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Best AR for reliability running any ammo?

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Old 01-12-2017, 02:09 PM   #11
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I have never had any issues with an AR cycling any ammo. IMHO they are not nearly as picky/fincky about ammo as folks think they are. That said I love my LWRC upper even though it is a pig.

Edit--- I prefer a 1/7 twist barell but this is a decent price on an older Bushmaster.

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Old 01-12-2017, 04:48 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by RSW1 View Post
Thanks Sniper. Just checked out the Elite CAR. But with a 1:9 twist? Does it struggle with heavier loads?
My Elite Car will it anything I feed it. But so will my Colt M4 6920 MP-R
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Old 01-13-2017, 07:03 PM   #13
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I built mine. It runs any ammo I put in it, with no hiccups!
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Let's remember to have good magazines as well.
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I've never had any AR not function with any type of ammo I fed it. There are many factors that come into play with any issue of FTF,FTE,etc. to just start laying the blame on the ammo.

Most shooter's that complain about having problems with an AR don't know how to trouble shoot the weapon to know what is causing the problem,and most of the time,the shooter is the cause of the problem by not knowing the How-What-When's of owning / shooting / maintaining an AR15 in the first place.

Guy's buy or build a new AR,and they don't clean and lube it like it should be. Then they don't try to break everything in,sometimes things take a while to mate together to run like a fine tuned machine.
I don't know where some of you come up with these High powered - Low powered 223/5.56 ammo things. Factory ammo is loaded to SAAMI specs in the USA,and CIP specs in other nations.
The only low powered loads would be sub-sonic loads,and they are known to play havoc in gas guns.
Even if you hand load at a loading manuals starting load,it will cycle an AR with any bullet weight chosen.
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