AR-15

Discussion in 'Rifle Opinions' started by chips, Apr 30, 2004.

  1. chips

    chips Well-Known Member

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    who makes the best AR varient? i wont be getting one ti'll september or october since i need to save up some money. i'd like to spend around $750-$800.

    also, if i buy used, what should i look for? what should i be concerned about?
     
  2. Anonymous

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    IMO....Bushmaster may be the best for the money. They make a great rifle and the customer service is better than most. Rock River may be a little cheaper but I don't know as much about them. DPMS makes a really nice rifle as well but their prices are much higher it seems.
    I have a Bushmaster rifle and I have a couple of different uppers one from DPMS and the other by Armalite. All of these brands interchange parts wise.
    You can piece mill these rifles and save some money sometimes.
    You can get into a Bushmaster in your price range.
     

  3. clayshooter25/25

    clayshooter25/25 Well-Known Member

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    Bushmaster is made in my home state....Maine! :D
     
  4. chips

    chips Well-Known Member

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    i've heard pretty good things about bushmaster. i might end up buying used to save money. so, are they pretty durable? if i buy a used one, are there any parts that wear down that i might have to replace?
     
  5. j870sm

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    I would just give it a look over, you should be able to tell if it has had extensive use. If I was concerned about anything it would be the barrel, look down it and check out the rifling.
    I do keep a set of pins and springs just in case but you can order these from many different places and can usually pick them up at gun shows. I wouldn't be to afraid of buying one used.
    I can tell you this though, once you get to shooting an AR you will be hooked and probably amazed at the accuracy. They seem to digest just about anything and perform very well.
     
  6. chips

    chips Well-Known Member

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    Re: re: AR-15

    thanks for the information.

    i loved the ones i used. i probably wont be able to get one for a long time now. im still unemployed, and completely broke. i really need to hurry up and get another job so i can afford more guns :?
     
  7. claycrusher

    claycrusher Well-Known Member

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    Bushmaster! I had one and I thought it was much better then either Colts or Armalites that I had used.

    Jonathan
     
  8. Anonymous

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    ive never owned one, but ive always wanted a colt, ive never heard anything less than great about them, i cant remember if its colt or armalite that the military uses, someone enlighten me, but the atlantic arms ar15s aretn to good unless you only use high quality remington, winchester or other brand name ammo, because the others, the laquer coating on the ammo will liquify when you shoot and it gets in the chamber and hardens, thus causing poor ejection, and if it goes on too long, causing the bolt to not close
     
  9. Drop-Shot

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    i hope not duncan,those boys are growing up fast and need the best firearm and ammo money can buy.Drop-Shot
     
  10. 8pointduck

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    Has anyone seen the Daewoo variant that is made like the Korean battle rifle?
     
  11. Anonymous

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    my best friend has a cav 15 and it shoots awsome. his bro has 2 cav 15's and a cav 10 (308) and swears by them. ive shot with him for the past year and it aint failed yet. couple jams when using some south african surplus and gun hadnt been cleaned in a while. he bought the upper, lower, parts kit and such for about 700, and a 200 optic still put it a hellofalot cheaper than a bushmaster.
     
  12. LongShotz

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    Re: re: AR-15

    Yes. a friend of mine has a Daewoo in .223.
     
  13. 8pointduck

    8pointduck Super Member

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    If you want the best that is not a colt or armalite get the DPMS Panther
     
  14. Drop-Shot

    Drop-Shot Super Member

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    I don't own one but the guy at the store where I bought 9 guns in the last 3 years says the bushmaster is best,So is bushmaster or DPMS the best?Drop-Shot
     
  15. j870sm

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    I like the DPMS and Bushy and have both. For the money Bushy is cheaper usually but the DPMS are really nice. Both are mil spec so I think it is hard for me to choose which is actually the best.
    I have not had any problems with either of them. I have talked to people at Bushmaster on several occasions and they were great, very helpful, friendly and coureous. Oh, when the folks at Bushmaster tells you when to expect something from them you can set your clock.