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#12255144 - 09/06/17 Re: Spec your battle rifle! [Re: jimmyp]  
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Originally Posted by jimmyp
Originally Posted by wareagle700
I have held back from purchasing another 1-6 or 1-8 due to, what I assume is, few manufacturers being able to get it right for a reasonable price. At that point, another Aimpoint or Nightforce 2.5-10 makes sense and will get more use from me. The Bushnell SMRS didn't seem too bad, I just didn't care for Bushnell at the time. Seems like they have changed their warranty though since then.



why not the swfa 1-6? or maybe the Bushnell 1-8.5 (don't know much about that one)


I think if I were to get anything id give the SWFA a try. Not crazy about the design but at least they seem to function properly.


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#12255458 - 09/06/17 Re: Spec your battle rifle! [Re: xverminator]  
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I suppose this one is still my favorite.
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Noveske light weight barrel, Troy hand guard, G2S trigger, it now wears an SWFA 3-9 in an ADM mount, LMT SOPMOD stock, been 100% reliable and I could always remove the scope and flip up the irons and I do from time to time.

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#12255489 - 09/06/17 Re: Spec your battle rifle! [Re: xverminator]  
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FN SCAR 17

Change the trigger to Geissele two stage.

NF NXS F1 3.5-15x50.

Accuracy International sling

The other option is an Accuracy International AW with NF 5.5-22.

Both are reliable, accurate, plenty of punch, and easy to maintain.

The AI-AW is the ultimate in reliability and durability.



#12255583 - 09/06/17 Re: Spec your battle rifle! [Re: xverminator]  
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https://i.imgur.com/N1dS3RL.jpg

Haven't got the picture thing down yet but I hope the link works.

Magpul ACS stock
Rock River lower with Blackhawk safety and B.A.D. lever
Upper is a DTI 1/9 Nato chambered barrel with a Smith flash hider.
Sitting on top of it all is a C-More tactical red dot
Front sight is a GG&G gas block with a folding post.

The open sights are usable through the lens if I ever lose the red dot.

I've got other prettier ones but this one is the one I intend to grab if the S ever hits the Fan.

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#12259079 - 09/08/17 Re: Spec your battle rifle! [Re: xverminator]  
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Keep this one going. It's been informative.

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#12259790 - 09/09/17 Re: Spec your battle rifle! [Re: wareagle700]  
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you know that 1-8 trijicon accupoint looks pretty cool. The reticle seems to be usable from 1x to 8x and daylight bright


#12260449 - 09/09/17 Re: Spec your battle rifle! [Re: xverminator]  
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Any advantages to a chrome BCG? How about Nickel Boron?


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#12260579 - 09/09/17 Re: Spec your battle rifle! [Re: xverminator]  
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Mil spec BCG's are chromed on the inside where it counts. Back in the beginning, they chromed the whole mess and found chrome embrittlement was a problem. In my opinion, the new coatings might make one clean up easier but they really don't need to be clean so it's a non issue to me. I don't think a new coating could hurt anything but the added cost isn't worth it to me.

#12260597 - 09/09/17 Re: Spec your battle rifle! [Re: xverminator]  
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Originally Posted by xverminator
Any advantages to a chrome BCG? How about Nickel Boron?


X-VERMINATOR


I really like my Nickel Boron BCG's. They are so easy to clean and they look good. Makes the rifle a little smoother functioning too. Some say black nitride is a better coating, but the nickel boron is supposed to be pretty dang tough stuff... We'll see after a few thousand rounds and a few years of use...


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I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style.


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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!

Regards, Guy

Bravo

#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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