New ACOG... now need a gun for it.

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New ACOG... now need a gun for it.

Post by Deathmaster » 30 Sep 2012, 06:03

Like an idiot I bought a new ACOG TA31RCO-M150 yesterday and now... I need a new AR for it. I was thinking I would replace an EOtech with it but by the time I got home I had already convinced myself just to get a new AR... now, I am seriously going to have to add a second gun safe also!!

This is a $1300 optic so I want something high-end with no real budget.

My first thought is a Noveske 14.5" Thunder Ranch Special Edition since I also a Les Bauer Thunder Ranch 45.

I could go HK-416 (556), LWRC or LaRue Costa but in general, I feel the piston AR's are a waste of money unless you are going to be shooting suppressed using a 10.5" barrel which I won't be doing.

Any thoughts? I want something with a high "cool" factor. I have enough beater ARs so this one needs to be special.

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Post by srt-4_jon » 30 Sep 2012, 06:35

FWIW, Most piston guns suck to suppress since the gas is being released outside the suppressor.

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Post by Grantness » 30 Sep 2012, 08:23

Does it have to be an AR? FS2000's are cool as hell... Kel-Tec RFB is pretty nifty as well. I know that scope is designed for an M4-type gun....just food for thought.

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Post by Deathmaster » 30 Sep 2012, 08:39

Grantness wrote:Does it have to be an AR? FS2000's are cool as hell... Kel-Tec RFB is pretty nifty as well. I know that scope is designed for an M4-type gun....just food for thought.
It needs to be an AR with a 14.5" barrel (non-SBR).

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Post by Grantness » 30 Sep 2012, 09:03

Is that because the bullet is expected to go a certain speed (and have a specific trajectory) out of that length barrel? If that's the case, couldn't you use just about any rifle so long as the proper round/load is selected? Forgive me...Im a relative novice when it comes to glass.

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Post by jgreenberg01 » 30 Sep 2012, 09:38

The BDC in the reticle is specifically for the .223/5.56 round so you wouldn't want to use this on a .308 (even though the RFB is seriously cool!).

I have a similar ACOG on my AR15, they're great optics that can take a serious beating.
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Post by Ariac » 30 Sep 2012, 10:57

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Noveske or Seekins Precision if I wasn't going to build my own.

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Post by smpsmp » 30 Sep 2012, 14:30

Noveske for the win.

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Post by PainKillaX » 30 Sep 2012, 15:10

Send me the optic and I'll put it on a rifle for you! :thumb:

I can't comment on the 'top tier' ARs but I've heard great things about both Noveske and LWRC

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Post by Bax » 30 Sep 2012, 18:03

Barrett Rec-7?

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Post by ChuckD » 01 Oct 2012, 08:06

LaRue PredatOBR 14.5" with pinned SureFire break and a new SureFire SOCOM can? :D

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Post by Deathmaster » 01 Oct 2012, 11:31

I have found a Noveske locally but it has the stainless barrel vs. the chrome lined. I prefer the chrome lined but it is hard to find any Noveske so I may just get the one with a stainless barrel.

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Post by toyslr » 01 Oct 2012, 11:52

I have a Noveske Diplomat and LOVE IT! I would say a 7.5" Diplomat or an N4 with switchblock if you want to stay away from the NFA b.s.

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Post by flyingirish04 » 01 Oct 2012, 12:02

I would go with the Seekins over Noveske, but both are excellent choices. Another option is JP Enterprises, or SI-Defense (Not sure if they are open again. I know they got bought out and refocused).
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Post by flyingirish04 » 01 Oct 2012, 12:03

Deathmaster wrote:I have found a Noveske locally but it has the stainless barrel vs. the chrome lined. I prefer the chrome lined but it is hard to find any Noveske so I may just get the one with a stainless barrel.

Why do you prefer chrome lined? Stainless is superior particularly if you get a match grade, or even better w/ custom barrel.
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Post by blueorison » 01 Oct 2012, 13:22

All of the above are pretty much match guns, meaning they have extremely tight tolerances. Noveske is less of a match gun, and will run better under harsher conditions and environments. However, even so, Noveskes also have very tight tolerances. If you aren't sure what this means for the AR and why this might not be a good thing (doesn't every gun nut rave about tight fit and finishes? :facepalm: ) send me PM so I don't post a novel on here :laugh:

If this is a range or hunting gun and not for defensive use, I would recommend JP. I've spoken to Seekins and checked out his builds; they are beautifully robust and overbuilt, but not to the extent that you get too much that you don't need. They machine and mfg a lot of parts, in house, IIRC. He is also a nice guy, so I'm putting in a vote for him. There are a lot of top-tier carbine mfg's that are real ***holes. I won a couple of Seekins hats that you can't buy on their website; if you get one and like it, I'll trade you something for them :)

But seriously; I would look hard at the Seekins. They are very high-quality. I have only used one or two of them and don't have extensive experience, so I'm not going to comment past that. I'm sure there are a lot of reviews out there, however.
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Post by srt-4_jon » 01 Oct 2012, 19:00

ChuckD wrote:LaRue PredatOBR 14.5" with pinned SureFire break and a new SureFire SOCOM can? :D
I thought those suppressors didn't even have an estimated public release date

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Post by ChuckD » 02 Oct 2012, 17:17

srt-4_jon wrote:
ChuckD wrote:LaRue PredatOBR 14.5" with pinned SureFire break and a new SureFire SOCOM can? :D
I thought those suppressors didn't even have an estimated public release date
My dealer has them on order.

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Post by Deathmaster » 03 Oct 2012, 04:27

I am actually going with a KAC SP-15 in OD Green. I LOVE this gun. I can't wait to get it in my hands. This is really my dream AR.

It won't need much: a slew of OD Green Magpul mags, a sling, a Surefire light and that is about it!

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Post by srt-4_jon » 03 Oct 2012, 07:01

ChuckD wrote:
srt-4_jon wrote:
ChuckD wrote:LaRue PredatOBR 14.5" with pinned SureFire break and a new SureFire SOCOM can? :D
I thought those suppressors didn't even have an estimated public release date
My dealer has them on order.
I have had a Surefire Ryder 22S on order for a while now and there is still no public release date.

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