View Full Version : need some ideas on next AR project

03-18-2012, 2:45 AM
Hey everybody. I need some ideas for my next AR. This will be my first actual build. I think I want to go for distance and accuracy with this one. I was thinking of doin one with: 20" HBAR chambered in .223 Wylde and a monolithic rail. Any thoughts, suggestions are much appreciated.

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03-18-2012, 3:51 AM
Eh, monolithic rail setups always look heavy/bulky to me. And if it's a target gun, what do you need so much rail for? Just freefloat a simple handguard that will allow for the attachment of a good bipod is you so desire.

03-18-2012, 4:55 AM
Bull Barrel or GI Heavy Barrel?

03-18-2012, 5:37 AM
Just started getting parts for my precision which I plan to shoot out to 600 yards. I'm going with a Vltor MUR upper receiver, White Oak Armament 18" SPR with rifle length gas system, Daniel Defense 12" Lite Rail, and lo profile gas block.

03-18-2012, 7:19 AM
If you're going for 600 yds why not just get a 20" barrel with a free float handguard?

03-18-2012, 7:50 AM
Bull Barrel or GI Heavy Barrel?

What is the difference between a bull barrel and a GI heavy barrel. This is my first HBAR project, so please excuse my ignorance.

03-18-2012, 8:03 AM
If you're going for 600 yds why not just get a 20" barrel with a free float handguard?

Yeah, I haven't really figured out the benefit of the monolithic rail system yet. Either way, I'm not sure if the benefits will "outweigh" the extra weight of the MRP.

I was lookin at the Bushmaster Varminter/Predator upper receiver that can be found at one of the local gun stores. It is part #PURVMB 20FPRED8 at the following link (about half way down the page): http://www.bushmaster.com/products.asp?cat=6.

I was also liking the look of RRA Coyote rifle upper at the following link: http://www.rockriverarms.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_id=387.

03-18-2012, 9:58 PM
I have the bushmaster upper and love it. Haven't shot it past 300 yards but it works great at that distance or less. It is a heavy one just as an FYI.