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Posted: 7/31/2001 9:28:45 PM EDT
I really hope that this does not all come down to personal peference, but I hear different things about Colt, Armalite, and Bushmaster etc. All the AR's and one M-16 I have shot were Colt and one Olympic. My dad is a collector and was a dealer until Clinton got in to office. He has owns from a semi-auto A1 with the old grip to a current A2 Sporter with hbar. I really want an old green label A2 government pre-ban sporter with the extendable stock, but just cannot fork up the $2000. Any help is appreciated. Chida66 (and no, Dad won't sell me his A2 Government)
Link Posted: 7/31/2001 9:29:26 PM EDT
DPMS, hands down.
Link Posted: 7/31/2001 9:46:53 PM EDT
Im gonna go off and say Bushmaster. Just like the Bushy's
Link Posted: 7/31/2001 9:50:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/31/2001 9:58:23 PM EDT
When you find an AR15 then you will know the answer. The "best" is 99.99% of the time the one you own.[smoke]
Link Posted: 7/31/2001 10:00:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/31/2001 9:58:23 PM EDT by madman_kirk]
I'm a bushie man myself, but i do like my Rock River Arms. I heard good things about Armalite.read around here [url]http://www.ar15.com/forums/index.html?board=2[/url] mmk
Link Posted: 7/31/2001 10:32:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/31/2001 10:41:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/1/2001 1:35:37 AM EDT
I'm on my way to having one of each, that will be the only real way to tell. hehe
Link Posted: 8/1/2001 1:58:02 AM EDT
Cant go wrong with a Colt, Bushmaster or Armalite/EagleArms. However, I agree with Hangfire when he says the "best" is often the one you own. You can take most any brand receiver and with the proper parts, put together a reliable weapon that prints really tight groups.
Link Posted: 8/1/2001 6:10:50 AM EDT
I've owned or handled AR's from most manufacturers... Without question, [b]Rock River[/b]!
Link Posted: 8/1/2001 4:36:34 PM EDT
Gotta go with my pre-ban Colt 6001. She's so sweet.
Link Posted: 8/1/2001 4:46:23 PM EDT
are you sure you want to have this discussion, again? the answeres will vary widely but my personal favorite would be bushmaster.
Link Posted: 8/1/2001 4:47:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Chida66: I really hope that this does not all come down to personal peference
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You got to be kidding. That is what you will get anytime you ask this question. I say ArmaLite/Eagle Arms, preban (Eagles) or postban (ArmaLite and Eagles). Of course you could get a real old ArmaLite preban, made in the seventies. An original AR180.
Link Posted: 8/1/2001 7:05:47 PM EDT
Almost everyone uses the same parts from the same few manufacturers. I think your question should be: Who has the best service?
Link Posted: 8/1/2001 7:20:07 PM EDT
Yes most people will say what they own or have owned is the best. And since I am a part of the most................ 1.Rock River 2.Bushmaster 3.Preban Colt 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: 8/1/2001 8:08:00 PM EDT
Here we go again..... The Truth: Any AR-15 made in the US (which is all of them to my knowledge) is a good weapon. Buying a different brand of AR is like drinking a different brand of tap water. Unless you are looking for specific features any AR-15 will suffice, regardless of make. I personally have a preferrence for Colts. They are available in large numbers pre-ban and are well made. Besides, I really like the neat little pony emblem.
Link Posted: 8/1/2001 8:20:02 PM EDT
Bushwacker, I meen Bushmaster!
Link Posted: 8/2/2001 4:46:39 AM EDT
Bushmaster was the best choice for me.
Link Posted: 8/2/2001 5:08:07 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Troy: Best for what? If you want a weapon, Bushmaster is the best. If you want a collector, Colt (preban). If you want a target rifle that looks great, Armalite. -Troy
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I think this pretty well sums it up! I have owned Colt, Bushmaster and now Rock River Arms. My Bushy A3 Dissipator is the best to be used as a weapon as Troy said. It is superbly reliable and very accurate. Additionally, it incorporates almost every single Mil-Spec currently in use. In short, Bushmaster is as good/better than what our own military uses. The Colt I had was a pre-94 Sporter Target w/ block. Yep, the lower was technically pre-ban as it still had the A2 flash hider but it was sans bayo. lug. It was reliable (not as much as the Bushy though) and was pretty well made. I was pleased with it. The Rock River LEGP is the most asthetically pleasing AR I have ever set hands on. Superb quality and craftsmanship and utterly reliable. I rate it better than Colt and Bushmaster. I still consider myself a Bushmaster man though I will take a RRA anyday. I will not pay the $ for a simple AR-15 A2 pre-ban Colt as I would personally only consider a very early SP1 if I were gonna drop the cash for a pre-ban. If you choose Bushy, Rock River, Colt or Armalite you are going to be okay.
Link Posted: 8/2/2001 8:36:52 AM EDT
Does anybody here heard of BOHICA ar-15's? They are all prebans. I bought one just for the name
Link Posted: 8/2/2001 9:11:33 AM EDT
I love my Pony!
Link Posted: 8/2/2001 9:15:34 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/2/2001 9:17:42 AM EDT
Rock River Arms gets my vote...
Link Posted: 8/2/2001 9:38:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/2/2001 9:48:24 AM EDT
Thanks everyone for the input! I suppose the only problem I have ever had was with my Dad's Olympic arms. Every now and then the sucker decided that it was okay to fire off a 3 to 5 round burst. Lucky for us, my family has a private range and the ranch. We took it to a gunsmith who corrected the problem for us so no Feds would be upset. The sheriff of my home town recently purchased 20 plus Bushmasters for the department and I consider him very in the know about firearms. Thanks again. Chida66
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