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Posted: 3/16/2006 4:50:52 PM EDT

To the target/ accuracy guys,

I have a spare F/T upper that needs a barrel. I need to know what will be the
best barrel setup for a high degree of accuracy. I dont plan to compete w/ this rifle
only hunt the occasional varmit/paper target. The finished product will be part of a 3 upper set which will cross match to my 2 lowers, for a multi rifle set.
Upper will be scoped and have BUIS.
Caliber must be 5.56. I would like to shoot up to 77gr-80gr projectiles, while maintaining the oal length to allow for magazine use.
Need recommendations on the the following: Bbl. length, Mfg., SS or CrMoly, Etc ...
Any help or advice will be welcome.

Link Posted: 3/16/2006 5:23:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 3:02:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/17/2006 3:03:53 AM EDT by doggbert556]
I dont know what length I would be best served by. As to hunting varmits with heavier
bullets, yes, I intend to work up an accuracy load and use it for both accuracy and



edit for spelling
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 5:01:16 AM EDT
I'm mainly in the same situation as you.

I'm currently working on my target/ precision upper project which got started with a spare CMT flat top upper, CH, BCG, barrel nut and Samson FF handguard.

For barrel length I picked a 20" barrel, If you will be in and out of a vehicle also consider an 18".

Brands in no particular order, Wilson, Douglas and Noveske.

I prefer the SS material.

Barrel twist either 1/7, 1/7.5 or 1/8, but I like the 7.5 or 8 what ever the maker have available.

I plan on using a Smith Vortex flash suppressor, If you don't like to use a suppressor you could just have an 11 degree crown.

Good luck on your project.
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 10:54:45 AM EDT
Thanks for the advice. Sounds like a possiable course of investigation. Does anyone seriously consider the Bushmaster Target/"V" etc... barrels? They look pretty good in the ads.

Opinons? anyone
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 9:31:29 AM EDT
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