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Posted: 9/29/2004 11:39:02 AM EDT
I'm looking to get a precision AR. It will be used in conjunction with an AAC M42000 supressor, and a Leupold 3.5x10x40 M3. I will be shooting 69 grain Federal or Black Hills non-moly ammo as that is what the M3 cams are calibrated for, so the 1:9 twist rate of the Vmatch shouldn't be a problem. There's a slightly used Vmatch 20" at the local shop where I work that I could get for about $750. The other (and much more expensive) option is to build an SPR clone. Either way, I don't want a stainless barrel so I can still shoot 5.56 ammo in it without malfunctions from chamber pressures, and so I would use a 20" chrome lined Hbar if I built the upper. 1MOA accuracy out to 300 and 1.5 MOA out to 600 is all I'm looking for. Aside from poorer cooling with the one piece freefloat tube of the Vmatch(somewhat of an issue b/c of the supressor, but high rates of fire are not an issue), are there any other issues that should make me choose the SPR (which I would build with a SIR) over the Vmatch?
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 1:32:53 PM EDT
I have owned a V-Match, and own an SPR Clone. By the time you are done building your SPR, you will have very easily spent $2 - $3 grand. If looks are most important, or if you are such a good shot that you need the accuracy of a semi-custom rifle, go with the SPR. If you just want to shoot well and far, go with the far cheaper V-Match. You can get a lot of quality ammo for the price difference.

Link Posted: 9/29/2004 1:43:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/29/2004 1:46:41 PM EDT by ALAN308]
You can't beat a rifle built by an expert. That said, Armalite offeres a 't' model with a nice float tube, nice trigger, and a barrel which can be 'adjusted' to suit your needs. Their stainless eight twist barrel on that 't' model is chambered 'wilde', and can have the port size/ barrel length, muzzle work.... done by a good smith. This would be an attractive price alternative imho. The local shop has a like new trade in that at under a grand has good possibilities.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 7:23:48 AM EDT
Thanks guys, any other opinions?
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 7:26:15 AM EDT
I've built a few rifles, so I guess I'm not an expert, but the SPR clone I built below is capabale of sub 0.5MOA when I take care of my end and it functions flawlessly.

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