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Posted: 11/19/2012 11:46:31 AM EST
I put this lower together about 6 or 7 years ago. This is as far as I have gotten. I have bought many guns since I put this together but I have never been able to bring myself to choose an appropriate upper for it. I was at 1st planning on a a straight precision rifle with a 20 to 24 inch bull barrel, but then I saw many pictures of rifles with regular style barrels and when I start looking I just get get confused as to what I need/want/ or intend to do with this rifle.

I'm not an operator and I don't even get to hunt very often. I dream of hunting prairie dogs, crows or even wood chucks, but I don't know when if ever I will get the chance. I love accuracy and even if I build it I won'tr get much of a chance to shoot it. Maybe my son will when he inherits it, so I want it to be something he will be happy with someday as well.

Anyway if someone can help me decide please help me to choose wisely. Thanks

It's a RRA lower with a standard trigger group I would like to upgrade to God only knows what.

Link Posted: 11/19/2012 11:53:32 AM EST
A 20 inch bull barrel would be killer for long range snipeing crows and hogs/varmints,,,Good luck and have fun!!!
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 12:04:02 PM EST
Lots of good barrels out there, but getting a Shilen or Krieger in 20-24" would be the right fit for that setup IMO.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 12:09:37 PM EST
I think a M4gery would be more practical and get more use. You can still hunt with it. Remember you can have multiple uppers and a single lower and switch them out as the need arises. YMMV?
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 12:12:49 PM EST
Just the setup I am looking for. I see a 20 inch fluted
Bull barrel with a free float tube and bipod. Mount a
quality scope of choice an add a match trigger and it
will be my next build.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 12:17:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By NCHornet:
I think a M4gery would be more practical and get more use. You can still hunt with it. Remember you can have multiple uppers and a single lower and switch them out as the need arises. YMMV?
My AR's.


Link Posted: 11/19/2012 12:20:09 PM EST
Maybe an 18" SPR inspired barrel?
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 12:23:54 PM EST
I really love this hand guard but don't know who makes it.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 12:44:51 PM EST
Build yourself a 18" SPR upper.

Link Posted: 11/19/2012 12:53:54 PM EST
How much do you want to spend? If it were my lower, and I already had the other rifles you had, I would build an SPR on an 18" barrel. Larue makes a nice 18" "Stealth" upper but its pricey. Add optic of your choice and you have a very nice SPR build. Thats what I would do if I had your lower and money!
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 12:55:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By Searcherfortruth:
I really love this hand guard but don't know who makes it.

Looks similar to the Seekins SP3R: http://www.seekinsprecision.com/quad-rails-hand-guards/sp3r-mod-quad-rail.html

Same profile, or close to it. Also, PRI makes a triangular fore-end they call the Delta: http://www.precisionreflex.com/Products.aspx?CAT=4813
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 12:56:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/19/2012 12:58:21 PM EST by goldeyeslayer]
Originally Posted By Searcherfortruth:
I really love this hand guard but don't know who makes it.



that hg is a badger click



with what you have, you need a heavy bbl/precision rig (imo)


eta: it appears the badger hg is "temporarily discontinued" (see link). most likely because they had to open another mine for enough metal to make more (they are heavy)
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 1:00:56 PM EST
Originally Posted By balloo93:
Build yourself a 18" SPR upper.

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x282/balloo932/DSC00826_zps36c1c6a5.jpg


Lord...that thing has everything except heated seats and Onstar.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 1:01:25 PM EST
Originally Posted By Searcherfortruth:
I really love this hand guard but don't know who makes it.


What do you mean you like the hand guard.. that is one of
sweatest looking AR's I have ever seen... I'm in lust.
Were did you score the picture?
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 1:09:41 PM EST
Easy, just grab an 18" or 20" Stealth upper and call it done.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 1:11:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/19/2012 1:13:23 PM EST by goldeyeslayer]
Originally Posted By Fairplay:
Originally Posted By Searcherfortruth:
I really love this hand guard but don't know who makes it.


What do you mean you like the hand guard.. that is one of
sweatest looking AR's I have ever seen... I'm in lust.
Were did you score the picture?



that pic and member have been around this site since I can remember


eta: click here
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 1:17:06 PM EST
I would switch ur lower with no upper with the A2 upper and standard stock of the SP1 lower /A2 upper rifle and use the SP1 lower as the basis for a high accurate AR.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 1:43:34 PM EST
The lower is perfect but you need a nice trigger like a Geiselle. That would be required for tight groups with match ammo. For an upper, get a 16 or 18 inch Stealth upper from LaRue Tactical and add some back up sights. Then you are done. Add a scope in the future when the funds allow.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 3:19:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/19/2012 3:29:03 PM EST by glorifiedG]
One of these barrels http://www.jarheadtop.com/Northern_Competition.htm
Or order a Krieger 26" and waitA Mega side charger upper, Young NM side charge BCG and a nice FF tube, a LaRue LT 104 and a NF 5.5X 22
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:24:14 AM EST
Originally Posted By Searcherfortruth:

Originally Posted By NCHornet:
I think a M4gery would be more practical and get more use. You can still hunt with it. Remember you can have multiple uppers and a single lower and switch them out as the need arises. YMMV?
My AR's.


Well, that would have been good information to have in your original post.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 7:02:26 AM EST
I think 18" with a rifle length FF for a precision rig would look great with that lower
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 7:06:13 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 5:12:34 PM EST by JmPnTX]
I would get something from these guys...either a varmint or SPR... They make some sweet barrels.

http://www.compasslake.com/

Or this...

http://www.fulton-armory.com/barreldouglas18navysprcm1x8threaded.aspx
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 10:10:13 AM EST
I would reccommend a SPR style barrel over a varmint - I just got rid of a 20" bull barrel that shot great because it was too heavy to shoot comfortably offhand and it wasn't really a whole lot of fun to shoot. A spr style barrel will shoot just as accurately with a lot less heft. I am really partial to white oak armament barrels and they will build you a complete upper with any tube/rail you want for less than Larue or Noveske (also fine shooting rifles, just $$$).

If it was my money, I'd call John at white oak and have him build an upper with an 18" SPR middie and a 15" Evolution handguard. Take the money you save and put a Geisselle trigger in your lower.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 4:57:25 PM EST
18" SPR build. Is what I am seeing.

MAHA
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:47:42 PM EST
+1

and a nice match trigger group

Originally Posted By Mahamotorworks:
18" SPR build. Is what I am seeing.

MAHA


Link Posted: 11/20/2012 10:15:19 PM EST
Originally Posted By themightytimmah:
I would reccommend a SPR style barrel over a varmint - I just got rid of a 20" bull barrel that shot great because it was too heavy to shoot comfortably offhand and it wasn't really a whole lot of fun to shoot. A spr style barrel will shoot just as accurately with a lot less heft. I am really partial to white oak armament barrels and they will build you a complete upper with any tube/rail you want for less than Larue or Noveske (also fine shooting rifles, just $$$).

If it was my money, I'd call John at white oak and have him build an upper with an 18" SPR middie and a 15" Evolution handguard. Take the money you save and put a Geisselle trigger in your lower.




Funny, John told me just the opposite on the phone.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 10:56:44 PM EST
Originally Posted By pun:
I would switch ur lower with no upper with the A2 upper and standard stock of the SP1 lower /A2 upper rifle and use the SP1 lower as the basis for a high accurate AR.


I don't get it. What is special about the SP1? Why would you do this? Thanks, L2

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