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    I have a RRA that I have had for several years now and it works well, I do think you have to play around with different ammo to see what they like to shot the best. My RR will shoot good black hills and hornady well, but when I run cheaper ammo through it the accuracy is very sub par, I also purchased mine before they got their gov't contract and I have heard through various sources that since then the quality has diminished some. I have shot a bushmaster, and a colt and several DPMS'. I'm gonna say that ultimately its up the the puchaser what AR you want and YES there is a ton of stuff you can put on them if you want. As soon as I get the funds I'm gonna upgrade to a LaRue Tactical, my opinion is that they have a lot of good stuff going for them, and for only $400 more than what my RRA was. I have also read a lot of good reviews on Noveski's.

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    I kept it simple and bought the DPMS Oracle in 5.56. Put a Cabelas Alpha series scope 3-12x40 with EXT reticle. Have only shot at 100 yards so far, but grouping with Hornady ammo was in the 1" bullseye. The trigger pull is long and rough, but I knew that going into it, but otherwise, am liking the gun. I'm already thinking about getting another one in .308.
    Live to hunt, hunt to live.

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    There is a company in Kalispel Montana that makes an AR. I'd probably buy one of their receivers and build my own or buy built gun from Larue if you have the cash.

    Larue are pretty highly thought of.

    When I am back stateside I am going to look at doing this. I think Larue will sell you a matched upper and lower now, where they wouldn't before.

    I am sorry I can't remember the name of the AR outfit in Kalispel. Midwayusa has their stuff for sale.

    I am just learning this AR thing, have been shooting bolt guns since I was 6.

    You can really build some nice weapons on the AR system. Especially things like a 6.5 Creedmoor or 204 Ruger. Heck I'd hunt elk with a AR-308 in 338 Federal or 308, even at long range.

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    Does anybody have experience with palmetto state armory? I got the go ahead from the wife to buy one and have been looking heavily! 900$ limit.

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    Drhorsepower,

    Do you have a Dicks Sporting Goods near you? A friend was able to buy a Remington/DPMS in 223 for $650 on close out, and the same rifle in 308 for $950. Quite a savings.

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    Unfortunately we do not. A friend of mine suggested bcm, noveske, Daniel defense, lmt, and colt.
    Any other suggestions. I want something that is super reliable.

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    I would join the AR15 forums, and then you can look up what people report about reliability.

    Most are Mil-Spec AR15's and should be fine. MILSPEC doesn't necessarily mean better, just means it fits to a certain standard.

    Any of the ones you spoke of should be fine. I have used mostly Colt, Armalite, and FN in the military. FN would be the tops but not by much, my last issue rifle was a HK.

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    Thanks. I went with a bcm ( bravo company manufacturing) should be here in 3-5 weeks! I wet with a 16" mid length gun!

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    What's everybody running for optics? Tactical not hunting. Thanks.
    Last edited by Drhorsepower; 03-20-2012 at 12:02 AM.

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    My first ar!
    Finally came in.
    Bcm 16" midlength
    Vltor stock.
    I put 100 rounds through it yesterday, I'm hooked. If weather would have cooperated and I had not been in land of liberals(ca, 10 rd mag cap)






    Looking for optic now. Any suggestions?

 

 

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