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So you want to buy an AR-15 - FAQs

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by Packman73, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. Jul 23, 2012 at 7:11 PM
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  3. Sep 17, 2012 at 6:23 PM
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    Get a Noveske barrel and be 100% happy...just my $.02.

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  4. Sep 17, 2012 at 7:16 PM
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  5. Sep 18, 2012 at 5:42 AM
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    good choice :thumbsup:
     
  6. Sep 25, 2012 at 1:38 PM
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    Looking forward to your review on this. :popcorn:

    Did you read any reviews before you bought it?
     
  7. Sep 27, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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    Hey guys,

    I am relatively new to the AR platform. I picked up a Bushmaster for a stupidly cheap price. (Don't worry I had a Master Gunsmith check it out before shooting, it is in fantastic shape).

    Now to my question, the barrel has a 1/9 twist rate. What grain would be the best for this twist rate?

    It will be use primarily for target shooting.

    Any info on quality ammo brands for .223/5.56 would be great too.
     
  8. Sep 27, 2012 at 12:20 PM
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    55gr .223

    your barrel should be stamped with .223 on it. Shoot that and only that through it.
    Check your gas key for proper staking.

    now go have fun.
     
  9. Sep 27, 2012 at 1:20 PM
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    It actually has 5.56 stamped on it, does it make too much of a difference?
     
  10. Sep 27, 2012 at 1:22 PM
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    if its 5.56, no. if its .223, YES.
    5.56 chambers can shoot 5.56 and .223
    .223 chambers (except wylde) can only shoot .223
     
  11. Sep 27, 2012 at 1:24 PM
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    this.
     
  12. Sep 27, 2012 at 1:26 PM
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    Thats what I had thought. It has the 5.56 NATO stamp on it. From what information I have read I figured it would eat both .223 and 5.56.

    Any brand preferences?

    I use Federal for target and Hornady for PD in my pistols. I have found both brands to be great.
     
  13. Sep 27, 2012 at 1:34 PM
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    cheapest COMBLOC garbage you can find.....personally, my rifle prefers these
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  14. Sep 27, 2012 at 1:44 PM
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    Ive been using the wolf WPA and hornady steel cased stuff along with federal XM193 mixed in.
     
  15. Sep 27, 2012 at 1:51 PM
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    Thanks guys.
     
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    If you want accrate groups that bear is a stretch. I shot some the other day and it was all over the target. Then switched to some hand loads and got .90 inch group.
     
  19. Sep 28, 2012 at 8:12 AM
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    you are comparing apples to oranges...

    bench shooting of course you want quality ammo if your trying to get groups...

    thats like saying "I took my prius to the drag stip and it didnt do that well" well no shit :rolleyes:
     
  20. Sep 28, 2012 at 8:26 AM
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    Very true but oranges are better than apples.....
    I'm just saying, at least for my gun, is that the only thing bear is good for is pulling the trigger really fast. I think I got a 6 inch group with them at a 100 yards bench shooting.
     
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