windham.

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by tacticalfun, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. tacticalfun

    tacticalfun Active Member

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    All over the forums so called "experts" are bashing windham ....and most have never shot one. Fact: i own 6 ar platforms that cost up to 4 times as much as my new windham. Does my h&k have more bells and whistles? You bet your *** it does. Does it shoot better? Hell no. The fit and finish are great. I dumped 2000 rounds of american eagle through it in a week without cleaning and it held MOA . So wheres the complaining coming from? I believe personally people feel my 850$ rifle shouldnt shoot as well as their quadscopedbipodlasermonster. give an underdog a chance.
     
  2. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    ok send me a Windham and I give it a fair and impartial review. Don't forget the ammo....:D
     

  3. tacticalfun

    tacticalfun Active Member

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    Lol. People just bug me sometimes :/
     
  4. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    I still say its a bushmaster. Lol
     
  5. tacticalfun

    tacticalfun Active Member

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    A refined bushmaster.
     
  6. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Yep. On a serious note I recently played with one. It's a nice rifle for the price. I would still rather pay $1200 for a spikes though.
     
  7. tacticalfun

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    Why do you feel the spikes is better?
     
  8. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Just preference really. Honestly haven't looked at the spec sheet on the 'bushmaster'
     
  9. tacticalfun

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    Im adding a freefloat over a bull barrel. Magpul stock. Trijicon acog. Bcm large latch handle. Various other stuff. Speaking of which. Fedex should be acoging me soon
     
  10. mountainman13

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    Doesn't it seem kinda wrong to spend more on the optic than on the gun? Lol
    Sounds like a nice setup.
     
  11. tacticalfun

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    I always spend more on my glass. Im a sucker for photo quality image
     
  12. mountainman13

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    Yeah I have a hard time with optics. I always look at them and say to myself I can buy another gun for that price and end up getting some $100 pos. I will spring for at a minimum the eotech when I get my spikes.
     
  13. tacticalfun

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    I love eotech. Theres an after market magnifier now
     
  14. MikeJK

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    I have never spent more than $700 or $800 on an optic and mount but know of many that do. When you boil it down it doesn't make much sense to spend a bunch of money on a quality firearm then cripple it w/ a POS optic.

    Back to the original topic. I have heard a lot of optimistic feedback on Windham (sp). If every AR manufacturer would follow BCMs lead it would clear up a lot of the "good or not" talk. Give a few ARs to a well known carbine instructor to use in there classes. Real world speaks louder than internet "mines better than yours."
     
  15. Quentin

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    The thing that bothers me is why pay $850 for something that's fairly unknown when you could get a PSA or Spikes configured the same for around the same money or kick in another $100 for a BCM (which is what I did). It would be a nice feel-good story if Windham is a success but I'd rather go with a known product.
     
  16. tacticalfun

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    Meh. Personal opinion fyi i own a spikes. Its nothing special
     
  17. MikeJK

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    Spikes makes a good AR. Some have turned the other cheek for their price gouging just before and after the last election.
     
  18. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Yep, that's your personal opinion. Don't forget that Windham's specs are nothing special.
     
  19. tacticalfun

    tacticalfun Active Member

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    All mil spec is the same
     
  20. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    If Windham is like the old Bushmaster as they claim to be you're likely to see non-mil spec components such as commercial diameter receiver extensions, commercial height sights, BCGs, barrels, etc. Compare that to Spikes and PSA in the same price range.

    Hey no one's saying you have a crap gun just that there are better known choices. I have an ArmaLite, it's a decent AR but that's all, there are better choices today which is why you don't see me touting it to new AR buyers.