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Posted: 2/12/2007 4:31:53 PM EST
Thanks for all your help on a previous post. Went tonight and looked at two options:

1. Bushmaster Predator 20" - nice rifle, free floating barrel, two stage trigger. Looked at a couple bench scope options in the $400-700 range. Guy I was talking to recommended a Burris.

2. Armalite 16" flattop. Also a nice rifle. Telescoping stock, regular trigger. Don't know if I would put a bench scope on this one or do a red dot or something like that for indoor range, 25yard fun. Could also put a rear and front flip-up open sight and forget about optics alltogether.

So, here's my dilema - which one to start with. Bushmaster Predator is $1029 plus say $500-700 for the nice long range scope. Armalite 16" is $889 and either $150 for the flip up open sights or maybe $500 for a red dot. Honestly, I have no idea how to proceed and am more confused now than ever. I can't afford to do both right now. So I'm trying to figure out if I should build the long range bench gun or go for the 16" and use it primarily at the indoor range (just don't think I'd be good at 100 yards with a red dot). Any tips for a beginner?
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 8:51:42 AM EST
It depends what kind of shooting you plan on doing most, Ricky Bobby.

Your two choices are sorta on opposite ends of the spectrum!
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 11:26:49 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/26/2007 11:29:47 AM EST by dneal33]
My first ar was a bushy flattop m4, my second was a bushy preadtor with a mark 4 14x 50 leupold ( 8 bills for the glass).

I would pick up the carbine first then go for the long range rifle. Since then Ive picked up another m4 bushy and a 20 in. a4 armalite that was to good to pass up.
Plus two ar10 armalites, yes Ive got a bad case of BRD ETA. My M4s both have 512 EoTechs
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