Stag or Windham Weaponry?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by CANTthinkOFaUSERNAME, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. CANTthinkOFaUSERNAME

    CANTthinkOFaUSERNAME New Member

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    Looking at either a Stag Arms Model 3 or a Windham Weaponry SRC. Which has better quality, reliability, or any other suggestions for similar ar15s? I have seen both of these for less than 800. And 1000 is roughly my budget. I want this and 200 for optics, flip-up or RDS/scope. Sight suggestions appreciated too. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Both are decent starter guns. I'd recommend global arms also in the same price range. With windham its kinda a gamble on the longevity of the company much like global arms. I can tell you global arms are transitioning from military and law enforcement only into the civilian market. 100% mil-spec.
     

  3. Sniper03

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    Cant,

    That is a unique user name! I am not aware that much with Windham Weaponry but I am with Stag. They make a fine weapon and a lot of people may not know but his father owns Continental Machine and Tool who makes parts for a considerable amount of the AR Manufacturers in the industry at their machine facility. With that said, you can assure his son receivers top quality parts form his father. Last I knew Continental also made receivers and other parts for about 10 other manufacturers. Most companies are just builders not manufacturers. With that said, regarding your question I would go with Stag no doubt. There are certainly other great quality manufacturers out there also beside Stag. Like Rock River Arms, Daniel Defense and LMT who in my opinion the top of the line when it comes to product, parts and quality.
    Good luck on your selection. :)

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  4. partdeux

    partdeux Well-Known Member

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    Windham is the original Bushmaster management.

    I bought one. I don't know anything about AR15, and still haven't had an opportunity to shoot it several weeks later... But, it seems to be a solid and well built firearm.
     
  5. Fathead00

    Fathead00 New Member

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    Me and ZG just bought a Stag model 3. We've only shot about 100 rounds through it, but it is a really nice rifle. We didn't buy a super fancy scope for it, we picked up a Cabelas 3X9X40 scope.
     
  6. jjfuller1

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    My vote goes to stag. They are good rifles. Not that windham would be bad. Just I like stag a little more. I own 2
     
  7. tacticalfun

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    5000 flawless rounds through my windham.

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  8. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Given serious thought to what your uses will be? That does make a difference.

    I see you're from Maine so Windham is a thought but to me they're way too new to take a chance on. Stag is a known manufacturer and Sniper pointed out some pluses. But with an $800 budget for the rifle itself, I'd look at PSA.
     
  9. CANTthinkOFaUSERNAME

    CANTthinkOFaUSERNAME New Member

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    My use for the gun would be just about everything. Defense/survival if or when needed. And a target gun. Both are less than $800 locally. I have handled both of them but haven't fired either. Anyone know much about Windham. I like them but like Quentin stated is a little too new to throw $800 at.
     
  10. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    They are basically a bushmaster. The idea is that they are made better than the new ones and have a lifetime warranty.
     
  11. xman13

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    My little bundle of joy only ran me a grand. its a rra lar15 with a 2 stage trigger chrome lined houge grip moe hand guard afg rear buis Midwest front buis. The rifle was under 800. I can't be happier. I went to 5 gun shows and talked to everyone, till I found a good brand with the price I wanted.
     

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  12. xman13

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    Sorry I wrote this on my break. So the rest of the my story is that I originally wanted a stag model 3. I found it for 650 new. But the next table over had the rr for 750 with the trigger I wanted and was chrome lined. So moral of the story keep looking and don't limit your self by brand
     
  13. purehavoc

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    I would just keep looking around until you find something you like in your price range I would take either and be happy but in that $800-1000 range there are better options IMHO . Ever think about putting your own together , its really not that hard and so long as you get a complete upper thats already built it only takes basic tools to assemble the lower . I built this one for $557 shipped just as it sits . that sure would leave you alot to pic a decent optic or red dot . Now everyone raves on the eotechs and the aimpoints , they are great optics but Vortex optics are great also and they have a lifetime warranty wether your the original owner or the 5th owner . It is also waterproof to 49 ft. Please dont ask me how I know this its a long story . :)
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  14. drvsafe

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    Between the 2, go with the one with the best warranty as IMO they're both equal quality-wise. Not sure of Windam's warranty but Stag's is lifetime...
     
  15. tacticalfun

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    Windham warranty...

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  16. purehavoc

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    I went to PSA and built this very gun off their page right down to everything thats pictured so it would only be shipping from one place , its not as good of deals as I found other places but I was trying to make it easy $1030.94 The only thing you would have to do is cut down the front sight to fit under the handguard and thats exactly what I did .

    I shopped around and got most of the stuff either with cheap or free shipping and paid $946.80 shipped to my door .
    Believe it or not you would be surprised how far $1000 will take you if you do your research and shop around

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  17. MrWray

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    I have a Stag model 2 and its been 100% for a little over 3k rounds down range.

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  18. sweeper22

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    I have two Vortex Strikefires and am quite happy with them. Both ordered from PSA. One was $119.99 (on sale) delivered. The other was $169 in one of PSA's package deals that included a Magpul rear MBUS. I'd also like to try the Vortex Sparc, but they were sold out when I was in the market.

    Maybe the $400-600 Aimpoints and Eotechs are vastly superior to Vortex. But probably (I'm guessing) the $150-ish Vortex optics are about 80-90% as effective and reliable as those costing 3X as much. Perhaps that's only my own ignorance, and I just don't know what I'm missing. But for now I'll go Vortex and tuck away that extra $300 to put toward my next pistol, rifle, or ammo puchase.

    Very pleased with Vortex quality thus far. A Navy guy I went shooting with today often uses an AR with an Eotech. He was grilling me with questions about my Strikefire and was really impressed. Not to imply it'll replace his Eotech...but rather, it'll probably be what he buys for his next build.
     
  19. myname

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    Stag 3

    I bought a left handed Stag 3 for my wife and it is a great gun. The only thing we didn't like about it was the feel of the trigger. Replaced the the trigger and hammer parts pretty quickly with a drop in trigger unit.