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Posted: 10/10/2004 5:47:50 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2004 5:47:59 AM EST by CommanderPoopyduX]
I am wanting to buy a complete new rifle. I know the set up I want...my question is the manufacteurer I want. I currently have a Bushmaster and I am very happy with it. I am wanting to buy a Flat top carbine,. I would feel secure with a Bushmaster, but i have heard good things about Rock Rivers. I have heard good and bad things about J&T. Let me know if anyone knows of any other good/bad brands. I am open for comments even on which brand to stay away from.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 3:12:33 PM EST
I just bought a DPMS M4-A3, I love the damn thing, cheap too!!!!
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 3:19:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By 223raider:
I just bought a DPMS M4-A3, I love the damn thing, cheap too!!!!



Me too!! Functioned perfectly, excellent fit ant finish, great price. Hard to beat!!

Link Posted: 10/10/2004 6:46:48 PM EST
I own colt\ dpms\ rock river. For the money rock river is my choice dpms 2nd. Colt if you want the name I bought my NM colt 12 yrs ago so price wasnt near what it is today.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 6:49:19 PM EST
First choice for me is Colt second would be LMT (Lewis Machine & Tool)
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 6:54:03 PM EST
RRA
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 7:25:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By jdgiii:
RRA



+1
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 12:56:34 PM EST
I bought a 16" Armalite flat top (M-15 A-4) I like it. I payed $750 for it new. The only thing I would say is Armalite and Rock River both have that mid- length handgaurd which kind of limts your handgaurd opitions if you wanted to change it. I bought a Yankee Hill 4 rail, free float tube for mine and it looks good and well built. Hope this helps.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 1:26:32 PM EST
One of my friends was telling me about the midlength hadnguards.......do you like it more than a normal or carbine lengths? They seem appealing to me but I dont know much about that length...
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 8:39:25 PM EST
I like them better than the standard CAR handguards. I think that the extra sight radius is a great help on longer shots. Also, there is less exposed barrel to burn yourself on, expecially in the summer when you have shorts on. Another plus is that when you use a railed forearm, if you use a vertical grip, you still have quite a few inches (depending on where you mount the grip) in front of the grip to use as a place to rest rifle on a support to shoot from. While your options are more limited that with the more standard type configs, there are more and more middy options becoming availiable.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 8:51:52 PM EST
1. Colt
2 ArmaLite

depending on my mood it could be

1. ArmaLite
2 Colt

all depends on the day
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 2:39:21 AM EST
The specific Setup I am looking at would be with a flat top and putting flip up front and rear sights on it. I would then go with some sort of red dot/ reflex sight. Any input on a dot?
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 6:11:12 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 7:32:36 AM EST
RRA
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 9:44:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By C4iGrant:
Stick with Aimpoint or EOTech for a red dot...



Ditto and for a new carbine: Bushmaster or Colt.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 3:55:13 PM EST
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