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Posted: 9/26/2004 4:29:43 PM EDT
I am going to purchase a complete 24" varmint upper for my Bushy. Can you recommend a high quality/ reasonably priced manufacture that you've used for this type of upper. I am going mount a good quality scope and use it for prarie dog/ cyote hunting rather than the match A2 upper I now have.

Thanks for the advice.


Link Posted: 9/26/2004 4:33:12 PM EDT
I have a DPMS, and it has served me well. I have fired every kind of round out of it and it just keeps going. It's so accurate it scares me.

RRA are awesome from what I have heard. So is the Bushmaster varminter; a little pricy.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 5:04:57 PM EDT
If accuracy is your primary concern, it's going to be tough to beat DPMS. The price is good as well. It will take some breaking-in to get it to run reliably, but they can't be beat for accuracy. I have a dozen DPMS uppers - two are 24" varmint uppers.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 5:12:54 PM EDT
I have the 24" RRA rifle. It will do 3/4 moa with factory match and just slightly over 1/2 moa with the loads I have worked up for it.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 6:38:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/26/2004 6:42:21 PM EDT by Phessor]
I know that no one likes them but my Olympic Arms 24" varmint rifle shoots sub-moa all of the time. It averages 3/8" groups and a best of 1/4" group. I have over a 1000 rounds through it and it has never lost any accuracy. Just my 2 cents.

Holes on top are from my Oly varmint rig. Holes on side are from an old .308 rifle of mine. These shots where fired from 100 yards using XM193 & South African 7.62 surplus ammo.

Link Posted: 9/26/2004 6:40:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 7:19:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/26/2004 7:20:30 PM EDT by WalkerTexasRanger]
You might also check out the WOA varmit uppers. They have match uppers which you could use, or varmit 20" uppers. Pretty cool, and they have a great reputation.


Link Posted: 9/26/2004 7:30:33 PM EDT
Another RRA vote. I have a 20" varminter and it will carry 3/4" at 100 with XM193. I am not a good shot, so don't know what the rifle will really do.

Call Pete at Legal Transfers. He'll "git 'er done!"

Link Posted: 9/26/2004 7:43:33 PM EDT
What about for 50 grain loads?

Thats what I run for varmint kong... and it seems to be the bastard round, everyone goes heavy
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 6:17:28 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 11:46:52 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/30/2004 8:16:01 PM EDT
I'm going with a 24" 6.5mm Grendel upper. Looks promising.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 10:28:26 PM EDT
I have the Bushy Varmint... Not the Special just the regular one and it is 24" heavy fluted barrel that's Sub MOA. I can hammer tacks with this baby. ;) The FF gets a bit warm if you do a long rapid fire at a coyote but other than that it's perfict and is super accurate.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 11:14:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/30/2004 11:24:27 PM EDT by gj]
My opinion:

For Factory jobs, go dpms or bushy upper period...

If you have a choice, GO 1-8 twist, because if you get serious about long range P-dog hunting 400yrd and over ,as i suspect you will, you will dump the 50 grainers for 60grainers and up. Remember your shooting at a 3"x 9" target on the adults and and as small as 2"x4" on the pups.

Think about the same when selecting a scope,,, bigger IS better, id say minimum 6-24x42mm scope!

For coyotes anything will work!
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 11:19:27 AM EDT
I built a target ar on a bushmaster lower and a wilson upper with a jp trigger and leupold tac. scope and I am really amazed at the accuracy that I got out of it. 24" stainless bull barrel with the jp speed hammer and low mass bolt carrier. I get sub 1/2" 5 shot groups at 100 yrds. The best load I found to work in it is vhit n-140 with 60 V-Max bullet. My barrel is 1 in 8 twist. I am very happy with how it shoots. Oh yea I only pais $385 for the upper.
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