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Posted: 6/2/2001 6:49:35 AM EDT
I have had such a hard time trying to figure out which is my favoriate configuration of the AR-15. Needless to say, I have one in each of the typical barrel lengths, 16", 20", and bull 24". I like them all for different reasons.--OK, I LOVE them all for different reasons. The 16" is so light and handy. The 20" is an SP1 and is a classic look. The 24" is a tack driver and looks darn cool. If I had to choose only one, heaven forbid that would ever have to happen, I think I would have to.... Shoot, I can't!!! What is your favoriate configuration and why? fuatos
Link Posted: 6/2/2001 6:56:41 AM EDT
The A2 Govt. style. Improved sights, longer length of pull, brass deflecter. Utilitarian no frills. Reminds me of me.
Link Posted: 6/2/2001 7:02:11 AM EDT
16"... small, yet lethal nevertheless.
Link Posted: 6/2/2001 7:08:46 AM EDT
That's a tough call. Though I really like the "Colt Shorty", the SP1 was the first configuration I fell in love with. [:I][:I] COLTSHORTY GOA KABA COA JPFO SAF NRA "I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I require the same from them."
Link Posted: 6/2/2001 7:10:41 AM EDT
Well, If I could only have ONE......My preference would probably be a 16" Zane
Link Posted: 6/2/2001 7:20:48 AM EDT
I'm with uncle buck, 20" AR-15A2. Until I get my 18" A1 buttstocked dissipator built. If that goes well, I'm sure it will be my favorite.
Link Posted: 6/2/2001 8:21:11 AM EDT
hey fuatos! tough one...let me see...ummmm....M4gery! or like 16" shorty,light,extra-tactical,indoor-outdoor,super versatile,hopefully a preban,feels like an extension of your arm,slightly longer than an M4,easy to rappel/run/climb with, mini-fatty! - just one man's opinion though.
Link Posted: 6/2/2001 8:49:21 AM EDT
This is like asking who the most beautiful woman is. I like the 16" HBAR, but I am wondering if a 20" Gov't profile might be the ultimate - longer sight radius, higher velocity and lighter too.
Link Posted: 6/2/2001 8:54:39 AM EDT
gee - i'm in with uncle buck too, i'd have to go with my mt6551. light, fast, i know how to shoot it well, better velocities, stronger built and easier on my ears than my 'm4'. plus it has the certain nostalgia for me... steve
Link Posted: 6/2/2001 9:20:18 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/2/2001 9:29:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/2/2001 9:55:05 AM EDT
I would have to agree on the Dissipator as being my favorite... a) Not much longer than a 16" carbine b) A2 stock vs. telestock c) Longer sight radius d) A2 sights e) Post-ban (cheaper and quieter with no F.S.er) f) Mine has the earlier triangular grips and it kinda has that A1 look to it I only wish I had it in the flat-top version... I may retrofit an flat-top receiver to this weapon in the future. [img]http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=926068&a=6762421&p=23693819&Sequence=0[/img] FITTER out
Link Posted: 6/2/2001 10:09:21 AM EDT
small, smaller the better[:)]
Link Posted: 6/2/2001 10:25:22 AM EDT
R6520...R6600
Link Posted: 6/2/2001 10:33:51 AM EDT
Bushmaster "Dissipator" in pre-ban configuration with all of the forbidden features.
Link Posted: 6/2/2001 10:36:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/2/2001 10:34:06 AM EDT by Jewbroni]
Originally Posted By SILVER SURFER: small, smaller the better[:)]
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Is that what your significant other tells you? Hate to burst your bubble, but I think she's just trying to make you feel better. 20" A2 Pre-ban, Stainless bolt and barrel. All the way. Jewbroni~
Link Posted: 6/2/2001 10:51:05 AM EDT
My favorite configuration is my pre-ban M4A2 "ColtMaster." Light, quick and simple. Bud
Link Posted: 6/2/2001 11:01:22 AM EDT
Here is my favorite config.. [img]http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=322726&a=2394252&p=49661856&Sequence=0&res=high[/img]
Link Posted: 6/2/2001 11:09:45 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/2/2001 12:17:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Troy: M16A2/AR15A2. 20" A2-profile barrel, A2 upper. Though I would have an A1-length stock on it if I could get one made from the current materials (but that's another topic). -Troy
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If you ever find a source for A1s made from the current material, [b]PLEASE[/b] post it here. If you emailed me before you posted the source here, that would be OK too! [;)]
Link Posted: 6/2/2001 12:29:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/2/2001 12:29:37 PM EDT by BusMaster007]
I didn't know about the bayonet lug/bbl. length fact until after I got the rifle. You are right. Now, I don't care. The only reason I need a bayonet is for the blade collection. Still, it's nice to have it and not want it. I can't hang a bayonet on the 24" V-MATCH, either, but the targets and varmints don't care, either. Looks like a pre-ban 20" upper will have to join the family someday so I can have a bayonet on the lug. Nah.
Link Posted: 6/2/2001 1:24:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/2/2001 1:25:24 PM EDT by SARguy]
M4A3, iron sights (hey, I like to leave the carry handle on), tritium post, KAC RIS, stinger light mount left side, Masterkey shotgun, M60 sling. -SARguy (edited because I can't spell today)
Link Posted: 6/2/2001 1:29:06 PM EDT
My bushie A1 with A2 stock hits the gong at 380 yards, its difficult but I can do it.
Link Posted: 6/2/2001 1:31:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SARguy: M4A3, iron sights (hey, I like to leave the carry handle on), tritium post, KAC RIS, stinger light mount left side, Masterkey shotgun, M60 sling. -SARguy
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Is that a description of your favorite rifle configuration, or a boat anchor? [;)]
Link Posted: 6/2/2001 1:44:40 PM EDT
I gotta agree with uncle buck, too. The USGI A2 version would best serve the widest variety of applications.
Link Posted: 6/2/2001 1:57:16 PM EDT
[img]albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1482572&a=12924041&p=48477535[/img]
Link Posted: 6/2/2001 2:05:32 PM EDT
I am pretty enamored with my Rock River with 16" barrel and midlength handguards.
Link Posted: 6/2/2001 2:13:52 PM EDT
M4 flattop with the ACOG 4x32 special forces scope, Knight's RIS, 300m flip-up rear sight, and front/rear QD sling comb. You can not get any better than that.
Link Posted: 6/2/2001 3:42:41 PM EDT
<------Nuff said.
Link Posted: 6/2/2001 6:16:39 PM EDT
A2 with 20" barrel, either standard USGI contour or HBAR.
Link Posted: 6/2/2001 7:48:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/2/2001 7:54:51 PM EDT
In theory you never have to ask yourself that question because you can swap uppers to your heart's content. But then you have to ask yourself, "Do I really want a target upper attached to a collapsable buttstock lower with heavy combat trigger?" Or the reverse, "Do I really want a hair target trigger with adjustable target buttstock attached to my M4 upper?"
Link Posted: 6/2/2001 8:43:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/2/2001 8:42:17 PM EDT by BusMaster007]
One lower and two uppers makes for 1 1/2 Bushmasters so far... [b][blue]BUSHMASTER DISSIPATOR & V-MATCH[/blue][/b] [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/023/gZ/zz/kf/QM69298.jpg[/img] [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/010/sS/QJ/4K/e128100.jpg[/img] Well, slap me naked and hide my clothes!
Link Posted: 6/2/2001 8:44:56 PM EDT
16" A3. Still more accurate than me, and I can switch up inbetween numerous sight setups. James
Link Posted: 6/2/2001 11:51:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Jewbroni:
Originally Posted By SILVER SURFER: small, smaller the better[:)]
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Is that what your significant other tells you? Hate to burst your bubble, but I think she's just trying to make you feel better. 20" A2 Pre-ban, Stainless bolt and barrel. All the way. Jewbroni~
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Hey mine is 16"{s) two 16's beat one 20"
Link Posted: 6/3/2001 12:06:22 AM EDT
I find that over 3/4 of my shooting with ARs is done from a rested position from a bench or from the prone. I probably get the most enjoyment out of my ARs that offer the highest level of accuracy. Love sitting back behind my 17 pound lighting rod of an AR15 and watching through the scope on 20x as the bullets punch holes through the paper at 100-150 yards but yet the sight picture isn't lost and the only noticable recoil is due to a bit of "buffer slap." Watching squirrels splatter all over the hillside no matter what the range is just a hoot, I don't get that with my ARs that carry red dots or iron sights. I can't hear the 223 rounds hitting the steel at 500 yards but through the scope I can watch the paint chip off the steel. Just love putting the rounds where I want them with the AR15. As for most versatile. I'd say a 20inch A3, get a detachable carry handle and get it zero'd specifically for that upper and don't touch it, do the same thing with a scope that you are comfortable with and now you've got yourself a rifle that can switch out sights in a hurry and is very capable out beyond 400-500 yards. My AR10 and my long range AR15 are by far my favorites. I just can't wait to start monkeying around with the AR10, a really accurate 700-800 yard AR10 really gets me hot and bothered but the price of the thing really scares the hell out of me.
Link Posted: 6/3/2001 2:01:13 AM EDT
BusMaster007 Just curious how you shoot through the one with little scope on it. Not just you, but I see A LOT of people have weapons set up like that. I tried it with mine, but couldn't get the same sight picture. (I don't have 4 inch protruding cheek bones) So I bought the raised cheek piece and if something went wrong with scope I couldn't get a good sight picture with my iron sights. And the cheek piece is a pain in the ass to get on and off.
Link Posted: 6/3/2001 2:13:07 AM EDT
[blue]This looks like my rifle...do You like my configuration??[/blue] [img]http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/M203-1.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 6/3/2001 4:32:08 AM EDT
I like the classic M16A1 look. [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/033/Lb/EY/sv/ym52015.jpg[/img] [heavy]
Link Posted: 6/3/2001 6:48:46 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Troy:
Originally Posted By 700PSS:
Originally Posted By SARguy: M4A3, iron sights (hey, I like to leave the carry handle on), tritium post, KAC RIS, stinger light mount left side, Masterkey shotgun, M60 sling. -SARguy
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Is that a description of your favorite rifle configuration, or a boat anchor? [;)]
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The latter. I never understood the concept of strapping 20lbs of stuff to a 6lb carbine. -Troy
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Now Troy, you know it's not that heavy (about like an M203). :-) It's handy to breach doors with instead of carrying a full-size fumbly shotgun. *And* it does come off. -SARguy
Link Posted: 6/3/2001 8:07:08 AM EDT
I TOO WOULD LIKE ONE OF EACH BUT SINCE I CAN ONLY HAVE 1(FOR NOW ANYWAY)I CHOSE THE CLASSIC LOOK 20 INCH BARREL.IF I CAN SWING ANOTHER IT WOULD BE AN M4 GERY OR SHORT BARREL OF SOME SORT.I ALSO PREFER THE CARRY HANDLE.BUT IF I GET A SHORTY OF SOME SORT ILL GET IT IN THE FLATOP SO I CAN MOUNT ALL SORTS OF CRAP ON IT.
Link Posted: 6/3/2001 8:24:26 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/3/2001 8:33:27 AM EDT
Troy -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Originally Posted By 700PSS: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Originally Posted By SARguy: M4A3, iron sights (hey, I like to leave the carry handle on), tritium post, KAC RIS, stinger light mount left side, Masterkey shotgun, M60 sling. -SARguy -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Is that a description of your favorite rifle configuration, or a boat anchor? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The latter. I never understood the concept of strapping 20lbs of stuff to a 6lb carbine. -Troy Im with troy and 700, boat anchor, LMAO. everyone needs a shoot-me light i guess. guess im more with the KISS philosophy
Link Posted: 6/3/2001 9:23:15 AM EDT
Maggot--- The answer to the question of how I shoot with that little scope and no cheekpiece is: I found out that for my $40 BEC cheap Chinese scope, I have to stick my eye right up to the ocular lens to get a sight picture and crane my neck as you suggested...and as for the detachable cheekpiece, I, too, found that a sight picture was unobtainable with my head in that position. It's one of those setups to have your cake and eat it, too, so, you ultimately end up hungry! I've since taken off the scope and decided the right way for this rifle is to be an iron sighted carbine. The little pad on the "TeleStyle" buttstock is a 1/8" sorbothane pad I got from Brownells and cut to fit. I just love to have the accessories handy.
Link Posted: 6/3/2001 9:44:24 AM EDT
Im with troy and 700, boat anchor, LMAO. everyone needs a shoot-me light i guess. guess im more with the KISS philosophy
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Yea yea, it's not the lightest thing in the world. :-) The light is for target ID in the dark at night. You flash it, don't leave it on. It has a nice blinding effect on whoever looks at it giving you a bit of advantage. -SARguy
Link Posted: 6/3/2001 9:56:55 AM EDT
If I could own it, M16A1. But since I can't, I'm happy with a full size (20inch) AR either A1 or A2 sights, Govt profile barrel, fixed stock. I own three, 9mm, MT6731, and a DPMS with a Colt 6900 upper.
Link Posted: 6/3/2001 5:22:33 PM EDT
A box-stock Bushmaster with 4 position collapsible stock with 16" HBAR BBL, and std A2 sights.
Link Posted: 6/3/2001 7:51:38 PM EDT
If it were only one, it would have to be my pre-ban 20" A-2 with Elbit Falcon, and M16 stock (pre-A1). I too would love to see a source for A1 length , new material, stocks available! Let me know if one appears on the scene! Glad I don't have to decide, though. I really like my m4gery, Dissipator, and LW 16" rifles, too! -Troy
Link Posted: 6/3/2001 7:59:43 PM EDT
Question for anybody with an answer: What is the least that I can reasonably spend to get a setup like that bottom pic that Busmaster posted? Minus the scope and drum mag, of course)
Link Posted: 6/3/2001 8:04:48 PM EDT
I tell you one thing i [b]LOVE[/b] my bushmaster. mine's currently 16" but i like the standard 20" A2 type AR15 include's M203.
Link Posted: 6/3/2001 8:08:34 PM EDT
Bushmaster XM15 E2S Carbine. 16" floated H-bar, flat-top. No sights (scoped), no lugs, no flash hider, no bullshit. Just short, light, accurate. (NOT like me!)
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