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AR madness

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by beastlytaco, Sep 20, 2009.

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AR platform

Poll closed Oct 20, 2009.
  1. Panther Arms

    5 vote(s)
    7.0%
  2. Bushmaster AR-15

    19 vote(s)
    26.8%
  3. Ruger Sr-556

    2 vote(s)
    2.8%
  4. sig saur 556 classic

    5 vote(s)
    7.0%
  5. Panther arms AR- 10

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Colt- AR platform

    8 vote(s)
    11.3%
  7. other (please specify)

    32 vote(s)
    45.1%
  1. Sep 20, 2009 at 5:26 PM
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    beastlytaco

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    so, lots of AR platforms out there. .223, 6.8 mm .338, .308.... and the list goes on. what model or brand AR do you prefer?
     
  2. Sep 20, 2009 at 5:33 PM
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    Incognito

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    Ruger till' the cows come home.
     
  3. Sep 20, 2009 at 5:34 PM
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    beastlytaco

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    whats the differnce that you prefer the ruger to rather than a colt or bushmaster? is it because of the selectable gas piston settings?
     
  4. Sep 20, 2009 at 5:35 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    I had Ameetec Arms make me an upper, and lower. :)
     
  5. Sep 20, 2009 at 5:35 PM
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    I've had awesome experiences with Rugers. Hardly ever jam, always reliable when you need it, and it's a very, very solid weapon.
     
  6. Sep 20, 2009 at 5:36 PM
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    beastlytaco

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    is that a kit or something?
     
  7. Sep 20, 2009 at 5:38 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Ameetec Arms used to custom make AR uppers and Lowers. They have since gone out of business due to some shady business deals the owner had done. Some of the highest quality uppers/lowers I have seen though.
     
  8. Sep 20, 2009 at 5:38 PM
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    wow, did not know that
     
  9. Sep 20, 2009 at 5:43 PM
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    chris4x4

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    They made limited numbers of Uppers and Lowers. Most of them were a build to suit thing. Custom engraving, etc.
     
  10. Sep 20, 2009 at 5:44 PM
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    Just bought a colt the other day. Haven't got it yet though. Should be here tomorrow though!!!:D
     
  11. Sep 20, 2009 at 5:46 PM
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    Dont forget about the Rock River AR
     
  12. Sep 20, 2009 at 5:47 PM
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    Thing is, All of them are going to be Mil. Spec., so there really isnt much difference between brands.
     
  13. Sep 20, 2009 at 5:53 PM
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  14. Sep 20, 2009 at 6:22 PM
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    Doesn't matter much between Colt , Bushmaster , RRA , S&W , or Armalite the quality is similar and the resale on these brands is gonna hold better than the small "ma and pa" AR MFGs.The Bush(Bushmaster for sure on this) and the S & W I believe also have NON Mil-spec buffers on the collapsible stocks so if you go to Veltor or something you will have to change your buffer tube.If you don't care and are gonna keep it as a "toy" buy whatever , if you care or may want to resell at least buy a "good name" such as the above.

    Chris is right though , Ameetec AR were extremely well made for a "small house/ma and pa" place they had great stuff.The got "absorbed" though as many do.

    IMO LWRC is the best you can get.POF is close.These are both piston.LMT and Noveske round out the top on the std AR platforms , with LMT offering a piston option.

    What it come down to is if you want to trust it for protection or robbing a casino with a shoot out to follow...GO PISTON!

    Go to LWRCi and look at the REPR.Fuckn Sic!
     
  15. Sep 20, 2009 at 7:00 PM
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    so, if you had to put your money^^ on a AR. jsut one. what brand would you go with. Albeit piston vs gas or mil spec or not mil spec. asn what chamber would you go with
     
  16. Sep 20, 2009 at 7:35 PM
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    Me? I would go with an LWRC M6A2 in 5.56 mm.6.8 is "dead".As for 308/7.62x51mm I would go with a different platform entirely.

    1 in 7 twist....75 gr Hornady TAP ammo and you are fucked from muzzle to 500 yrds.
     
  17. Sep 20, 2009 at 7:38 PM
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    wow. good to know. how much will one of those run vs a ruger SR 556
     
  18. Sep 20, 2009 at 8:35 PM
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    About 600 give or take....but at least you won't own a gun from the company that helped push the 1994 magazine ban through so there mini 14 could compete with Colt ARs.Plus the lower quality and price increases on there product lately.If you don't believe me look at a 10/22 or Mini 14 from a year ago and one now , those are the two it shows up on most.Recalls on the Sr9 and LCP...probably one soon on the LCR.Don't support a bad company IMO.
     
  19. Sep 20, 2009 at 8:44 PM
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  20. Sep 20, 2009 at 9:03 PM
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