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Posted: 9/7/2003 7:00:03 PM EDT
I purchased an SP1 a few years ago, but haven't shot it much. I'm thinking about selling it, but only because I want an accurate rifle. How does the SP1 compare with the stock AR15s now being made by various AR15 builders? I'd hate to sell this neat carbine (callapsible stock) and find out I gained nothing by buying a heavier gun.
Link Posted: 9/7/2003 7:06:35 PM EDT
keep it a little while longer, if a new ban is passed then your gun will be worth $$$
Link Posted: 9/7/2003 7:32:18 PM EDT
ARFCOM RULE #3 Never sell a gun.
Link Posted: 9/7/2003 8:52:37 PM EDT
SP1's are one of my top two favorite AR style rifles ever made. While they may be less accurate than an HBAR after the barrel starts to heat up, what they lack in accuracy is more than made up in weight difference. I also prefer the shorter A1 stocks that are on them. And for some reason, I really like the triangular handguards as well. If you could still get this type of rifle with a 1/7 twist barrel, the only other AR type rifle I would buy would be the M4. That's how much I like the SP1. I'd keep it if I were you. -Charging Handle
Link Posted: 9/8/2003 3:18:33 PM EDT
Thanks for the ideas. About rates of twist: What are the best rate(s) of twist for the AR15, and what is the rate of twist for my SP1?
Link Posted: 9/8/2003 3:30:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sharkdb: Thanks for the ideas. About rates of twist: What are the best rate(s) of twist for the AR15, and what is the rate of twist for my SP1?
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"best all around twist rate" - 1:9 "best for precision shooting" - 1:7/1:8 but to use with heavier bullets SP1 is 1:12 but is fine with shooting 55 grain rounds or lighter 'anything you need to know about ammo and twist rates, plus more': [url]www.ammo-oracle.com[/url]
Link Posted: 9/8/2003 4:15:33 PM EDT
sharkdb, What do you consider inaccurate? SP1s rock! SP1 lower, Colt Sporter upper, original bolt carrier group & barrel (20" 1:12 pencil), A2 handguards. Most accurate AR I own. [img]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid77/pa603dafc9b02737f78d57b74939724ca/fb39ca86.jpg[/img]
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