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Unasked-For AR Advice

#1 Post by JimT » Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:21 pm

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Re: Unasked-For AR Advice

#2 Post by PatientWolf » Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:34 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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#3 Post by Sixgun » Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:27 pm

Dang Jim...that advice would be good for that former Colorado congresswoman.......the one who sponsored a bill to eliminate high cap. mags.....according to her, "ahhhh, let th m have their big magazines, after they shoot the bullets they have to throw them out anyway."

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#4 Post by Griff » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:19 pm

PatientWolf wrote:
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:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Unasked-For AR Advice

#5 Post by jeepnik » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:39 pm

The original M16 was just about as dangerous for the guy behind it as the guy in front.

The AR’s are okay for range toys ut nothing I’ll ever bet my life on again.
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#6 Post by M. M. Wright » Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:07 am

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#7 Post by gamekeeper » Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:36 am

Don't you believe it, I know for a FACT that James Bond shot down a helicopter with only an AR7...... :lol:
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Re: Unasked-For AR Advice

#8 Post by OldWin » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:07 am

jeepnik wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:39 pm
The original M16 was just about as dangerous for the guy behind it as the guy in front.

The AR’s are okay for range toys ut nothing I’ll ever bet my life on again.
I agree, somewhat. I had an AR years ago. Wasn't impressed and quickly dumped it and got an M1A....then another. Still like them, still have them.
Years later the kids got playing with ARs so I bought a Colt 6920. It is NOT the AR of years ago. It is very reliable, and we enjoy much improved mags compared to years ago. That said, it suffers from a marginal cartridge.
I have and have used AKs a fair amount, also. I like them, but they too have limitations.
My son bought a Galil Ace. A little heavy, but I like it. Good blend of AK/AR.

I'm curious, with your experience, what would you recommend for a semi-auto to "bet your life on"?
I've never lived in the field, day in/day out, with any weapons system.
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#9 Post by mikld » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:47 am

I remember Q showing Bond the AR7, "25 caliber, high power round". My wife gets tired of my comments when seeing guns in movies, like the guy shooting a SAA in a pre-civil war pic...
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#10 Post by crs » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:54 am

The ignorance of elected officials always amazes me!

And makes me wonder if their constituents are even MORE ignorant.
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#11 Post by jeepnik » Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:26 pm

OldWin wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:07 am
jeepnik wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:39 pm
The original M16 was just about as dangerous for the guy behind it as the guy in front.

The AR’s are okay for range toys ut nothing I’ll ever bet my life on again.
I agree, somewhat. I had an AR years ago. Wasn't impressed and quickly dumped it and got an M1A....then another. Still like them, still have them.
Years later the kids got playing with ARs so I bought a Colt 6920. It is NOT the AR of years ago. It is very reliable, and we enjoy much improved mags compared to years ago. That said, it suffers from a marginal cartridge.
I have and have used AKs a fair amount, also. I like them, but they too have limitations.
My son bought a Galil Ace. A little heavy, but I like it. Good blend of AK/AR.

I'm curious, with your experience, what would you recommend for a semi-auto to "bet your life on"?
I've never lived in the field, day in/day out, with any weapons system.
I "found" an M14 after the M16 failure. Today my go to rifle for those type of things is a Springfield Scout Squad. Heck, it's what we should have had to begin with. I know for ground troops it's heavy, but for my uses it would have been perfect. Being a bit shorter would have been a bit easier to maneuver in tight confines.
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#12 Post by rossim92 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:31 pm

my son has both an ak and an ar/15. he prefers the ak simply because its more reliable, less parts, and cheap ammo. easier to clean. i have an ar with stag upper magpul furniture and anderson lower. always keeped it lubed, no hiccups even after 400 rds. just shoot quality ammo.
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Re: Unasked-For AR Advice

#13 Post by OldWin » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:58 pm

jeepnik wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:26 pm
OldWin wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:07 am
jeepnik wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:39 pm
The original M16 was just about as dangerous for the guy behind it as the guy in front.

The AR’s are okay for range toys ut nothing I’ll ever bet my life on again.
I agree, somewhat. I had an AR years ago. Wasn't impressed and quickly dumped it and got an M1A....then another. Still like them, still have them.
Years later the kids got playing with ARs so I bought a Colt 6920. It is NOT the AR of years ago. It is very reliable, and we enjoy much improved mags compared to years ago. That said, it suffers from a marginal cartridge.
I have and have used AKs a fair amount, also. I like them, but they too have limitations.
My son bought a Galil Ace. A little heavy, but I like it. Good blend of AK/AR.

I'm curious, with your experience, what would you recommend for a semi-auto to "bet your life on"?
I've never lived in the field, day in/day out, with any weapons system.
I "found" an M14 after the M16 failure. Today my go to rifle for those type of things is a Springfield Scout Squad. Heck, it's what we should have had to begin with. I know for ground troops it's heavy, but for my uses it would have been perfect. Being a bit shorter would have been a bit easier to maneuver in tight confines.
Yup. My second M1A was a Scout/Squad. I bought one as soon as they came out. I pulled the factory mount and installed an Ultimak instead. The trick to the weight is I ran a front sling mount off the Ultimak, then took an M14 front swivel and mounted it behind the buttplate on top. This way, it can be carried slung like a machine gun. I've humped mine many miles on snowshoes.
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#14 Post by 6pt-sika » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:18 pm

I’ve got a pair of 10’s and a 15 . I don’t look at them as self defense items or something like that . They’re used mostly to punch holes in paper and punch holes in some poor unsuspecting brown cloven hooved rats :lol:
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#15 Post by GunnyMack » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:06 am

I'm thinking about selling my 10, maybe a couple 15's too.
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