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Posted: 4/20/2001 1:02:53 PM EST
I have decided to get an AR-15, however, I don't neccesarly nead an early one to do a Full auto... In fact I am after just semi-auto. What Ar/M series is the best... (reliable, parts available) Colt, Olympic... email me with advise? Cobrax27@netscape.net
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 1:04:10 PM EST
Mine of course.
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 1:05:13 PM EST
I might go with Bushmaster. I dont know what you want to use it for but Bushy makes a fine rifle and isnt too pricey.
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 1:05:36 PM EST
You know, I think this is the first time that question has been asked around here.
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 1:12:26 PM EST
the best ar-15 is the one that someone else owns, because yours keeps jamming.
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 1:19:09 PM EST
I thought it was Colt, then I wanted a Bushmaster, then Eagle Arms, then Olympic Arms, then DPMS, then RAA, then Armalite, and then........... [beer]
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 1:47:04 PM EST
you pay for what you get
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 1:54:12 PM EST
Originally Posted By SILVER SURFER: you pay for what you get
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Don't you mean "You get what you pay for."? Unless you are using the five finger discount method of purchase you always pay for what you get.[:D]
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 2:01:51 PM EST
I would suggest you wait a little bit. Search around here and learn as much as possible and you will get a much better idea of what you want and that type/setup will suit your needs the best. Good luck.
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 2:03:36 PM EST
Have you checked out the Limited Edition AR? You can get more than what you pay for!!!! If you are looking for a good AR at a great price the LE is the way to go. If you're looking for the ultimate AR call Les Baer.
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 2:15:10 PM EST
It all depends on how you will be using the rifle. Unless you are willing to pay around $5000 a full auto is not a option. Most parts in AR-15's are interchangable (the only exception I know of is the pins that join the upper and lower half of the gun are different on Colt rifles). As for the quality they all have their strengths and weak points, but in the end most brands are fairly similar in quality. Look into the limited edition group purchase on this board. If a carbine is what you are looking for this deal would be hard to beat. Good luck. Kyle
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 2:32:01 PM EST
I USED TO THINK COLT WAS THE ONLY AR15 WORTH A SHIT.BUT THE MORE I LOOK AT I CAN SEE I WAS WRONG.I BUILT A STAINLESS A3 DPMS WITH A 16" BBL AND IT IS SWEET.HAD A PREBAN OLY IT WAS ALRIGHT.SHOT MY BUDS BUSHY IT WAS GOOD TOO.SEEMS THEY ALL HAVE SOMETHING GOING FOR THEM.JUST WISH THEY WOULD PUT ALL THE GOOD STUFF TOGETHER AND MAKE THE FUKKIN ULTIMATE AR.[sniper]
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 2:41:57 PM EST
If you want a good inexpensive AR, then I would have to say go with a Bushmaster. However, if you want the best there is, go with a Colt[:D] It also has a lot to do with what you are gong to do with it. If you want it for plinking then Bushmaster is your best bet. If you want a long range precision gun then you might want to compile your own. Although my personal favorite is the Colt Govt. Carbine. mattjedi[x]
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 2:44:13 PM EST
Get the ar15.com ar!
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 2:48:55 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 2:55:52 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 2:57:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By cobraX27: I have decided to get an AR-15, however, I don't neccesarly nead an early one to do a Full auto... In fact I am after just semi-auto. What Ar/M series is the best... (reliable, parts available) Colt, Olympic... email me with advise? Cobrax27@netscape.net
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FWIW posting in this thread, I recommend that you get yourself "the original" Matel M-16. You'll hate yourself if you don't.[+]:D] Jake
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 3:21:32 PM EST
Well your doing the best thing by seeking advice ,just some people in here will send u around a blind corner .take the time to shop it hard , then buy a brand you feel comfortable with long or short you can always have more than one upper!!!!![rocket]
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 3:26:34 PM EST
The best one will "accedently" go off when pointed at at a snibbling anti-gun liberal. You may have to pay LOTS more for it but we will all KNOW you have the best! JK.... Build it yourself and take pride in your work. It will be the best one for you.
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 3:56:17 PM EST
OH MY GOD!!!!!!![heavy]...[rail]....[rocket]
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 4:42:44 PM EST
Well I was in your shoes about 2 months ago. Now I'm an old seasoned veteran! :-) I got my new Bushy about 3 weeks ago and have put about 400 rds. of various types of ammo through it and haven't found a flaw yet. The only flaw is in my shooting, and I'm slowly getting the hang of it. This is my first aluminum 22 rifle. I've got another stainless 22 (22-250) but that's another story. TF
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 5:08:13 PM EST
Bushmaster without a doubt makes the finest AR available for Quality and Price. You can't beat it!
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 5:16:02 PM EST
US SOCOM (SpecOps Command) buys Bushmaster. Need I say more? BTW, welcome to the asylum.
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 5:32:53 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 5:41:06 PM EST
My prefernse if I had to start over. 1]Bushmaster 2]Bushmaster 3]Bushmaster 4]Armalite{and if a armalite isnt an option you could always try a Bushmaster! [:D]
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 5:54:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/20/2001 5:57:55 PM EST by NoCompromise]
mine bushmaster M-4 [img]albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1277466&a=9460188&p=46364431&Sequence=0[/img]
Link Posted: 4/20/2001 6:00:25 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/21/2001 7:02:53 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/21/2001 7:10:26 AM EST by AMHsix]
My first and only AR-15 is a [b]Colt[/b] Match Target Lightweight. It's a 16" barrel, with "shorty" handgaurd. It's accurate and I've never had a problem with it(i.e. jamming/malfunctions). What I don't like about it is that it's foward take-down pin is really a screw, so my rifle folds open for cleaning. It's easier to clean if you can seperate the upper and lower receivers. My next AR-15 will be a [b]Bushmaster[/b] Dissipator(16" barrel with full length handguard). Maybe someday I'll get a [b]Rock River Arms[/b] CAR A2 with mid-length handguards. I don't like [b]Armalite's[/b] muzzle brakes, so I don't even look at those, but there's nothing wrong with them if you don't mind the muzzle brakes. Here's some links if you didn't already know: [url]http://www.armalite.com/[/url] [url]http://www.colt.com/colt/html/a2g_commrifles.html[/url] [url]http://www.bushmaster.com/shopping/weapons/[/url] [url]http://www.rockriverarms.com/rifles/default.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 4/21/2001 8:02:27 AM EST
Aggie: thank you! now let find a hole bye.
Link Posted: 4/21/2001 8:15:09 AM EST
IMO, DPMS.
Link Posted: 4/21/2001 8:30:40 AM EST
Bushy...............although my pre-ban Colt was a real ringer.
Link Posted: 4/21/2001 9:35:52 AM EST
Nice pics but my favorite AR I own is a semiauto M-4gery with Knights Rail Interface System, 14.5" bbl w/ vortex. Also like my AK-74 a lot - though I'm not a big AK fan.
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