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Posted: 2/5/2002 10:32:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/6/2002 12:39:00 PM EDT by Bean-Bandit]
Well what do ya think? (Carbine type weapon)

I posted something similar on thefiringline.com but i was just seeing what the ar enthusiests recomend. Got a lot of hits for an armalite, and a good amount for an m96.

Here is some of what i was considering:

Stoner sr-15 m4
Armalite m15a4 carbine
Rock River Arms LE tactical (post ban version)
M96 recon


What am i going to use it for. It will be a combat weapon. Will i ever use it for that? Probably not. But ya never know, i might re-enlist one day....sure...

Just a very reliable, accurate weapon. Reliability firsts, then accuracy.
Why so much money? I just want like the highest quality ar for that money, that is still a combat weapon. No racy guns.

Any other recomendation is great as well.
Thanks,
BB
Link Posted: 2/6/2002 4:33:04 AM EDT
Keep saving. A few grand more and you can purchase a full auto.
Link Posted: 2/6/2002 4:45:40 AM EDT
BB
If it were me I would build three AR's. Kits from Model 1 are $400.00 Oly receiver $100.00.
I would rather have three more guns any day.
Just my 2 cents.
Bill
Link Posted: 2/6/2002 5:02:58 AM EDT
I agree with JThompson, continue to save for the full auto. You will never regret it.
Link Posted: 2/6/2002 5:07:15 AM EDT
My AR is a Rock River CAR15 Tactical Elite postban, if I remember it all correctly. I paid about $900 for it April of last year. 16" barrel, A2 style butt, M4 type handguard, a flat top with a rear sight mounted on it, and the Rock River 2-stage trigger.

I chose it first by trigger feel, and secondly based on the fact I KNEW I would want to scope it, but needed proper sights before the scope was purchased.

Only a few hundred rounds through it so far, but it works fine, prefers PMP commercial ammo so far. I have used both 20 and 30 round GI magazines, and have had no issues of any sort with the 10 used GI magazines I purchased. Nice gun, seems very accurate with the iron sights.

Next will be a decent scope or red dot sight. My eyes are getting too old for the shorter sight radius.

BTW, if I had it to do over, I'd do it again. Second choice would be a LAR/FAL in .308.
Link Posted: 2/6/2002 8:30:30 AM EDT
Robinson M96 recon.
Link Posted: 2/6/2002 9:15:39 AM EDT
Wait a few months and aquire a Tavor.

Either that or get a Bushmaster M-17s and save the rest to use to go CIII.
Link Posted: 2/6/2002 9:21:34 AM EDT
I think you should get an M1A maybe Springfield Armory's Scout Rifle.

You have good penetration and knock down power with these rifles.

Here is a picture of Springfield Armory's Scout Rifle


Link Posted: 2/6/2002 9:23:56 AM EDT
well on that budget buy an M1a you will be love the difference. or buy my Daewoo K2 thats for sale.
Link Posted: 2/6/2002 11:34:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/6/2002 2:24:21 PM EDT by 5subslr5]

Originally Posted By Bostonterrier97:
I think you should get an M1A maybe Springfield Armory's Scout Rifle.

You have good penetration and knock down power with these rifles.

Here is a picture of Springfield Armory's Scout Rifle




[Just to be clear, the rifle pictured by Boston T., is the "SCOUT Squad." (There's also a just a "Scout" rifle.)]

This rifle is also on my short-list to acquire -number (2) on a list of dozens !
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I have an ArmaLite M15A4 which is real hard not to like.
I bought a Knight's short rail and pistol grip, a daylight visible 433nm Beamshot laser and I'm piddling around over which scope to get.
My Beta C drum looks pretty fine on this rifle also.
(Only on guns that I really like do I put accessories.)
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From a financial (investment) standpoint all recommending Class III are right - these guns increase in value faster than semi-autos.
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The Stoner SR-15 is mighty nice. I just saw one sell for $1695.00 with RAIS, etc., so this gun may go over your top limit of $1500.
Link Posted: 2/6/2002 12:44:39 PM EDT
hmm.

those 308s are damn cool.

so, how are the dsa FALs? ive heard they are great, but are they as good as springfield m1as?

full auto? how much is the liscesnse for that?

thanks for all the suggestions.

BB
Link Posted: 2/6/2002 12:49:29 PM EDT
Steyr Scout rifle (non-Jeff Cooper package)
Link Posted: 2/6/2002 1:41:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/6/2002 1:42:50 PM EDT by cyrax777]
ifu want full auto buy a MAC they can still be had for about a grand not counting the tax

tax is 200 per weapon/suppersor or 5 bux for AOW

edited to add tax info
Link Posted: 2/6/2002 2:56:18 PM EDT
How about an SL8-1 and convert it to a G36 that takes AR mags?

I am thinking of doing that myself.
Link Posted: 2/6/2002 4:43:55 PM EDT
You could just get a Standard M1A

Here is a picture of one with a Black Synthetic Stock...


Or..if you like Pistol Grips...
McMillan Makes a Good Synthetic Stock for the M1A that has a Pistol Grip..


Link Posted: 2/6/2002 4:45:37 PM EDT
The ones you listed are .223 carbines.
The M1A is neither.

Check around for a Bushmaster pre-ban Dissipator. It fills your requirements and is a little 'different' at the same time.

Or not.
Link Posted: 2/6/2002 4:51:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 5subslr5:

Originally Posted By Bostonterrier97:
I think you should get an M1A maybe Springfield Armory's Scout Rifle.

You have good penetration and knock down power with these rifles.

Here is a picture of Springfield Armory's Scout Rifle





This rifle is also on my short-list to acquire -number (2) on a list of dozens !



Ditto! If you don't have an AR yet you should get one.... But an M1A Scout Squad is next on my list too.... I like the idea of a lighter weight M1A that is fast handling.... drop an Aimpoint on it and that will be a powerful package.
Link Posted: 2/6/2002 5:01:02 PM EDT
Here is a pic of the M25...


Link Posted: 2/6/2002 5:27:40 PM EDT
I would shop around and get 2 diferent types of rifles. More to play with, even different calibers. Maybe an AR15 and a AK47 or FN FAL. Good luck with your dicsision.
Link Posted: 2/6/2002 7:32:51 PM EDT
I know, you can spend the 1500 on me. I'd like another AR. I'll take a check....lol


; )
Link Posted: 2/6/2002 7:38:39 PM EDT
Get something suppressed like a MK II or a 10/22.
Link Posted: 2/6/2002 7:57:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/6/2002 7:59:37 PM EDT by toaster]
700PSS with all the goodies!!

T.

Oops!! I missed the carbine part. I must have bolt guns on the brain!!
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 10:43:02 AM EDT
pre ban M4gery?
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