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I thought I'd post up a pic of my 20" BB AR in 5.56. I had an aim sports 10-40x50 on it, but have since sold it and can't decide what scope I want!!!RandomPics023.jpg

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Tough decisions! I definitely like the nightforce scopes, and I checked out a leupold like dabob has on his predator pursuit AR . . . . It'll come to me eventually! And thanks guys, it's pretty heavy to hump around all day, but shoots 1/2moa with Hornady 55 spire points, and 22.5 grains of H322

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THAT's what I'm talkin about camoghost!!!

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Powderedtoastman, what does your rifle weigh without the bipod, sling, magazine and sights? How's the balance?I have a similar set-up from white oak armament, but with a 24" barrel. My rifle weighs 10 lb 4 oz and is not balanced well at all (what was I thinking?). I'm thinking of cutting the barrel down to 20" like yours and having it fluted under the handguard. That would only save about 0.87 lb, so I really wonder if it's worth the effort.

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I really like my Leupold on my AR Varmint Slayer! 20 grns IMR-4198 55 grn Vmax.. 350 yard hit.. post-3-1269036059.jpg
Shocking, just plain shocking......... :lol: Great shot Rick!Bob

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Bruce, I will weigh it this evening and get back to you. I'm also thinking of fluting it under the handguard. It's almost 1 inch diameter under there, yikes!!!

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Man I'm still having an aneurism trying to decide what scope I'll put on it. I looked at a nice Trijicon 2.5-10x accupoint at Cabelas last month, and a super clear Leupold VX-3 in 3.5-10x. Both were sweet, and the Leupold has a much easier price tag. As for the weight Bruce, without the mag, sling, bipod, and scope it's just about 7.5 pounds. I almost went with a 24 incher, but if I remember correctly the whole upper with scope I looked at weighed more than my entire 16" Carbine!! The balance is a little heavy forward, but very manageable for me, and I'm not a huge guy. Thankfully that sling is really comfortable to carry all day, even though it's pretty narrow.

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As for the weight Bruce, without the mag, sling, bipod, and scope it's just about 7.5 pounds. I almost went with a 24 incher, but if I remember correctly the whole upper with scope I looked at weighed more than my entire 16" Carbine!! The balance is a little heavy forward, but very manageable for me, and I'm not a huge guy. Thankfully that sling is really comfortable to carry all day, even though it's pretty narrow.
That's a lot lighter than your typical 20' bull barrel upper. Who makes it?Bruce

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I really like my Leupold on my AR Varmint Slayer! 20 grns IMR-4198 55 grn Vmax.. 350 yard hit.. post-3-1269036059.jpg
How did you spot it at 350 yrds.?

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I bought it from Dynamic Armament. It's a CMT receiver, wilson arms barrel, and I added the YHM free-float handguard. The standard forend is just a round aluminum tube, which was ~ 1/2 pound lighter. For how inexpensive it is, it's been a great shooter for me. They guarantee 1/2 moa accuracy, which is what I experienced, even with that cheapo AIM scope on it!

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It's a 4 lb chip mccormick. I had a two stage RRA lpk in it, which was fine for anything to 300 yards, but the CMC is soooooo much sweeter

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Check out our Hawke Sidewinder Tactical scopes. I have one on my 223 AR, on my 6.5 Grendel and my 25-06 Tikka.....another Hawke Tactical with SR6 ballistic reticle soon to be on my new Savage Predator Max 1. My customers on this forum can vouch for their quality. In the recent Varmint Hunter magazine, there is a scope comparison of the Holland/Leupold, the Bushnell Elite 6500 and the Hawke Frontier. The Holland/Leupold was about $1,500, the Bushy was $950 and the Hawke was about $600. The Hawke got very good reviews and tracked better than the Bushy when shooting the square for repeatibility. The reviewer was quite pleased with the Hawke glass as it was up against much more expensive scopes. I guarantee you will be impressed and for about $400.00 for a 4-16 X 50, they are incredible.

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Thanks Desert Dog. Is there anywhere I can go to handle one?

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