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Posted: 8/3/2005 3:18:52 PM EDT
I'm getting really close to buying my first AR. I'm still in my "research" phase, trying to find out as much info as possible before I start spending money.

I've decided that I am going to purchase a bare bones AR and build on it instead of building one from scratch.

Stag, Olypmic Arms, and Double Star all make some base AR's for around $600-$700. As far as features go...they are all about the same.

So all I have to judge by is fit, finish & function. How does everything fit, and how does everything look., and how reliable and accurate will the gun be? Are the barrels/recievers/internals better from one company vs. the others?

So what do you think.....if I can get a base model AR for the exact same price, who should I go with with?

Thanks for the help
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 3:30:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/3/2005 3:34:24 PM EDT by Special-K]
I can't compare to the other two, but I have an Olympic with a seperate Olympic upper. I have been extremely pleased with both. Fit, finish, and function have all been great. Both uppers are perfect matches for the lower. Both are very accurate and relibale. I would not hesitate to buy from Olympic again, and their lifetime warranty is another selling point.

ETA - make sure if you do choose Olympic to go with a forged upper rather than cast. If you are looking for their "entry level" rifle - the "Plinker", go with the "Plinker Plus" - it's the one with the forged upper. The older Plinker had a cast lower.

-K
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 3:32:11 PM EDT
I would say Stag. I have seen a few and they look great.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 3:33:08 PM EDT
my stag builds look better than my bushmasters
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 3:37:25 PM EDT
CMT/Stag. They make most of the parts for some of the most trusted brands.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 3:38:54 PM EDT
I've seen the Double Star and they look really good.I don't have one myself but i do have a home grown built on a Double Star receiver,the specs are great.My personal choice would be either a Double Star or Stag with a chrome lined bbl.I also have a home build that I built on an Oly reciever,the Oly has the toughest finish I've seen but the mag well is a little bit tight with some mags.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 3:39:24 PM EDT
CMT/Stag
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 4:09:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By newbe:
CMT/Stag



A big +1

I just got two stripped Stag lowers today at my FFL. They are flawless.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 4:15:34 PM EDT
I have a stag lower with a stag parts kit in it. Seems great.

I'll be able to say more when my freakin' M4 upper gets here (it's currently in Ohio according to USPS tracking)
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 4:46:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By imq707s:
I'm getting really close to buying my first AR. I'm still in my "research" phase, trying to find out as much info as possible before I start spending money.

I've decided that I am going to purchase a bare bones AR and build on it instead of building one from scratch.

Stag, Olypmic Arms, and Double Star all make some base AR's for around $600-$700. As far as features go...they are all about the same.

So all I have to judge by is fit, finish & function. How does everything fit, and how does everything look., and how reliable and accurate will the gun be? Are the barrels/recievers/internals better from one company vs. the others?

So what do you think.....if I can get a base model AR for the exact same price, who should I go with with?

Thanks for the help





STAG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!­!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!­!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 4:57:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/3/2005 4:57:46 PM EDT by _DR]
Stag Rivals Colt, Bushmaster, Armalite and RRA.
You can't go wrong for the price, best kept secret.

CMT/STAG.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 4:59:16 PM EDT
Go Stag, you won't be sorry.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 5:00:13 PM EDT
Sabre Defense, RRA
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 5:01:55 PM EDT
Between the brands you listed

Olympic. It's my most abused gun, dropped on rocks and into sand, and hardly a blemish. Also my most accurate AR as well
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 5:32:13 PM EDT
Definitely STAG.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 6:40:44 PM EDT
You should really take a long, long look at Mega receivers, uppers and lowers.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 7:07:56 PM EDT
in my case, stag.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 11:12:29 AM EDT
I just recived a double star lower with carb. stock. Very nice better finsh than my bushmasters. And the price was quite resonable too.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 12:08:42 PM EDT
+1 Stag, Best fit and finish I have ever seen, and I have seen and handled most.
GO STAG............
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 12:57:24 PM EDT
out of the ones you listed

i would go either stag or doublestar.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:34:24 PM EDT
I had the chance to tour Double Star facility today, part of a law enforcement open house they had. Seeing the guns and parts first hand.... WOW. Nice stuff. They even let us try out some of the toys. Quality looks great, nice finish. Can't wait for the 1911's that they are about to produce.

My vote Double Star.....
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:38:56 PM EDT
Stag
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:40:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Reload_em:

Originally Posted By newbe:
CMT/Stag



A big +1

I just got two stripped Stag lowers today at my FFL. They are flawless.


A big +2

My Rock River lowers were made by CMT-excellent fit and finish for the money.
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