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#12260966 - 09/09/17 Re: Spec your battle rifle! [Re: beretzs]  
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Originally Posted by beretzs
I'm actually A-Ok with my Ruger AR556. An 8 twist barrel shoots the 62 grain Fusion bullets really well. I've got a 1.25x4 Leupold on it with the stock irons zeroed at 200. It functions well with HK and GI mags. Super simple to clean and pretty portable. It's not fancy but it feels like about all of the others I used over the years.


Gee Scotty - you sound like someone who might have actually had to use one in battle...

Simple. Sturdy. Reliable. Reasonably accurate. That's all I ask.

Mine happens to be a Bushmaster, 16" barrel, telescoping buttstock. Flip up rear sight (Oh, BUIS in "the lingo") and a nice little 1.5-4x Leupold. Used it on patrol for a few years. Now it's a great coyote rifle, or just something to have in the Jeep. Just in case.

BTW, thanks for the rear sight!

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#12261017 - 09/09/17 Re: Spec your battle rifle! [Re: xverminator]  
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Plain Jane 6920 with a 4x32 ACOG, BCM ambi charging handle, and a WOTG sling.

Only had ~ 5 or 10k rds through it. smile


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#12266332 - 09/12/17 Re: Spec your battle rifle! [Re: Formidilosus]  
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I guess you use the 14.5 inch barreled M4 as that is what is issued? 16 inch barrels instead of 14.5 inch pinned brakes seem to be the civilian norm.


#12266935 - 09/12/17 Re: Spec your battle rifle! [Re: xverminator]  
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jimmy, if you're referring to me, not sure. Never measured them. Two I shoot regularly are LEO6920's from 2005-2006.


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#12267253 - 09/13/17 Re: Spec your battle rifle! [Re: local_dirt]  
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No sir, just commenting the military with the M4 and 14.5 inch barrel. As someone who used to shoot 20 inch barreled 5.56 guns I know the 14.5's must be handier but you lose some effective range. I guess they are making up for that some with the M262.


#12268222 - 09/13/17 Re: Spec your battle rifle! [Re: jimmyp]  
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Originally Posted by jimmyp
No sir, just commenting the military with the M4 and 14.5 inch barrel. As someone who used to shoot 20 inch barreled 5.56 guns I know the 14.5's must be handier but you lose some effective range. I guess they are making up for that some with the M262.



While Greentip will kill people, in the realm of bullets it sucks. MK262 is a specialty round and very few get it. Additionally, again in the realm of bullets it's not all that great in tissue. The Army is using M855A1 which is significantly better in tissue than either of the above, yet wears guns out faster. USMC is using both M855A1 and 62gr SOST which is the best general combat ammo in the system.

Out of a 14.5" barrel M855A1 and 62gr SOST still upsets to 400m- which is Significantly farther than 99% of soldiers/Marines will consistently hit a realistic target.

#12268371 - 09/13/17 Re: Spec your battle rifle! [Re: xverminator]  
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Over many years, I have stocked up on several different types of 5.56 ammo. Black Hills MK262, LC M855A1, Privi M193, LC M193, LC SS109GT.

Do not have any LC MK318 62 Grain SOST..


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#12268392 - 09/13/17 Re: Spec your battle rifle! [Re: local_dirt]  
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the 62 grain SOST seems expensive.


#12268566 - 09/13/17 Re: Spec your battle rifle! [Re: jimmyp]  
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Yeah, at $.70/rd even in bulk, I'd say so.


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#12269102 - 09/13/17 Re: Spec your battle rifle! [Re: local_dirt]  
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Originally Posted by local_dirt
,LC M855A1


? You sure about that?

#12269444 - 09/14/17 Re: Spec your battle rifle! [Re: xverminator]  
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This is my Battle Rifle!!!!!

Black Rain Billet Lower

Vltor Mur forged Upper

Lantac Rail, super Strong

PWS Enhanced Bolt

Ballistic Advantage 5.56 1 in 7 16 Inch Barrel

ALG Combat Trigger

Kawa Valley 4.3 OZ buffer

Magpul Furn

Runs super smooth and will feed anything


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#12269671 - 09/14/17 Re: Spec your battle rifle! [Re: KentuckyMountainMan]  
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Here is a Lightweight I built for the wife!!!!!!! wink I have it set up to hunt Yotes this fall...... grin

Mega Arms upper and Lower matched set

16' Faxon Lightweight Gunner Barrel Melonite

American Defense 13.5 Rail Mlok

CMC Drop In Trigger 3.5 Lbs

Oldin Works Bolt Carrier Group Melonite

Kawa Valley 4.3 Buffer

Fortis Charging Handle

A2 Armament Titanium gas Block

Rifle weight 5.2 Without optics

I would have no problem using this as a Battle Rifle....Slap on a set of Flip Ups and Red Dot and rock on


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#12269922 - 09/14/17 Re: Spec your battle rifle! [Re: xverminator]  
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John Wicks assault rifle

HK416 (10.4") upper
quality lower with A Gieselle trigger of some kind
Aimpoint T1 micro in lieu of the EOtech

#12271550 - 09/15/17 Re: Spec your battle rifle! [Re: xverminator]  
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Mine's a Larue OBR. Had a Trijicon ACOG on it but the 3/8" total eye relief killed that....now she wears a Vortex Viper 1X4 {PST???} Also have a M4 with a Aimpoint M2 on it. For longer range work I have a Mega Billet side charge upper with a 26" WOA barrel and Magpul PRS. Rock River is the lower and it has the RR single stage trigger. I am happy to shoot any of the three.

#12273337 - 09/15/17 Re: Spec your battle rifle! [Re: xverminator]  
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What about stocks? I have fixed rifle stocks, the MOE and an A2, but am using a CTR at the moment. It has movement even when locked though that doesn't seem to affect my mediocre shooting much.

I'm probably not going to be using armor or a vest but weather does happen. What are some of y'alls out loud thoughts about stocks concerning clothing , gear, or shooting positions.

#12273929 - 09/16/17 Re: Spec your battle rifle! [Re: xverminator]  
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I like the CTR and LMT SOPMOD stocks. I use LMT, Vltor, and BCM receiver extensions. Those brands seem to be very well made and give a proper "fit" to mil-spec sized stocks. Don't buy no-name RE's and stick with known quality stocks.

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#12276321 - 09/17/17 Re: Spec your battle rifle! [Re: xverminator]  
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What is the opinion of the experts on which locks up tighter? BCM B5 Bravo, LMT Sopmod, or Magpul CTR?

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#12276528 - 09/17/17 Re: Spec your battle rifle! [Re: xverminator]  
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I've never tried a BCM stock.

The B5 SOPMOD has started out tighter than any other, especially the early ones. Once you use them a bit they loosen on their own but still lock up tight.

LMT SOPMOD has always been just perfect for me.

The CTR when locked is pretty solid but can have some play in them. Not a bad cheekweld but no SOPMOD.

I have mostly LMT receiver extensions but have had a few Colt ones too.

#12276665 - 09/17/17 Re: Spec your battle rifle! [Re: xverminator]  
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The CTR locks up tight because it has a lever that snugs it to the RE. The LMT stocks I've had have all seemed to have a tighter fit than the B5's. But, they do not have a locking lever.


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#12276732 - 09/17/17 Re: Spec your battle rifle! [Re: wareagle700]  
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I have a couple of the LMT's, a couple of the B5's & both are good; I really prefer the fit of the LMT but it's noticeably heavier than the B5.

I have several of the Magpul STR's & they are a close 2nd to the LMT's........a bit more compact, lighter & a bunch cheaper, but still have a very good cheek weld that is better than the B5's. STR's also have a lock.

CTR's a fine for a low cost option on a multi use rifle..........not the best for much of any precision shooting because of the weaker cheek weld, at least for me.

YMMV

#12276998 - 09/17/17 Re: Spec your battle rifle! [Re: MontanaMan]  
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You start getting into all these stock/mount/scope combos and you are really opening a can of worms!


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#12277156 - 09/17/17 Re: Spec your battle rifle! [Re: BarryC]  
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Not really, at all.

If it fits, use it; if not change to something that does fit.

Lots of different preferences...........that's why there's so many variants available.

MM

#12277373 - 09/17/17 Re: Spec your battle rifle! [Re: xverminator]  
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Interesting, I have a couple of LMT's and a couple of B5 stocks, had several more of each and mine weigh the same.

The first B5's were built to the wrong spec, not their fault, they built em like they were told. The next ones were so tight that you had to pound them on. Somewhere along the way, they got the size right, maybe they changed something else to cut weight? Regardless, LMT is my favorite and I believe they are made by KAC if I remember right.

#12277861 - Yesterday at 07:46 AM Re: Spec your battle rifle! [Re: TWR]  
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I don't know if KAC actually makes the stocks for LMT or not, but the 2 that I do have are on KAC rifles; I have a 3rd KAC that has a different stock as well.

If you like the feel of the LMT, try the STR.............but it does have a seam that might snag your beard wink.

But I guess you could always fill that seam...............the STR is about half the price of the LMT to buy it outright.

MM

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