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#2977057 - 10/11/12 11:14 AM Re: Hey AR Guys (especially hunters) [Re: Plateau Hunter]
EastTNHunter
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JayP, thank you for your service... My brother just recently received a medical discharge from the corps (Purple Heart, Bronze Star, etc.), my granddad was an army lifer, he met my grandmom while she was serving in the army as a clerk,and my cousin is in the army as well. I have the utmost respect for our service men and women.

The reason that I am wanting the froward assist is for the reason mentioned earlier, easing the charging handle down and using the forward assist while in the woods. I don't like the idea of pullling a loaded gun up a tree, etc.

Thanks all for your help.

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#2978229 - 10/12/12 04:55 AM Re: Hey AR Guys (especially hunters) [Re: EastTNHunter]
EastTNHunter
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Anybody know where to get a cheap stripped lower in the Chattanooga area? Thinking bout just building one.
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#2979250 - 10/12/12 08:11 PM Re: Hey AR Guys (especially hunters) [Re: Plateau Hunter]
huntinman
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I am in complete agreement with PH. I bought a DPMS Oracle a few months ago. I just got my Nikon Coyote 3x9x40 scope from Cabelas earlier this week. I have had the gun almost 3 months trying to decide which scope I wanted to go with before deciding on the Coyote Special. I hope to have it mounted this weekend and shooting possibly next weekend. I will probably have my nephew break it in on Juvenile. I also have a DPMS w/ 24" fluted bull barrel. That sucker is too heavy to be toting around for long. I was going to go with just a 16" upper. When I checked at Walmart on the Oracles, they were 597.00. You can't hardly buy a good upper for 597.00, so i decided to go with the Oracle. It has every feature I liked. It is light weight, 16" barrel, adjustable butt stock, shoots 223 or 5.56 ammo. Perfect fit for what I was looking for.
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#2980022 - 10/13/12 04:33 PM Re: Hey AR Guys (especially hunters) [Re: huntinman]
EastTNHunter
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I ended up picking up a CCMG M4 from GT's at a good price. It was a full mil spec (minus the selector) with a Magpul MBUS rear sight and mag. I will get riser(s) and a reflex later, but this seems to be a fine rifle, although it cost a bit more than the DPMS. I liked the furniture and featurs on it better than the others that I looked at, and don't have much more in it than if I were to build ny own "frankengun."
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#2981148 - 10/14/12 03:58 PM Re: Hey AR Guys (especially hunters) [Re: Plateau Hunter]
meat hunter
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Front sight is not an issue if scope power is set to 3 or more. You will never see it. I would look past DPMS though. Some of their guns are good and some are not. I had two that would not shoot much under 2" groups. Also if you want to maximize the potential of the caliber you should look to getting a 7 or 8 twist barrel. 9 twist will stablize 60 grain bullets and even a bit heavier if you are lucky. 7 or 8 twist will stablize 70 plus grain bullets every time. With a 70 grain Barnes you can kill any deer or hog alive with a proper shot.
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#2981988 - 10/15/12 06:19 AM Re: Hey AR Guys (especially hunters) [Re: meat hunter]
mike243
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WHAT BULLET WEIGHT CAN I SHOOT IN MY <1/9, 1/8, 1/7, etc.> RIFLE?

This is undoubtedly one of the questions that is asked the most. The answer depends on many things, but here are some rough guidelines for those that don't care about the details:
1-in-14" - 55gr or less
1-in-12" - 35gr up to 55-60gr
1-in-9" - 45gr-75gr, possibly up to 77 if you're lucky
1-in-8", 1-in-7" - 45gr - 80+gr

To find out for sure if your bullet will stabilize a given bullet which is on the fringe, you'll have to try it out in YOUR rifle. Some people's 1/9 can't stabilize 75gr bullets, while others can get away with 77gr bullets in theirs. Technically, it isn't about the WEIGHT, but the LENGTH of the bullet, as well as air density and velocity. A simplified method for determining the minimum rifling twist rate for a given length of bullet is given by the Greenhill formula. A Google search will show many sources for those interested in a more in-depth discussion. If you have the length of your bullet, and just want a look-up table to see what twist rate you need, refer to this page. If you really enjoy the in-depth mathematical treatment of the subject, check out these pages.
borrowed from another website that shoots ARS alot
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#2982160 - 10/15/12 08:29 AM Re: Hey AR Guys (especially hunters) [Re: mike243]
EastTNHunter
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I appreciate the advice on the heavier bullets, but I think that the 55-65gr pills will work just fine for my uses. I know that a lot of people like to use the heavier bullets for longer range shooting and the like, but I have other rifles that are better suited for my uses, and the lighter bullets should produce less recoil for my daughter. I may look at some ballistic energy charts and change my mind, but she won't be shooting 100yd with it anyhow so trajectory won't be an issue. When she gets a little older and is able to shoot a little further, she will probably graduate to a bigger caliber for these uses, although it will probably be custom light handloads. If she is big enough to shoot that far, then she is big enough to shoot a bigger gun, IMO.
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#2982213 - 10/15/12 09:17 AM Re: Hey AR Guys (especially hunters) [Re: EastTNHunter]
mike243
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I found this info on another site & it answered some ?s for me.my rifle is a
1/9 twist
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#2982519 - 10/15/12 01:03 PM Re: Hey AR Guys (especially hunters) [Re: mike243]
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I'm late getting into this discussion, but want to re-emphasize that the front sight interfering with your scope picture should not be an issue. The M4 rifle pictured below is the property of the U.S. Government. The Leupold scope and Larue Tactical mount are mine. The Marine who used this rig for Taliban hunting in Afghanistan last year assures me that the front sight was never a problem.

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#2982774 - 10/15/12 04:05 PM Re: Hey AR Guys (especially hunters) [Re: Bambi Buster]
EastTNHunter
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BB, that is very helpful.
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