Thread: Feedback on this rifle
3/06/2007 11:59am, #1
Feedback on this rifle
Anyone have any feeback on this rifle?
I'm torn between doing the dirty work and building it myself or just having it come all done up with a bow on it.
What do you guys think.
Whats missing is a sound supressor but I think they might be illegal in canada so I may not be able to get one.
Last edited by vigilus; 3/06/2007 12:02pm at .
3/06/2007 12:26pm, #2
You want feedback on Ar-15s in general, or on this particularly tactical monster?
3/06/2007 12:29pm, #3
They make AR-15's in .308? I thought they were all .223
edit: nevermind. research is fun.
Last edited by Neildo; 3/06/2007 12:35pm at .
3/06/2007 1:15pm, #4
What are you planning to use this thing for?
3/06/2007 1:19pm, #5
I'm guessing rodents and pigeons.
3/06/2007 4:26pm, #6
Kein Haar if you have points on AR 15s in general shoot. I was intending to get fedback on this specific rifle though.
Neildo don't feel bad I thought the same thing.
What do I intend to use this sucker for? Good question.
I don't hunt anymore so thats out. I love shooting targets so it will deffinatly be used for target practice. I like the look cool factor of it and I want to start collecting more firearms and figure like shotguns, their fun to build and modify and play around with.
When I go camping I like to carry a weapon for protection (more against week-end warriors than animals, seriously. I've been shot at before and scared them away with three well aimed shots from a remmington M700 police sniper rifle).
So basically target practice and LCF.
3/06/2007 5:08pm, #7
Hmmm - honestly, if you're looking for a good 308 and like light weights and accuracy, the Remington 700 might be the best choice. That AR is modded within an inch of it's life and will be absurdly expensive for the functionality you get out of it. Heavy too. And people might think you're compensating.... It may or may not be an ultra accurate rifle, the question is "can you shoot it up?" If not then don't spend all the money on it. Buy something with a great barrel and awesome glass.
3/06/2007 6:16pm, #8
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Having built my own AR-15 I would recommend going that route. First it is cheaper, second you get a rifle that you know every inch of. I built mine about a year ago and posted a small write up on the process.
If you are looking for accuracy the recommendation of buying a bolt action is probably the best advice you can get. My AR is very accurate but not as accurate as my bolt action rig. I believe they recommended a Remington 700, a very good rifle, however I would buy a Savage with the accu-trigger. In my experience most people are more accurate with the Savage. I shoot twice a week with my club, and have won quite a few shoot outs with my Model 12bvss.
Back to the AR-15 the one show is tricked out to the point of absurdity, however if that is the look you want I have two suggestions. 1.) Buy a good barrel, bolt, and bolt carrier. I like Bushmaster barrels but check out AR-15.com they have a ton of info there. 2) get your self a tape on putting the damn thing together. It is easy but there are some tricks when it comes to head-spacing that are important. AGI makes a good one.
I am considering building a new upper for my girl, in a larger caliber. I am thinking 6.8 Rem since I reload and do not worry too much about cartridge scarcity. You might also think about building one in a 223 and then uppers in the higher calibers. For example the lower on an AR-15 can be used with no modification for 223, 204, 243, 6.5 grendel, 6.8 rem, and probably a few I have for got. However the AR-10 (.308) is a completely different animal then the AR-15 with less parts available.
3/06/2007 6:22pm, #9
The only thing that kept me from reccomending the savage was the weight. This guy obviously has some money to burn so it may be a little low end. I used to own a 10 tactical .308 - the standard trigger is just as modular as the accu-trigger
3/06/2007 6:25pm, #10
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