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svtpwnz
06-08-2011, 19:10
Like the title says, what would you guys get? I want to go with a 5.56/223 and a 16" barrel. I will be doing very little if any hunting with this rifle. It will be a primary range/SHF/fine tune shooting skills weapon. I am looking for a rifle that is very accurate from 100-300 yds and has the capabilities to stretch out to maybe 500yds. I also plan to add a suppressor to the rifle in the future. The cost I posted will not include the sight as I have set aside a budget for that as well. I am leaning very hard towards the Larue OBR but just wanted to see what you guys thought. Thanks for any and all advice!

mpow66m
06-08-2011, 19:11
This................

BBJones
06-08-2011, 19:51
This................

I would definitely not buy an ACR. BM screwed the pooch on what could have been a good rifle. SCAR is a much better choice.

But if it was me I would get a:
- Noveske N4 or Centurion 16" middy barrel ($350-400)
- your choice of good upper and lower built up with quality parts (interested in the new Noveske flared lowers or DD lowers are always nice) ($300 built up)
- DD Lite 12", Centurion 12", or Troy TRX Extreme 13" ($190 - 310)
- VLTOR A5 Buffer kit ($100)
- ACS stock ($90)
- MIAD ($30)
- Troy flip sights ($190)
- Vortex Viper PST 1-4 ($460)
- ADM Recon mount ($175)
- Geissele SSA ($170)
- BADASS safety ($60)
- VCAS sling ($50-100)
- Gear Sector QD mount
- RVG ($25)


I might have forgot a few things and I blew the budget. Oh well.

mvician
06-08-2011, 19:59
Kac sr15e3

http://www.knightarmco.com/sr15.html

SnapCraklePOP
06-08-2011, 20:06
http://larueosr.com/obr556.aspx


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Airborne Infantryman
06-08-2011, 20:12
If your not afraid to go piston, you could always get an LWRC M6A2....went to the range with mine this weekend, and it was epic.

500 rounds of the Federal 5.56 NATO, 55 grain, and I ran I HARD. No issues. I like how much cooler it ran as well....not to mention clean-up was easy as pie. I have to clean D.I. M4s at work; last thing I wanna do is have to clean them on my off time.

If you do wanna go D.I., I've heard great things about any of the BCM guns, and I've heard great things about the KAC SR-15.

Here's a pic of my M6A2 DEA that I shot this weekend-

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2190/5797608154_812144ee44_b.jpg

fuzzy03cls
06-08-2011, 20:15
Scar 17S(308). A little more $ but if you can spend 2K you can save that additional 1K.
$500 more for a 16S(5.56)

K. Foster
06-08-2011, 20:43
BCM
LMT
Daniel Defense
Spend the rest on training.

ColdBlooded
06-08-2011, 20:43
I would buy a BCM and 10,000 rounds of ammo.

Captains1911
06-08-2011, 20:48
Kac sr15e3

http://www.knightarmco.com/sr15.html

I think that would be my choice as well.

mjkeat
06-08-2011, 20:57
I would buy a BCM and 10,000 rounds of ammo.

I'm w/ you ColdBlooded. Id spend the $800-$900 on a BCM then purchase ammo and whatever else I needed w/ the money left over. Maybe a class or something like that.

boomhower
06-08-2011, 21:01
If you don't currently have an AR, I would get the KAC. Personally I would get an LWRC midlength. I already have a quality DI gun and want to try a quality piston set-up. If I only had one it would be DI.

Feanor
06-08-2011, 21:50
If your not afraid to go piston, you could always get an LWRC M6A2....went to the range with mine this weekend, and it was epic.

500 rounds of the Federal 5.56 NATO, 55 grain, and I ran I HARD. No issues. I like how much cooler it ran as well....not to mention clean-up was easy as pie. I have to clean D.I. M4s at work; last thing I wanna do is have to clean them on my off time.

If you do wanna go D.I., I've heard great things about any of the BCM guns, and I've heard great things about the KAC SR-15.

Here's a pic of my M6A2 DEA that I shot this weekend-

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2190/5797608154_812144ee44_b.jpg

Very nice, if I may, how much did she set you back?

Airborne Infantryman
06-08-2011, 22:20
Very nice, if I may, how much did she set you back?

The rifle by itself was $2200, but was well over that by the time I got the ACOG, VLTOR IMod stock, and the other stuff that's on it. I couldn't be happier though. LWRC makes a really nice rifle. :supergrin:

PlasticGuy
06-08-2011, 22:30
SCAR beats any AR15 I have ever owned or been issued. With a switch to reduce gas for suppressed fire, it would be perfect for you.

Angry Fist
06-08-2011, 22:46
Any good one for ~$1650. Gotta have a $350 bumpfire stock.... :50cal:


:rofl:

glock031
06-08-2011, 22:50
My money definitly would be a custom colt. Your money that's up to you to decide.

http://www.knesekguns.com/commercial/Rifles-Colt/c2_8/index.html?osCsid=a79fb83f1dc9c8ce6af8db95ee6aeaba

http://fidelisfirearms.com/colt/

http://www.specializedarmament.com/catalog/Special_Production-2-0.html

http://www.policeguns.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=16_236&osCsid=6osin49qj5lpb2mmthj9ghn7i6

Facejackets
06-08-2011, 23:11
As stated before, the SR15 is sickkkk.

Or you can get a DDM4V5, an Aimpoint R1, mags and ammo and you are set

bullittmcqueen
06-09-2011, 00:52
Kac sr-15

Alaskapopo
06-09-2011, 00:53
Like the title says, what would you guys get? I want to go with a 5.56/223 and a 16" barrel. I will be doing very little if any hunting with this rifle. It will be a primary range/SHF/fine tune shooting skills weapon. I am looking for a rifle that is very accurate from 100-300 yds and has the capabilities to stretch out to maybe 500yds. I also plan to add a suppressor to the rifle in the future. The cost I posted will not include the sight as I have set aside a budget for that as well. I am leaning very hard towards the Larue OBR but just wanted to see what you guys thought. Thanks for any and all advice!

Noveske Rogue Hunter or the Noveske Shooting Team rifle.
Pat

crazymoose
06-09-2011, 01:01
If you're going to shoot it suppressed for any real round count, I recommend getting or building something with a switchblock.

JASV.17
06-09-2011, 07:08
If you want to sink all of $2000 into a rifle, do so.

If you have $2000 budget, then I'd say build a BCM and put the rest into ammo etc.

One thought, and this is just my personal opinion...if you're planning on going suppressed, I'd get an SBR.

mpow66m
06-09-2011, 07:18
I would definitely not buy an ACR. BM screwed the pooch on what could have been a good rifle. SCAR is a much better choice.

But if it was me I would get a:
- Noveske N4 or Centurion 16" middy barrel ($350-400)
- your choice of good upper and lower built up with quality parts (interested in the new Noveske flared lowers or DD lowers are always nice) ($300 built up)
- DD Lite 12", Centurion 12", or Troy TRX Extreme 13" ($190 - 310)
- VLTOR A5 Buffer kit ($100)
- ACS stock ($90)
- MIAD ($30)
- Troy flip sights ($190)
- Vortex Viper PST 1-4 ($460)
- ADM Recon mount ($175)
- Geissele SSA ($170)
- BADASS safety ($60)
- VCAS sling ($50-100)
- Gear Sector QD mount
- RVG ($25)


I might have forgot a few things and I blew the budget. Oh well.



The ACR aint dead yet.Cant wait to see how it does in the Mil Rifle trials.So far everyone whos picked one up has loved it.6.8SPC this year next year .30R.Hopefully Remington will sort things out.:cool:

ScrapMetal
06-09-2011, 08:54
Kac sr15e3

http://www.knightarmco.com/sr15.html

This......actually I go pick it up today, but it was $1,855 :wavey:

M1A Shooter
06-09-2011, 08:54
an 11.5" sbr with an AAC M4 2000 can on it would put you right at 16" :)

for out to maybe 300 meters, id go with a 16" middy freefloat from BCM. out to 500, as you stated, id prefer 18-20" for the extra velocity. depends on how often you will truly shoot at 500 though. furtherst ive put my stag out was 400 with cheap 55gr fmj and its combat accurate but not precise. i kept half on a 12x18 target and all the rest were still on paper on the 24x24 backing. i was a bit rushed in the last 10 minutes the range was open and was shooting standing unsupported with a millett DMS scope on a factory Stag carbine and cheap 55gr ammo.

a quality BCM build with some better 75-77gr match ammo and a free float barrel should get great results, accuracy wise.

Unistat
06-09-2011, 09:33
Probably a POF P415.

http://www.ugimports.com/shop/images/products/pof-415-16-MRR-9SX-223-G_01.jpg

svtpwnz
06-09-2011, 09:34
Wow! Thanks for all the great advice guys! My main focus was accuracy. The rifles that are on my list are KAC sr15 e3, LaRue OBR, or DDM4 and a complete sbr upper and suppressor. I have a DPMS with a heavy barrel that I use for plinking that I may wind up selling or keeping to mod. Looks like most of the crowd here likes the KAC rifle and understandably so!

bmoore
06-09-2011, 10:42
Since I am not an operator or going into battle anytime soon I would build 2. I would do a 14.5 or 16 inch A3 style, and I would also do a 20" standard A2 variant rifle. Spend left overs on ammo.

EL COLONEL
06-09-2011, 18:46
Mid length bravo company and save the rest of the money .

tx787
06-09-2011, 18:53
I would get a SCAR or potentially wait a year and see if the H&K MR556 comes down to $2k.

djegators
06-09-2011, 21:06
Noveske Rogue Hunter or the Noveske Shooting Team rifle.
Pat


Pat, I was just looking at these uppers, and there appears to be no difference other than the muzzle device...is that comp worth the extra cash, and what will it do for me?

Alaskapopo
06-09-2011, 21:48
Pat, I was just looking at these uppers, and there appears to be no difference other than the muzzle device...is that comp worth the extra cash, and what will it do for me?

http://noveskerifleworks.com/cgi-bin/imcart/display.cgi?item_id=16nst-556&cat=147&page=1&search=&since=&status=

The SJC comp is in my opinion the best going right now and its worth it. The barrel is also lighter on the Noveske Shooting team upper. Here is my set up.
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g299/355sigfan/AR%20style%20rifles/NoveskeRogueHunter.jpg

Mine is a bit different in that I replaced the 13 inch Troy TRX with a 15 inch one. I have an 18 inch barrel and I like a longer forend. It gets the bi pod out away from where I want to grab the rifle.

Watch the muzzle of my gun it does not move with the SJC comp. Most of the guys I am shooting with feel its almost like cheating. (it is it works that good)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UI8GgHGnDlQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jqSn5LEcwo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlLvl-yrRVo

djegators
06-10-2011, 05:19
On my next build I'm looking to do a 18" barrel and a VLTOR A5...with that NST upper, I'm guessing it would be a really soft shooter.

eracer
06-10-2011, 05:26
LaRue OBR Lite would be an excellent choice.

doneroman
06-10-2011, 16:21
Scar 16

STI
06-10-2011, 17:06
for $2k I would get another Rock River as mine is more than I thought it would be, buy ammo and save the rest for optics.

Peace Frog
06-11-2011, 08:41
http://larueosr.com/obr556.aspx


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This^^^

Or a POF,lots of people bash POF but I own one in 5.56 and .308 and have thousands of rds. thru the 5.56 with no problem.
The .308 has a little over 1000 rds and no problems.Took me 5 rds. to zero my POF

I also have a Larue OBR in 7.62 and have one of there 5.56 being built as we speak.No problems from the 7.62 and I don't expect any from the 5.56 but that remains to be seen.

tall terry
06-11-2011, 09:16
I would buy a solid used colt in whatever fits the bill, spend the rest on mags and ammo, many on the boards run a couple hundred or so rounds through their rifles and proclaim them reliable. :rofl: The best/highest dollar AR, or any weapon for that matter is useless in untrained hands. practice, practice, practice, about 5000 rounds worth to get the feel of the AR. and as much as you have time and money for weekly, just my opinion, doesn't really mean a thing. TT

bushmaster4162
06-14-2011, 04:46
A colt le 6920.

Foxtrotx1
06-14-2011, 04:49
Noveske. It's just a nice looking rifle.

Daekwan
06-14-2011, 11:54
Kac sr15e3

http://www.knightarmco.com/sr15.html

100% agreed. There is not a finer rifle for that price. Every loves to talk about mil-spec. KAC is the only manufacter to go BEYOND mil-spec quality on almost every part.

alexanderg23
06-14-2011, 12:05
4 del-ton's

G27RR
06-15-2011, 06:21
http://larueosr.com/obr556.aspx


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:thumbsup:

Here's mine.
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n634/G27RR/800600/LaRueOBRwFlag800600.jpg

G27RR
06-15-2011, 06:25
With a switch to reduce gas for suppressed fire, it would be perfect for you.

The LaRue OBR also has that feature.

Durden
06-15-2011, 19:38
http://shop.greatlakesshooterssupply.com/images/CQBPS16.jpg

LMT CQB MRP™ Defender Piston 16 6.8 SPC


Lewis Machine & TooL
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hwill
06-15-2011, 19:51
I was in the same boat a year ago. Already having a AR-15 I narrowed my choices to the Scar and the ACR. Couldn't be happier with the ACR.

If I had to get a AR-15 specific weapon I'd look at POF, but not in 5.56.

DerekMK23
06-15-2011, 20:25
I was in the same boat a year ago. Already having a AR-15 I narrowed my choices to the Scar and the ACR. Couldn't be happier with the ACR.

If I had to get a AR-15 specific weapon I'd look at POF, but not in 5.56.

POF is too heavy for an AR try PWS

PlasticGuy
06-15-2011, 21:12
This^^^

Or a POF,lots of people bash POF...
I am one of them. I have seen four POF rifles in classes. One ran well. One was finicky. Two turned into single shots during the first day. I am glad yours work well, but there is a reason they have a spotty reputation.

AC45ACP
06-15-2011, 21:35
Well I would do what I Did Buy a PWS Diablo and a POF Gen III lower and Spend the $200 on the Tax stamp!!

http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz355/ac45acp/guns/DSC00577.jpg

Sierra
06-15-2011, 22:09
I'd try to get two 6920's. The second would be a backup.

jedi573
06-15-2011, 22:38
I got a Bravo Company EAG carbine for work. I like it; recommended.

Andy

DerekMK23
06-16-2011, 05:28
Well I would do what I Did Buy a PWS Diablo and a POF Gen III lower and Spend the $200 on the Tax stamp!!

http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz355/ac45acp/guns/DSC00577.jpg
Freakin Sweet! I like KAC too

mattallamerican
06-16-2011, 08:39
i would buy 2 sherluk parts kits for 1000$ 2 aero lowers 150$ 2 slings 6$ 10 mags 100$ and spend the rest on ammo

Judge Roy Bean
06-17-2011, 07:26
I would buy a BCM and 10,000 rounds of ammo.

Every time I build a bcm 14.5 on paper with prices it comes out to quite alot. Close to 2,000. Maybe I should downgrade some of the parts.?:dunno:

SFF900
08-20-2012, 22:39
Well I would do what I Did Buy a PWS Diablo and a POF Gen III lower and Spend the $200 on the Tax stamp!!

http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz355/ac45acp/guns/DSC00577.jpg

BCM, KAC, LARUE, DD, etc. ALL great gun manufacturers but add PWS to that list I have their Diablo in 7.62x39 You will not be disappointed! With you're budget you'll have 5-600 left for ammo too!