Ar15 help

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by stoppingpower, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. stoppingpower

    stoppingpower New Member

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    I'm looking to get an ar.. keep in mind it will be my very first one. Anyway my work gives out cabelas cards and I have 7 80$ cards. I have seen a few ars like the m&p sport that I really want but I've been looking at dpms and a Olympic "plinker"..basicly what gun would be best for a first timer and have u had any experience with these guns. I can only get the gun from cabelas and I'm willing to spend about 100-150$ outta pocket.. I'm not looking for a 1589$ dollar gun....


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    Mike
     
  2. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I think the smith is one if the cheaper ones, but even with that many cards I think you're still looking at about 250 at least out of pocket. But who the heck can say they picked up a new AR for even that much?

    I don't have much experience with civilian AR's, but I've handled many if them, and I really like the smith. It just felt better to me and I liked the sights best on it.
     

  3. AZL

    AZL New Member

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    BUSHMASTER....my personal favorite.
     
  4. stoppingpower

    stoppingpower New Member

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    Bud if I could trust me id buy one

    Anyway I really am looking at that smith in billings Montana they got that smith for 600 bucks..... I kimda want it but yeah like u said man what's 250 for an ar
     
  5. Jkl-28

    Jkl-28 New Member

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    I personally own a S&W M&P AR and love it! But I think DPMS make a good rifle too I've shot a few DPMS ARs and had no problems! And they are usually at a good price!
     
  6. stoppingpower

    stoppingpower New Member

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    Ya I think I'm leaning towards smith because I've heard that name and never anything bad about them. What smith u got
     
  7. primer

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    I own a dpms with a 16 in barrel and love it. it will group one moa with big box store ammo. I have read a lot of good about smith and especially rock river arms and stag arms. Happy hunting.
     
  8. primer

    primer New Member

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    I shot an olympic arms ar and was not impressed . Sights were out of adjustment just to get zero . I would rather have a mini 14.
     
  9. stoppingpower

    stoppingpower New Member

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    Did u get that gun from a bigger store or a local dealer..and how much u pay buddy
     
  10. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Looking at my first AR here as well. I'm kind of leaning towards a Rock River Arms. I hear good things about them, and they're built locally (a plus in my book). But I may change my mind 4 times before I finally put the cash down next month.
     
  11. stoppingpower

    stoppingpower New Member

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    Lol I know what you mean I look up every detail on an item before I buy.. I'm picky with my money
     
  12. hardluk1

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    Nothing wrong with the sw m&p15 sport. The two thing it does not have is not important to 99% of those that use them. The dust cover and the forward assist. There is a cut out to push the bolt in to battery with its ever needs it . I bought one a few weeks back after lots of looking, shooting other name brands and reading. SW is one of the only companies that make all there own metal parts in house and is the only afordable one to do so. I payed 595 for mine but at a retail price of 709 you only need 150 bucks + tax to get one. The other model that comes in as a good Ar thats afordable is Palmetto State Arms . They have a basic ar that goes for abou the same price as the sw but not sure if many gun shops deal with them and it has the dust cover and forward assist and for the hard core a chrome barrel and bolt wher the sw use's melonite finish. I also like the fact of haveing S^W is a company that stands behind there products unlike so many but PSA also looks to have a good company backing there products.
    Here some reading to help maybe.  Gun Review: Smith & Wesson M&P15 Sport | The Truth About Guns

    Since this review sw has changed to a Magpul folding rear site that is a big + and melonited the bolt. They also did a review on the swmp15MOE a couple day earlier.
     
  13. stoppingpower

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    U rock man. Thank u I wanted Someone to say something good about this gun. I would love to nuy a bushmaster and what not but I got a family so I can't bust out 1500 hundred.. can u mod that gun as far a quadrail and what not
     
  14. ANGRYcanary

    ANGRYcanary New Member

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    That S&W M&P is without a doubt a solid gun, the reviews are starting to prove that ! I haven't fired one, but wouldn't hesitate to buy one if it came up, I think hardluk1 is right, you really cant go wrong with it.
     
  15. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    stoppingpower any thing you can do any other AR's you can do to the M&P15. All the changeable parts and add-ons work on it. If you deside on a scope get the scope mount from RRA. they have the best deal on a good canilever mount also. Work on that sales guy at calbelas . maybe you canget them to work that price down. They had them cheap for sale, cheap a few months back.
     
  16. primer

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    I am second owner, was bought at privately owned shop. Gave a little under 1 g with tasco 4-16, Harris bipod extra mags, ammo, etc. Add the extras and it was average price. Trigger is a little mushy, but what I want to replace it with is big$, so it still works. If I was to buy new it would be rra.
     
  17. stoppingpower

    stoppingpower New Member

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    Okay guys I might of changed my mind I might want a dpms oracle 223. I've been watching reviews and have found no flaws. Plus I watch a video and a guy put 10000 rounds none stop besides to oil it up and only had a few times were the round didn't seat properly... what u guys think do you have any experience with this gun?
     
  18. hardluk1

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    You are way to sucked up into, this is better than that!! NO wait,, this is better!!!!! Settle down READ a while. Dpms is not the cats rear of ar's. Probably more issue with CS . they were a better company a few years ago.than anyone . Easier to find people that have never shot this or that but will tell you how good or bad it is .
     
  19. ANGRYcanary

    ANGRYcanary New Member

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    Hardluk1 went for double Jeopardy and really changed his score..! He is exactly right, and I want to answer a question too... :p Hahaha..!
    I need to pick up my game..! lmao
     
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