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Old 08-09-2015, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Nomercy448
Here's a bit of logic - if I turned my own barrels, would the rifles I assemble from parts be worth more or less than if I continued to use the Shilen or Black Hole barrels that I currently use?

Making something yourself is only worth something if you're better at it than the guy you used to buy it from.

You live in a select market area if Del-Ton's hold value better than the Cerberus brand rifles where you live. I travel all over the US, I've yet to see that in the used market.
NM, not taking anything away from anyone, if they build rifles or supply parts they are doing us a service, just putting the facts out there.
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Old 08-09-2015, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Ridge Runner
NM, not taking anything away from anyone, if they build rifles or supply parts they are doing us a service, just putting the facts out there.
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My comment was really meant as a counter point to the comment that Del-ton makes their own barrels - if I turn my own tubes in my garage, it doesn't automatically impart a better quality to my rifles. I'd actually have to be skilled at making barrels before that meant anything.
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Old 08-09-2015, 02:06 PM
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Lots of information on the AR-15. Thanks to all for contributing to this thread and I hope the discussion continues. I purchased the Del-Ton rifle and did some until exterior upgrades, such as a Magpul forearm. Then I added a foregrip and bipod adapter so I could mount my hunting bipod. Adding the bipod to such a light rifle will not impede its quick handling so it will stay, making a good excuse to by a Harris for my hunting rifle!

I am pleased with the firearm and it will be a sweet coyote slayer and home defense tool. I stuck one of those Magpul flip rear sights with the intentions of mounting some kind of optic. Opinions on optics would be appreciated, so many freakin options out there. For some reason I couldn't upload a picture off my phone so no pictures yet.
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Old 08-09-2015, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Ridge Runner
that would be him, Mike Milli, the last rifle he built me, was back when AR's were not to be found, I called him told him what I wanted, he told me he had the parts, from the final ok, it was 4 days before the rifle was in my hands.
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I've seen his work. He is probably one of the best. I would take him at his word for anything AR related.
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Old 08-09-2015, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Nomercy448
Here's a bit of logic - if I turned my own barrels, would the rifles I assemble from parts be worth more or less than if I continued to use the Shilen or Black Hole barrels that I currently use?

Making something yourself is only worth something if you're better at it than the guy you used to buy it from.

You live in a select market area if Del-Ton's hold value better than the Cerberus brand rifles where you live. I travel all over the US, I've yet to see that in the used market.
I mentioned that they make their own barrels in response to another comment.

People might ask for more for a used Bushy, but that doesn't mean the actually sell for that price.
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Old 08-09-2015, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by d80hunter
Lots of information on the AR-15. Thanks to all for contributing to this thread and I hope the discussion continues. I purchased the Del-Ton rifle and did some until exterior upgrades, such as a Magpul forearm. Then I added a foregrip and bipod adapter so I could mount my hunting bipod. Adding the bipod to such a light rifle will not impede its quick handling so it will stay, making a good excuse to by a Harris for my hunting rifle!

I am pleased with the firearm and it will be a sweet coyote slayer and home defense tool. I stuck one of those Magpul flip rear sights with the intentions of mounting some kind of optic. Opinions on optics would be appreciated, so many freakin options out there. For some reason I couldn't upload a picture off my phone so no pictures yet.
What kind of optics are you looking for? Scope with magnification or more of a red dot style with no magnification?
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Old 08-09-2015, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by cjclemens
What kind of optics are you looking for? Scope with magnification or more of a red dot style with no magnification?
A scope with low magnification like 1-4x and a wide field of view. Nothing with batteries and nothing over $350.00
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Old 08-09-2015, 07:15 PM
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Optic

100 yards and under, or 200 yards and over ?
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Old 08-10-2015, 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by d80hunter
A scope with low magnification like 1-4x and a wide field of view. Nothing with batteries and nothing over $350.00
I know a lot of guys here will laugh at me, but I've had good luck with the Bushnell Banner series of scopes. My coyote AR has a 3-9x40 on it for about 6 years now, and it has held up just fine.

If I were to buy a brand new scope, I would have to seriously consider the Vortex Crossfire series. They have an unlimited and unconditional lifetime warranty on them.
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Old 08-10-2015, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by cjclemens
I know a lot of guys here will laugh at me, but I've had good luck with the Bushnell Banner series of scopes. My coyote AR has a 3-9x40 on it for about 6 years now, and it has held up just fine.

If I were to buy a brand new scope, I would have to seriously consider the Vortex Crossfire series. They have an unlimited and unconditional lifetime warranty on them.
I'd agree on the Banners. I've ended up with a handful of them over the years as "temporary" scopes on new rifles, they're surprisingly good scopes. Nothing fancy, just solid, clear, reliable scopes.

Since we're talking about AR's, I'll comment that I have not found the Bushnell AR series scopes to be on par with the Banners. They're reasonably priced, but after buying two of the Bushnell AR scopes this winter, I would buy Banners over the AR's.
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