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J-Gun 12-06-2013 09:21 PM

AR15 thoughts
 
Looking at purchasing my first AR and am interested in some thoughts on the two I've looked at thus far: Daniel Defense and Huldra (Adams Arms).
Looking to use for coyote hunting, shooting for fun, whatever. Obviously opinions from those that have owned or own one of these two AR's are appreciated. With that said any other comparable that I should look at would be helpful.

Axxe55 12-06-2013 09:30 PM

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Originally Posted by J-Gun (Post 1451047)
Looking at purchasing my first AR and am interested in some thoughts on the two I've looked at thus far: Daniel Defense and Huldra (Adams Arms).
Looking to use for coyote hunting, shooting for fun, whatever. Obviously opinions from those that have owned or own one of these two AR's are appreciated. With that said any other comparable that I should look at would be helpful.

first of all, welcome to the forum! stop over in the Introductions Section and say hello to everyone.

second, they have some excellent stickys at the top of the AR section that might help enlighten you and help you with buying your first AR. with the number of brands of AR's on the market, it can be confusing and daunting for the newb and the first time AR buyer.

first thing is to define it's intended usage. next step is to figure our a budget. these two right here can help with making a good choice when buying.

there will be some others who will come along shortly and be glad to help point you in the right direction.

again welcome to the forum.

J-Gun 12-06-2013 10:18 PM

Thanks for the welcome! Intended use is as I mentioned. That could change however. My price range is $1500 or less. Looking for thoughts. Thanks again.

Anna_Purna 12-06-2013 10:26 PM

Daniel Defense makes excellent rifles. If you were to visit the M4 forum, you don't have squat unless its a Colt (which is well in your price range).

Palmetto AR's can be had for almost half of what your limit is, and they also have an excellent reputation.

CamoToe1 12-07-2013 02:17 AM

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Originally Posted by J-Gun
Looking at purchasing my first AR and am interested in some thoughts on the two I've looked at thus far: Daniel Defense and Huldra (Adams Arms). Looking to use for coyote hunting, shooting for fun, whatever. Obviously opinions from those that have owned or own one of these two AR's are appreciated. With that said any other comparable that I should look at would be helpful.

Welcome to the forum!

Extremely opinionated post below:

1. I suggest you not waste your money on a piston AR. In my 30 seconds of research it looks like Huldra/Adams Arms is still trying to market the Piston AR. Piston AR's move unnecessary weight towards the muzzle. If a Direct Impingement Commercial Spec Bushmaster carbine can run 10,000 rounds without malfunction, what's there to fix? Go DI or go AK..... (Or add another $1,500 and go SCAR)

2. Daniel Defense ..... Ain't nothing wrong with that!

3. If your primary concern is range fun/cool factor go with 1 x 7 top tier. Your budget will get you into a Daniel Defense, BCM, Colt. However, if your top priority is coyote/general purpose, go with a 1 x 9 twist Rock River Arms. They WILL out group "top tier" rifles with commonly available 55 grain ammo. ****Disclosure: I own a BCM.****

4. After you buy a black rifle based on your current needs, you will probably buy another for future needs.

Once you decide, be sure to post pictures!

ccase39 12-07-2013 04:37 AM

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Originally Posted by CamoToe1 (Post 1451299)
Welcome to the forum!

Extremely opinionated post below:

1. I suggest you not waste your money on a piston AR. In my 30 seconds of research it looks like Huldra/Adams Arms is still trying to market the Piston AR. Piston AR's move unnecessary weight towards the muzzle. If a Direct Impingement Commercial Spec Bushmaster carbine can run 10,000 rounds without malfunction, what's there to fix? Go DI or go AK..... (Or add another $1,500 and go SCAR)

2. Daniel Defense ..... Ain't nothing wrong with that!

3. If your primary concern is range fun/cool factor go with 1 x 7 top tier. Your budget will get you into a Daniel Defense, BCM, Colt. However, if your top priority is coyote/general purpose, go with a 1 x 9 twist Rock River Arms. They WILL out group "top tier" rifles with commonly available 55 grain ammo. ****Disclosure: I own a BCM.****

4. After you buy a black rifle based on your current needs, you will probably buy another for future needs.

Once you decide, be sure to post pictures!

or 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 or.....

robocop10mm 12-07-2013 05:35 AM

For a good rifle look at S&W. The M&P's are every bit as good as a Colt costing several hundred more. We have Colt's, S&W's, and Bushmasters in our inventory. The Smiths have been as problem free as the Colts.

WTS, I own Colt, Bushmaster and High Standard/PSA. Non have given me any trouble and shoot MOA or less

jord1985 12-07-2013 06:16 AM

[QUOTE="J-Gun"]Looking at purchasing my first AR and am interested in some thoughts on the two I've looked at thus far: Daniel Defense and Huldra (Adams Arms). Looking to use for coyote hunting, shooting for fun, whatever. Obviously opinions from those that have owned or own one of these two AR's are appreciated. With that said any other comparable that I should look at would be helpful.[/QUOTE

I own a DDm4v5 and my friend just finished his build with a huldra upper on Wednesday! He's more of an AK guy and loved the idea of a piston. That being said he runs a magpul moe handguard and side-by-side we both have similar stocks (magpul STR),sights (troys), etc and believe it or not his piston AR is actually lighter than my DDM4. Both have govt profile barrels.
The only difference is the handguard (rails vs moe+piston).

All things considered my DD has Never failed me not once-not ever! I love it and you will not regret your purchase if you go that route. We've yet to put rounds through the huldra/Adams but were going to the range together on Tue I'll update you with a report if you want to PM me for a review.

IMO
If you really want a piston AND you really want a quality AR just build a PSA with those sexy FN CHF barrels (you can do it for <$800) then buy yourself a nice AK (yugo or saiga 7.62 for $500) and you're flying well below the radar at $1500

Squawk 12-07-2013 06:20 AM

Palmetto State Armory is best bang for buck. Can't go wrong with Daniel Defense. Just a bit pricey.

mymaro 12-07-2013 01:05 PM

I would also vote for PSA if you watch them like the stock market builds can be cheap $366 for a full build when they had their black Friday dealse. Watch over the next 20 days for Christmas deals and just place orders as the month goes on the customer service is top notch


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