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Posted: 10/16/2004 11:39:16 AM EST
Hello again.
I am thinking about making up an AR with the lightest 16" barrel available from Model 1 sales, and a Cav. arms lower. I am thinking about using an aluminum free float tube (if that is not a problem...) and an A3 upper. Scoped of course.

Am I "thinkiing right? Would there be any problems with such a rig? If I do this, what kind of accuracy can I expect with good handloads. The barels have a 1-9 twist. and they are very light weight. I don't mind using Sierra match bullets and best quality loads. I just want accuracy, but if I can get it with a super light rifle, so much the better.

I like the idea of such a light weight gun, but I don't think I would have as much use for it if it won't shoot well. I will use it mostly on very small varmints (prairie dogs) and some times on skunks and foxes, with some coyotes thrown in from time to time. A lot of shots would be in the 200-300 yard range.

For all you folks out there that have a LOT more experience than I do...........what do you think?

Link Posted: 10/16/2004 12:21:03 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 12:21:18 PM EST
Light usually means less accurate (flame on 's). If you want a 300 m tack driver, you might want to look at a varmint rig in 24" - Heavy, but accurate. Got glass?

IO1
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