering a 20" barrel and swapping it out as needed. Would I need to buy a dedicated bolt for both of the barrels if I use the same upper? Sorry this is long. Eddie
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 1:20:49 PM EST
Would I need to buy a dedicated bolt for both of the barrels
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You [i]should[/i] have a bolt for each barrel. (It will [i]probably[/i] be OK to use the same bolt, but be sure to check headspace each time you install it to make sure it's safe.) Using the same carrier is OK.
ordering a 20" barrel and swapping it out as needed
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Swapping barrels is not something I'd want to do on a regular basis. If I understand correctly, you have a free 24" SS barrel, and a free A2 upper. Given those two parts, I'd order a kit with a flat-top upper and then put the 24" SS barrel on the flat-top and the 20" barrel (or whatever) from the kit on the A2 upper.
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