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Election Night Vanity - What's the best choice for an AR-15 ?
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Posted on 11/06/2012 7:36:30 PM PST by onona

Hey all, how about a break from the crazy election. Let's talk guns !!!

Who makes the best AR ? Would you buy it again ?


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: banglist; guns

1 posted on 11/06/2012 7:36:32 PM PST by onona
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To: onona

I like LaRue and Rock River.

Whatever you’re thinking of buying, you should get it soon... along with about 10K rounds of M193.


2 posted on 11/06/2012 7:39:51 PM PST by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: onona

Whatever kind you can still get after the nationwide run on gun stores starts tomorrow morning.


3 posted on 11/06/2012 7:41:17 PM PST by Flatus I. Maximus (GET OFF MY LAWN!)
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To: onona
Smith M&P15 for me, Bushmaster for her.
Both good weapons.

Go with whatever you can find on a private sale - don't be getting on any registration lists for Barry's Boys to come hunt down.

4 posted on 11/06/2012 7:44:47 PM PST by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of No! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: Flatus I. Maximus

Exactly. If Obama wins you won’t be able to find one still on the shelves after 10 AM Tomorrow.


5 posted on 11/06/2012 7:48:09 PM PST by rickomatic
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To: snowrip; onona

Had good results building from Rock River Arms lower receivers.

A good alloy will ring like a bell.


6 posted on 11/06/2012 7:48:17 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: onona

Colt has been great, Hbar, match barrel, very good rifle.


7 posted on 11/06/2012 7:48:41 PM PST by Bulwyf
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To: onona

Walmrt has Dpms, Sig Suer and Colts for a good price. Its a start. =)


8 posted on 11/06/2012 7:48:53 PM PST by Redcitizen (A good pun is its own reword.)
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To: onona

Better hurry.


9 posted on 11/06/2012 7:49:35 PM PST by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved or not at all.)
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To: onona

Walmrt has Dpms, Sig Suer and Colts for a good price. Its a start. =)


10 posted on 11/06/2012 7:50:35 PM PST by Redcitizen (A good pun is its own reword.)
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To: grobdriver

Colt for top quality. DPMS for price/performance.


11 posted on 11/06/2012 7:51:59 PM PST by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: snowrip; Flatus I. Maximus; grobdriver; Bulwyf; One Name

What can one reasonably expect to pay for a good, serviceable AR ?


12 posted on 11/06/2012 7:53:59 PM PST by onona (If it is to be, it begins with me.)
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To: onona

Lots of good ones to choose from. Noveske is probably one of the best. I have a Daniel Defense upper that is very nice.


13 posted on 11/06/2012 7:57:05 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: onona

There are a lot of good ones. Bunches of different configurations. That’s the beauty of the AR platform. Can’t go wrong with Colt. S&W is very popular and a great value. Probably a better question would be which ones to avoid. But, even the marginal ones have gotten to be pretty doggone good.

You can spend a whole lot more for a small gain. Or not much less for less weapon. Heck I’ve become a fan of Delton. Mostly because their website makes it so easy to order exactly what you want.Plus, they have a web presence and they are so dang nice and helpful. Some would call them “lower tier”. All I know is they work and are a good value.

BCM seems to be the “gold standard” for all the key board commandos. And, they really do have a quality product. So, here are my fearless recommendations.

1. BCM. Great reputation. Quality control. Options. Resale value.

2. Colt. Top Tier. According to many. Sets the standard for M-16 production and all specs adhered to with AR-15 production.

3. Delton. Cause I can. I like the people. Like the product. Like the variety. Like the options and ease of use by neophytes. Even if you don’t buy Delton, go to their website and configure your AR to your hearts content. Great Value IMHO.


14 posted on 11/06/2012 7:57:18 PM PST by saleman (!!!!)
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To: onona

You can’t nail down a “BEST” AR. Best price / performance trade off? Best long range performance gun? Best home defense? Best caliber AR? They aren’t all just 5.56 you know.

Colt has released the LE6920 Magpul edition available at Walmart for under a grand. It’s cool and it’s a COLT! But remember Colt now uses oversize pins. So parts are non-standard.

DPMS makes the Sporter and the Oracle. Both budget priced but pretty bare bones. You can add accessories to your taste and upgrade later.

Bushmaster has some good ones in the lower price range. But Windham Weaponry is probably a bit better (made in the old Bushmaster facility by previous Bushmaster employees).

Stag of course. Bravo Company and others if you have the money.

The best one of course is the one you have or can afford.

No matter what you pay it isn’t worth a toot if you don’t train and have ammo for it.


15 posted on 11/06/2012 8:00:00 PM PST by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: onona

Well, before tonight you could build a new base level for $650-$700. Good used for not much different unless shot out, but you can spend quite a bit more depending on a world of options.


16 posted on 11/06/2012 8:03:17 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: onona

I paid 1,100. Though it was a higher end one. Not sure on current prices either, this was quite some time ago.

The new one I want is about 2,600. I guess that puts it in perspective.


17 posted on 11/06/2012 8:08:17 PM PST by Bulwyf
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To: onona

I’ve got a couple of Bushmasters A4s & they’re reliable enough to count on when you need it.

BRM is more important.


18 posted on 11/06/2012 8:12:08 PM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: onona

Try Huldra Arms (www.huldraarms.com). The tactical evo is nice, but they are expensive - it is a 223 (5.56x45). Clean off the limited amount of cosmoline, oil the outside of the bolt very lightly and never look back.

I am biased towards this AR for several reasons.


19 posted on 11/06/2012 8:14:22 PM PST by jurroppi1
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To: SolidRedState; onona
You can’t nail down a “BEST” AR. Best price / performance trade off? Best long range performance gun? Best home defense? Best caliber AR?

ArmaLite ranks extremely high in all of those categories, and remains my favorite for a factory rifle.

The best one of course is the one you have or can afford.

About six years ago, I purchased an upper receiver assembly and a lower receiver w/ parts kit (everything needed for a complete carbine w/ mid-length gas system) on sale at the ArmaLite web site for $505, which was definitely affordable! Prices have increased since then (to say the least). You can still build an AR for less than that, but you'll have to select your parts carefully, and assemble everything yourself...

;>)

20 posted on 11/06/2012 8:18:17 PM PST by Who is John Galt? ("We are not insensible that when liberty is in danger, the liberty of complaining is dangerous...")
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To: onona

Picked up a DPMS Sporticle at walmart the added a gas piston kit from centerfiresystems.com to it before I fired it.....bolt stays spotless and cool.
Functions flawlessly and stays a lot cleaner than my buddies bushmaster.
I like the XM855 green tip...62 gr. steel core penatrator.


21 posted on 11/06/2012 8:28:22 PM PST by RBK
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To: onona; All

I need some advice on guns, everyone. I have never owned a gun, but that’s going to change tomorrow. And I’m going to learn to use it. This AR-15 is available from Walmart, what do you think? Would it be better to go to a gun show if you’re somebody who knows nothing, or better to go to a place like Walmart?

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22 posted on 11/07/2012 2:54:00 AM PST by JustaCowgirl (Mitt Romney -- Obama asks for votes for revenge, I ask for votes for love of country)
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To: JustaCowgirl

That looks like a nice rifle for the price. You’ll need to invest in some back-up sights, but you should be able to do that for only about $100 if you go with the polymer Magpul MBUS.


23 posted on 11/07/2012 2:04:41 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: onona

Screw the best. Buy several good ones. As many as you can. I hope to buy a few more soon......probably DPMS. Not Colt but who cares.


24 posted on 11/07/2012 3:43:37 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: onona

Screw the best. Buy several good ones. As many as you can. I hope to buy a few more soon......probably DPMS. Not Colt but who cares.


25 posted on 11/07/2012 3:43:57 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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