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Adirondack Hunter 04-06-2008 06:48 PM

.243 ar-15 question
would a 20'' barreled dpms .243 ar-15 be as accurate as a 26'' barreled bolt action rifle? im looking for very very long range accuracy, at least 600yds, id love the ar-15 but if it doesnt give enough accuracy ill have to find something else.

jtb1967 04-06-2008 07:27 PM

RE: .243 ar-15 question
It would be more accurate than some, but less accurate than others. Not all bolt actions are created the same. There are some very accurate, and expensive, AR type rifles out there, but for pure accuracy, I'd stick with a bolt action.

You mentioned a 26'' barrel, but you'll find shorter barrels generally have an accuracy edge. The longer barrel gives you more velocity, but the shorter barrels are more common on the benchrest circuit due to the stiffer barrels.

Briman 04-07-2008 08:06 AM

RE: .243 ar-15 question
I should shoot about as good as a bolt action, but just to clarify, you'l be looking at an AR-10, not an AR-15.

Briman 04-08-2008 02:35 PM

RE: .243 ar-15 question

would be cheaper to just shoot an AR-15 in 243 WSSM
I didn't know that. Are there any other WSSMs that fit in an AR-15? How does it compare to the 6.5 Grendal?

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