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February 12, 2010, 05:29 PM
Best AR-15 caliber for long range bench rest shooting?
February 12, 2010, 08:53 PM
Easy... 6mmAR (http://6mmar.com/), or variation there of... or 6.5 Grendel (http://www.65grendel.com/).
February 13, 2010, 12:34 AM
February 13, 2010, 10:08 AM
Well, for short range, out to 300, heavy for caliber 223 like 77-90 grain, or 6mmbr or 22 or 6mm ppc. For long range, "non-exotic" caliber I'd say the 6.5 grendel or the new 264 les baer (basically a hot rodded grendel). For "exotic" caliber there's tons.... As said above, 6mmAR is a screamer. Do a search on that one and you'll find a website where complete uppers and rifles are availible. But your looking at handload only and a ton of money up front. If I remember correctly, just an upper was around $1500, but I could be mistaken. There's tons of good caliber choices out there. Even the 222 mag that's the 223 cartridge was based on was a long time standing bench rest cartridge. Have fun pickin one, and let us know what you go with. Brian.
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