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Old 11-09-2012, 07:28 PM   #21
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It's not much better than a piston AR in any case, and its almost 7x more!
Personally I would never think about buying a piston ar, I have no need for one. Di is just as reliable
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Personally I would never think about buying a piston ar, I have no need for one. Di is just as reliable
I have 2 DI ARs, like both. The piston system doesn't have to be cleaned AS MUCH, or AS WELL, and that's why the military is switching to it.

What is the best Piston AR-15 out there?
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I have 2 DI ARs, like both. The piston system doesn't have to be cleaned AS MUCH, or AS WELL, and that's why the military is switching to it.

What is the best Piston AR-15 out there?
The only thing I do not like about the piston is every company has a different set up so parts are specialized. I love cleaning my guns.so that doesn't make me think different about any gun. But I do like the Sig 556 a lot which is piston
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I have SKS's which run on a piston system. When I need parts for the piston assembly I just go to the local transmission shop. In 10 to 15 minutes I am out of there with high temp parts that last for decades. I am sure the OP can do the same for the FN. If one of the hard parts were to break my gunsmith can churn one out in short order and it will be better than the original part. I also have the option of finding a used part. The OP can do the same thing.

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Huh? ....
This is my logic behind it, piston systems have an advantage when using high round counts, high rate of fire and in less than ideal situations. Personally I do not need that, direct impingement may get dirty but that does not bother me. Every companies piston system is their own design, parts are specialized for each model and if a company were to go out and my rifle system needed parts i would be sol. Along with the higher price and some say more felt recoil, I will forever favor Di. I have aks if I need a piston gun
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I have narrowed it down to:

ACR
FN Fs2000
SCAR 16s
SIG 556
AR-15 piston design

I'm leaning towards the first 4 as well, and have observed that all of these guns have love/hate relationships with their owners.

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Toss in the Sig 516 I love mine!

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I have 2 DI ARs, like both. The piston system doesn't have to be cleaned AS MUCH, or AS WELL, and that's why the military is switching to it.

What is the best Piston AR-15 out there?

Huh??? Where did you hear that?????

Sounds like another LGS rumor like they're going back to the .45.

No truth to it.
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