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Posted: 11/12/2002 3:59:56 PM EDT
Like most folks I'm not made of money so I always look for a deal. Local dealer will sell me a brand new Olympic Arms ".223 Plinker" for $599 out the door. I love AR-15's and just need to know if this entry level firearm is worth the purchase.
Thanks for the info.
-Steelhunter Out!
Link Posted: 11/12/2002 4:06:37 PM EDT
I have one. Never any trouble.
Link Posted: 11/12/2002 5:00:50 PM EDT
I've got a buddy who has one. At first, it was nothing but jam, jam, jam. That was with the factory mag and a beat all to hell mag. He finally ponied up some bucks to get new in wrap Colt 20 rounders and some Thermold 30 rounders. He has no reliability issues anymore. It doesn't shoot sub-MOA at 100 yards, but for plinking it's a decent buy.
Link Posted: 11/12/2002 5:06:53 PM EDT
Pick up a SGN, you should be able to order one from there for $499, about $20 shipping and a $25 transfer...
Link Posted: 11/12/2002 5:31:57 PM EDT
hello i have just bought a armalite m15 a2 for the price of 699.00 and if you asked anyone in here they will tell you to buy a armalite before you buy the olympic arms i was going to buy one too until i came on here and asked a lots of questions and for the price difference i went with the armalite
Link Posted: 11/12/2002 6:03:06 PM EDT
Or you could buy a kit for $425 and a receiver for $100 and put it together yourself.
Link Posted: 11/12/2002 7:01:52 PM EDT
Hiram, where do you find receivers for $100?
the cheapest I've found are RRAs for $125.
Link Posted: 11/12/2002 7:11:54 PM EDT
Keep your eyes on the EE. I bought Oly cast lowers from Oly couple years ago for around $82 each shipped (group of friends and I went in on them together). There is currently a bushmaster on the EE for $125 shipped. Deals are out there. Quantico Arms has 5 Eagle Arms for $550. Just have to be vigilant.
Link Posted: 11/12/2002 7:39:15 PM EDT
There in shotgun news for around $85 bucks. I have one on its way now.
Link Posted: 11/12/2002 10:45:46 PM EDT
Annivsary issue of SGN has two ads, page 145 ar15 receivers $88.99 "Made by the folks that make them for Colt". Maybe best deal page178 $99.95 "Manufactured by the primary miltary contractor for Colt and FN"


Link Posted: 11/12/2002 11:00:55 PM EDT

Or you could buy a kit for $425 and a receiver for $100 and put it together yourself.

Which would be $525 plus shipping and plus transfer fees. The $599 is a good deal, and you get to support a local dealer.z
Link Posted: 11/13/2002 1:34:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By llanero:
Hiram, where do you find receivers for $100?
the cheapest I've found are RRAs for $125.



We have Oly's forged T3 for $105 for this month only.
Link Posted: 11/13/2002 3:12:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BigDawg308:
I've got a buddy who has one. At first, it was nothing but jam, jam, jam. That was with the factory mag and a beat all to hell mag. He finally ponied up some bucks to get new in wrap Colt 20 rounders and some Thermold 30 rounders. He has no reliability issues anymore. It doesn't shoot sub-MOA at 100 yards, but for plinking it's a decent buy.



This could be me talking.

I would've replied with an almost mirrored post.

My buddy is having jamming problems with his factory mag - ditch that POS mag before you try out your plinker.

Link Posted: 11/13/2002 3:13:42 AM EDT
And yes, he has zero problems with his USGI (Parsons) mags.

Link Posted: 11/13/2002 4:23:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/13/2002 4:24:00 AM EDT by ProfGAB101]
Its a no-frills budget gun, you gets what you paid for.

The handguards are not metal lined. The upper & lower receivers are both cast. It comes with 1 steel 10rnd mag.

That being said, UPS dropped one off here today for a friend of mine who is just getting into center fire rifles. (he has a box full of Glocks...)

Makes a great starter AR, any extra accessories you buy will work with other future AR's, and when you tire of your Plinker, you should be able to sell it at break even or even a small profit over time.
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