Rem R15

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by LotzORemmies, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. LotzORemmies

    LotzORemmies New Member

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    Ok. So whats up with the REM R15... is it closely related to an AR or a clone or what? Has anyone shot one, or are they good shooters? Can they take AR magazines? This is on my "next" list but I want to know alittle more before dropping that kind of dough or if I should just build an AR from the ground up.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.
     

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  2. stalkingbear

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    While the R-15 is an AR in all ways, and shoots great (the 1 I shot), you could build your own from the ground up for 1/2 the cost of what you'd pay for the R-15. Now if you wanted the new 30AR round from Remington that would be the best reason to buy an R-15 as I seriously doubt they'd sell just the upper instead of the whole rifle.
     

  3. NY Marksman

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    The Remington R-15 is a full fledged AR15. Mine Shoots well and takes any and all AR associated parts and accessories.

    As for building your own, I'm currently in the process of building another AR and it will end up costing almost as much as the R-15 (using a Stag lower and a DPMS flatop with a 16 inch SS bull barrel, the same upper used on their Panther sweet 16 model).

    If your interested in the R-15 I'm sure you wouldn't be disappointed with one.

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  4. LotzORemmies

    LotzORemmies New Member

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    Half the price? I don't see how I could do that without using only the cheapest stuff I could find.
    Do you have a secret source you wanna let me in on???:D
     
  5. LotzORemmies

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    That looks damn good. Yeah, Im not a big fan of the shorty barrels, definitely prefer the flat tops.
     
  6. stalkingbear

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    I was basing that on the MSRP of the Rem. I'm sure JD,Slowryde, or I could point you in the direction of reasonable quality components. Remember I'm used to basing my costs on actual wholesale prices paid-for both parts and whole firearms. Currently the Rem is still pretty high.



     
  7. NY Marksman

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    Just to set the record straight the 30 cal Remington is isn't an R-15, it's an
    R-25
     
  8. NY Marksman

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    I guess that depends on what you consider high, I paid $949.00 for mine from a Dicks Sporting Goods here in the Hudson valley in NY 6 months ago. I'm pretty sure you can find a new one for the same or possibly even a bit less if you do a little searching. I thought it was a pretty fair price if you compare it to similar rifles made by other companies such as DPMS, Bushmaster, Stag, or other well known AR manufacturers. To be honest the new build I'm working on now using the Stag lower and the DPMS upper is only costing around $100.00 less then the cost of the Remington and that includes taxes paid on the Remington. I understand you were basing your opinion on the MSRP of the Remington but Most gun shops aren't charging MSRP, at least the ones in this area and it would surprise me if many in other places would either. You can't go by MSRP you have to do the legwork to find out what the actual price in the marketplace is.

    One thing more, The prices I quoted are all based on retail. None are wholesale.
     
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  9. stalkingbear

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    I hate to tell you but the .30AR round was developed specifically to have almost .308 power in the AR15 platform. The R25 is chambered for the .243/7mm08/.308 (regular .308).



     
  10. NY Marksman

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    What you say may possibly be correct but if you go to Remingtons website and look under the R-15 you will only see 2 calibers, .204 & .223
     
  11. slowryde45

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    LOL...ok, "may possibly be correct" ? Do a web search for Remington R-15 .30 Remington, and you'll find that bear was VERY correct. ;)

    It's okay, a lot of folks get confused with the Remington .30 mainly because it is still NEW to them.
     
  12. NY Marksman

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    I don't ever mind being corrected if I'm in error and according to what your stating it would appear that I'm in need of a refresher, so I humbly stand corrected on the .30 cal part but I stand by the rest of my posts.
     
  13. slowryde45

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    NY,

    I wasn't trying to be condescending or anything like that with my reply. Stalkingbear is very knowledgeable, and in this case was 100% correct, as he is, more often than not ;)

    You based your answer on what you read on that site, which was most likely not updated yet. The Remington .30 is one of the newest additions to the Remington line, and was designed with the hunters who are using AR15's, in mind. If I was buying an AR with the intent to use it for hunting, this is one that I would definitely consider.

    Of course, you would have to take into consideration WHAT you plan to hunt with it, as their are manufacturers also putting out everything from .204 to .50 for the AR15, to cover whatever it is you want to hunt ;)

    So please do not take what I said as an 'attack' on you or what you post, as it was not meant to be.

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  14. NY Marksman

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    I was in no way offended and if my post came across as such I would like to say that I meant it as an appology. I am not so well informed that I can't make a mistake (God knows I make plenty of them). Please do not feel that I took any offense with yours or stalkingbears posts for that was not my intention.
     
  15. dunerunner

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    NY, you're right!! IF you look at the R15 platform but on the R25 platform Remington-Arms-Model-R-25-Rifle-Centerfire-Rifle
    they list ..." the new Model R-25. An advanced, highly lethal blend of accuracy, fast followups and light recoil chambered for three of today’s most popular short-action hunting cartridges – 243 Win, 7mm-08 Remington and 308 Win. This rifle is everything varmint and predator hunters love about our R-15 in a beefed-up design that easily handles cartridges suitable for big-game hunting."
     
  16. LotzORemmies

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    Not commiefornia legal.:(
    Son of a Beesh
     
  17. LotzORemmies

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    WAIT. I guess you can have an out of state FFL install a "bullet button" or "BB", and then charge an additional 500 bones to get a CA LEGAL r15. :mad:
     
  18. stalkingbear

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    This should explain.



    Rifle Test '09 | Outdoor Life








    Rifle Test '09 | Outdoor Life
     
  19. LotzORemmies

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    My hunt continues but have yet to give some decent results (without spending two grand!) The whole reason I was trying to go for the R15 is that it comes in 308 relatively cheaper than you could build an AR of the same caliber. After hunting around CenCal, I heard about this guy that runs a small shop the next town over and specializes in everything AR, but holy **** bricks was he expensive (at least from what I can tell). He was selling totally stripped lowers for 450! Not including tax and registration! Daaaammmnn. Oh well, I'll continue to try and bag an "R" for grand.