Rate My Rifle : .223 Wylde SPR-ish Build

Build Info

.223 Wylde SPR-ish Build


1. White Oak Armament 3-Gun MK2.3 upper group

2. BCMGunfighter Charging Handle Mod 4B

3. BCM M-LOK QD sling mount

4. MK Machining aluminum low profile bubble level

5. Magpul M-LOK bipod


3. BCMGunfighter Mod 3 pistol grip

4. Magpul PRS Gen 3 stock


1. Vortex Viper PST Gen II 3-15×44 EBR-2C MRAD Scope PST-3158

5. MK Machining Pro Series throw lever

“This is my SPR-ish build. I wanted to stick with 5.56 caliber as I have lots of ammo stocked up, but wanted to be able to stretch to 700 or 800 meters with heavy bullets without compromising the ability to shoot lighter 55gr bulk ammo. She’s not particularly lightweight, but she shoots very accurately and super smooth with the ‘almost rifle length’ gas system. 

The core of the rifle started with the White Oak Armament upper receiver. They are known for their use in NRA service rifle competition, 3 gun, and other long range accuracy shooting disciplines. Their 3-Gun barrel is a modified SPR style barrel for a bit better weight and balance and a modified gas system for increased reliability with a variety of loads.

The TriggerTech trigger is phenomenal and offers an extremely short pull with next to no creep. Although it is a two stage trigger, the first stage just feels like the takeup on a decent single stage trigger. Reset is also incredibly short and very tactile.

The scope was a bit of a compromise due to the great clearance price on the unit. While 3-15x may be a bit more magnification than is absolutely necessary for a 5.56 rifle, this is strictly a target rifle and won’t be used for much close range shooting if any. The weight of the PST might usually be seen as a downside, for target shooting a little extra weight can be useful.”

Scopelist’s Thoughts

Thank you for sending in your awesome build! Looks like you put a lot of thought into how you set your rifle up. We would love to see some targets to know how your build is shooting.

Something like a 2.5-10x scope or around there may be a better fit for your application, but given that weight is not your primary concern, a 15x or 16x scope is not inappropriate. We are glad you got a great clearance deal on the Vortex, which is excellent for the money, but better glass never hurt anyone, and you may consider a Nightforce ATACR 4-16x, Leupold Mark 5HD 3.6-18x, or something similar. This will allow you to dial back the magnification as the image will be crisper and clearer than your Vortex PST and still give you great options for first focal plane reticle.

While all of TriggerTech’s triggers are excellent, you might also consider upgrading to one of their Diamond triggers that offer adjustable pull weights, rather than the fixed pull weight on your Competitive model. Furthermore, while the Magpul bipod is lightweight and inexpensive, it is not the most stable thing on the market, and upgrading to an Atlas BT10 or better would give you great results and only be very slightly heavier with an ADM mount.

Final Rating

We give your SPR-ish build an 8/10 stars or 62 out of 77 grains for you long range 5.56 shooters!

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by Tyler P