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Old 06-22-2012, 06:20 PM   #11
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are there any companies/makers/importers that i should stay away from at any price?
I suggest you stay away from Vulcan armament.
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Stay away from:
Vulcan
Hesse
Blackthorne

I don't recommend polymer receivers. Seen a few varieties break in thin areas where they don't make the polymer thicker and aluminum would hold up better.

I had some bad experience with an Olympic many years ago.

Those are about all I think I can comment on from laying my eyes or hands on.

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can't tell you what to avoid, i don't have enough knowledge or experience i'm afraid.

but, i recently bought a S&W M&P sport. i haven't had it very long, but i have really enjoyed it. it cost me $679....but can be had from anywhere form about $620-720 ($649 at acadmy if you can find it in stock). about 300-400 rounds without a hiccup so far, and it is shaping up to be very accurate as well.

so far, i would strongly recommend it. i picked it up as a suggestion from posters here. good calll, guys!

as good as prices are getting, i think that (finally) you don't have to drop a grand to get a good AR.

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I researched this subject, on this site, several months ago and went with a used Colt lower and new Stag upper. Almost finished with the build and can't with to throw some lead down range.

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let me clarify...are there any particular models that are not worth the price? i'm not against spending the money it takes to receive quality, but a $600 rifle that shoots as well as a $1200 one is $600 that I can use for something else, like another gun...IDK what do you think?
depends on what your doing. if you say your going to be competing in cmp service rifle competition i would say avoid guns from bcm colt daniel defense and go with a service rifle from rock river arms as a starter. if your going to be on the swat team in your police dept i would say stay away from smith and wesson and dpms and bushmaster and go with bcm or colt or daniel defense.

its hard to say "get this it rocks the socks!!" when we have no idea your intended use.

as a weekend plinker sw mp15-22 works just fine if your going to carbine classes you want something sturdier, if your going varminting you want a different type of AR15

thats why there isnt really a truly bad brand just depends.

im not going to put up a list of this or that is crap junk schlock stuff.
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... there companies that some of us will avoid like a day at a leper colony ...
Also some avatars I've had the misfortune to see. This is a thread to avoid
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Also some avatars I've had the misfortune to see. This is a thread to avoid
Which is absolutely why I refuse to name companies.
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Hey man, I don't own an AR yet but my buddy got a Smith&Wesson M&P AR sporter. We have put no less then 2K threw it with no problems. Run it wet.

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Oops, I meant to put an at the end of my post...

I just hope the broccoli gang doesn't start mooning us next!
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Oops, I meant to put an at the end of my post...

I just hope the broccoli gang doesn't start mooning us next!
HA! Sorry, I'll change it.
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