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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by postmastertim, Dec 30, 2011.

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  1. postmastertim

    postmastertim Wheels are falling off.... TS Supporters

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  2. Rich219

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    The AR15 is nothing like the Rem 700. Two completely different platforms. AR15.com is a good resource but has a bunch of dbags on there too. I do a lot of work with the AR weapon platform so if you have questions feel free to ask.
     
  3. pigman66

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    An AR-15 is a semi-automatic gas operated rifle in either 5.56MM(.223 cal) or 7.62MM. It is more or less the same as the military uses today.
    Paul
     
  4. Rich219

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    AR15 vs. Rem. 700

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    "An AR-15 is a semi-automatic gas operated rifle in either 5.56MM(.223 cal) or 7.62MM. It is more or less the same as the military uses today. Paul "

    Paul,

    If it is 7.62mm it wouldn't be an AR15, but rather an AR10.
     
  5. skeet_man

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    The AR-15 is the .223 platform. The AR-10 is the .308/7.62x51 platform.
     
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    Completely different arms. The AR platform is comparable to an adult's Lego toy set. LOL
     
  7. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The AR15 is built (or is buildable) in a wide variety of configurations.

    The first thing that needs to be asked is: "What is the AR15 going to be used for?"

    Then we can talk about models that fit that criteria.
     
  8. Chipmaker

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    Herb,
    Rich can help you I'm sure he's tested many a AR parts and has found what breaks and who will take them back and give you your money back.........................after all he succeeded in break a Dillon Press, so he an expert in breaking stuff verified!

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  9. Rich219

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    "Herb, Rich can help you I'm sure he's tested many a AR parts and has found what breaks and who will take them back and give you your money back.........................after all he succeeded in break a Dillon Press, so he an expert in breaking stuff verified!

    Dont ya just hate it when the old dirt rises back to the top?"

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    ETA: I don't see how it would be "old dirt". Dillon sent me a defective press, as verified by Dillon's tech guy. Do you really have nothing better to do than troll TS at 12am? How old are you?
     
  10. Barrelbulge(Fl)

    Barrelbulge(Fl) Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    Chipmaker you're starting to sound like gn7777777. Mike.
     
  11. oz

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    buy an ar15 magazine at the magazine stand or go to ar15.com oz
     
  12. JH

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    GO TO AR15.com.....there is a wealth of information...you may want to read about the desirability/resale value arguments regarding "Frankenguns" versus all factory originals...etc.
     
  13. Dr.Longshot

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    My son is looking for a .223 style AR-15 at a decent price, I saw a Bushmaster
    .223 reasonable are they worth the price and a good gun.

    PM me with your reply, or e-mail me

    Gary Bryant
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  14. shooter99

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    postmastertim interesting sign on name for an AR-15 thread.
     
  15. otnot

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    If you buy an Ar-15, make sure it is chambered in 5.56 so you can shoot both .223 and 5.56.
     
  16. 682LINY

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    also wylde chamber for both
     
  17. Brian in Oregon

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    Many guns marked 223 are actually chambered for 5.56.

    Remington says their R15 is 223 only.

    A Bushmaster rep, where the gun is made, says that's baloney. It's chambered for 5.56 despite what the barrel says.
     
  18. JH

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    Maybe this will help: Order of perceived desirability

    1. LWRC, Noveske
    2. BCM, Daniel Defense, Colt, LMT
    3. Smith and Wesson, Rock River
    4. CMMG,
    5. Bushmaster
    6. Ruger,Remington

    The "black gun" market is saturated. There are a lot of "good buys" out there. I would spend a little more and move-up the "perceived" desirability scale. Some people will disagree and give you "anecdotal" information, you may want to go to AR15.com and look at old threads and talk with the "hard core" people. I would stay away from "Frankenguns" (guns you put together with parts from different manufaturers, e.g. Spike's, Stag, etc.) and get a factory original: Recommendation: Buy a COLT SP6920 to be more precise!
     
  19. Rick in Ohio

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    AR 15's are fun to shoot if you have the cash to feed them. I own two of them at one time and I don't think I fired a 100 rds out of them.... I even took them out to South Dakota 3 or 4 times prairie dog hunting with a boat load of ammo and never even got them out of the truck. I sold them and to be right up front with you I don't even miss them.
     
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