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Old 05-09-2013, 01:19 AM   #11
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Don't be ridiculous! Ill use balsa for the airsoft version.
You'd have to start a "what color should I stain my lower" thread if you do this though.
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:30 AM   #12
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You'd have to start a "what color should I stain my lower" thread if you do this though.

LMFAO! oh my god...I think I might start that one tomorrow. Its no where near April first....they'll never see it coming.
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After reading and looking around a few months I bought a LWRC M6A2. It was a bit pricey but well worth it. I think the short stroke gas piston design is extremely reliable. The striker key is integrated into the carrier which is a good peice of mind. The top of the forearm can be removed easily to access the piston assembly without removing the entire forearm. Plus it came with Magpul mags, MIAD Grip, flip up BUIS, and a Vltor stock. I put some other goodies on it and is a bad mother f****r. i have beat the crap out of it, put over 5,000 rounds through it and its still ticking. At one point it had over 2,000 rounds through it without cleaning and still never failed. It's a great rifle.

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After reading and looking around a few months I bought a LWRC M6A2. It was a bit pricey but well worth it. I think the short stroke gas piston design is extremely reliable. The striker key is integrated into the carrier which is a good peice of mind. The top of the forearm can be removed easily to access the piston assembly without removing the entire forearm. Plus it came with Magpul mags, MIAD Grip, flip up BUIS, and a Vltor stock. I put some other goodies on it and is a bad mother f****r. i have beat the crap out of it, put over 5,000 rounds through it and its still ticking. At one point it had over 2,000 rounds through it without cleaning and still never failed. It's a great rifle.
We put some where between 6000-8000 rounds thru a $599 factory built PSA 16" carbine. We quit documenting after 6200 and something rounds because we had no failures except a bad mag which caused one ft feed , never cleaned except for the initial cleaning and lubrication when purchased . Just lubed every time we took it out . Still ticking like a clock. I cleaned it over the winter and replaced gas rings but thats it .We ran every kind of ammo from, brass, soft points, hp's, cheap steel , and ballistic tipped varmit rds . It eats everything
Guess I have one badd ass rifle too
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A couple years back I got a deal on some del-ton rifle kits. So, like any responsible citizen, I let all my AR-less friends know that I had a cheap hook up. They all had off brand lowers. mil-spec (of course), nicely anodized but nothing that would get more than a smirk on AR-15.com.

One of those rifles has had over 15,000 rounds of everything from lake city 5.56 to cheap Russian steel .223 garbage through it without a hiccup. This guys an Iraq vet an he don't give two flying rat turds about roll marks. He's abused the crap out of that poor rifle. He even does this rapid fire, double/triple tap thing that swear is bump firing and he swears it isn't. whatever.

The point is, there are three things that affect any firearms quality:

1) Engineering. In this case the AR-15 has it in spades and thats why a $750 rifle can hold its own against a $2000 one.

2) Materials. Where the AR is concerned, this only really comes into play when dealing with the "low end" MFGs but its pretty easy to suss out the crap form the cream via google.

3) Quality Control. The first two can rule but if you aint got the third, then you're Taurus. In AR's Ive heard more horror stories about Model 1 than anything else.

beyond that, its an AR. Pretty good chance than no matter what the roll mark says, its gonna go bang every time. Unless you built it yourself and you put it together wrong. Accuracy? All in the barrel and most manufacturers use the same ones anyway.

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We put some where between 6000-8000 rounds thru a $599 factory built PSA 16" carbine. We quit documenting after 6200 and something rounds because we had no failures except a bad mag which caused one ft feed , never cleaned except for the initial cleaning and lubrication when purchased . Just lubed every time we took it out . Still ticking like a clock. I cleaned it over the winter and replaced gas rings but thats it .We ran every kind of ammo from, brass, soft points, hp's, cheap steel , and ballistic tipped varmit rds . It eats everything
Guess I have one badd ass rifle too
Wow! That is a bad ass rifle.
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Buy what you can afford right now.

Sight it in.

Shoot the sh!t out of it. Have fun!

Fix whatever breaks or you don't like.

Shoot the sh!t out of it. Have fun!

Buy whatever accessories you like. Don't pi$$ off spouse.

Shoot the sh!t out of it. Have fun!

NEVER ask anyone on any forum what they think of your rifle or accessories.

Shoot the sh!t out of it. Have fun!

If you follow the above rules, you will have a stress-free, fun-filled, brass-strewn lifetime with your AR! Oh, and never let spouse see you having this much fun...unless you plan on buying THEM a rifle!
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Interstate Arms makes an 870 knock off. I doubt anyone would criticize the platform. You're not going to throw it in the garbage. Obviously when you go cheap you run the risk of needing or wanting to replace something. The beauty of the AR platform is that most problems aren't actually problems. You want a new bolt or barrel? Great. Sell the old ones. Broke the receiver? Great. $75 gets you a knew one. You can do all this work yourself without any extra special kit for the most part.

If you have a problem with your IAC Hawk, then you'll probably be consulting a gunsmith.

The only problem with the AR is that you have so many easy options.

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