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Posted: 12/25/2005 8:08:54 PM EDT
Building a Long Range AR with a 24" Barrel, Need pics for Ideas. accessories, scopes, etc are all open.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 8:43:03 PM EDT
223 is only good to about 300 yards when the wind kicks up on something small like a PD.

If you plan on pushing past this, you going going to need a round that is faster/flater shooting than the 223, and the rig built to tac drive at Sub MOA (read your looking at $1500 just for the starting price, then at least $700 on top of that for a scope).
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:03:58 PM EDT
RRA varmint 24 or BM Varminter (which I have).. your looking at 1k for the weapon, 500.00 for
SuperSniper scope and burris extreme rings, and you'll have one hell of a long range shooter out to 800 yards with handloaded and 77g SMK.

Just an option, I know you want to build but both set ups would serve you well
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:40:18 PM EDT
I'm slowly building a 24" varmint AR myself. Started to go with a mix, but decided to stick with 100% Rock River. There's lots of good parts out there, but I like RRA's handgun work and decided to stick with them for my first build.

So far, I've only got the RRA lower, Hogue grip and NM trigger assembly. I'm piecing it a bit every month. In Jan or Feb, I'll probably bite the bullet and buy the complete upper. After that, LPK, butt stock and optics. With the good price from Brownells & Midway, a supportive FFL guy and the EE, I'll finish the rifle alone for about $830. Really no savings over the rifle complete, but I can do it slowly.

Optics, that's so far away, I'll have time to think about that later. I'm a Leupold fan, probably go for one of the 6.5-20x scopes, but will take a few months to rationalize the cost.

I've got a mess of good Federal brass, will start to tinker with load work once I get the upper and measure the chamber throat.

No pics, but wish you success in your build. Accurate rifles are addictive.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 6:00:12 AM EDT
I am also planning the build of this same type of gun. (24" varmint)

Are you planning to use an A3 low pro type upper reciever, or one with a elevated optical platform (EOP)?

My build will have my 3x12-56 Zeiss Scope that I bought a few years ago, and I have never seen that large of optics on an A3 low pro (in person or photo's). The catch is I need 30mm rings due to the scope tube, and I think an EOP gun with shorter rings would be better than tall ones. Other than that, and wood furniture, it will just be a standard varmint AR for use out to about 300 yards.

Please post pics if you have an AR with a large scope.

Link Posted: 12/26/2005 11:54:58 AM EDT
Build it in a Smokin .204 caliber..... That's my next bulid.... I am triing to decide weather to just Buy a Colt 6724 and go from there..... Or, Just build from scratch.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 12:33:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dano523:
223 is only good to about 300 yards when the wind kicks up on something small like a PD.

If you plan on pushing past this, you going going to need a round that is faster/flater shooting than the 223, and the rig built to tac drive at Sub MOA (read your looking at $1500 just for the starting price, then at least $700 on top of that for a scope).

If thats true how do you explain all the 600 yrd Highpower Matches I see people shooting .223 at??

Not starting shit here I was just wondering.

And cause he asked for pics.

Link Posted: 12/26/2005 12:54:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2005 12:56:52 PM EDT by Dano523]

PD stands for Prairie dog.

Unlike the 600 meter MR1 target that has 36” of black, the PD has a head/chest a little under 2” wide(unless you find a huge fat one that buys you another inch).

Simple put, take the total size of the intended target, then take the rifles ability to shoot in MOA, which tells you how far of a shot you can take, and still make the shot.

Now it that is not bad enough, throw wind and your/the ammo's ablility to dope it into the mix and this shortens the distance even more for a clean kill.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 4:58:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2005 5:00:02 PM EDT by ballisticbill]
Thanks for all the great info, the reason for the build or buy is because the last time I went out to Wyoming for a Mule Deer hunt after we tagged out on deer, we turned our guns towards prairie dogs and one of the guys had an AR, nothing was safe........ it was awesome!!!!!
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 4:18:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 3:02:36 PM EDT
Ooooh, That's nice!!!!
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 3:19:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/27/2005 3:19:34 PM EDT by bigcraig]
munyguru is always showing off that pool table, but he usually has a nice rifle on it too
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 3:29:43 PM EDT
How many threads you going to post in ? www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=118&t=262165
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 5:21:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/3/2006 4:45:12 PM EDT by Easy_E]
I have a 16" that works good. I'm going to shoot a 24" tomorrow hopefully weather permitting. The .223 works good out to 300 yards.

Link Posted: 12/27/2005 5:26:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By munyguru:
Well, mine does not have a 24 inch barrel but you will get the idea of what it could look like from the pic here:


SOCOM Diamond lower and side charging upper

Mike Rock AI 20 inch stainless super match barrel w/ MSTN QCB and fitted bolt

Larue 13.2 inch fore end w/ Larue lo-pro gas block

Knights 2 stage match trigger

Troy front and rear BUIS's

Young National Match chrome carrier

SPR grip

Leupold Mk IV M3 3.5-9x40 illuminated mil-dot scope

ARMS 35QD base and rings w/ J-Point reflex mounted on top rail

LMT SOPMOD stock (Changing over to the Magpul PRS stock this weekend)

Dam those PD must be mean if you need back up sights and a J point mount.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 8:53:28 AM EDT
Here's my 24" gun......

Link Posted: 1/1/2006 5:47:55 PM EDT
I am also building a 24inch myself, I just bought a stag a2 lower to start, who makes good fluted uppers? Who makes the best bang for the buck?
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 7:21:04 PM EDT
Here is my "AT&T" rifle. It's nothing special. Bushmaster Varminter, GG&G rail, GG&G Sniper rings, Leupold 8x25x50 w/varmint reticle. It wasn't an inexpensive buy but it's quite a bit of fun and I've had quite a bit of success with it out to 500+ yards using Black Hills 69gr boat tails.

Link Posted: 1/1/2006 8:14:37 PM EDT
My Bushmaster Varminter.
Extremely accurate and great fun.

Link Posted: 1/2/2006 1:00:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By edwin907:
My Bushmaster Varminter.
Extremely accurate and great fun.


I like the Bushmaster heavy varmint fluted barrel looks good.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 2:54:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/2/2006 2:58:10 PM EDT by PLASTIXPLUS]
Here's my 20" 100% RRA. Leupold 4.5 x 14 x 40mm scope, 2 stage trigger and Harris bipod.
It is an awesome varmint rifle! I stopped counting how many coyotes I have dropped from 25 to 250 yards.

I also have an aluminum ff RRA tube for this rifle 20" bull barrel that is brand new for $45 . If anyone needs it. Looks just like Easy E's pics.

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