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Posted: 7/23/2001 3:08:04 PM EDT
1st Post. Be gentle please[:I]. I'm replacing guns I sold a decade or so ago when my kids were small. I'm ready to replace my 5.56 weapon. I need help on which manufacturers to consider: Armalite, Bushmaster, custom shops, etc. My Sporter was a rather "finicky" gun. Failures to fire and extract were common if I didn't feed it exactly what it liked most. So...who's got the most reliable guns now across a wide choice of ammo from 55 to 62 grain; and I guess 1:9 twist is the best choice overall, vs. the 1:7 of my old Colt? Thanks all. CS[8P]
Link Posted: 7/23/2001 3:15:11 PM EDT
I have a Bushmaster which feeds anything. I'm not sure that you can by one out of the box now that will not be a reliable weapon. I chose the Bushmaster because it was readily available in my area and it is priced better than the Colt.
Link Posted: 7/23/2001 5:36:49 PM EDT
You must have had the proverbial lemon. My Sporter Match HBAR has eaten everything I've feed it. The 1:9 twist is more popular now, and with good reason. It is a more versatile rate.
Link Posted: 7/24/2001 3:21:54 AM EDT
Nick 1950, Are new Colt's still available to the general public?
Link Posted: 7/24/2001 7:25:43 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/24/2001 7:33:46 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/24/2001 7:57:36 AM EDT
I would seriously consider bushmaster!
Link Posted: 7/24/2001 8:13:13 AM EDT
Armalite - Best Gun Bushmaster - Best Buy Colt - Best Resale Value
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