In the AR market

Old 01-07-2011, 07:25 AM
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Question In the AR market

I am looking for opinions and reasoning on a good AR in 5.56/.223

I really can't afford 1500 plus for a gun but I know they are all expensive.


I am not looking to start a pissing contest just some friendly discussion on what brand and why you feel this way.
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:04 AM
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If you want the most bang for your buck, look close at DPMS. I've got 2 and both perform flawlessly and are tackdrivers. If you want a piston rifle I'd buy the Ruger.
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Old 01-07-2011, 11:20 AM
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Look on AIM Surplus, theu have some AR's for $714.00 listed. Don't know about shipping, etc. but they are good to deal with here for me locally.
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Old 01-07-2011, 02:31 PM
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I have owned several brands of AR-15's, and Bushmasters are my favorite. Great accuracy and reliability, and great fitting of parts.

The Ruger piston driven guns are fantastic, but I'm NOT a fan of rifles with so many rails. I'd rather bolt on the right sized rails in the positions I want than have them integrated. I wish they offered a 2-stage trigger w/heavy barreled model, but no luck so far.

DPMS is my favorite for the budget friendly models. The slick sided receivers can fail to eject when the receiver is cold unless low temp oil is used (winter time before 1st shot). The one's I've had were older single stage triggers, which felt like crap, but as I understand it, their new triggers are better and their 2-stage triggers have always been decent.

In my opinion is that the Colts and Remington's are way too expensive for what you're getting.
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