GUN Plinking .223 options

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  1. RyeLou

    RyeLou OT Supporter

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    So in reading around on AR15.com and a handful of other places, it seems as though for what I'm looking for I'm just as well off buying a whole gun as opposed to building one. I'm not hunting anything and really only intend on having it as part of a collection as well as target shooting. Would I be best off just getting something like an RRA Varminet or something with a longer barrel at least?

    I like the semi-auto rifle idea, but I suppose for distance target shooting I could go with a bolt action of some sort too... Never really considered that. Time to buy two guns I guess.
     
  2. Keesh

    Keesh New Member

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    I like the way you think.

    If you end up with both, get a 16'' AR and then get a bolt gun for longer distance.
     
  3. 7

    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    why not just get one gun and another upper?
     
  4. RyeLou

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    That's actually a really good point. Even so, would I still be okay getting something from RRA? I mean I know you can buy a totally different style upper to serve dual purposes, but are the lower all close enough to being the same that I don't have to worry about it? I'm not stuck on RRA...just looking to spend ~$900 - $1,000 if I"m buying a whole gun. Plus another upper I guess.
     
  5. Dumbstixlars

    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    RRA will be fine.
     
  6. thomor25

    thomor25 I make money online....

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    make sure its a 24" varmit, I got a 16" varmit and it was stupid.
     
  7. Paul Revere

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    you can buy a 16" built rifle from RRA, then buy a 20 or 24" upper from whoever you want. just put optics and bipod on the long range one.

    twofer :coold:
     
  8. vettefan52

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    i dont think plinking and .223 belong in the same sentence right now... not with ammo prices. now .22lr and plinking, those are synonymous.
     
  9. auto

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    It depends on how many rounds you run through at the range though really, its different for everyone. When I go I expect to burn through half a case but some people go and put 100 rounds down range and are happy.
     
  10. RyeLou

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    I'm not so concerned with cost as I am with satisfaction with the whole thing. If I'm spending a grand on a gun, I don't mind spending money on ammo to shoot at a distance I feel like I've achieved something. Not that .22LR can't be shot accuratly at distances...just not distances to make me feel like I've done something I guess. I'd like to be able to easily shoot accuratly at 100 yards plus. My understanding is that with a .22LR you really need to modify it to be able to accuratly do 100 yards and anything past that is a crap shoot with the drop on it.

    I probably won't get out to shoot too often with this gun. I'm looking for a once a month (maybe) type thing to have some fun with, but I'd like to get out to +200 yards.
     

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