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Old 03-22-2012, 06:54 PM   #11
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Uhmm there will be PROS and CONS on just about any rifle.. I'm new to this so I apologize if this particular rifle doesn't meet your guys standards.. I guys I'll just have to wait see how it turns out I'll post pictures when I take her out guys get it next weekend do PM me if you guys interested in being updated im excited Soo I'll just have to wait and see but thanks guys for your honest opinions and comments appreciate it..

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And sorry for horrible grammar in a rush to reply and it's from cell..

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Uhmm there will be PROS and CONS on just about any rifle.. I'm new to this so I apologize if this particular rifle doesn't meet your guys standards.. I guys I'll just have to wait see how it turns out I'll post pictures when I take her out guys get it next weekend do PM me if you guys interested in being updated im excited Soo I'll just have to wait and see but thanks guys for your honest opinions and comments appreciate it..
Biggest thing to remember? You have gun snobs just like you have car snobs. You buy it, you shoot it. If you have fun, then it did it's job. Value is relative to the person that spends the money. Keep us updated.
Most on here just want to advise for future purchases, and the internet isn't conducive to sounding nice. Take nothing personally, as it is all pixelated opinions anyway.
Keep us advised on whether you like it or not.
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Over $800 for an Oly, and a stripped ORC at that, does seem high though I don't know how much the CA ban affected that. I agree with the others who said learn from this and do a little better when you buy your next AR because you can get more gun for that price. Take your time and really get your money's worth next time. Always best to ask questions before you pull out the wallet.

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Uhmm there will be PROS and CONS on just about any rifle.. I'm new to this so I apologize if this particular rifle doesn't meet your guys standards.. I guys I'll just have to wait see how it turns out I'll post pictures when I take her out guys get it next weekend do PM me if you guys interested in being updated im excited Soo I'll just have to wait and see but thanks guys for your honest opinions and comments appreciate it..
No reason to be apologetic. Like I mentioned I can relate to wanting something and wanting it that very moment.

My comments were not out of snobbery I am just looking out for a fellow enthusiast because you will want another. They are fun to shoot and seem to multiply.

$824 is no small amount of money. In fact it can get you an AR from a well respected manufacturer that doesn't duck dodge and divert when confronted w/ questions dealing w/ their less than stellar track record but charging top tier prices.

Oly is not know for consistently producing a properly functioning AR. I really hope you received a properly built AR and it serves you well.
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Biggest thing to remember? You have gun snobs just like you have car snobs. You buy it, you shoot it. If you have fun, then it did it's job. Value is relative to the person that spends the money. Keep us updated.
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^^THIS^^

824 after CA Sales tax is not a bad price for your Oly.

FYI - you have entered the realm of most accessorized, tweaked, and tinkered with platform in the world of guns. If your like most of us, you'll double that purchase price adding toys to it in the first year. Have fun!

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Uhmm there will be PROS and CONS on just about any rifle.. I'm new to this so I apologize if this particular rifle doesn't meet your guys standards.. I guys I'll just have to wait see how it turns out I'll post pictures when I take her out guys get it next weekend do PM me if you guys interested in being updated im excited Soo I'll just have to wait and see but thanks guys for your honest opinions and comments appreciate it..
Hey man, you worked hard for that money and you made a decision and bought what you wanted and no one should be able to make you feel bad for that. Congrats on your first evil black rifle and as others have stated there will be more >:-D as they are damn addictive!
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824 after CA Sales tax is not a bad price for your Oly.

FYI - you have entered the realm of most accessorized, tweaked, and tinkered with platform in the world of guns. If your like most of us, you'll double that purchase price adding toys to it in the first year. Have fun!

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I don't want to sidetrack the OP's thread or start a debate but $824 is a bad price to pay for an Oly regardless of sales tax. Sales tax doesn't even have to come into play. Bypass sales tax for $20< in shipping costs.

All it takes is finding a good FFL w/ a reasonable transfer fee, timing, and a little patients. Hell, I purchased a complete BCM upper w/ pinned Battle Comp for $475 shipped. The muzzle devise alone would have cost me around $200 (pinning included), BCG $139, upper $399, charging handle $45, and MOE hand guard $30. I think it even came w/ a rear MBUS so add another $50. Add a $269 BCM lower and $50 MOE stock and you have a complete AR.

The DD was $1000 (complete upper) w/ the same muzzle device a $370 rail, and stripped DD lower. If you strip all the extras like the rail and muzzle devise the price would be fairly close to what the Oly cost. If you know ARs you know the huge jump in quality b/w them.

It's no fault of anyone. I've purchased things to find out later that there was better in the same price range.

Not trying to make anyone feel bad. I apologize that people are making the mistake of thinking that's what I'm doing.
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824 after CA Sales tax is not a bad price for your Oly.

FYI - you have entered the realm of most accessorized, tweaked, and tinkered with platform in the world of guns. If your like most of us, you'll double that purchase price adding toys to it in the first year. Have fun!

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