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Posted: 9/23/2004 9:02:13 AM EST
I have an opportunity to purchase a Brand New,No Ban , With all the goodies(telescoping stock,flash hider, bayonet lug)m15a4cbsof with detachable carry handle for $900. Are these rifles any good. How does it stack up against a Bushy? Price sounds really good if these rifles are any good. I have no experience with Armalite.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 9:03:50 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/23/2004 9:04:01 AM EST by drache]

Originally Posted By chaos4570:
I have an opportunity to purchase a Brand New,No Ban , With all the goodies(telescoping stock,flash hider, bayonet lug)m15a4cbsof with detachable carry handle for $900. Are these rifles any good. How does it stack up against a Bushy? Price sounds really good if these rifles are any good. I have no experience with Armalite.



I own an Armalite. (well, Eagle Arms to be exact)
Very good rifle. Only problems I ever had with it were due to crappy bushmaster magazines. Once I replaced those it's worked perfect ever since.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 9:09:03 AM EST
ArmaLites are great I own two of them, and the only problem I have is keeping the magazines full
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 9:13:24 AM EST
they have .223 chambers and tend to have function issues if you run two or three mags thru them rapid fire.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 9:13:37 AM EST

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
ArmaLites are great I own two of them, and the only problem I have is keeping the magazines full



+1

I have an Armalite and an EagleArms. Excellent rifles.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 9:14:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By hk940:
they have .223 chambers and tend to have function issues if you run two or three mags thru them rapid fire.



Not all of them. Mine is chambered 5.56
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 9:28:41 AM EST

Originally Posted By hk940:
they have .223 chambers and tend to have function issues if you run two or three mags thru them rapid fire.



Not true. Mine and every one that I have handled are 5.56 (my dept. has (4) m15a4's all are 5.56)

My personal M15A4 has the mid-length gas system, and has been completely flawless. This past summer I attended (2) carbine courses where the classes required 1,000rds. for each day. My rifle functioned without a hiccup on both days.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 9:33:13 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 10:58:21 AM EST

Originally Posted By hk940:
they have .223 chambers and tend to have function issues if you run two or three mags thru them rapid fire.


Actually, about 2001 they switched over to a mil-spec (or maybe a Wylde?) chamber in most of their rifles.

They are excellent rifles, but I too would suggest you make sure you don’t get one with a .223 chamber. IIRC, there’s a mark on the barrel indicating the mil-spec chamber. You should be able to research this on the Armalite website.

If it has a muzzlebrake, I’d also make sure it is actually threaded on (probably with a welded over pin) rather than simply pinned on with a removable pin. That would make it easier to fit a flash suppressor.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 10:59:27 AM EST
Armalite good.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 11:55:06 AM EST
Love my M15A4C. Two failures to feed in the life of the rifle--I was using a USA mag which was crushed shortly thereafter.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 12:09:52 PM EST
Nothing but praise for my 20" M15A4 rifle. Go for it - you will not be disappointed.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 2:51:00 PM EST
Fortunately for the originator he is in another state. If it were in FL, I'd find out where and it would be MINE. (and, if he waits too long, I may be in TX, as well) I have an AR-10A4 with 20" and 16" uppers. Love it. Made well, shoots well. Their (Armalite) customer service is good, too.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 2:57:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/23/2004 2:59:18 PM EST by markl32]
I have a no frills ArmaLite M15A2. Love it. Runs like a champ.

ETA: Marked 5.56. Shoots everything from crap to match ammo.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 3:00:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By markl32:
I have a no frills ArmaLite M15A2. Love it. Runs like a champ.

ETA: Marked 5.56. Shoots everything from crap to match ammo.



Me too. Great rifles!
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 3:11:02 PM EST
Do you know the ABC's of ar owning??
Armalite is at the beginning.
Then bushy
and in last place colt.

At least that was what I was told when starting to shop. "Just stick to the ABC's. Dont go past C."
I never got past the A's.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 3:16:41 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 3:35:09 PM EST
I've got 5 Armalites in 3 different flavors, .223, .308, and 50BMG. If they didn't work I'd quit buying them.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 3:51:29 PM EST
I have an M15A4 and it is sold pending funds, and with the money I plan on buying another Bushmaster...
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 3:59:05 PM EST
I have two AR-10's , a 16" and a 20" . The only issue was a Gas key loosening on the 20" after 5000 rounds . A quick fix and no problems since . All and all I consider them to be one of the better manufactures out there .
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 4:56:30 PM EST
I've got 2 Armalite AR15's and 1 Armalite AR10.You won't go wrong with them.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 9:21:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By rjroberts:
Fortunately for the originator he is in another state. If it were in FL, I'd find out where and it would be MINE. (and, if he waits too long, I may be in TX, as well) I have an AR-10A4 with 20" and 16" uppers. Love it. Made well, shoots well. Their (Armalite) customer service is good, too.



I made this one MINE!
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 9:26:26 PM EST
I've got an AR-10(T).

My biggest problem is that it's boring. Whatever I want it to hit,... it hits. Every single time!

What fun is that?
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 9:35:53 PM EST



Another happy Armalite owner. With the real AR, the one in .308/7.62X51 Nato.

An AR15 is a mini-AR!
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 12:05:14 AM EST
I love my AR-10A4.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 3:40:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By chaos4570:

Originally Posted By rjroberts:
Fortunately for the originator he is in another state. If it were in FL, I'd find out where and it would be MINE. (and, if he waits too long, I may be in TX, as well) I have an AR-10A4 with 20" and 16" uppers. Love it. Made well, shoots well. Their (Armalite) customer service is good, too.



I made this one MINE!



Good decision! Enjoy it!
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