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Posted: 9/26/2011 12:31:16 AM
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Ive wanted an AR/M4 for a long time, so i finally laid down the cash for it Friday, but can't pick it up til Oct 4th. (Damn 10 day waiting period). It's not the kit, but the fully assembled platform.

In the meantime, I'd love to see pics from those of you with Del-Tons, and your opinions of the best ammo and mods for this rifle.

So far I've picked up the Magpul flip sights, UTG quad rail, and the Burris AR-332.



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Posted: 9/26/2011 2:07:24 AM
You have money for an enotech but buy a utg rail? I have heard some poeple say they are good if you are straped, but I would want my high end sights to be held up buy high end rails. Just my 2 cents
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Posted: 9/26/2011 2:14:52 AM
As far as ammo goes, Delton voids their warranty if you use steel cased. Just an FYI.
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Posted: 9/26/2011 6:17:25 AM
You'll be happy with your Delton. They're gtg.
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Posted: 9/26/2011 8:09:32 AM
Return the rail. Mount the EOTech on the receiver. Buy a Magpul MOE handguard and MVG grip if you want the forward grip. Can add a short rail section to the MOE handguard if you want to attach a light or something.
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Posted: 9/26/2011 8:41:01 AM
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Posted: 9/26/2011 8:44:16 AM
Originally Posted By k80clay:
Return the rail. Mount the EOTech on the receiver. Buy a Magpul MOE handguard and MVG grip if you want the forward grip. Can add a short rail section to the MOE handguard if you want to attach a light or something.


+1 on that.
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Posted: 9/26/2011 8:54:05 AM
Just wanted to get a few things out there...
Steel ammo DOES NOT void our warranty. We changed our policy on that a long while back!

Also, we've done quite a few things in the past year to upgrade our rifles, parts and accessories...
- All flat tops have the extended M4 feed ramps
- All bolts are MP/HP tested
- If you order an upper or rifle with a flat top, it will have an F Marked front sight base
- Our carriers are properly staked, and sealed
- All barrels are parkarized under the gas block
- We only use taper pins on our barrels
- All barrels are made of Chrome Moly Vanadium. CMV is an upgrade from the standard chrome moly. We also have the option to chrome line the barrels, or not, and you can chose a 1x7 twist or a 1x9 twist on most profiles.
We offer all of these options to you, as the consumer, so you can chose what you'd like. We don't tell you the options, we let you decide exactly what you'd like.
- As always, each and every upper or rifle that leaves here has been test fired, not a single one leaves the place without having that done

So, we think you'll be VERY happy with your upper! And as always, please let us know if you have any questions!
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Posted: 9/26/2011 8:59:39 AM
OP, I also have the UTG rail, its nice and works FINE. If you were going to Iraq you might need something else but for recreational use. Its fine IMO
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Posted: 9/26/2011 9:26:14 AM
Del-Ton is the best kept secret in the industry. Quality rifle at very low price. I built one and am looking to build two more.
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Posted: 9/26/2011 10:54:34 AM
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Posted: 9/26/2011 11:12:31 AM
Here's mine:

Del-Ton A2 upper w/ 16" HBAR DTI
DPMS Lower
A2 stock (now wears a collapsible stock



When I first got it about 5 years ago, it was having alot of problems with stovepipes and FTE's using all types of commercial .223 and 5.56. I sent it back and the tech found that the gas port was too small. It was enlarged and it has run flawless for nearly 3-4k of whatever I feed it. The only issue now (and its not really an issue) is that there is a small leak in the FSB but it has not altered the function. Turn around for the repairs was about a week.

Del-Ton is a well kept secret and if they had what I'm looking for (Gov't profile, mid length with a perm. weld 14.5" barrel), I'd buy my current project from them.
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86HMMWV
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Posted: 9/26/2011 1:15:19 PM
Originally Posted By rbrooks:
An eotech on a del-ton?

Shoulda saved your money and gotten a primary arms or other knockoff if you were going to go with a consumer grade rifle.

Please elaborate on why you feel this way.
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Posted: 9/26/2011 1:17:57 PM

Originally Posted By rbrooks:
An eotech on a del-ton?

Shoulda saved your money and gotten a primary arms or other knockoff if you were going to go with a consumer grade rifle.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but is del-ton not mil-spec?

I don't own one.
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Posted: 9/26/2011 1:23:51 PM
Originally Posted By 86HMMWV:
Originally Posted By rbrooks:
An eotech on a del-ton?

Shoulda saved your money and gotten a primary arms or other knockoff if you were going to go with a consumer grade rifle.

Please elaborate on why you feel this way.


Yes, please elaborate.
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Posted: 9/26/2011 2:05:54 PM
Well, I suppose if you want to pay more for a significantly longer lead time, non mil-spec item from DTI/Del-ton than someone like PSA, feel free. From what I read on here, not only can I build the PSA gun cheaper, but faster and have a more duty ready weapon when complete.
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Posted: 9/26/2011 2:12:22 PM
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Originally Posted By rbrooks:
Well, I suppose if you want to pay more for a significantly longer lead time, non mil-spec item from DTI/Del-ton than someone like PSA, feel free. From what I read on here, not only can I build the PSA gun cheaper, but faster and have a more duty ready weapon when complete.

And that's your reasoning for not putting an Eotech on a Del-ton rifle? Just as I thought, you're just talking with no good reasoning to back up your statements.

I don't own anything from either Del-Ton or Palmetto, but I wonder where you were in all the recent threads about Palmetto rifles with canted sight bases, misaligned feed ramps, FTE's, etc. I'm not talking down on Palmetto, but rather pointing out how you're making nonsense statements.

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Posted: 9/26/2011 2:19:59 PM

Originally Posted By rbrooks:
Well, I suppose if you want to pay more for a significantly longer lead time, non mil-spec item from DTI/Del-ton than someone like PSA, feel free. From what I read on here, not only can I build the PSA gun cheaper, but faster and have a more duty ready weapon when complete.
Your mouth is moving, and spewing shit, but you have not provided any information or facts to back up your claims.

This would be your second post, each of which further destroys your credibility.

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Posted: 9/26/2011 2:20:32 PM
del-ton.. don't fret.. i have plenty friends with del-ton rifles.. they function perfectly well.

Originally Posted By Del-Ton:
Just wanted to get a few things out there...
Steel ammo DOES NOT void our warranty. We changed our policy on that a long while back!

Also, we've done quite a few things in the past year to upgrade our rifles, parts and accessories...
- All flat tops have the extended M4 feed ramps
- All bolts are MP/HP tested
- If you order an upper or rifle with a flat top, it will have an F Marked front sight base
- Our carriers are properly staked, and sealed
- All barrels are parkarized under the gas block
- We only use taper pins on our barrels
- All barrels are made of Chrome Moly Vanadium. CMV is an upgrade from the standard chrome moly. We also have the option to chrome line the barrels, or not, and you can chose a 1x7 twist or a 1x9 twist on most profiles.
We offer all of these options to you, as the consumer, so you can chose what you'd like. We don't tell you the options, we let you decide exactly what you'd like.
- As always, each and every upper or rifle that leaves here has been test fired, not a single one leaves the place without having that done

So, we think you'll be VERY happy with your upper! And as always, please let us know if you have any questions!
Kassandra


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Posted: 9/26/2011 2:20:33 PM
Originally Posted By rbrooks:
An eotech on a del-ton?

Shoulda saved your money and gotten a primary arms or other knockoff if you were going to go with a consumer grade rifle.


What makes Del-Ton "consumer grade?"
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Posted: 9/26/2011 2:22:02 PM
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Originally Posted By rbrooks:
Well, I suppose if you want to pay more for a significantly longer lead time, non mil-spec item from DTI/Del-ton than someone like PSA, feel free. From what I read on here, not only can I build the PSA gun cheaper, but faster and have a more duty ready weapon when complete.


Do you even know what your talking about?!?
The Del-Ton I bought isnt a kit, but a complete rifle that IS mil-spec, and in stock at my local gun store, which I get to pick up in 8 days.

I posted this thread to hear from those that own one, not people that want to talk trash on what I CHOSE, and paid for with MY MONEY. I never made any indication that a Del-Ton is any better or worse than another brand. If you don't own one, I couldn't care less about 'what you think or heard'.

Maybe I need to look for another forum....
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Posted: 9/26/2011 2:22:32 PM
He's my "Consumer Grade" mid length I built over 5 years ago. I haven't had any problems


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Originally Posted By 86HMMWV:
Originally Posted By rbrooks:
Well, I suppose if you want to pay more for a significantly longer lead time, non mil-spec item from DTI/Del-ton than someone like PSA, feel free. From what I read on here, not only can I build the PSA gun cheaper, but faster and have a more duty ready weapon when complete.

And that's your reasoning for not putting an Eotech on a Del-ton rifle? Just as I thought, you're just talking with no good reasoning to back up your statements.

I don't own anything from either Del-Ton or Palmetto, but I wonder where you were in all the recent threads about Palmetto rifles with canted sight bases, misaligned feed ramps, FTE's, etc. I'm not talking down on Palmetto, but rather pointing out how you're making nonsense statements.

ETA: Do us all a favor....Log out, and don't log back in.


I own both PSA and Del-Ton.
The Del-Ton costs less and is only of slightly lower quality than PSA (which is to say that both are solid mil-spec rifles I would trust my life to).
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Posted: 9/26/2011 2:24:13 PM

Originally Posted By mah77:
Originally Posted By rbrooks:
Well, I suppose if you want to pay more for a significantly longer lead time, non mil-spec item from DTI/Del-ton than someone like PSA, feel free. From what I read on here, not only can I build the PSA gun cheaper, but faster and have a more duty ready weapon when complete.


Do you even know what your talking about?!?

No, he doesn't.

Balls and a Dirty Dildo? Seriously?
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Posted: 9/26/2011 2:24:55 PM

Originally Posted By SIPCAT-C:

The Del-Ton costs less and is only of slightly lower quality than PSA (which is to say that both are solid mil-spec rifles I would trust my life to).
Can you back that up with facts, or are you 'feeling' that way like the other guy?

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