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Old 10-31-2008, 03:20 PM   #1
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Default so who makes a good quality out-the-box AR-15?

If I were to buy a new STOCK AR-15 and didn't want to be dissapointed with the quality or craftsmanship or accuracy....what brand/model would you prefer?

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How picky are you? How much money do you have to spend? Most of the manufacturers out the make an AR that works.

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I'm a lefty, so I went with a Stag Arms left handed 2T (brass ejects from the left rather than the right side). Very pleased with this weapon, so much so, that I bought a second one.

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If I were to buy a new STOCK AR-15 and didn't want to be dissapointed with the quality or craftsmanship or accuracy....what brand/model would you prefer?
What will disappoint you or Dillinger, bkt, or junho, or other people on this site in regards to quality, accuracy, and workmanship might not disappoint me. Also, what is "stock"? Any AR these days is almost guarranteed to be "custom" built because there are so many options and variations to every single component.

Makes this a tough question to answer because there are so many variables........
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well, if I went to the Gander Mountain or another gun dealer and bought one off the shelf?

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well, if I went to the Gander Mountain or another gun dealer and bought one off the shelf?
What's your budget and what do you expect the rifle to do?
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Figure out what your budget is, stick to it, then go out and find something you like that fits that number, fits you (as far as stock, pistol grip, length of pull, weight, doo-dads and doo-hickeys)

Do a little searching on-line and you'll find the manufacturer names that tend to pop often. Usually a little further searching will also tell you the pros-cons, QA issues, etc.

But for the most part, you could walk in to any gun store today, see something you like, lay down the plastic/paper/coins and walk out with a very good AR that will serve you well.

Asking a question like that usually ends up in the Chevy-vs-Ford-vs-Chrysler-vs-all the rest type of debates and choices. You really can't go wrong with most of today's models.

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If I were to buy a new STOCK AR-15 and didn't want to be dissapointed with the quality or craftsmanship or accuracy....what brand/model would you prefer?
That's kind of like asking "If I were to buy a new STOCK vehicle and didn't want to be disappointed with the quality or craftsmanship or mileage....what brand/model would you prefer?"

What do you want to do with it?

When I've seen ARs at Gander Mountain, they're usually pretty expensive...like $1400 for a plain vanilla configuration. I'd recommend against that; you can build or buy a better rifle for a lot less.

Do you want to do competition shooting? Do you want a varmint gun? Carbine?
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I'd most likely use it for long range target shooting, not close-up plinking but 100+ yard target and maybe varmit. So a bull barrel would be appropriate? And a scope....what else?

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Stag or Rock River would be my first choice for an off the shelf average priced good working gun.

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