Olympic Arms A.R. 15

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by FlGaline, May 7, 2013.

  1. FlGaline

    FlGaline New Member

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    I have a chance to trade my Norinco Sks pretty much stock has a 40 rnd mag that works 95% of the time plus throw in couple hundred $$$ for the A.R. a case two mags and a lil ammo I've read some bad and good things about them anyone here own one this one is just a few months old
     
  2. jughead

    jughead New Member

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    You can buy a brand new Olympic for around 700 I would say no deal, ska value has been going up with all this **** going on
     

  3. towboater

    towboater Active Member

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    If possible, hang on to the sks. Prices on ARs have been falling. I expect they will drop even more.
     
  4. bluez

    bluez Well-Known Member

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    They are not going to fall much further.
    I challenge the ability to just pick up the phone and buy an Olympic for 700 also.

    Maybe if you closely watch slick guns for a couple months and immediately call when its in stock...
     
  5. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    with the ammount of folks that panic bought an AR i firmly believe we will see the bottom drop out of the used AR15 market in pretty short order.
     
  6. FlGaline

    FlGaline New Member

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    I also am only about 200$ in on my sks after trading and stuff I only buy stuff when it's a deal and the A.R is a buddys he's got a deal on one that's fully maxed out .
     
  7. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    My first AR was an Olympic. The only price if it that I still have is the barrel. The bolt broke before it had 1000 rounds through it. The carrier was not chrome lined. The gas key was not staked. They used cast front sight bases. Mag well was tight. Receiver pin holes were not exactly machined in the right locations, making for an incredibly tight fit for upper and lower that required tools to get apart for cleaning.

    The barrel has been very accurate, which is why I kept it and parted out the rest.

    As prices and parts availability get better, you could price together a better AR than an Oly.
     
  8. FlGaline

    FlGaline New Member

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    But really wanting to know if there a reliable A.R I've read they're prone to breaking but most threads were 10 to 15 yrs old didn't see much on them from recent yrs but like any mass produced product there will be flaws. I just don't want a lemon.. lol my buddy said it's a good one ...
     
  9. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    They don't use parts made to as high a standard as many if their competitors. They cut cost in production by skipping a lot if the things that would add durability and reliability. They are a budget AR where cost were cut in some of the worst places to cut cost.
     
  10. fsted2a

    fsted2a Active Member

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    Keep the SKS. I am in agreement with everyone else who has replied.
     
  11. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Compared to the OLY I would keep the SKS. And shop for another brand of AR.

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  12. FlGaline

    FlGaline New Member

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    Well thanks for the feed back. Looks like I'll keep the sks and keep looking for a better deal or better rifle I should says