Today is the day

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by jwhirl413, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. jwhirl413

    jwhirl413 New Member

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    So I've been reading all the discussions on different types of ARs and what is good and bad about them for at least the past 4 months. I believe I've read every thread in this section and while at first alot of the terms had me confused I've finally settled on what I believe is a great first AR. I seriously considered building my first(u know JD can be very convincing in his arguments) but working 65 hours a week I barely have time to get to the range anymore, and I feel like I'm getting a pretty decent price from my local range. I'm going with a Panther arms Panther Bull sweet 16
    Online Store — DPMS: AR-15 Rifles, Parts and Accessories. and the member range price is 820.00. I'm not sure how long it will take to arrive, but DPMS has them in stock. As soon as she gets her I will definitely post some pics. I went with the flat top and was wondering if you guys have any suggestions on a quality scope that wont break the bank. :D
     
  2. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Congrats!!! You know we all want some pics and a range report when you get it home.
     

  3. jwhirl413

    jwhirl413 New Member

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    that will be my top priority
     
  4. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Nice choice and a very good gun. Looking forward to hearing your impressions of it once you get it to the range. Welcome to the SUR Club!

    JD
     
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    jwhirl413 New Member

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    Now thats what I like to hear, some approval from JD!:D So JD, I've gotta get a scope, and I hoping to be able to do some competition with it in the future, after my wife finishes school, and I'd like to be accurate out to about 200-250 yards, my budget for the scope is $200, but I might be able to squeeze 350 if i wait another month. What would you recommend?
     
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    Huh. Chambered in .223?? I thought pretty much every AR out there was 5.56 these days. NBD, probably.

    Anyway, that's a nice rifle! Enjoy!
     
  7. slowryde45

    slowryde45 New Member

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    Yep, I believe all of DPMS uppers in the 5.56/.223 class, the bull barrels are all chambered in .223.

    So, jwhirl - keep that in mind when you buy ammo to shoot thru your new piece. ONLY fire .223 rounds through it - to be safe.

    I have that same upper, in the 20" barrel. Don't know if it would have mattered either way, but I broke it in per DPMS's instructions, and it will deliver sub-MOA accuracy all day long.

    Slo
     
  8. jwhirl413

    jwhirl413 New Member

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    thanks for the info, especially since i'm a noob to the ar platform. i've been looking at scopes all day long and i was wondering if any of you guys have any experience with the burris AR-332 prism sight?

    http://www.burrisoptics.com/ar332.html
     
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  10. jwhirl413

    jwhirl413 New Member

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    Found the exact same price at cabelas, but i'm not sure about the free shipping
     
  11. slowryde45

    slowryde45 New Member

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    From a few other forums I've been on, most of what I've heard about that particular sight...people are still waiting for it. That's one reason you don't see reviews on it from anyone. :confused:

    Check with whoever you might be ordering it from, and inquire about availability. I heard from one source that Burris was holding back on it to correct a few minor issues, so not sure if it has been released yet. I do know quite a few folks are waiting for it. And at that price, no wonder.

    Their other red dot, Burris 300205 XTS-135, gets pretty decent reviews, too.

    Burris 300205 XTS-135 1X - 30mm Tube Matte Xtreme Tactical SpeedDot Sight FREE S&H 300205. Burris Xtreme Tactical SpeedDot Red Dot Sights, Burris Red Dot Sights.

    And on that same page, you might also look at the Vortex Strikefire. It is about half the price of the burris AR-332, comes with rings/mount, a 2x doubler, and limited lifetime warranty. I've heard good things about this one, too, and may pick one of these up.

    Vortex StrikeFire Red Dot Riflescope SFRD with Extra-High Mounting Ring (Suitable for AR-15) FREE S&H Vortex Red Dot Sights.

    Slo
     
  12. jwhirl413

    jwhirl413 New Member

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    slowryde, you're correct, i've only been able to find about 6 reviews of this scope, although they have all been 5 of 5 stars. However according to cabelas they currently have them in stock.
     
  13. slowryde45

    slowryde45 New Member

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    Very cool. I've been watching that one since they first advertized it, but could never find anyone who had one. most of the reviews, if you read them, are based on what customer service or tech service tells the person, not from a customer who actually has hands-on with that scope, at least none that I have seen.

    well, if you buy it, you'll have to get us a report on how well it works, controls, mounting, etc.

    Slo