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Posted: 4/30/2002 11:32:34 PM EDT
I saw the article in the American Rifleman and I am really trying to figure out away to get it. I Think its a cool looking rifle. Does anybody have one and what are they going for in the gun shops. I find that most local shops sell for under the MSRP. Also I read somewhere there is some history behind the original version of this rifle, what were they originaly designed for?
Link Posted: 5/1/2002 6:26:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Sixgun357:

Also I read somewhere there is some history behind the original version of this rifle, what were they originally designed for?



The original AR-18 (Select-fire) was designed to compete with the AR-15/M16. The AR-18 was designed in about 1963. Obviously the attempt to compete with their own earlier product, the AR-15, was not successful and whay it was not successful is a story that would fill a book.

We've been getting some reports back from the Afghan for a few months now indicating performance problems with the short barreled variants of the M16. Interestingly ArmaLite had about the optimum barrel length in 1963 ! The AR-18 and later the AR-180 had 18" barrels, 1:12 twist, producing 3250 fps MV with a 55 grn bullet.

Drop down to the AR-10 and AR-180 Forum and visit at your leisure.
Link Posted: 5/2/2002 6:17:35 PM EDT
Come on some else has got to have some experiance with this rifle.
Link Posted: 5/2/2002 6:20:56 PM EDT
I plan on having alot of experience with them in about two months
Link Posted: 5/2/2002 8:01:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sixgun357:
Come on some else has got to have some experiance with this rifle.

It's very light, comes to the shoulder very naturally, is accurate, reliable, accepts M16 mags. I love mine. It compliments my 3 original AR180s just fine.
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