Looking To Buy My First AR 15

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Re: Looking To Buy My First AR 15

Post by colonel00 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:47 am

gunn wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:40 pm
As for the Creedmoor I own one and wish I did not. IMHO
Why?
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Re: Looking To Buy My First AR 15

Post by gunn » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:18 am

The accuracy is not up to the Grendel's. I got it thinking; 6.5 very accurate bullet, more powder has to be better, right? Did not turn out that way.
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Re: Looking To Buy My First AR 15

Post by ncjw » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:34 am

gunn wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:18 am
The accuracy is not up to the Grendel's. I got it thinking; 6.5 very accurate bullet, more powder has to be better, right? Did not turn out that way.
My expensive 24" Alexander Arms Grendel is a lot more accurate than my home built 18" Creedmoor (with a Wilson barrel, so it shouldn't be a slouch), but that is an n=2 comparison. Considering that almost all PRS guys use the 6.5 Creedmoor (or its close cousin, the 6.5 Lapua) while no one uses the Grendel, I'd still go with the Creedmoor. Also, when you get to 1,000 yds, there will be no one shooting the Grendel there either.

Again, I love my Grendels, but the AA patent nonsense and the Type I vs II nonsense prevented their widespread adoption for a decade and the 6.5CM came in and blew it away. For hunting anything in the lower 48, a lightweight Grendel AR15 platform should get you anything out to any ethical distance. It has just been surpassed by the 6.5CM for target shooting. The 6.5CM will also do everything a Grendel can do hunting, just in a heavier platform.
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Re: Looking To Buy My First AR 15

Post by RWIG » Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:47 pm

Does anyone have experience using the CMMG .22LR AR-15 Conversion Kit?

One of my current practices when going to the range is to bring my Mossberg 715P along so one I have shot up my allotted amount of 9mm, I can spend more time on the range making carnival holes in paper targets with my .22LR. When I finally get my AR, I am sure that the practice wont change, in fact, not only would I want to shoot .22LR just to extend my shooting time, but also use it to train my younger daughter. Since all that is needed is to change the BCG and magazines, then it will be easier to shoot both calibers without lugging around 2 separate rifles.

Has anyone actually used the CMMG kit? Or a similar kit? Give you your thoughts and opinions.
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Re: Looking To Buy My First AR 15

Post by TL1000RSquid » Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:20 pm

CMMG kits aren't bad, several different manafactuers making the same style kits so mags are pretty readily available. .22lr generally has higher twist rate then the typical 1:7-1:9 AR fine for practice and plinking but go dedicated upper with barrel meant for .22lr if your looking for higher precision but it'll do fine with what you're looking for.
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Re: Looking To Buy My First AR 15

Post by Lgaam » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:41 am

If you play the sales, you can get a PSA rifle (upper and complete lower purchased separately) for less than $400, give or take with shipping and FFL fees. Right out of the gate, you've got a good shooter with good customer support. Then comes the tinkering and part swapping. Then comes the stripped lower with the "upgraded" components. Then the stripped with the "wish list" components.

Unless you're competing outdoors, I'd stick with a flash suppressor. If (when, who are we kidding?) you build a pistol, a linear comp will send most of your gas, sound, and fury downrange. Kaw Valley Precision and Simple Threaded Device make decent and inexpensive devices for that.

@LT USN (Ret.) to avoid the release shot in echo or binary mode, you engage the safety before you release the trigger. Allegedly, that will engage the standard sear and return you to the standard trigger pull.
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