I'm interested in knowing if any of you fellas own and shoot one of these AR type rifles... I was never much interested in that type of rifle..but recently had the chance to sit down and shoot one....actually quite impressive accurracy...
Function was extremely good...trigger was pretty stiff...but I suppose like all guns this could be replaced...
Any thoughts? for or against? type of AR you own?
The rifle I shot was a bushmaster..match grade barrel...
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I have a bushmaster varminter with a heavy barrel and factory 2 stage competition trigger.I would try to buy one with a good trigger as the replacement triggers I have seen run $250-300.Mine has a twenty inch barrel with 1-9 twist and can shoot up to 69 grain bullets.I love mine so much my 22-250 hasn't been calling coyotes in 2 years.
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i'm no expert on the ar15 rifles but i know they are a lot of fun.my colt le6920 is light weight fun to shoot accurate and the only black rifle i own but i wouldnt get rid of it.also there are varmit models that are super accurate.
I also own a Bushmaster Match Grade rifle with 1-9" Heavy Stainless Barrel..........I have the std service trigger that has been modified to a lighter pull with a bit less pre-travel.
I haven't shot too many Matches with it, but I've been real satisfied with the accuracy I get at 100 and 200 yards......with Irons and 66 year old eyes............
Contrary to the fact all black rifle looks very much the same..........they are NOT.......... Do some research on the make you want to buy, and talk to owners.
In the recent past, a lot of new mfgers like LaRue, Rock River, Sabre Defence and others have come on the scene, and are building really TOP NOTCH Match grade Rifles.
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There's a huge difference in the manufactures of black rifles (I didn't do my home work). I had one made by a mid range rifle company and I didn't like it at all. Accuracy was poor at best. I sold mine to a fellow who said he could work it out. If I ever buy another one it will be a Colt. Now that little .22 that S&W has I would like to have. We are allowed to shoot them in our local Steel Matches.
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Chris, I have a Bushmaster 20" target rifle. Lots of fun, accurate and reliable. Have to keep clean. Only problem is you can sure burn up the ammo once you start having all that fun!! Good luck.
I have an Armalite flat top (A-4?) with the 20"stainless match barrel and the national match trigger system. Twist is 1:8 or so. With Federal 69 grs. Match ammo and a 10X scope it will shoot about 5/8" average of four, 5-shot groups at 100 yards regularly. When I was REALLY into it and using it more often the average went down into the 1/2"range. This with a Harris bipod and a rear bag, but feeding from the magazine, no single feeds. Cheap 55gr. ammo will do about 1.5".
BTW, 20"barrels seem to be weird nowadays, everybody wants either 16"or 24". I wouldn't have anything but a 20". Oh! I also free-floated the barrel, which wasn't so from the factory. That made for a good 1/2"reduction in group size way back when.
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I had a post ban bushy for awhile it was fun but even 10 yrs ago it was too expensive to feed on a regular basis so I sold it I didn't really miss it until I recently bought a mp15-22lr that gun is so much fun to trick out and shoot it has given me the itch to get another .223. But even reloading now it will still be expensive to shoot much. But the itch is still there lol
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I have a couple, built myself. I definitely agree the stock triggers need upgraded.