AR15 thoughts
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion > AR-15 Discussion > AR15 thoughts

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-06-2013, 10:21 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 4
Default 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.

__________________
J-Gun is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 12-06-2013, 10:30 PM   #2
The Apocalypse Is Coming.....
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 28,709
Liked 21997 Times on 12402 Posts
Likes Given: 53672

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by J-Gun View Post
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.
__________________
Axxe55 is offline  
Anna_Purna Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2013, 11:18 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 4
Default

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.

__________________
J-Gun is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2013, 11:26 PM   #4
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Anna_Purna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 7,236
Liked 6751 Times on 3669 Posts
Likes Given: 5796

Default

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.

__________________
Anna_Purna is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2013, 03:17 AM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
CamoToe1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 238
Liked 60 Times on 49 Posts

Default

Quote:
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!
__________________

Last edited by CamoToe1; 12-07-2013 at 03:22 AM.
CamoToe1 is offline  
Axxe55 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2013, 05:37 AM   #6
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ccase39's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: New Orleans La
Posts: 813
Liked 203 Times on 131 Posts
Likes Given: 48

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CamoToe1 View Post
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.....
__________________
ccase39 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2013, 06:35 AM   #7
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
robocop10mm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Austin,Texas, by God!!
Posts: 10,332
Liked 2996 Times on 1561 Posts
Likes Given: 279

Default

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

__________________

In life, strive to take the high road....It offers a better field of fire.
"Robo is right" Fuzzball

robocop10mm is offline  
Axxe55 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2013, 07:16 AM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jord1985's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 130
Liked 39 Times on 29 Posts

Default

[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

__________________
jord1985 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2013, 07:20 AM   #9
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Squawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 865
Liked 191 Times on 128 Posts

Default

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

__________________

If guns kill people, mine are defective.

Squawk is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2013, 02:05 PM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 116
Liked 10 Times on 7 Posts

Default

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

__________________
mymaro is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Thoughts on a $599 AR? janikphoto AR-15 Discussion 19 12-22-2014 01:26 PM
any thoughts on q20 blu MikeBofAZ Cleaning and Maintenance 0 12-03-2012 10:46 AM
Thoughts about my new 0.22's SuperGau .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 15 02-01-2012 05:02 PM
Any thoughts on CZ? Thadeuce General Handgun Discussion 12 07-28-2011 06:45 AM
thoughts on the PPK? lovetoshoot General Handgun Discussion 13 09-28-2008 05:20 AM