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post #1 of 18 Old 10-19-2011, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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AR 15 Recommendation?

Looking for a new toy and settled on an AR. Does anyone have any personal experience with one that they would recommend? After a lot of research, it looks like Colt is highly recommended since they have the military contract to build the M4s...Colt makes them similarly.

Also looking at the Barrett Rec7 and the Rock River AR15.


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I had a Bushmaster. Loved it. Also, just because Colt has the military contract, that doesn't necessarily mean that they're the best... just that they were the lowest bidder.

I've also hear good things about Rock River Arms. My buddy has a S&W M&P edition AR, the thing is sick!

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RRA,DPMS,Bushmaster,Colt, and many others. Honestly there are so many different manufacturers and aftermarket parts that you could read opinions until your eyes bleed. I have a bushmaster and it does everything that I want it to do (basically coyote hunting)

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Those all have big price tags. I bought a double star arms, star 15. I love it and it was about half the price checkout budsgunshop.com that's where I got mine. I have a cousin who is in the army and shoots alot of different weapons and he said he really liked it too. Once hit a target with iron sights at 600 yards. It is a m4 version with the heavy steel barrel.
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Those all have big price tags. I bought a double star arms, star 15. I love it and it was about half the price checkout budsgunshop.com that's where I got mine. I have a cousin who is in the army and shoots alot of different weapons and he said he really liked it too. Once hit a target with iron sights at 600 yards. It is a m4 version with the heavy steel barrel.
I forgot about Double Star. My buddy has one and he is extremely happy with it.

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It really depends more on what you want and expect out of the rifle. Will it be a range toy for punching holes in inanimate objects? Hunting? Hard core competition or training where you'll dump thousands of rounds through it in a weekend?

There's some top-tier guns that'll run you well north of $2000, or some basic plinking guns that will barely break $700.

I prefer to build my own, choosing each piece to have my personal version of the baddest rifle around.
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I really liked the Para TTR....folding stock and everything

I use it on duty because it fits in the patrol car much better than a full size AR.

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Build your own.

Start with a Colt, DPMS or RockRiver lower, then build the rest to suit your need(s).

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I'm on the fence too. I can get a DPMS Oracle for $760 OTD, a S&W Sporter for around $650 + tx, OR, build my own. I just want a plinker/coyote killer.

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