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Posted: 6/18/2002 8:32:57 AM EDT
HI folks, I am looking to add an AR15 to my military rifle collection and am looking for advise. No special requirements other that it be as close to a semi-auto M16 as possible. Do not really want to pay the big bucks for a Colt. What other manufacturers do you recommend.

Thanks,
Hueyflyer
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 8:36:32 AM EDT
Look at Bushmaster and Rock River Arms, both make quality products.
Bill3508
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 8:37:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/18/2002 8:54:41 AM EDT by Aimless]
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 8:48:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/18/2002 8:50:01 AM EDT by OLY-M4gery]
Armalite sells Stainless Steel, Chrome-Moly, and Chrome Lined barrels. The consumer just has to pick the type of barrel that they want.

Bushmaster it probably the way to go IMHO if you want a Mil-Spec(ish) rifle/carbine.
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 8:49:55 AM EDT
i would recommend a build. a quality gun can be done for $550. see www.jtdistributing.com
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 8:54:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By hueyflyer:
HI folks, I am looking to add an AR15 to my military rifle collection and am looking for advise. No special requirements other that it be as close to a semi-auto M16 as possible. Do not really want to pay the big bucks for a Colt. What other manufacturers do you recommend.

Thanks,
Hueyflyer



Do you want all the evil features to: Bayonet lug, flash suppressor, Etc.
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 9:07:02 AM EDT
ArmaLite
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 9:21:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Aimless:
After 2k posts I'll take care of this one

Bushmaster
Armalite

then
DPMS
Rock River
look on the equipment exchange for a used one
build it yourself
Olympic Arms

Edited to add-Oops-

Of course I don't actually own one. How'd I do?




Didn't you get that sweet looking camo Bushmaster?
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 9:25:53 AM EDT
bushmaster!
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 9:50:01 AM EDT
Go with Armalite. That way you get it from the inventors. When less-knowing friends ask why you don't have a Colt, you can explain it to them and sound very knowledgeable.

I've got Colts and Armalites. Maybe I'll get a Bushy some day (I like them too).

If you want something cheap and somewhat reliable then I'd investigate DPMS. Many people like them. At least that's what I've heard.
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 10:01:19 AM EDT
Bushmaster or RRA both good choices
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 12:04:43 PM EDT
What?...No Colt?....Why?...WHATZA MATTA WITH YA?

Okay, any mentioned above will do.


hueyflyer, are you a gunship driver?
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 12:36:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hueyflyer:
HI folks, I am looking to add an AR15 to my military rifle collection and am looking for advise. No special requirements other that it be as close to a semi-auto M16 as possible. Do not really want to pay the big bucks for a Colt. What other manufacturers do you recommend.

Thanks,
Hueyflyer



Heuyflyer,
let me help you........, others have tried & failed

my "advise" is IF you are truely a Hueyflyer you must appreciate top quality.., RIGHT ? & WANT "...as close to a semi-auto M16 as possible...", then break loose of some of those moldy $$$$, & buy yourself a Colt SP-1, good ones are becoming available every day & the price range is from $1,200 & up, check out our "Equipment Exchange" at the top of the page.., it's nothyng personal.., but the guns these well intentioned fellas are recomending only have that SIMULATED look ! if you have ever held a Colt SP-1 in your arms you will never hug a woman again !!........., just kidding of course

sooooooo, b4 you make any rash decisions, look at pre-bans vs post-bans, touch them, look at them, fondle them, one tyme one of them will speak to you as you as you raise it to your cheek..........., whether you ever shoot it is moot, your rifle will talk to you....., trust me on this one..., just to fill a space in a collection shud be somthyng special, not any mans run of the mill plinker !!!!!

just my opin........

Link Posted: 6/18/2002 9:57:43 PM EDT
Rock River Arms, got to love their 2 stage triggers!
Robert
Link Posted: 6/19/2002 8:54:52 AM EDT
Thanks Guys, looks like what I want is a Colt SR-1. May have to save a bit more though.

Ar_Rifle...Yes I was qualified in and flew guns from time to time. A little less than 1000hrs in AH-1G (RVN) and a couple of hundred in the AH-64. Guns are nifty, but I will always have a soft spot for UH-1s.
Link Posted: 6/19/2002 10:04:57 AM EDT
Bushmaster. Has chrome lined barrel, chambered in 5.56 and had the best reputation.
Link Posted: 6/19/2002 11:12:04 AM EDT
hueyflyer,

glad to see you made the right choice........

but just to keep you on track, it's a Colt SP-1 not a SR-1 !!

i went searching the web & found several 95-98% ones @ $1,200

when you were driving that Huey, didn't you also have an M16 near by ?

Link Posted: 6/20/2002 8:52:14 AM EDT
Drove the Huey off and on from '68-93, but in Nam in 68-69. Carried a CAR15 in those days. Wish I had accidently "lost" it!
Link Posted: 6/20/2002 9:41:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By hueyflyer:
Drove the Huey off and on from '68-93, but in Nam in 68-69. Carried a CAR15 in those days. Wish I had accidently "lost" it!



hueyflyer,

Thank you for being in Nam...68-69 were real though years. Them grunts loved you Huey flyers, you were their saviour and blood line. Thank you.

And yes, them Cobra Drivers carried CAR15.
Link Posted: 6/20/2002 12:42:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By retrodog:
Go with Armalite. That way you get it from the inventors. When less-knowing friends ask why you don't have a Colt, you can explain it to them and sound very knowledgeable.



Of course, if your friends know anything at all about the history of the AR15, you'll sound like an absolute ignoramus for perpetuating the lie intended by Eagle Arms when they began rebadging their ARs as ArmaLites.
Link Posted: 6/20/2002 1:38:44 PM EDT
hueyflyer,
damn.....!

if you had been there in "71"........, i just might give you one of mine !!

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