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Old 04-03-2012, 04:56 AM   #1
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I shot my buddies' stag and loved it but how does it compare against an Adam's Arms or a Windham Weaponry piston ar? Im considering ordering one but since Stag is about 4 weeks out of production is it worth the wait over the other two?

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Old 04-03-2012, 04:13 PM   #2
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Honestly, I can't compare to either of your other choices, as I've only handled the Model 8.

I highly suggest you try out a DI gun and shot it back to back with the Model 8.
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IMO the piston ARs shoot a little cleaner, but to me the added weight is pretty signifigant and isnt worth the switch. I own a Stag model 2 and its a very solid and reliable rifle. Its your decision but i would stick with the DI
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There's a lot of hype, and sales pitching going around. In practical everyday shooting and use, I don't see the need for a piston in my armory. YMMV.

Plus I really really don't like the Model 8s recoil impulse. It was really bad IMO.
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Looks like Adams Arms piston kit.
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Thanks guys, I looked into a couple different ones and I was able to shoot a colt m4 and a dpms panther and I still think the model 8 even though it is a little heavier is a wonderful ar...ugh decisions decisions
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I have been trying to decide on a gas or piston upper for my first AR, I have decided to go with a mid length gas upper, if someday I decide I need the piston I will convert it or buy another AR
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IMO the piston ARs shoot a little cleaner, but to me the added weight is pretty signifigant and isnt worth the switch. I own a Stag model 2 and its a very solid and reliable rifle. Its your decision but i would stick with the DI
I agree with you on the DI system. I have a stag model 1. Have or did you have any problems with steel casings?

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Well guys its been awhile since Ive been on here but I got the model 8 and a red dot and its shooting great so far, thanks for all the info gentlemen and keep fighting the good fight
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