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Radio_Free_ARFCOM
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Posted: 1/15/2010 11:11:10 AM EST
The Colt thread got me wondering what the hive mind thinks about this.

List your top 5 AR15 manufacturers in order.

You can list more than 5 if you wish.

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BCM

LMT
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BCM

LMT
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This thread will be awesome!
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IBTT

In before the "Table"
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Posted: 1/15/2010 11:14:19 AM EST
In no order:

Knights
Noveske
Daniel Defense
lMT
Colt

Ok maybe it is that order.
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Knights
LWRC
BCM
So how high WAS the fence?
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Posted: 1/15/2010 11:16:05 AM EST
1. Glock

2. Olympic

3. In n out #1 animal style

4. lulwut

5. .......
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1. KFC
2. FBO
3. Hi-Point
4. Family Style
5. Olympic
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Posted: 1/15/2010 11:17:58 AM EST

Originally Posted By Nate4635:
1. Glock

2. Olympic

3. In n out #1 animal style

4. lulwut

5. .......

Done. I was wondering what to get for lunch.
So how high WAS the fence?
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Posted: 1/15/2010 11:27:47 AM EST
darn...RIF...I thought it said "List your top 5 AR malfunctions"

I'll put anything made by Hesse in my #1 spot...I'll leave 2-5 for someone else.
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Posted: 1/15/2010 11:30:09 AM EST
Bushy. Only one I've ever needed and without the fag accessories...
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LWRC
NOVESKE
POF
COLT
LMT


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Top 5 of the ones I currently own by numbers in my collection, or top 5 by quality in my own personal experience (since I won't conjecture about the quality of those I haven't owned/shot)?



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Posted: 1/15/2010 11:31:50 AM EST
You decide.
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LMT


Thats all I need

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I am a big fan of Mattel.



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LMT
Noveske
Knights
BCM
Colt


If Larue made put together ARs they would be on the list too.
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Posted: 1/15/2010 11:33:17 AM EST
century
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colt
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As predicted, there is no huge difference in quality between most manufacturers. Of course there is (and will be shortly demostrated) more than enough kool-aid to go around, for most brands.

I was happy with my Bushmaster but sold it as it wasn't a "real" flat-top; the rail was raised.

I am happy with my S&W.

There isn't any major brand that I would reject out of hand for quality issues. There may be some 'minor' brands that I would avoid out of ignorance of their quality (or lack thereof), but that's it.
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Posted: 1/15/2010 11:36:44 AM EST
Colt
Noveske
LMT
BCM
Charles Daly
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what, no DPMS????
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No love for Mega? Mine has been excellent.
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Posted: 1/15/2010 11:37:59 AM EST
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LMT

BCM

LARUE

S&W

NOVESKE

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Posted: 1/15/2010 11:38:20 AM EST
I like Superior Arms. Got 2 of them.
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I have been shooting AR's since 1979.


They are all the same.
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Posted: 1/15/2010 11:48:01 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Radio_Free_ARFCOM:

You decide.

Okay.

Dismissing the self-builds (which I refuse to attribute to a manufacturer just because I used their lower), which are the majority of my ARs, and counting only complete factory rifles bought that way, the ones I currently own the most of are:

1. Bushmaster
2. Colt
3. DPMS
4. Olympic (don't snicker, 2 of them are GL-1s that have been flawless for me)
5. The rest tied at 1 each

If I looked back at all of the factory-complete ARs I had owned over the years it wouldn't change much, except I've had several Armalites in the past.

As to quality, I've never had to send a factory AR back for warranty repairs yet (just lucky, I guess). The only factory AR that ever gave me trouble was a DPMS, and even it worked its own problem out after a few hundred rounds. YMMV.

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No love for Mega? Mine has been excellent.

I didn't realize they made complete rifles.


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Posted: 1/15/2010 11:55:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By HardShell:

Originally Posted By xdoctor:
No love for Mega? Mine has been excellent.

I didn't realize they made complete rifles.


They dont afaik

So how high WAS the fence?
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Why don't a lot of people like bushmaster?
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Posted: 1/15/2010 12:01:57 PM EST
It's easier for me to list who I avoid. The rest are ok with me.

Bushmaster
Vulcan
Hesse
Blackthorne
Whatever the name is now for the companies formerly known as Vulcan/Hesse/Blackthorne



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KAC
Noveske
BCM
Colt
LWRC
LMT
Daniel Defense
and I'm sure there are many more
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Posted: 1/15/2010 12:03:18 PM EST
Originally Posted By GLHX2112:
It's easier for me to list who I avoid. The rest are ok with me.

Bushmaster
Vulcan
Hesse
Blackthorne
Whatever the name is now for the companies formerly known as Vulcan/Hesse/Blackthorne





here we go.....
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Hesse
Bushhampster
Olympic
Bubba-Build
Colt

Danny
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Originally Posted By Melvinator2k0:
Originally Posted By GLHX2112:
It's easier for me to list who I avoid. The rest are ok with me.

Bushmaster
Vulcan
Hesse
Blackthorne
Whatever the name is now for the companies formerly known as Vulcan/Hesse/Blackthorne





here we go.....



Dude, I'm trying to be serious ! Seriously ! (and post #5000)
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No love for sabre at all????
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In no order:

Colt
KAC
BCM
LMT
Noveske
LaRue
Daniel Defense
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Posted: 1/15/2010 12:08:06 PM EST
I only have experience with Bushmaster, and it hasn't failed me once

That being said from all the talk, pricing, etc

Colt, Larue, LMT are all up their in the top tier.
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Vulcan - Used by Special Olympic Forces
Olympic - same Olympics as above but not officially issued
Mattel - My Grand Father was issued an M16 when he fought at the Alamo and it said Mattel on it. We lost because it jammed so much.
Century - Same quality as their fine Cetme rifles.
Colt - They make parts for Century
Handy little carbine. The M44 is a combination flash bang grenade, flame thrower, rifle and spear all in one.
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Noveske
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Sabre
DD
S&W
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Originally Posted By Garandboy:
Vulcan - Used by Special Olympic Forces
Olympic - same Olympics as above but not officially issued
Mattel - My Grand Father was issued an M16 when he fought at the Alamo and it said Mattel on it. We lost because it jammed so much.
Century - Same quality as their fine Cetme rifles.
Colt - They make parts for Century


That can't be true. We all know that Colt doesn't make any parts. They get everything from CMT.
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Posted: 1/15/2010 12:11:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By xaaronx:
LMT
Noveske
Knights
LWRC
BCM

Good list, and FUCK Colt
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Posted: 1/15/2010 12:12:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By patriot73:
I have been shooting AR's since 1979.


They are all the same.

+1
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Noveske..
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This list is currently not YET based on my own experience. I'm still saving for my first (which will be a KAC)
1. KAC
2. Noveske
3. Larue
4. Colt
5. BCM
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LWRC
Knights
LMT
BMC
Noveske
Colt
Stag
S&W
RRA
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No RRA love?
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Posted: 1/15/2010 12:27:17 PM EST
Originally Posted By hkmp5s:

Originally Posted By patriot73:
I have been shooting AR's since 1979.


They are all the same.

+1


I have been driving vehicles since 1998. They are all the same...........
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bushmaster
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Colt
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