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.223 Carb. Which one?

Hi All,

I'm thinking of a .223 carbine for range targets. I like to buy the right thing the first time so....let me ask...

If you were to buy your .223 over again, which one would you go for and why?

I probably don't care too much about accuracy over 250 yds (hoping a carbine would be fine for that) so I'm thinking of the carbine rather than full barrel

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armalite? bushmaster? who makes a good reliable one?

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Really, they're all the same. Pick one. Prepare for a thread full of everyone's favorite rifle and why it's the best, though.

When you get to a point in the shooting world, you realize what matters, what doesn't, what you need, and what's available. It's cool to say a Colt is parkerized under the front sight base, or Bushmaster uses 4150 barrel steel vs. 4140 for the others, but it really doesn't matter. Get one with a good reputation(by good, I mean overall good...the internet is full to the brim of complaints about each mfg's gun for one reason or another.)

That's the honest truth.

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thanks!

-just didn't know if there was one mfgr. that stood out unanimously for functional reliability (such as glock in the pistol world). With all the kits and upgrades, i prolly comes down to the sum of parts and users needs.

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with all of the mods the are out there, you can take anyone of them and turn it into the best. the AR is like the colt 1911. there are endless possible configurations. buy what you can afford now and you can always upgrade

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DPMS is what we use at work. Thousands of rounds through them with no issues. Cant co wrong with Colt if you can find one and are willing to spend the money. Or Rock River. I would be carefull with bushmaster or armalite. there quality of late is slipping. the older ones are fine. JMO
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I like the bushmaster I have. Why did I go with them.......I got a good deal on it. If an Armalite, RRA (Rock River Arms), Colt, etc...had been involved in the deal then one of those is what I would have ended up with.

I don't have any special features or mods, just a basic platform and I just enjoy shooting it. I don't know how many rounds I have put thru it but I have had zero jams or other issues.

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