My new Windham Arms AR15 Sport Utility Rifle

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by partdeux, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. partdeux

    partdeux Well-Known Member

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    Is a sweet sweet rifle!

    WTH did I wait so long to get one? Had one FTE/FTL, but I think the mag wasn't in tight! I had a BLAST shooting it. Can't report on accuracy, I was at very short distance (25 yds), but getting tight groups with a standing position. Can't wait to shoot it at the longer distance! So far, very please with the firearm. Upgraded iron sight is going to need a touch of locktite, it was loosening up as I continued to shoot.

    Give her a good cleaning and schedule a day for some longer range paper punching ;)
     
  2. tacticalfun

    tacticalfun Active Member

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    Good choice! I knew i wasnt the only one
     

  3. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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    What are you using for sight iron or optic?
     
  4. partdeux

    partdeux Well-Known Member

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    Upgraded iron sights. It was a special Cabela's model, which was the lighter barrel, with an upper rail, and upgraded diamond rear sight.
     
  5. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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    Do you have an Optic for further out?
     
  6. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Pictures man! We needs some pictures. :cool:
     
  7. partdeux

    partdeux Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, I promised pics before :( I'll try and get some tomorrow!

    May try and get back out to the range next weekend, they go up to 100 yds. Not quite sure how that's going to work out, my old eyes were struggling to focus on the sights and target.
     
  8. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    Used a Windham 16" carbine upper on my latest build. Bought a stripped "Jerseyfied" version and fitted it out with a BCM bolt and carrier group. Several hundred round so far and no issues, not that I thought a barrel and upper receiver would cause issues. Only noteworthy item is the recoil shock, I have it mounted to a lower with a full length stock and buffer tube...Jersey doesn't allow adjustable stocks and I do not like those faux carbine stocks. I need to figure a way to get a heavier buffer or just bite the bullet and change out the stock.
     
  9. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    Why do you need a heavier buffer?

    Am I correct in assuming that you are running a rifle tube and buffer?

    If recoil is an issue, a brake would be the cheapest(potentially the most expensive), easiest and fastest fix.
     
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  10. pfev1980

    pfev1980 New Member

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    I have a Windham and I love mine. Accurate as hell and fun to shoot. I haven't had any fte/ftf myself after about a thousand rounds. Glad you are enjoying yours.
     
  11. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    Yes, rifle length buffer and tube in an ACE Skeleton stock. Barrel has a brake but its pinned, NJ remember? Lacking that option all I have is the buffer. It's not a major issue I just don't like the feel of it compared to my rifle length gas AR is all.
     
  12. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    Rifle length is much smoother than a middy or carbine setup. The pressures are much lower due to the gas port being 2x the distance of a carbine setup. If you are really set on it, try an adjustable gas block.