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Old 10-29-2013, 02:53 AM   #1
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Default Which of these AR-15's would you buy?

DPMS Warrior
+Magpul furniture
+$400 below MSRP
+Magpul front sight included
+4 Extra magazines and cleaning kit
-3 Year limited warranty

Del-Ton Echo 316
+$120 less than DPMS Warrior
+Magpul furniture
+$150 below MSRP
+Limited lifetime warranty
-No front sight included

Both guns appear to be very similar. Both are good beginner guns. Both have seemingly same specs. On behalf of the Del-Ton; you get the seemingly same value as the DPMS for $120 less (a separate sight would have to be purchased though) plus access to a limited lifetime warranty. On behalf of the DPMs Warrior; it MSRP’s for over $400 more than what I would purchase it for and you will receive four extra magazines and a cleaning kit (Through an ongoing deal with DPMS directly).

Am i over thinking this? I have a strict budget so nothing really more expensive. Thanks for opinions

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Eh? How much issit?

MSRP is a marketing scheme. Ignore it.

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The Warrior is $820 and the 316 is $700

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I vote Delton. My buddy has a delton that drives tacks. More accurate than my BCM(with 55 gr hunting loads) and feels lighter too. It hasn't had a single malfunction and is setup very similar. Delton is a very good value in AR's.

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Over those 2 I would pick the Delton , however I prefer to have the FSP for a front sight . I would take a look at a few different models out there by Delton . Now for my personal choice there are others out there in that price range that I would choose over both of them .

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Comes down to the extras. If you need the front sight, you'll have to buy a rear sight. If you don't (and that's alright), scratch it off, you are buying a red dot. On a strict budget, one or the other will do fine.

Four mags. Do you need all of them right now? You could pick up more later. Sometimes as giveaways. I like to take a pause and reload while my rifle cools off. A string of 30 is enough.

Warranty. What exactly is covered? Limited could mean a lot of things. Read the fine print.

I don't even know which one I'd choose until I see and handle both. The balance, the fit and finish and the trigger can break the tie either way.

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Of those two, I would choose the Del-Ton.

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Visited both manufacturers websites and here's what I found......

Both are not chrome lined, carbine gassed, and heavy barreled profile. The DPMS has a Carpenter 158 bolt. Delton really is stingy with stats and specs.

On paper, DPMS wins.

In my personal opinion, you can build a better PSA unit for the same money or less even.

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Visited both manufacturers websites and here's what I found......

Both are not chrome lined, carbine gassed, and heavy barreled profile. The DPMS has a Carpenter 158 bolt. Delton really is stingy with stats and specs.

On paper, DPMS wins.

In my personal opinion, you can build a better PSA unit for the same money or less even.
I'd also be looking for a solid barrel. The great thing about the AR

platform is you have so many choices, and don't have to settle for

anything in a pre-made package. Decent stripped lowers are

available for less than 100 $.
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Visited both manufacturers websites and here's what I found......

Both are not chrome lined, carbine gassed, and heavy barreled profile. The DPMS has a Carpenter 158 bolt. Delton really is stingy with stats and specs.

On paper, DPMS wins.

In my personal opinion, you can build a better PSA unit for the same money or less even.
Hmmm I found the Delton specs right on that page of the rifle



Chrome Moly Vanadium
M4 Feed Ramps
16" Length
1x9 Twist
A2 Flash Hider
Manganese Phosphated
Phosphated under Single Rail Gas Block
Threaded Muzzle
Heavy Profile

Chamber:

5.56 X 45 mm

Bolt And Carrier:

Phosphated 8620 Steel Carrier Assembly
Carpenter 158 Bolt HPT/MPI Tested
Heat Treated and Plated
Mil-Spec
Chrome Lined Carrier Interior
Carrier Key - chrome lined, attached with Grade 8 Screws
Properly Staked & Sealed Gas Key

Handguards:

Carbine Length
Aluminum Delta Ring
Single Heat Shield

Upper Receiver:

Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum
Flat Top with M4 Feed Ramps
Hard Coat Anodized
Mil-Spec
Ejection Port Cover and Round Forward Assist
Right Hand Ejection
Bore's surface is coated with dry film lube, over the anodized surface

Lower Receiver:

Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum
Hard Coat Anodized
Mil-Spec
Aluminum Triggerguard
Semi-Auto
Aluminum Mag Catch Button

Buttstock:

M4 5 Position
Reinforced Fiber
Mil-Spec Sized Tube

Weight:

6.6 lbs Empty

Length:

36.375" Fully Extended
32.625 Collapsed

Accessories:

1 - 30rd Magazine
Gun Lock
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