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Old 09-03-2012, 12:48 AM   #11
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Great thanks for the info...

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Stag has good brand recognition. Lifetime barrel replacement warranty . Great customer service. Barrels made buy a good manufacturer. It won't give u any troubles and if it does they will take care of u.

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Old 09-03-2012, 03:59 AM   #13
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It's black, its 'tactical', its cheap to shoot...
I just threw up a little.

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Old 09-03-2012, 04:05 PM   #14
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Been reading good reviews on the carbon fiber receivers... But my brain still equates "carbon fiber" with "plastic"
Actually, Carbon 15's are not carbon fiber. They just use carbon in the model number as a trade name. Plastic is closer to what they use. Not saying it is bad. If as many have failed as the posters here claimed, the line would have been discontinued long time ago. Still, I feel more comfortable with aluminum. The barrel is the heaviest part of the upper anyway. I would personally go with an aluminum upper, and if you are looking to make a lite weight AR, get a lighter barrel.
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:23 PM   #15
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Advice?

I agree with fsted2a, the plastic upper worries me more. Will it stand up to supporting the barrel over thousands of rounds. Seems like a lot of stress at the front of the receiver supporting a long front heavy rod of steel. I'd go with 7075-T6 alloy for both receivers.

Stag vs. Delton? Hard to say. Why not tell us which models and specs and price range. Got links to the versions you're looking at? Or better yet, look at PSA if we're talking $800 or so.

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If ur going to 3 gun with it its going to get run harder than the average weekend shooter runs theirs and I don't suggest a poly or carbon type rifle In the $800 or less range . PSA from joe bob outfitters. Use the FT discount and that should put u in the $693.45 range and it comes with a rear sight aand free shipping.

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The stag I'm looking at is the sa3 model( $738), and the del-ton is the " dt model" ($659). Those are the prices off buds gun shop. Local shop here says they will match that price

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Price on the stag is $738. No idea how a smiley face got in there

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I'm not trying to push u to PSA exclusively but it truely is a bargain for what u get in a rifle . Great customer service and a lifetime warranty on their complete rifles. I have 3 of their uppers and they eat match grade ammo to cheapo steel tula without issues. One of them has well over 5000 rds thru it the other somewhere in the 2800 range and my newest just 300 rds all without a hiccup. All accurate and all reliable. My buddy owns a BCM and a PSA and he tells me he would run them head to head with his colt he has that much trust and confidence in both brands

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Probley be better to build 1. So you choose what goes in your gun and what kinda set up you want

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