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accurat ar

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by raisersedge, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. raisersedge

    raisersedge backwoods Member

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    If you were to build a super accurate ar what would you build be specific in parts and why? I am fairly new to the ar scene and have always shot bolt guns. I want to build a 250 yard semiauto squirrel killer.
     
  2. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    Well it depends. For a 250yd squirrel killer you might be interested in a varminting AR that has a 24" heavy barrel with a .223 chamber and a slow twist rate like 1:12 or something for the really light varminting bullets. I don't know who makes the best varminting barrels but google around or ask on ar15.com.

    For a special precision rifle, (600-800yd man-sized silhouette shooting, hi power/sniper matches) you probably want something like an 18" stainless barrel with a 5.56 NATO chamber and 1:7 or 1:8 twist rate. Noveske is my favorite SPR barrel maker.

    Either one will give you nice sub-moa groups but the squirrel one specializes in 50gr or lighter .223 remington rounds while the SPR one specializes in 55-80gr 5.56 NATO.
     
  3. captqc

    captqc Tigard Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    If you want a semi-auto squirrel rifle then go with an AR-15 with a .204 Ruger Heavy barrel and you can pop squirrels out to 400 yards all day long. The .204 Ruger shoots flatter than the .223 does. Also I'd suggest a 39gr bullet. Captqc
     
  4. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    Oh, I saw one of those at the range last weekend. I saw the brass on the ground and was like "what the...?" It's just close enough to looking like .223 that you question your eyeballs. :laugh:

    Sounded weird when the guy was shootin' it too, but I figured that was just cuz the AR he was shooting had no flash hider or threaded barrel.