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Posted: 9/8/2003 9:29:04 PM EDT
I am building a varmint/paper puncher rig. This gun is going to be shot only from a rest and or bench. I am thinking about the 24 inch stainless steel barrel.

Which completed upper to choose?

Les Baer, way to pricey for blue collar worker.

Bushmaster about 1/2 that, still a little pricey.

I sort of narrowed it down to 3 makers in my price range.

DPMS-they make their barrel from Wilson barrel blank.
American Spirit-their barrels are Wilson or Harris.
Model 1 Sales-their barrel manufacturer is E.R. Shaw.

I am kinda of leaning towards Model 1 Sales, however I never heard of Shaw barrels.
But I read here on other posts that DPMS has great customer service.
I have not read any posts on American Spirit.

Any and all suggestions, ideas would be a great help.

Thank you.

Dan

Link Posted: 9/9/2003 4:31:03 AM EDT
These fellows, have Wilson barreled uppers and while I prefer the CR6724 upper for precision 24" barreled, LR shooting, I have had excellent results w/ the RRA DCM/CMP upper w/ Wilson stainless 1/8 barrel. [img]http://www.rockriverarms.com/images/varmupperhal.gif[/img] I'd get mine from Donnie at [url]www.sableco.net[/url]. Mike PS - there are others that handle RRA uppers on the EE, like Legal Tranfers, CMMG and MSTN too.
Link Posted: 9/9/2003 7:03:25 AM EDT
I have a 24" RRA Varmint upper like the one pictured above and I can't be any happier. I don't think you can go wrong with a RRA upper. They are very reasonably priced to boot.
Link Posted: 9/9/2003 7:07:42 AM EDT
I went with the RRA 18" Varminter. I'm pleased so far.[:)] [img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=16672[/img] CHRIS
Link Posted: 9/9/2003 7:09:53 AM EDT
I have the 16" RRA varmint rifle and its very accurate. 1/4" with good ammo at 100 - 200 yards and 1 MOA at 300 yards. It can hit a coffee can everytime at 300 yards. [IMG]http://webpages.charter.net/lousar/pictures/5shotgroup.jpg[/IMG] Shaw barrels are supposed to be very good. They have been around along time making custom barrels. [URL]http://www.ershawbarrels.com/[/URL]
Link Posted: 9/9/2003 7:41:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2003 8:53:12 AM EDT by Yojimbo]
I don't know what you budget is but I'go for an SPR... If it's good enough for the tangos it's good enough for the groundhogs! [:D] The one below is one from MSTN, I believe Wes built it. Anyway, this is my idea of a varmint rifle.[;)] [img]http://www.thermaldynamics.com/pictures/MSTN/SPRTS30.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 9/10/2003 9:34:15 AM EDT
My 2 cents. I have a 24" model 1 stainless steel on a home made lower. It shoots 1/2 or better MIO at 100 yards with winchester varmint ammo. Just make sure you order the barrel with the .223 chamber. Good luck on your build.
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