LaRue or DD....

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Cowboy45, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Cowboy45

    Cowboy45 New Member

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    ...or ? Hello all. I am looking to buy my first AR. I have learned as much as I can take for the last 6 months. A couple top companys I have narrowed down to are DD and LaRue. I am open to more though. I want to buy a complete rifle and maybe down the road I will build one. My wife is 4 months prego and this may be my first and last AR for awhile. I would like to get a top notch gun right off the batt. I plan on using it for alot of hunting here on the ranch and to protect my family. I really don't think I need a big 'ol SS bull barrel. From what I have read a regular 'ol barrel will do me good. I really desire quality. I want something to be proud of and know I can count on. Any comments, ideas, or suggestions you can throw my way would be great. I respect each and every one of them. Thank you very much.
     
  2. smoooth308

    smoooth308 New Member

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    Can't go wrong with either of those. LaRue has a really nice .308 caliber ar that you might want to look into for a little more punch out hunting
     

  3. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    Dd is more of a combat type gun, I think you should be considering Noveske or LaRue or KAC.
     
  4. BenLuby

    BenLuby New Member

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    I know it will sound silly, but what are you going to be hunting primarily? That can also have an impact.
     
  5. Cowboy45

    Cowboy45 New Member

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    I will be hunting hogs and coyotes. I would load a little heavier bullet for the hogs.
    Thanks.
     
  6. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    So you think 5.56 will suffice? If you're toting the rifle a lot the DD LW barrel might be perfect. I love mine.
     
  7. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    DD handa down anytime anywhere. iMo ;)
     
  8. Cowboy45

    Cowboy45 New Member

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    5.56 will be fine most of the time. No problem for the coyotes and with a heavier bullet and good placement no problem for the hogs. I have plenty of other rifles if I need something bigger.
     
  9. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    If you have Larue money get Larue. Hell, get on the list for the Costa signature Larue.
     
  10. Cowboy45

    Cowboy45 New Member

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    If I remember right the LaRue was only about 100 bucks more.....
     
  11. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    What models are you looking at?
     
  12. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    Prolly the $1500 PredatAR. Is there a $2000 DD?
     
  13. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    Good point. I wish they were $20.
     
  14. AgentTikki

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    To the OP, take a look at the barrels. the LaRues are stainless poly rifled 1x8 twist. Much more precision oriented than DD's CHF chrome moly, chrome lined barrels... From what I understand, LaRues can be picky with ammo, usually don't like the lower powered stuff like russian steel cased....
     
  15. Cowboy45

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    The LaRue was the PredatAR and I forget the DD model, but it was 1400 I think.