So I promised myself that I’d start shooting my ARs more. It’s not that I don’t enjoy shooting them, it’s just that every time I try to pull one out, something else takes priority. I’m either helping a friend sight in his scope, teaching my wife how to shoot her new Savage 93R17, tinkering with new gear or showing a coworker the ins and outs of the antique S&W Model 28 that his recently deceased father left for him.
I must admit, my AR-15 collection has dwindled over the past two years. Ever since I picked up my LWRC M6A2, there really hasn’t been a need to keep much of anything else, at least not in carbine length. I sold off a couple of Bushmasters and pieced together rifles with the intention of picking up a SCAR-H, AR-10, or the super-sweet LWRC REPR. I haven’t gotten around to that yet, but when I found a brand-new Rock River Arms (RRA) complete lower with adjustable buttstock and 2-stage NM trigger for half of the normal MSRP, the images of a new project came into focus.
Since there isn’t any space in my safe for a carbine-length AR-15, it seems that a varmint gun is the only choice. I have a couple of options in mind for the upper, as well as some ideas for scope and accessories. But I thought, just for fun, I’d let our valiant TTAG readers pick what they wanted to see. That’s right, whatever you pick is what I’ll test. So here they are:
1) LAR-15 Coyote Rifle (20”)
2) LAR-15 Predator Pursuit Rifle (20”)
3) LAR-15 Varmint A4 (20”)
4) LAR-15 ATH Carbine (18”)
1) Nikon M-223 3-12 x 42 BDC 600
2) Leupold VX-3 6.5-20 x 50mm Matte Varmint Hunter
3) Millett Buck Gold 4-16×56
1) 20-round PMAG Magazines
2) BADASS ambi-safety
3) Hogue free-float aluminum handguard
4) RRA quad-rail
5) Harris Bipod
1) Magpul ACS buttstock
2) Magpul PRS buttstock
3) Magpul MOE Winter Triggerguard
4) Magpul MIAD grip
For what it’s worth, I’m leaning toward the Coyote Rifle upper, Nikon M223 scope, RRA Quad-rail, Versapod, MIAD grip, MOE winter triggerguard, and PRS buttstock. But that’s just me. My thoughts are based on the fact that this gun will actually be used for coyote/javelina hunting.
So you make the call. Today’s is a multiple choice QOTD and we’re grading on the curve. What combination would you like to see? Pick your fave from each group and post ’em in the comments section. And if you don’t like what I have in mind, feel free to offer up any suggestions of your own.