Which AR do you like best?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by lovetoshoot, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. lovetoshoot

    lovetoshoot New Member

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    Which AR do you like best and why? I see a lot like the RRA but that is a 12 week wait, is it worth the wait? Have you tried the 9MM? Do you like them? I noticed the ammo is much cheaper.
    I want another AR and want to know what others would recommend.
    Thank you!
     
  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Well, ordinarily I would just suggest you re-read the plethora of threads on this very topic, but it appears you have already... LOL

    For the record - RRA turns out a very good product. RRA also knows it and, for awhile now in my opinion, they have priced their products accordingly. They make a great product, they stand behind it, but they charge, probably, 20% or more on that product.

    At last check, RRA had about 8,600 complete rifles in backlog because of the high demand pending the new election, that is why you see a 9 to 12 week wait on guns and parts.

    There are plenty of good AR makers out there. Again, if you want to buy a complete weapon, that is certainly an option, but it would be much cheaper to build one, or part of one, yourself and get better overall quality parts.

    As for the 9mm version. I have shot one before, but it's not anything that I ever seriously considered for me personally. The 9mm isn't a round I have a lot of love for, and if I am going to bother to wield a carbine sized weapon, I would prefer to have a round that will do the job with a little more certainty.

    JD
     

  3. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    My Stag Arms has been very good to me.

    I suggest you get a .22 adapter for your upper if you want really cheap plinkin'. That would get you the best of both worlds: .223/5.56 when you want to reach out and touch something, and .22 to keep the wallet happy. (Use jacketed .22lr's!)
     
  4. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    +1 on that! Excellent suggestion there bkt. You can't get much better than that for balance between cost and effectiveness.

    I always forget about the .22 conversion kits. I need to just order one and post it, so that it's on here for reference.

    JD
     
  5. lovetoshoot

    lovetoshoot New Member

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    Any type of .22 adapter? I have never heard of that but really like that idea!! Are they hard to install? Can they go on any AR's? Where would you buy one?
     
  6. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Here's a version

    Here's another

    Yes, it can be installed in your upper that is chambered for .223

    I believe it will work in 5.56 NATO as well, but you will want to check that with the manufacturer before taking my word for it... LOL

    JD
     
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  7. slowryde45

    slowryde45 New Member

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    my fav....is the one that goes BANG each and every time I need it to :p

    Seriously, that is like asking what tv show you like best, or what's the best car, etc, etc.

    Depending on what each person owns....normally that will be what you will hear as "best" or "favorite" model.

    If someone has any problems with a particular model (no matter the cause - and usually it is operator error) then that particular model or brand as a whole gets "black marked" as problem prone and stay away from it - bad juju :D

    The worst part of it is...there is no way to tell just how many problems any particular brand really has, or what the true cause might be. As such, we tend to rely on "word of mouth" - such as in the case of..."Well my friend knows a guy, who lived next door to this other guy, who knew someone that was in the 'big one', that met this guy in a bar, who once saw this happen at the range...."

    So...the one I like best...is the one that works for whatever I need it to do, whenever I need it to do it. I own, or have owned most of the major brands, have put together guns from parts from most of the major parts manufacturers, and have shot everything I have owned and still own to know what works for me. Sure there are some that I might say are a favorite, for whatever reason, but normally it is because it works well for that requirement.

    But just to pick one brand out...I'll choose NEOPOLITAN ;) That being...the mutt that I put together from the parts that I have the most faith in and are matched to give the best performance with the ammunition, optics, and conditions that I will be using it in.

    How's that for a PC answer?
    Slo
     
  8. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    I have used this one that JD mentioned with good results.

    Then again, if you don't want to spend $190 on a substitute BCG and magazine, you could just get a separate .22 rifle (which happens to be what I ended up doing). It really depends on what you prefer. Six one, half-dozen the other.

    As far as the caliber for an AR, I'd suggest a standard .223/5.56.
     
  9. JPBeck

    JPBeck New Member

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    Oppps I responded to the wrong thread. lol-- what I turn 36 and all of a sudden I forget what I just read? Getting old sucks-- I don't like it!
     
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  10. RL357Mag

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    Some things are worth the wait - mine was. Actually if you do a side-by-side comparison between brands, you'll find that the RRA gives you more for your money. I believe they are the only company that uses the .223 Wylde chambering as standard equipment, as well as providing Hogue grip, choice of hooded rear aperature size and front sight post diameter & NM two-stage trigger. Believe me, I did my homework before dropping that kind of coin. I have a DPMS AR-10 also, which I bought due to impatience with waiting another 12 weeks, and it is not as nicely finished, not as tight, nor is it as accurate. I am sorry I didn't wait for the RRA. Colt charges more for name recognition and lacks in every dept. including accuracy.
     
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  11. balloo93

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    My logic on having an additional AR was that they would be different but run the same ammo.

    I started with a RRA CAR15 heavy barrel 16". I liked it well enough, but slightly after that I built a STAG M4gery (M4 style upper). I then decided that the next one would be a mid length. I decided to go with a RRA mid length and that would give me Two rifles with matching lowers (ie STAG and STAG and RRA and RRA Uppers and lowers).

    This way I have one large ammo stash that feeds both rifles. Both rifles are as lethal as each other. Both had similar shooting feel. Last but not least, most if not all parts are interchangeable.

    I'm not really a survivalist "nut" but I do like the idea of being prep'd if the Poo does with the fan.

    By the way, I highly recommend the Mid length upper! I love the middy in looks, performance, and efficiency. I picked up the RRA, but would have loved to have known that Bravo Company was going to be offering their mid lengths. The Bravo Company uppers have most of the same quality parts and testing as the LMT do, not to mention the 1/7 twist barrels.

    Long and the short of it is this:
    Build your own the first time and make SURE you get the parts you want the first time as well. I could have saved myself some cash by only buying what I wanted instead of buying stuff I would be changing out later.

    Examples of this would be handguards, grip, Buffer, and stock.