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9/19/2017 7:27:10 PM
Posted: 7/30/2003 6:20:19 AM EDT
Some of you know I’m planning to build a new target rifle. I posted a thread in the AR section, but specifically want feedback from some of you guys. Bushmaster quoted $655 for the upper (will take 4-6 weeks for delivery).

Here’s the thread:


Thanks for your input.
Link Posted: 7/30/2003 6:45:20 AM EDT
It sounds like you have a good foundation for the rifle, but I would consider getting the stainless steel barrel. Most people recognize the SS barrels as more accurate. I also happen to think the two-tone setups are visually better looking. While any free float tube will be good, I prefer the JP free float tubes. Although the carbon fiber ones from Clark Custom and Briley have some potential. I would also consider getting the 24in. barrel. You'll be able to take advantage of the higher velocities and flatter trajectory and extend your performance envelope. I would eventually consider getting a higher power scope, perhaps something in the 4-16 range for longer work. Just my opinion though.

Link Posted: 7/31/2003 4:55:28 PM EDT
I agree with VSP. For high precision free floating with SS heavy barrel is the way to go.
It will not last as long as the chrome moly but, according to general consensus, it will shoot better.

I'm just waiting for Lew, from Tippie Competition, to come back to take my rifle there for the free float job.

As you saw, it performed well during the barrel break Imagine with a free floating barrel...


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