A Visit From a Stranger

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by FCross7, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. FCross7

    FCross7 New Member

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    So say you're sitting at your house, minding your own business, watching some television, or doing whatever it is you do, when your doorbell rings. You think to yourself "hmm, that's strange, I wasn't expecting anyone". So you go over, answer the door to find a very average looking man standing there. He looks somewhat familiar, but you can't quite place him.

    He asks if he can come in, you say "of course". When he gets inside, he suddenly introduces himself as your estranged uncle. You've heard stories of this man from your mother, but never planned on actually seeing him, and now that you think about it, he does have the same eyes and nose as your mother. The two of you wrap each other with a warm embrace. He goes on to explain where he has been all this time, tells you about himself, you tell him about yourself. He stays for a while, the two of you have a jolly ole' time.

    Just as he's about to go, he mentions that he feels terrible about being gone for so long, and would like to do something to start your relationship off right. He say's that he would like to buy you a rifle. Money is no object he says. He only has two stipulations. #1 The rifle has to be an AR variant. #2 The rifle cannot be chambered in .223/5.56.

    So what do you pick?

    -Fred
     
  2. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    Id go with the AR-10 in .308. That would make one hell of a coyote rifle. Id choose a flattop so i could slap a big powerful scope on there and get at least a 20 inch free float varmint barrel.

    Now, that i think about it ive always wanted a .50 Beowulf upper for my ar also, for those times when you need to stop a speeding car...haha
     
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  3. jeepejeep

    jeepejeep New Member

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    Well since I already have a 450 Bushmaster that I really like, I guess an AR10 in 338 Federal it would be!
     
  4. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    I'd go with an 18" 308 from Noveske or a 20" LWRC REPR w/ a 16" barrel kit.
     
  5. fmj

    fmj Active Member

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    ^^^^^Yeah, that right there ^^^^^
     
  6. Redarrow18

    Redarrow18 New Member

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    I'd probably get a .308 remington R-25, I could use a new hunting ar :)
     
  7. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    What if he's an ATF spy? J/k AR-10 in .308 as a few have mentioned.
     
  8. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I had a couple of strange uncles but no estranged ones. With my family background I would wonder if it was hot. Because of ammo availability and cost, I would pick a 308. The uncle may be rich but I am not. Of course he would be close to 100 years old and maybe I am his only heir.:)
     
  9. Redarrow18

    Redarrow18 New Member

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    I kinda want an estranged unlce now, maybe he'll show up at my door step and buy me guns;)
     
  10. trip286

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    Ditto on this. What is meant in this quote by AR, I don't know for sure, but I have to point out that I would want an actual AR built by Armalite, not just a variant. I don't know why. Same reason Cane likes Colt's I reckon.
     
  11. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    The thing is there are a lot of places manufacturing better ARs than Armalite.
     
  12. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I'm sure there is. I've heard great reviews on LMT, Stag, and I'm quite fond of the M&P myself. But Armalite is still the original.
     
  13. Shade

    Shade New Member

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    I would wake all to soon from that dream... Just like the one with
    Jessica Biel in it... :rolleyes:
     
  14. FCross7

    FCross7 New Member

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    I've let this one go long enough, so I'll give my take. I, like many of you, wouldn't have the money to afford ammo for some of the more exotic calibers, and I'm of the school of thought that I either want a lot of ammo, or I want big bullets that go a long way.

    My choice would also be a .308 AR-10. While the REPR is REALLY nice, I'm just not to keen on that side charging handle. No doubt it would work without issue, but it's different than all other AR's, so I would rather stick with only one battery of arms. My choice would be a toss up between the LMT .308, and the KAC SR-25. Either would come with both the 16 and 20 inch barrels. The LMT has the quick swap barrels, while the KAC would be two separate uppers. Not really sure of all the pros or cons of each.

    One pro for the LMT is the weight saved by not having to have two upper receivers. But the KAC would be nice because each upper could have it's own optic.

    It would be a toss up really, though I bet the KAC would win in the end.

    Indeed. Don't get me wrong. Armalite makes a good gun, but not as good as some other manufacturers.

    It would be like getting a Mercedes Benz over a Ferrari or Rolls Royce. Just because they did it first, doesn't mean they do it the best. Sure Mercedes puts out a good car, but not up to the standards of the Ferrari or Rolls, or any number of other companies.

    -Fred