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Old 11-07-2011, 08:52 PM
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Ok Gun People, i need advice on new purchase

I am in the market for an ar. I am willing to listen to suggestions. I am a hunter but i decided to purchase an ar or similiar to just have one. I dont know much about them as i have never been in the market for anything other then bolt action rifles. What should i look for and or stay away from? This is the only thing missing in my collection and i would like to round off my collection just in case armegedon is on its way hahaa

I want reliability, ease of cleaning, and cheap ammo for this gun.
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:05 PM
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You cannot go wrong with Colt. Not the cheapest thing out there, but they set the standard. I have a couple, and have also scratch built several by assembling components from various manufacturers to get what I wanted. Thats the beauty of the AR it is so modular that virtually any part will work in any other gun

The lowers I used in my builds were Rock River arms, not the most expensive but not cheap either. Quality seems fine, fit is tight with most uppers until they wear together with a bit of movement.

You can get cheap guns and good guns. Your best bet is to go over to http//www.ar15.com/, http://www.ar15armory.com/forums/forums.html, or
http://www.m4carbine.net/forum.php, three good fourms with a lot of info on buying or building of these arms.

If you want the cheapest ammo stick with the 5.56 Nato (223 Rem) Make sure whatever you get is marked for 5.56 Nato ammo as they claim chamber is slightly different and it supposedly dangerous to shoot 5.56 ammo in a .223 Rem chamber. I have been doing this in a Remington bolt action rifle for 40 years without problems.

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Old 11-07-2011, 10:41 PM
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IF you want a relible rifle useing the 223 have looked at the mini 14

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruger_Mini-14

http://www.ruger.com/products/mini14/index.html

the Ar seems more of a combat gun not the best compared to the ak
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Old 11-07-2011, 11:38 PM
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Smith and Wesson M&P 15 is nice rifle, or if your looking towards more of a deer hunting caliber bump up to a AR-10 (.308 or 7.62 NATO).

Or if you don't like AR look but want the reliablity of combat rifle. Springfield M-1A (M-14) is nothing but bad @zz.

There shouldn't be a issue firing 5.56 or .223 stamped ammo. There is no difference between the two. The only thing you might have a issue with firing stamped 5.56 if it was belted or de-linked machine gun ammo.
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Old 11-07-2011, 11:54 PM
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I have a Bushmaster. Shoots awesome on cheap .223 ammo.
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:23 AM
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The m16/ar15 series beats the ak any day.

Google spikes tactical and buy a complete mid length ar15 rifle for around 800$. Add a rail optic and light and spend some money on ammo.

Avoid the mini 14. The ar is a far better target, Hunting, and self defense weapon than a mini14.

Avoid anything made by bushmaster, dpms, Hesse, Olympic, etc.
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:53 AM
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The m16/ar15 series beats the ak any day.

Google spikes tactical and buy a complete mid length ar15 rifle for around 800$. Add a rail optic and light and spend some money on ammo.

Avoid the mini 14. The ar is a far better target, Hunting, and self defense weapon than a mini14.

Avoid anything made by bushmaster, dpms, Hesse, Olympic, etc.
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OK, thanks for the advice guys. I am looking a suppresor models as well. What are your thoughts on these?
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:44 AM
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Colt LE 6920 is the Toyota Camry/Honda Accord of the AR world. Of course if you are leaning mor towards the Ferrari end of the spectrum there are some very nice weapons out there.
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OK, thanks for the advice guys. I am looking a suppresor models as well. What are your thoughts on these?
you need a permit .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XN-T_zeTdTM
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:14 AM
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Smith and Wesson M&P 15 has suited me well. Cost effective and has been 100% reliable. If I could only have one I'd still recommend an AK however.
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