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Old 08-16-2011, 08:52 PM   #1
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Default Old man wants to get a "New-Rifle".

Just finished my "Introduction" Post".......so here is my request for some info on gettin' myself an AR -15 type rifle. At my age it may seem nuts, but I love gun & shootin'

I've done a little research on the net and have come to a preliminary conclusion that a: "LMT" Defender Standard Model in 5.56; SOPMOD stock, 16" barrel.........would maybe be what I'm looking for. Price range is about where I'd like to be and since it will be primarily a "fun-gun" with some possible use on varmints (coyote, marmot, etc); and just possibly have it handy when "El Lobo" happens to come lopeing across my place....yeah, we've got 'em ------way too many!

I've got a Leupold II 1 3/4 to 5 (about 20 yrs old)........would that be a possible choice if I want to scope it?

Any and all comments, opinions and suggestions will be welcome. Thanks.

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Old 08-16-2011, 09:48 PM   #2
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LMT makes a great AR. Palmetto State Armory makes a good AR as well at a very good price. Check out BCM as well. Also thimk about getting the upper and lower seperate to avoid any extra taxes. Id also recommemnd a midlength gas system for smoother operation.

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Well you're never too old to buy an AR! I'm 63 and am building my third AR right now.

LMT would be a great choice, they make fine ARs but you probably could save some money going with BCM and others yet keep the quality up. Or do a build with quality parts like many of us do here. At first it sounds daunting but it's really not hard, especially if you build the lower receiver and buy a complete upper. You could get a fine AR as good as the LMT for under $1000, depending on what you want.

There shouldn't be any problem mounting an old scope as long as you buy a flat top upper receiver.

PS, we've got a few wolves over here in Idaho too!

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Can you hunt wolves?

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Yes, in Idaho and Montana for the last couple years now. You have to get a permit through the state first.

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Hey, you're never too old to get another gun and have some fun.

Welcome to the site, I've found Firearms Talk to be full of folks that are helpful, friendly and filled with AR-15 knowledge.

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One of you crazies will have to introduce me to wolf hunting. Theres something about the possibility of becoming the hunted that excites me lol

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well if all you want is a fun gun, then maybe try the Smith and Wesson M&P 15-22, its a .22 AR and probably one of the best out there, and .22 is cheap as it gets so i think it makes a good fun gun, and it can take out varmit as well if needed, thats my 2 cents

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One of you crazies will have to introduce me to wolf hunting. Theres something about the possibility of becoming the hunted that excites me lol
Aha, you saw that movie "Frozen" too! Kinda like what happened after "Jaws", you'll never go in a ski lift again!
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Just finished my "Introduction" Post".......so here is my request for some info on gettin' myself an AR -15 type rifle. At my age it may seem nuts, but I love gun & shootin'

I've done a little research on the net and have come to a preliminary conclusion that a: "LMT" Defender Standard Model in 5.56; SOPMOD stock, 16" barrel.........would maybe be what I'm looking for. Price range is about where I'd like to be and since it will be primarily a "fun-gun" with some possible use on varmints (coyote, marmot, etc); and just possibly have it handy when "El Lobo" happens to come lopeing across my place....yeah, we've got 'em ------way too many!

I've got a Leupold II 1 3/4 to 5 (about 20 yrs old)........would that be a possible choice if I want to scope it?

Any and all comments, opinions and suggestions will be welcome. Thanks.
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