Stag Model 8

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Illinifan007, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. Illinifan007

    Illinifan007 New Member

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    I shot my buddies' stag and loved it but how does it compare against an Adam's Arms or a Windham Weaponry piston ar? Im considering ordering one but since Stag is about 4 weeks out of production is it worth the wait over the other two?
     
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  2. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    Honestly, I can't compare to either of your other choices, as I've only handled the Model 8.

    I highly suggest you try out a DI gun and shot it back to back with the Model 8.
     

  3. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    IMO the piston ARs shoot a little cleaner, but to me the added weight is pretty signifigant and isnt worth the switch. I own a Stag model 2 and its a very solid and reliable rifle. Its your decision but i would stick with the DI
     
  4. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    There's a lot of hype, and sales pitching going around. In practical everyday shooting and use, I don't see the need for a piston in my armory. YMMV.

    Plus I really really don't like the Model 8s recoil impulse. It was really bad IMO.
     
  5. fsted2a

    fsted2a Active Member

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    Looks like Adams Arms piston kit.
     
  6. Illinifan007

    Illinifan007 New Member

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    Thanks guys, I looked into a couple different ones and I was able to shoot a colt m4 and a dpms panther and I still think the model 8 even though it is a little heavier is a wonderful ar...ugh decisions decisions
     
  7. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg New Member

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    I have been trying to decide on a gas or piston upper for my first AR, I have decided to go with a mid length gas upper, if someday I decide I need the piston I will convert it or buy another AR
     
  8. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    I agree with you on the DI system. I have a stag model 1. Have or did you have any problems with steel casings?

    (Sry for the hi-jack OP)
     
  9. Illinifan007

    Illinifan007 New Member

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    Well guys its been awhile since Ive been on here but I got the model 8 and a red dot and its shooting great so far, thanks for all the info gentlemen and keep fighting the good fight