AR-15

Re: AR-15

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:48 am

AR 15's and AR10's are the 'Transformer Toy' for us adults..

I bought my first AR 15 in '99, it's a 24" heavy stainless barrel 'long range' varmitt killer I took it out to Wyoming on my annual Prarie Dog and Coyote 'hunt' it was the most fun you can have with your clothes on..
It currently has an 8x32 Burris scope with balistic compensator reticle, and a Jewel Trigger, the best trigger out there,
but there are several almost as good AR triggers for less money..
The AR trigger usually needs some help, and it's easy to do.

I since have aquired several more AR' of various barrel lenths, grips, sights etc. Not sure of the actual count right now.

i have a dedicated .22LR version AR for 'plinking' real cheap to play with, and easy on my ears and keeps my place from sounding like a war zone.

I really like the AR10, I'm not a big fan of large calibers, I basicly go up to 6mm and 6.5mm then jump to .50BMG, but this AR10 really shoots nice, it's an Armalite. The recoil from the .308 [7.62 nato] is not any more than a light AR15. Accuracy is quite amazing, and the Armalite trigger is pretty good.

AS for the home defense,, that Mossberg 500 is the way to go. long magazine, night sights and you are set.
You can get mounts to add laser sights and lights, you can outfit a Mossberg 500 with just about as much as you can
and AR15..
More toys for us who were deprived as kids :lol: :shock:

Walmart has sales on Federal .22LR often, the 550 round Federal 'Value Pack' is a good way to go, and I like this ammo
because the lead bullets have a think copper coating,, I found that OLD .22lr can end up having some white 'fuzz' grow
on the lead projectile, and this 'fuzz' makes the round not feed well in pistols and semi-autos..
But the Copper clad projectiles don't corrode, so they will 'keep' much longer.

I've had a 9mm version of the AR, but it's a bit underpowered, but fun, and a light recoil.
I currently have an AR chambered in 6BR, and it's a shooter, If I were still going to Wyoming for PD's and Coyotes,
this rifle would definitely go with me..

NOW, i would like to aquire a Dillon 650 for reloading my .223. It's so much faster.

OK, writting this has got my 'itch' going,, I may have to send a few rounds downrange today..

Greg L.
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Re: AR-15

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:42 am

Found a scope in my ol' man's stash a few weeks back. Now I got to grab some mounts and I'll be in business. Needed a scope - my dominant eye can't see clearly past 10'. That's no good with iron sights. :lol:

At least none of us live in CA where they call accessories "evil features", and you have to buy a bullet button for a fixed mag. :roll: How f'ing dumb is that???? :no1:
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Re: AR-15

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:32 pm

Took a while to get the damn thing on paper even though I used a bore sight. But once I did this thing shoots pretty nice. I still have some more tuning but I will save that for another day. Here is 5 successive shots about 5 seconds maybe slightly less, from about 100 yds. I like Modern sporting rifles.
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Re: AR-15

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:19 pm

nice group 8-)
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Re: AR-15

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:24 pm

Yeah the triggers make you want to piss through rounds like they're free! 8-) I blew through close to 300 rounds my first day out with it ... OUCH ... $$$ ..:shock:
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Re: AR-15

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:51 pm

SMITTY wrote:Yeah the triggers make you want to piss through rounds like they're free! 8-) I blew through close to 300 rounds my first day out with it ... OUCH ... $$$ ..:shock:


I will dial it in to the bulls eye. but that was 40 rounds getting it to that point. I figure before messing with it any more I wanted to clean the barrel. I was pissed when I wasn't even on the paper the first couple shots, so I was happy to get it to that point. I goofed up when I did the bore sight I was not familiar with that scope it has a compensation adjustment for the 5.56 or 223 round in 100yd settings. When I had the bore sight in I did not realize this and who knows what setting it was on. So at 100 yds it was way high. But If I take my time between shots now it is very consistent. I was moving it a couple clicks at a time once on paper. Once close I only had those 5 rounds left with me and wanted to have fun with it so they went fast. I actually surprised myself when I got to the target and found all 5 so close. The thing is a hoot to shoot. I cant wait to just run a whole magazine through it. I have a few pumpkins left from Halloween. :D Maybe Friday.
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Re: AR-15

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:13 pm

Pumpkins and TANNERITE (sp?)

Way more fun when you use that stuff !!!!!!


Have fun. It is especially nice when you get a noob to shoot at a tannerite target. How do I know this ???




Rick
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Re: AR-15

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:14 pm

Poconoeagle wrote:nice group 8-)



Thanks, It will get better. Wow rounds go fast. That thing can be a nail driver once all the bugs are out. I can also see were the 30 round mag is fun. I used to say it really wouldn't matter for me if I could only use 10 round mags but I was totally wrong. I like the 30 rds :D . These black guns are a lot of fun for targets. Its a shame people have to be idiots with them and give them a bad reputation.
I was also sighting in my .270 today I wish I could get that thing as reliable. After 2 rounds it really drifts once the barrel is cool again its on the money. I got it with a stainless barrel but on that rifle I think it was a mistake. I may send it back to Remington and see what they say.
My fathers 35 Remington 1 shot bulls eye so that one is good.
I threw a lot of lead today it was nice.
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Re: AR-15

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:15 pm

Rick 386 wrote:Pumpkins and TANNERITE (sp?)

Way more fun when you use that stuff !!!!!!


Have fun. It is especially nice when you get a noob to shoot at a tannerite target. How do I know this ???




Rick


I like the way you think. :blowup:
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Re: AR-15

PostBy: KLook On: Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:20 pm

If the barrel is drifting as it warms up, it is bedding. Not the barrel. I have seen a barrel like that but it is rare I think. Is it a consistent drift? Always in one direction like up or left or right? I like free floating barrels for this reason, should be able to slide a dollar bill the whole length of it. Just some suggestions.

Kevin
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Re: AR-15

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:24 pm

Oh Dave,

It really is a blast !!!!!


Got my daughter in law last year. she wanted to shoot a pumpkin. We forgot to tell her it was loaded.........Scared the *censored* out of her while we laughed our asses off. And that was with the 9mm pistol........

Luckily we can do that here.

Of course we have met some of the township's finest after our little shooting events.


Thursday may be another meeting as we will be test firing for our MD hunting trip on Saturday. I keep telling them to just call first to see if it was us who was doing the shooting so they don't have to come out to visit. One of these days, I really do think we will get them to come out and use our range.........


Ahhhh life in the suburbs with land.... Smitty would be in heaven here. But the invitation is open to all. Sundays after 2:00 and the range goes live !!!!!!




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Re: AR-15

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:32 pm

KLook wrote:If the barrel is drifting as it warms up, it is bedding. Not the barrel. I have seen a barrel like that but it is rare I think. Is it a consistent drift? Always in one direction like up or left or right? I like free floating barrels for this reason, should be able to slide a dollar bill the whole length of it. Just some suggestions.

Kevin



Thanks, I will look at that again after hunting season here. I had someone look at it about 4yrs ago but he found nothing. Its a laminated stock so I have suspected that as well. I thought I had t solved I think my scope was walking so I tightened the clamps a little more and marked it. So I know its not that now at least.
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Re: AR-15

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:40 pm

Flyer5 wrote:
KLook wrote:If the barrel is drifting as it warms up, it is bedding. Not the barrel. I have seen a barrel like that but it is rare I think. Is it a consistent drift? Always in one direction like up or left or right? I like free floating barrels for this reason, should be able to slide a dollar bill the whole length of it. Just some suggestions.

Kevin



Thanks, I will look at that again after hunting season here. I had someone look at it about 4yrs ago but he found nothing. Its a laminated stock so I have suspected that as well. I thought I had t solved I think my scope was walking so I tightened the clamps a little more and marked it. So I know its not that now at least.



KLook . I think you are right. I didn't check it because I assumed it was checked before. It was touching pretty heavy right at the front sling mounting. Right up close to the end of stock the point where it would make the most impact. I will shoot it Friday and see how it goes. I can almost kick myself for not rechecking that.
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Re: AR-15

PostBy: KLook On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:53 pm

Ah, the simple things Flyer. We had numerous firearms at camp and I got to see all kinds of things go wrong. Particularly with wooden stocks and rainy weather. Plus it is my passion to work on firearms so I read tons on it. Maybe someday I will get the education I have been wanting with metal working machines. ;)
Glad it was simple, I have 2 .270's and both will put them in 1 inch at 200 yds. if I do my part. It is an inherently accurate cartridge I think.

Kevin
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Re: AR-15

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:32 pm

KLook wrote:Ah, the simple things Flyer. We had numerous firearms at camp and I got to see all kinds of things go wrong. Particularly with wooden stocks and rainy weather. Plus it is my passion to work on firearms so I read tons on it. Maybe someday I will get the education I have been wanting with metal working machines. ;)
Glad it was simple, I have 2 .270's and both will put them in 1 inch at 200 yds. if I do my part. It is an inherently accurate cartridge I think.

Kevin


Its one of those things. I had a ruger .270 that would drive nails at 200yds and sold it when I bought this. I hope this does it. I only think about this rifle once a year thats why I haven't put much effort. Besides it was always dead on for the first round. Thanks, Dave
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