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Posted: 4/4/2002 4:29:27 PM EDT
New Member. Been 'Lurking' for awhile.
Picked up my 1st AR today.
Bushmaster A2 20" HBAR.
Went at lunch, did all the freakin paper work - New 4473!!??$$$ - I guess they're looking for "Terorist's"!! w/ the paperwork!!! and then the dealer called in for the 'NICS' and the Freakin system was down!!!
So much for the "INSTANT CHECK SYSTEM"
Anyway, he got through finally and I picked it up after work.
No prior experience w/ AR's. Have downloaded and read/studied manuals.
Have 200 rds of Rem 55 GR Power-Lokt HP and picked up 100 rds of UMC 55 GR FMJ at WallyWorld today for $3.97/box of 20.
Plan on shooting tomorrow or this weekend using the standard 25M site in and go from there.
Will order some USGI 20/30rd mags and want to order some 3131A from Ammonman.
Any suggestions/comments/advice appreciated.
Just wanted to 'Check In' and say Hello.
I've already picked up a lot of good info here.
OBTW I've been shooting/hunting for 40+ yrs. - rifle/shotgun/pistol/revolver/bow, but my only semiauto rifle experience is w/ a Norinco SKS I picked up last summer. I REALLY LIKE that weapon and it lead to the decision to go for the AR.
Gotta go do chores at the barn. I'll check back later.
Thanks Again,
Link Posted: 4/4/2002 4:56:32 PM EDT
Welcome aboard Larry....

I also have a SKS ( amongst others ) and they are great guns for the money.

Stick around you are going to love it here.
Link Posted: 4/4/2002 4:56:41 PM EDT
Congrats. First suggestion - stop buying ammo by the box. You'll soon realize the only way to keep that thing fed is to buy it by the case.

Link Posted: 4/4/2002 5:14:00 PM EDT

I will agree, you need to start buying by the case, maybe even the half case if money is tight .
Link Posted: 4/4/2002 5:16:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/4/2002 9:26:31 PM EDT
Welcome from the Great White North! Lot's of good folks here, and as you know, a lot of good information on these forums. Good shootin!

Link Posted: 4/4/2002 9:36:23 PM EDT
Welcome to THE site!
Sounds like you've got it figured out - but as others have said, buy by the case if you can.
Link Posted: 4/5/2002 12:23:02 AM EDT

As stated above - by the case is the only way to fly.

Q3131A - good choice.

Link Posted: 4/5/2002 1:15:16 AM EDT
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