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#609627 - 02/11/08 06:13 PM Thinking about buying a Ar-15
Hammer
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any suggeations???
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#609642 - 02/11/08 06:20 PM Re: Thinking about buying a Ar-15 [Re: Hammer]
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Im a Armalite fan myself, and I prefer flat-tops.
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#609727 - 02/11/08 07:10 PM Re: Thinking about buying a Ar-15 [Re: ]
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It's hard to go wrong with a Bushmaster.
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#609733 - 02/11/08 07:16 PM Re: Thinking about buying a Ar-15 [Re: Cull Buck Hunter]
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DPMS is what I have. It's a scary accurate 308. I have the LR-308AP4 model.
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#609927 - 02/11/08 09:38 PM Re: Thinking about buying a Ar-15 [Re: ]
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The new Sig 556 has peaked my interest. Its not really an AR, its very ARish with more of an AK's inner workings that uses AR mags. Its hard to go wrong with any of the ones listed above.
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#609930 - 02/11/08 09:39 PM Re: Thinking about buying a Ar-15 [Re: ]
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The one I've got coming is a combination of Cull and 70's - a DPMS lower and a Bushmaster upper!
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#610200 - 02/12/08 12:54 AM Re: Thinking about buying a Ar-15 [Re: BucknBass]
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Rock River and Armalite Rule! Although I have a Bushmaster M4A2 in layaway.
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#610239 - 02/12/08 06:48 AM Re: Thinking about buying a Ar-15 [Re: .444 Marlin]
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A friend of mine has a Double Star and he swears by it.
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#610401 - 02/12/08 08:43 AM Re: Thinking about buying a Ar-15 [Re: Hammer]
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Daddy has the S&w MP15 and its awesome

my Brother has a Bill Wilson that will shoot with any Rem Varmint rifle

I been thinking about the Remington in 204,,I wish someone I knew had one so I could shoot one before buying something a manufactor has just started making...
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#610547 - 02/12/08 10:08 AM Re: Thinking about buying a Ar-15 [Re: mr.big]
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Ive thought about buying one lately also but have no clue where to start! These posts help!
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#611188 - 02/12/08 04:27 PM Re: Thinking about buying a Ar-15 [Re: mr.big]
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 Originally Posted By: mr.big
Daddy has the S&w MP15 and its awesome

my Brother has a Bill Wilson that will shoot with any Rem Varmint rifle

I been thinking about the Remington in 204,,I wish someone I knew had one so I could shoot one before buying something a manufactor has just started making...


Bushmaster makes the Remington version. Personally I'd go with the less expensive of the two since they are made by Bushmaster. Remington, IMO, will add a couple hundred to the final price.
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#611536 - 02/12/08 07:33 PM Re: Thinking about buying a Ar-15 [Re: Model70Man]
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Check out the CMMG Bargain bin... many of the gun forums I follow have many threads about them....

Search Google for "cmmg bargain bin" you'll find it.
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#611543 - 02/12/08 07:35 PM Re: Thinking about buying a Ar-15 [Re: Model70Man]
.444 Marlin
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We need a Ultimate AR-15 thread stickied to the top of the forum since theres probly gonna be a jump in AR sales with the up coming election.
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#611591 - 02/12/08 07:51 PM Re: Thinking about buying a Ar-15 [Re: Hammer]
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There are just to many diffrent brands to choose.
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#611911 - 02/12/08 10:22 PM Re: Thinking about buying a Ar-15 [Re: Hammer]
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 Originally Posted By: Hammer
There are just to many diffrent brands to choose.


You have no idea how true this is. There were literally dozens of "manufacturers" at the SHOT show and those were only the tip of the iceberg.
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#612107 - 02/13/08 07:10 AM Re: Thinking about buying a Ar-15 [Re: BucknBass]
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 Originally Posted By: BucknBass
 Originally Posted By: Hammer
There are just to many diffrent brands to choose.


You have no idea how true this is. There were literally dozens of "manufacturers" at the SHOT show and those were only the tip of the iceberg.


When any market gets flooded with brands that are all equal in technolgy price will make the choice. I think I am going with Double Star.

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#612149 - 02/13/08 07:55 AM Re: Thinking about buying a Ar-15 [Re: mr.big]
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 Originally Posted By: mr.big
Daddy has the S&w MP15 and its awesome

my Brother has a Bill Wilson that will shoot with any Rem Varmint rifle

I been thinking about the Remington in 204,,I wish someone I knew had one so I could shoot one before buying something a manufactor has just started making...


http://www.tromix.com/Welcome.htm

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#612482 - 02/13/08 11:23 AM Re: Thinking about buying a Ar-15 [Re: Hammer]
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All are about the same. You'll pay more for the Colts, and a little less than average for double star/ bushmaster. I would recommend Rock River Arms or DPMS. Either way, make sure all parts you add on are mil-spec, so that you'll be able to interchange. Also, you'll want to add some picatinny rails to the barrel so that you can add all the extras on later. I finished my first last week (Rock River Arms, 5.56mm). Now I'm starting a new AR15 project in 9MM.

One of the best way to get the good stuff for cheap is to look at midwayusa.com and monitor the stuff you want to buy (if you plan on assembling it yourself). Midwayusa.com runs very good specials on all their parts from time to time.

By the way, if you want the cadillac of parts for your add ons, go with LaRue Tactical. Of course, you probably arent worrying about add ons yet... but you will once you get a base rifle.

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#612573 - 02/13/08 12:35 PM Re: Thinking about buying a Ar-15 [Re: muzzy76]
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These guys are local and make their own lowers to very tight specs. Prices are in line as well. http://www.predatorcustomshop.com
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#612922 - 02/13/08 04:19 PM Re: Thinking about buying a Ar-15 [Re: Hammer]
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 Originally Posted By: Hammer
 Originally Posted By: BucknBass
 Originally Posted By: Hammer
There are just to many diffrent brands to choose.


You have no idea how true this is. There were literally dozens of "manufacturers" at the SHOT show and those were only the tip of the iceberg.


When any market gets flooded with brands that are all equal in technolgy price will make the choice. I think I am going with Double Star.

Thats just it.Not all of those are equal in technology.
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#616562 - 02/15/08 03:27 PM Re: Thinking about buying a Ar-15 [Re: paincave_2000]
muzzy76
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go to AR15.com and tell them youre buying a double star- you might change your mind
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#630394 - 02/24/08 04:34 PM Re: Thinking about buying a Ar-15 [Re: Model70Man]
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 Originally Posted By: Model70Man
DPMS is what I have. It's a scary accurate 308. I have the LR-308AP4 model.

Ditto.
 Originally Posted By: Hammer
There are just to many diffrent brands to choose.

Not if your requirement is a 7.62; it just became a real short list.

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#630634 - 02/24/08 07:22 PM Re: Thinking about buying a Ar-15 [Re: Model70Man]
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 Originally Posted By: Model70Man

Bushmaster makes the Remington version. Personally I'd go with the less expensive of the two since they are made by Bushmaster. Remington, IMO, will add a couple hundred to the final price.


Not for sure but didn't Remington buy up DPMS ? I read that somewhere I thought.
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#630637 - 02/24/08 07:23 PM Re: Thinking about buying a Ar-15 [Re: Tikkabuck]
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Anyone have any opinions on Olympic Arms ,theres some good deals on them in the Shotgun news.
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#630666 - 02/24/08 07:48 PM Re: Thinking about buying a Ar-15 [Re: Hammer]
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Not all inclusive, and a few brands have had more than one manufacturer cut their receivers. Many companies receive CMT and LMT cuts in the white and finish them themselves. I have not seen a LAR or MMS cut that was finished by a third party company.

LMT = LMT, Lauer(old), DS Arms, PWA, Eagle, Knights Armament, Barrett, Bushmaster (?)
CMT = Stag, RRA, High Standard, Noveske (old), Century (current), Global Tactical, CLE, S&W, MGI (1st batch), Wilson Tactical, (some?) Colt, Ratworx
LAR = Grizzly, Bushmaster (L Prefix), Ameetech, (?)DPMS, CMMG, Double Star, Fulton, Spike's Tactical, Noveske (new)
MMS = Mega, Gunsmoke, Dalphon, POF (forged), Alexander Arms, Stinger, Spike's Tactical(old)
JVP = Double Star, LRB
Olympic = Olypmic, SGW, Tromix, Palmetto, Dalphon, Frankford, (old) Century
Superior = Superior Arms, Lauer (current)
Grenadier Precision
Sabre Defence (?)

I got this from AR-15.com.

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#630698 - 02/24/08 08:04 PM Re: Thinking about buying a Ar-15 [Re: Tikkabuck]
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 Originally Posted By: Tikkabuck
 Originally Posted By: Model70Man

Bushmaster makes the Remington version. Personally I'd go with the less expensive of the two since they are made by Bushmaster. Remington, IMO, will add a couple hundred to the final price.


Not for sure but didn't Remington buy up DPMS ? I read that somewhere I thought.


Nope, Bushmaster makes the Remington verson.
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#631191 - 02/25/08 12:26 AM Re: Thinking about buying a Ar-15 [Re: Tikkabuck]
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 Originally Posted By: Tikkabuck
Anyone have any opinions on Olympic Arms ,theres some good deals on them in the Shotgun news.

Stay away if possible.
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#631428 - 02/25/08 08:59 AM Re: Thinking about buying a Ar-15 [Re: paincave_2000]
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When I got interested in the civilian AR a time ago I asked a good friend who had been building them what he liked...he simply stated CRAB-D. I asked what? He said Colt, Rock River, Armalite, Bushmaster, DPMS! I asked why? He said they are the only makers that use forged aluminum in the manufacture of the upper and lower receivers. He also said that after the Bushmaster lawsuit following the D.C. Sniper case that Bushmaster paid dearly for that Colt started making it's pivot, take-down, and trigger pins a different size. I for one own several Bushy and RRA lowers that I assembled into complete rifles. I trust them with my life. I wouldn't trust a injection cast and cooled Olympic arms with any other than a ringer at a horse-shoe tournament.
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#634905 - 02/27/08 12:15 AM Re: Thinking about buying a Ar-15 [Re: firefox]
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Just bought a Bushmaster and love it.First ar type rifle I have ever owned and I am hooked.
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