What's your opinion on Rainier arms ar-15 ??

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  1. gunman41mag

    gunman41mag Well-Known Member

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    Do you consider RAINIER ARMS as a premium ar-15 ?? Any input will be appreciated
     
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  2. Sniper03

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    From what I know they seem to be a reputable AR Company.
    As far as being a direct comparison to Daniel Defense, Spikes Tactical, Rock River Arms, Stag Arms, LMT (Lewis Machine & Tool) and a few others which in IMO are some of the best. I have no real insight as to where they rank as far as price, quality (which I think the do have) and their durability. They seem to have good ratings. I would check that out before purchasing any gun!
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  3. bluez

    bluez Well-Known Member

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    very good ARs.
    close to the very top of the line.
    They have to be since they sell them on their retail store right alongside LWRC, POF and LMT.... which are the Top Tier in prestige.
    ( I personally feel the Sig516 is right up there with the very best of any AR, but it is too "cheap" in MSRP, (1400) compared those).

    if u have an opportunity to snag one in this market w/o paying an arm and a leg I'd do it.
     
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  4. gunman41mag

    gunman41mag Well-Known Member

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    Actually i was able to pick one up for $650, but there's isn't too much information on them
     
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  5. Oldoutlaw

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  6. gunman41mag

    gunman41mag Well-Known Member

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    The good thing about a ar-15 is that parts are interchangeable, after shipping I'll be $650 into it.
     
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  7. Oldoutlaw

    Oldoutlaw Well-Known Member Supporter

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    That is very true. Just be aware some parts are getting harder to find. I am running into that as I refurbish a couple of Ar's I have.
    Hopefully, your barrel will be in great condition.
     
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  8. gunman41mag

    gunman41mag Well-Known Member

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    Yes it's getting hard finding a bcg, but my thinking is that right now in the $600 range you have a hard time finding a dpms, del-ton, anderson, palmetto state armory, aero, so picking up a RAINIER ARMS in that price range i figured it was a good deal
     
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  9. Mercator

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    The description looks like it’s been really used. You don’t know how it is inside. All it says “still cycles good”. It sold for what you’d expect on GB. You’ll find many similar or better deals.
     
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  10. gunman41mag

    gunman41mag Well-Known Member

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    I'm a risk taker, worst case scenario I'll have to replaced a barrel ??
     
  11. Oldoutlaw

    Oldoutlaw Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Perhaps you will. BUT, you do not necessarily have to buy a complete Bolt Carrier Group. Usually, after I learned, I just buy a complete bolt and put it into my old carrier. :)
     
  12. Mercator

    Mercator Well-Known Member

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    Power to you then.
     
  13. gunman41mag

    gunman41mag Well-Known Member

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    I've bought dozens of ar-15, never had to replaced a barrel or a bolt. I've never gotten a lemon
     
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  14. Oldoutlaw

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    Good for you then.
     
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  15. gunman41mag

    gunman41mag Well-Known Member

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    The price of ammo is so high that nobody can afford to shoot out a barrel, once i received the RAINIER ARMS i tell you what shape the ar-15 is in
     
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  16. Oldoutlaw

    Oldoutlaw Well-Known Member Supporter

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    What ever.
     
  17. bluez

    bluez Well-Known Member

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    Agreed.

    I did one time get one that was not as described.
    Paid for used "near new under 300 rounds roundcount"... was clearly more like 3000-5000 rds based on the green copper deposits in the barrel.
    Also had a stripped crew in the hardbound right where I needed to mount my VFG.

    Sold it in frustration with full disclosure.

    Also most manufacturers of premium rifle will replace your barrel for free when worn out
    (Ask me how I know ;) )
     
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  18. bluez

    bluez Well-Known Member

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    PS: Checked the link.. it looks great love the FDE.
    clearly a hi end gun.

    (but hate the muzzle brake.... this calibre really doesn't generate enough recoil to justify the extra signature (flash at night, dust in daytime, and extra noise day or night) generated from a muzzle break .....that can help locate the enemy your position easier...

    Real world finding people who are shooting at you is not to be taken for granted..

    So IMO any AR with a muzzle brake is set up as a competition rifle rather than an Infantry rifle..

    Give me a flash hider anytime..but this a philosophical disagreement with a configuration and does not really reflect on the rifle itself.

    Not in any way shape or form trying to talk down your choice.. just a point I feel that needs making for the greater good on this board.)
     
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  19. bluez

    bluez Well-Known Member

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    You robbed the guy :D
     
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