Originally Posted By Pawjr74:
It seems like a very solid rifle. There is no play between the upper and the lower, the bolt is marked HPT/MPI, the gas key and castle nut are staked. It doesn't have M4 Feed ramps but I had zero issues with feeding out of 230 rounds of cheap .223 ammo. I think it's true that the M4 feed ramps are hyped up and not really needed for our semi auto rifles. The only thing I wish Del Ton would have done on this rifle was to go with at mil spec buffer tube but that could easily be changed down the line. I threw a Magpul rear back up sight on it and a cheap Walmart red dot which I was able to co-witness. Out of the box it was shooting pretty accurate. I had to adjust the rear back up sight to the right just a tad and it was shooting just a tad high. My groups were fairly small for shooting standing up unsupported. The indoor range went out to 60 feet.
I was thinking of doing a write up on the sport with some pictures. I only hear good things about Del Ton from other owners so I'm not sure why everyone is so quick to write them off. For the price point of this AR I'm not sure why more people don't consider it for a starter rifle. I really think the sport will be a good first AR.
I won't pooh-pooh the high end rifles, but I won't put down the starters like the Del Ton Sport either. From what I've researched online, most shooters have had the same impression as you. Well made, solid, accurate, hardly any problems at all. Perfect for Average Joes like myself who aren't potting Taliban in the Hindu Kush.
For about a $1000, a man can get a Sport, ammo, a few mags, a rear sight and some accessories and be able to protect his family from most situations. Riot, looters in the aftermath of disaster, armed muslim bomber on the loose (Boston), etc...Frankly, this was my line of thinking when I purchased mine.
I look foward to your write up...and pics.