AR 15 Which One?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by kilo2018, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. kilo2018

    kilo2018 New Member

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    Hello all. I have hoped for an AR 15 for many years. I am now in the position to get one.
    I know (or have read) that Colt is the Best.
    I can get the Colt for $1395. I can get the Olympic Arms (in the same configuration) for $695.
    Now I will not use the weapon for compitition, very long range shooting nor will I put many thousands of rounds through it.
    The only thing that I might do is ream it so I can shoot 5.56 and even possibly get upper for 50 cal. Beowulf.
    Please, what are your thoughts?
    Your time is greatly appreciated.

    Sincerely,
    Karl in Colorado
     
  2. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    Buy one in 5.56. Shoot that and .223. Or buy one in .223 wylde. Shots both as well.
     

  3. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    How's your build coming along?
     
  4. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    It's done, going to upgrade the hand guard its on order. Then need a new rear flip up sight. Going to add a scope as well. Edit: and need a good deal on magpul stock.
     

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  5. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    Nice it goes great with the pink flip flops ;) What kind of Magpul stock are you looking for?
     
  6. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Of those two, there's no contest. I'd get the Colt and you should be able to find a 6920 for around $1100, many Walmarts have them.
     
  7. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    There is a very good reason why the Colt is more expensive.

    Quality.

    It also holds it's resale value if you ever need to trade or sell it.
     
  8. eric1229

    eric1229 New Member

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    Bought a colt le6920...awesome black rifle. Accurate and eats up anything I feed it. Have a buddy that used to have an Olympic...JUNK! Get the colt and u get a great rifle/carbine and the great colt name.
     
  9. outlaw4life09

    outlaw4life09 New Member

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    Fabrique National
    Quality rifle
    Quatity cash

    Go with the colt for 1 reason when it comes the rifles you get what you pay 4

    Colt; providing hell with fresh souls since the 19th century
     
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  10. Scorpion

    Scorpion New Member

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    If you get the Colt, you will not need to ream the chamber; all Colt ARs are chambered for 5.56.

    Get the Colt.
     
  11. kilo2018

    kilo2018 New Member

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    Ok. I see the general consensus is to ge the Colt.
    Here is another question.
    I came across this Bushmaster Carbon 15. It is chambered for the 223 and the 556. You also get a complete upper for 22. All for $995.
    Any thoughts about this carbon lower and upper or experience?

    Sincerely,
    Karl in Colorado
     
  12. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    The Carbon 15 is a poor choice. Some people swear by them but you see a lot more complaints.
     
  13. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    A few swear by them. Far more swear AT them.

    I wouldn't have one as a gift.

    Now, I love the IDEA of a carbon fiber Ar. But the current state of EXECUTION is less than desireable.

    At least, IMHO!!
     
  14. lbwar15

    lbwar15 New Member

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    Plus you can always spend $120 and get a .22lr BCG instead of a whole other upper.
     
  15. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    Sent you a text.
     
  16. PittTactical556

    PittTactical556 New Member

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    Get a BCM or Spikes and save a couple hundred dollars, they are if not identical rifles, Colt just has the name.
     
  17. PittTactical556

    PittTactical556 New Member

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    Spikes isn't on this chart but would be equivalent to BCM and Colt
     

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  18. PittTactical556

    PittTactical556 New Member

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    Sorry that's not right. Daniel defense would be near colt, spikes and PSA would be after BCM
     
  19. kilo2018

    kilo2018 New Member

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    Love to be able to read the chart. Unable to. When I enlage it in this picture format it is blurred. Please help.