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Posted: 4/4/2006 5:03:01 PM EDT
Hello all,

I've been considering the purchase of an AR-15 for CMP competition, varmint/predator hunting, as well as some good ol' range time and had a few quesitons. First of all, and most obvious, is whether or not an AR makes a good rifle for the aforementioned activites. I'd like to know what experienced shooters think.
Also, who makes the AR-15A2 style rifle that is the closest to military specifications? What is the current situation regarding the selection and value of AR accessories? I'm no mall-ninja, but may in the future want to swap out the A2 stock for a collapsing model. Would I be able to do this, without any permanent modification to the rifle? And, on a final note, would I be better off purchasing an assembled rifle, or by the parts myself and assembling my own?
Thanks for any and all help,
Mike
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 5:34:19 PM EDT
You choice is perfect. An AR does all that and more better than most anything out there,

Bushmaster can make you a rifle very similar to a mil A2.

Some might chime in and mention that Bushy doesn't offer a 1/7 govt profile bbl, but yes, you can order it that way directly from them.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 5:38:43 PM EDT
I just recently purchase my First ar on the EE from Jkiser. I bought a complete upper and lower from him. I was a little uneasy about doing so on the inter but I am very happy with the results
Check his stuff out
This is what I bought
I dont knwo if this is what your looking for but I hope it helps
Complete Upper
Complete Lower
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 5:50:18 PM EDT
You can swap the stock. It's very easy to do and does not require any perm mods to your rifle.

I bought my first AR-15 (Colt) and the more I read this forum and discovered the wealth of info contained here and the incredible knowledge level of the folks who frequent this site, I decided to buikd my own. So I built a AR pistol and now I'm in the process of building another rifle. It's very rewarding to build your own.

Shopping in the EE (Equipment Exchange) for either new used items is a safe bet.


Good luck, welcome to the forum, and don't forget to post pics of what ever you buy/build.


Gene
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 7:37:57 PM EDT
RRA that is Rock River Arms. I'd suggest that you go with National Match A2. and then pick up a 20 inch Varmit sytle Flattop and mount a good scope on it. at least 10X. pop a couple of pins and swap uppers as that days shooting dictates.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 4:41:15 PM EDT
Well, tahnks for the information you guys have provided thus far. I will be sure to check out RRA and Bushmaster, as well as the Equipment Exchange portion of this forum. While we're at it, though, anyone else have some thoughts?
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