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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]
DaveTN
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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]
Tikkabuck
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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]
Model70Man
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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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