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Posted: 12/22/2003 11:00:22 PM EDT
Getting ready to move up to an AR-15.  Friends recommend Bushmaster...General thoughts and recommendations.  I was a LEO several years ago and I not a stranger to hand or shot guns.  New to the AR area.
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 11:56:44 PM EDT
Check out www.adcofirearms.com. Consider Rock River
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 11:58:25 PM EDT
Bushmaster and Rock River Arms

With Rock River, make sure you get a chrome-[b]lined[/b] barrel, and not the chrome-moly.

After that, basically just pick out what you want.
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 11:59:19 PM EDT
Another vote for RRA from ADCO.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 4:56:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2003 4:59:02 AM EDT by _DR]
I would buy any of the below if the price was competitive, in that order:

Eagle Arms

But be very wary of Hesse Arms/Vulcan Arms, these have been known to have major problems, both with the product and elusive cutomer service.

I would stick with all forged receivers for strength, although some major manufacturers make cast receivers, forged is more durable IMO.

There is always the chromed bore vs chromemoly bore debate, choose whatever suits you best.

If you buy a preban, make sure you research its history by serial number thoroughly before putting cash down, and be aware the ban may sunset in September 2004 - or not.

Have a good time researching and making up your mind, that was one of the fun parts for me.

Link Posted: 12/23/2003 1:30:07 PM EDT
First I would decide what type AR I wanted.
If you want a 20" barrel or longer I would
consider a RRA to save some money if you want
a M-4 16" type I bought a colt liked it a little better than the bushmasters I had seen.
Had a few more options I was looking for.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 2:25:11 PM EDT
I think go8dalejr is right.  Decide wht you want first, 16"; 20"; 24".  Flatop is in my opinion the only way to go, much more versitile.  then decide twist, 1-8,1-9.  Then pick from the major players, rock river, colt, armalite, bushmaster.  I have colt6731- love it never fails and always shoots well.  I also have an Armalite AR10 great shooter,and of course so is the rock river I have.  Don 't have a bushmaster though.  HMMMM, maybe mamma can get me that for the holidays!!  I think if you get one of those and stay away from the Hess, ASA, etc.  you will do fine.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 6:08:08 PM EDT
Buy one of each...hehe... Cant go wrong with a Colt!
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 7:08:07 PM EDT
Thanks to one and all REALLY good advice.....My wife would kill me with it if I one of each[50]
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 7:17:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By russw11:
Thanks to one and all REALLY good advice.....My wife would kill me with it if I one of each[50]
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Ummmm... I take it you're not yet acquainted with the Black Rifle Illness, are you???  Buy an AR and you'll find out all about it... One of each?  2 or 3 of each will be more accurate, with every accessory made...

Link Posted: 12/23/2003 10:00:07 PM EDT
Dont leave out Cavalry Arms, great guys that sell great products.
Go to their forum in the Industry section of the board if you have questions.
I own a green 16" A3 mk2 and absolutely love it!

Link Posted: 12/23/2003 10:09:01 PM EDT
Hint: Buy the upper and lower seperately. This results in NOT having to pay the exise tax on a complete rifle.
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 5:23:51 AM EDT
Colt or Bushmaster.
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 6:50:06 AM EDT
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