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Posted: 8/29/2004 7:06:17 AM EST
Going to order a varmint upper but not sure which twist 1/8 or 1/9 or ?
Also the chamber should be .223 or 5.56 & is there a great advantage to have
free float handguards or not? Pretty much decided on 24" barrel.
Thanks in advance for the assist...
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 10:33:14 AM EST
1/8.

More versatile. Should be able to handle heavier loads better, but still allow you to shoot the lighter 50's as well.

Scott
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 12:30:36 PM EST
Go with a 1:8 bbl with .223 Wylde chamber and definitely get a FF tube.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 12:44:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By brewsky101:
Go with a 1:8 bbl with .223 Wylde chamber and definitely get a FF tube.



what he said, wont regret it
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 4:41:13 PM EST
what is a .223 wylde chamber & who carries uppers with it?
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 4:44:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By Stingray:
what is a .223 wylde chamber & who carries uppers with it?



It is the middle ground between a NATO chamber and a SAAMI chanmber. Rock River Arms makes barrels with the Wylde chambers.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 8:15:16 PM EST
Long range accuracy go 1/8, for me a varmint rifle is just that, for varmints, coyote size and smaller. I am shooting 45-55 grainers and the 1/9 works best for those. If it were me I would go 1/9.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 8:43:50 PM EST
1/8 shoots 45 grain varmint rounds PERFECTLY. Dont let people tell you it doesnt.... they are full of it.

Go 1/8 Give you a bigger range of heavier rounds. You will like playing with the 77gr SMK's, which you cannot do with the 1/9.

I have the RRA, Wylde chamber, Wilson Barrel varmint upper in 1/8, and it shoots alomst everything well, from 45gr wichester varmint to 77gr black hills blue box....

I'd go 20" tho. I think 24" in .223 is a waste. It just doesn't buy you anything..... but weight.
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