Oops. I thought I had included the link to Rob S's chart in my original post.
I'm guessing by competition you are thinking bullseye/national match type shooting rather than running and gunning (three gun) type shooting. So the heavy barrel makes sense then.
Personally I like a long rail on my AR also. I run a LMT MRP with 14" rail gripping it around 12"" out. From the bench or prone it'll also let you mount a bipod further forward. Another advantage is the ability to move the front sight back in order to mount a surefire X300 at the 12:00 position. It's heavy though...
Co witnessing your sights puts them in the same line of sight as the optic to be able to use the irons is the scope fails. The main reason to use the normal height sights is due to the ergonomics of an AR. The recoil buffer tube being in in line with the barrel puts your focal plane higher over the bore than other rifles. So you'll still want the normal height irons. If your goal is match style shooting you may be even better off with a good old carry handle for the adjustable windage/elevation. or a chopped version of the same. The Troy micros are really for other weapon systems with raised rails, such as the SCAR.
I don't know about a heavy buffer increasing accuracy, but seeing as most manufacturers AR barrels are over gassed, they usually increase dependability. It's the same reason a full auto carrier is preferred over the semi. A little more weight increases dwell time giving the case a chance to shrink a little more before the bolt unlocks. Usually you'll want to experiment with the different weight buffers to see what will run most efficiently in your rifle.
Since you need to pin your compensator I'll once again nudge you toward the Battlecomp rather than the Troy. It's probably the best all around compensator on the market taking into consideration performance, muzzle flash, & concussion. Battle Comp Enterprises, LLC | Slots Matter
If you stick with the Stag barrel, make sure your gunsmith checks/reams the chamber for 5.56NATO. I think you'd be better off going with something like a White Oak or Noveske stainless for a precision rig though. http://www.rainierarms.com/?page=sho...ry=ar15barrels
Originally Posted by TripStar
Thanks for info guys...
I will be mainly using this rifle for recreation purposes while I practice to enter some competitions. I want the best accuracy possible. The shop manager told me that the further the sights are separated the more accurate the gun will be at longer range. Hence the longer rail set up. They also told me a heavier buffer increases accuracy a tad.
You don't want the Troy micro sights. They won't co-witness with any optic that you may add down the line.
Does co-witness mean I can use the sights when looking through the optics in case optics fail?
At first I wont be able to afford optics anyways because I figured what I'm gonna want will cost nearly as much as the rifle itself.
We discussed what I was going to do when i added optics down the road, and if i understand correctly, co-witnessing came up. However the shop did say I could get a kit that would allow me to mount my micro sights off to the side. This would allow me to use both optics for longer range and sights (rifle held on an angle) for shorter range. I've always liked sights with tritium inserts rather than the plain iron sight.
I'd recommend buying the LPK from G&R Tactical
What is LPK? Not really following you there... G&R Tactical sells BCM lowers but they are out of stock. What did u mean by LPK?
Take a look at "the Chart"
Is there a link to this "chart"?
Why are you pinning the muzzle break? For compliance reasons?
Yes. I'm sure this is because the rifle has to be CT compliant.
thanks for help!!!