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Looking at buying an AR-15. Help needed.

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by Addicted, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. Dec 30, 2008 at 4:20 AM
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    LWRC is, imo, the best made AR on the planet. I have the M6A2 and love it.
     
  2. Dec 30, 2008 at 11:18 AM
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    these are pretty nice...

    [​IMG]
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    Colt Accurized Rifle features an all new Colt free floating, 24" (61 cm) Stainless Steel HEAVY Barrel with a 1 in 9" (229 mm) rifling twist and 11 degree target crown that deliver optimal accuracy in a semiauto platform. Included as part of the Colt Accurized Rifle design is an all-aluminum tubular handguard with twin sling swivel studs that allow for easy target sling and bipod attachment. Also, the Colt Accurized Rifle utilizes an enhanced trigger group for smoother and more consistent trigger pull. When situations demand rapid and accurate multiple shot deployment, the Colt Accurized Rifle delivers unparalleled accuracy. This new Colt concept provides law enforcement officers long range accuracy, with multiple shot capability.

    [​IMG] - Unique direct gas operating system eliminates the conventional operating rod and results in fewer and lighter components
    - Accommodates the full range of 5.56mm ammunition, including the NATO M855/SS109 and U.S. M193, utilizing a rifling twist of 1 turn in 9" (229mm)
    - Straight-line construction disperses recoil straight back to the shoulder, increasing handling capabilities, especially during repeated fire
    - Cartridge case deflector allows easy operation in both right and left handed shooting positions for increased tactical applications
    - Muzzle compensator further reduces muzzle climb and helps eliminate flash and dust signatures
    - Ejection port cover protects the chamber from dust and mud
    - Flat top receiver allows for easy mounting of optics and other accessories
    - High strength materials add durability to the forearm, buttstock and pistol grip for greater comfort and effectiveness
    - Safe/Semiautomatic fire control selector provides multiple shot capability

    CALIBER
    METHOD OF OPERATION
    MAGAZINE CAPACITY
    WEIGHT W/O MAGAZINE
    OVERALL LENGTH
    BARREL LENGTH
    RIFFLING TWIST
    RIFFLING GROOVES
    TRIGGER
    HANDGUARD
    BARREL
    SLING SWIVEL 5.56mm (.223 Rem)
    Gas; Direct system; Locking bolt
    2 - 20 rounds (30 rd mag optional)
    9.25 lb (4.2 kg)
    43 in (1.1 m)
    24.0 in (61.0 cm)
    RH 1 Turn in 9" (229 mm)
    6
    Smooth
    Tubular handguard
    Free floating barrel
    Twin front mounting points, standard rear [​IMG] Flat Top Receiver allows for easy mounting of optics, sights and other accessories

    [​IMG] Cartridge case deflector for left handed shooting

    [​IMG] Enhanced Trigger Group - for a smoother and more consistent trigger pull

    [​IMG] New Barrel Configuration - Eleven degree target crown on a 24" (61 cm) Free Floating Stainless Steel HEAVY Barrel with aluminum tubular handguard. Twin sling swivel studs for quick detachable sling swivel.


    QUALITY MAKES IT A COLT

     
  3. Dec 30, 2008 at 3:20 PM
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  4. Dec 31, 2008 at 8:22 AM
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    Foglights are for fog, not oncoming traffic!
    True.
    I will build my next AR.
    My current one is RockRiver varmint and scary accurate.
    It's too easy.
    You won't miss your mini 14.
     
  5. Dec 31, 2008 at 2:59 PM
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    Well, I found one locally. It is a Spike's Tactical lower w/ a Stag upper and Olympic Arms barrel w/ a 1/9 twist rate. It has Yankee Hill Machine (YHM) Forearm and flash suppressor. I just ordered YHM front and rear BUIS for it as well. Can't wait to shoot it.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Dec 31, 2008 at 3:05 PM
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    Sweet looking rifle!
     
  7. Jan 1, 2009 at 5:48 PM
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    I did it again. Got tired of paying truck payments and gas and traded in for a 2015 Honda Accord Sport since I enjoyed my 2013 Sport so much.
    I don't know what has been posted in this thread but I'll go ahead and toss in my experiences:

    the carbine gas system has a gas tube that's 7" long. The Midlength has a gas tube that's 9" long. A rifle length gas system has a gas tube that's 12" long. So the midlength is in the middle of both...hence MIDlength. When the rifle is shot gas is generated and that's what cycles the gun. However the shorter the gas tube is the higher pressure the gun will face. What the midlength offers over the carbine is an extra 2" for the gas pressure spike to go down. People say that it will cut down on felt recoil, enhance the longevity of parts, and keep the rifle cooler. I have both and tend to agree. However I doubt many people shoot their rifles hard enough to tell the difference.

    A lower you buy online will have to go to your local FFL for transfer, unless they're in the state you're in and you're up for a drive. Good lowers have the names LMT, RRA, Colt, Bushmaster, DPMS, Spikes Tactical, Anvil Arms, Sabre, etc on them. If you want to just slap the upper and lower recieiver together get a COMPLETE LOWER, not a STRIPPED lower.

    For the upper receiver I would stay with quality brands like Colt, RRA, Bushmaster, LMT, BCM.

    Magpul makes good stuff.

    I run an EOTech and am plenty happy with it. Mine did die just from sitting in the closet but I sent it back and it's been just fine in 5000 rounds. Aimpoint is good and so is the Trijicon ACOG if you're in the mood to be spendy and need a magnified optic.

    If you have any more questions feel free to ask! :D
     
  8. Jan 4, 2009 at 12:19 PM
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    I was going to build one too. until i saw a DPMS Low pro classic with a 16" bull barrel. Got it for $700 brand new!

    Topped it with an Eotech and it is great.
     
  9. Jan 4, 2009 at 2:54 PM
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    Wow, when and where did you get that? recently?
     
  10. Jan 8, 2009 at 6:00 PM
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    i really wanted the ar-15 also, but decided i would like rims on my tacoma better so i guess my ar-15 is gonna have to wait , it was eather spend 1300 on a gun and shoot it every once in awhile and look at it in your room or drive a nice truck and sport them rims everyday
     
  11. Jan 8, 2009 at 6:04 PM
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    Ya can't fight a repressive government with rims. ;)
     
  12. Jan 8, 2009 at 6:16 PM
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    Well, you probably could, but your range would be limited. And it would be tough to re load. :D
     
  13. Jan 8, 2009 at 6:20 PM
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    I'm building my AR and it should come in around $900
     
  14. Jan 8, 2009 at 6:23 PM
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    Including BUIS? What optics (if any) are you going with?
     
  15. Jan 8, 2009 at 6:38 PM
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    Is this good?
     
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    Try gas operated, like the venerable AK, instead of direct impingement.

    The US Army has already conducted a test of the M4 and it came in last place, though it has served the US for about 40 years and gotten better.

    Gas systems are cleaner. I'm not saying get an LWRC like mine, but it's considered one of the best.

    There are other replacement gas systems out there for any upper including your link. Or just get a complete gas system.
     
  19. Jan 9, 2009 at 3:28 AM
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    No.
     
  20. Jan 9, 2009 at 3:32 AM
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    Fixed it. :D
     
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