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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Wich one is the better to have on an AR? Also can you shoot .223 in a 5.56 nato chamber?
 
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Wich one is the better to have on an AR? Also can you shoot .223 in a 5.56 nato chamber?
I'm unsure on the first question, I've heard different answers.

The second question, yes, you can shoot .223 Remington in a 5.56 NATO chambered gun. We do it all the time with out club's DPMS AR's.
 
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.223 is usualy a tighter chaimber, and as a result you should NOT shoot 5.56 out of a .223. But It is generaly ok to shoot .223 out of a 5.56 gun.

Check out ammoracle.com (It might be ammooracle.com) for info on the round.
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Wich one is the better to have on an AR?
It depends. With Chrome-lined, you will give up some accuracy. But what kind of rig are you buying / building? A CQB version - I'd go chrome-lined. Reason - longer barrel life and easier to clean. But a long-distance sniper-type rig, I'd go chrome-moly for better accuracy.


Also can you shoot .223 in a 5.56 nato chamber?
Yes, but not the other way around. You can shoot either .223 or 5.56 in a chamber for 5.56. But you should only shoot .223 in a .223 chamber. You should check out the ammo oracle, lots of good info
http://www.ammo-oracle.com/
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Gunman,

jdavionic is correct in regards to the chrome lined and 5.56 issues.

I was just going through the most recent issue of Shotgun News and I saw an ad for Olympic arms M4gery going for something like $595... new weapon, with customer support and options to upgrade and customize.

A lot of folks who have gotten the UTE 2 mount seem to ditch it in favor for a BUIS.

Can't go wrong with RRA, but if you want more customization Olympic Arms and Del-Tons are worth looking at.

http://www.olyarms.com/?rootView=browse&view=dtl&ids=PP

http://www.del-ton.com/DPMS_16_A2_Rifle_p/rfl1010.htm

Hope it helps instead of confuses :) I went through the same purchasing conundrum before buying mine.

Cheers,
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
It'll be next Feb but this is what I'm hoping for.

I love that, but I'd go with a flat top and put your own rear sight on there. This will give you more options for optics and the like. I think RRA makes an A2 sight like that that mounts instead of being intigrated. I have a RRA tactical carry handle that has a piece of flat mount and essentially gives me that set up. Difference is it comes off when I need to mount a scope.
See...

 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
It'll be next Feb but this is what I'm hoping for.

I have that gun except I have the tactical. The 2 stage trigger is pretty nice. I shot a aftermarket 2 stage by another company and it was a little nicer, But for the money the RRA trigger is smooth. Here is mine, I have added some ladders to protect my rails.





Here is a updated pic with the sling that I built this morning...

 
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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Thank you all for the opinions, info and links.:cool: I was originally looking at this one:




I was just unsure of the removeable rear sights. Thanks to you all I will most likely go with the one in the pic above. What would be a decent rear sight thats modeately priced? These (below) are on the RRA web site and are a little over $100.

 
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I have that gun except I have the tactical. The 2 stage trigger is pretty nice. I shot a aftermarket 2 stage by another company and it was a little nicer, But for the money the RRA trigger is smooth. Here is mine, I have added some ladders to protect my rails.
Is that a Hogue grip?
 
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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
Is that a Hogue grip?
Yes it is, I want to get something different, something a little fatter and with molded finger grooves. But that is not on my list of priorities for my AR right now.

As for your question Gunman1, I really like the stuff that Yankee Hill has for sights, I want to get a flat top gas block and a flip up front sight. The fixed rear is a disadvantage in a way, But for what I paid for the gun it is worth it. And you can still put pretty much anything like a EOTECH on it
 
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Laz, thanks for that link brother!

Xd4life: That is a good looking AR! Would this work on it?:


It is Truglo's 2X red dot. I know I know I've heard all the you get what you pay for stuff but a buddy of mine has one of these on his AR and he has shot several thre gun matches. Not to mention all the times we have practiced in the rain with it. Any way would it work on the UTE2 or should I do you think the flat top A4 would be better too. I kind of like the idea of the ruggedness of UTE2's rear site. Honestly I don't know for sure If I'll even put any kind of optic on it at all.
 
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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
I like this one REAL well too. This one comes with the tactical removable carry handle(on it in the pic), the 6 position stock. With the chrome lined barrel option retail is $1040. The UTE2 with the (optional) 6 position stock and chrome lined barrel option retails for $1025. So either way I'm cool with it. I know I won't pay full retail at my local dealer so that's even better!


I do have a question though? What's with the short handguard? How does it affect the gun(reliability and whatnot)? Thats where the gas tube is right?
 
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I was just unsure of the removeable rear sights. Thanks to you all I will most likely go with the one in the pic above. What would be a decent rear sight thats modeately priced? These (below) are on the RRA web site and are a little over $100.

Eagle has them for under $100
http://www.eaglefirearms.net/ARMSnumber40.htm

Many are out of stock...but they do replenish regularly. So if you're not in a hurry, they are a good price.
 
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I like this one REAL well too. This one comes with the tactical removable carry handle(on it in the pic), the 6 position stock. With the chrome lined barrel option retail is $1040. The UTE2 with the (optional) 6 position stock and chrome lined barrel option retails for $1025. So either way I'm cool with it. I know I won't pay full retail at my local dealer so that's even better!


I do have a question though? What's with the short handguard? How does it affect the gun(reliability and whatnot)? Thats where the gas tube is right?
I don't think that it affects anything. But I am still learning about the AR..
 
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