AR maker and model

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by E.L., Aug 5, 2005.


  1. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    What is your favorite model and who is your favorite manufacturer of the AR-15?

    I have had Bushmaster, and DPMS, and soon I will have a Fulton Armory. After shooting and owning various models, I really like the 16 inch barrel with the flat top for the mounting of accessories.

    So which is your favorite one?
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  2. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I have 2 and they're both Colt. A HBAR I got in '94 and a AR-15A3 LEO/Military I got at the end of last year. I've rarely shot the HBAR but the 16" carbine is alot of fun. I put a EoTech on it and just love shooting it - when we go out in the desert with it and the FA Uzi the Colt gets shot just as much as the Uzi. My friend would rather shoot the Colt, actually. :lol:
     
  3. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    I had a colt Hbar but didn't rally care for the wieght and the 1/7 rifling.I traded it for a Bushmaster M17 bull pup.I liked the compact package but the aluminium reciever was cold on your cheek in the winter and the vibration fom being right on top of the bolt would numb your cheek.Plus if a gust of wind came the wrong way you would get an eye watering whiff of gas when a shell was ejected.I sold it and bought a SA Gov. .45.
    I have a Bushmaster shorty carbine and love it.It is my go to gun.I am a traditionalist I guess,I prefer the A2,carry handle,iron sights and full buttstock.I keep a cleaning kit and a few survival items in the butt and under 50 yds. I can nail beer can sized targets all day.I have been considering a colt scout sight tho.I like the looks of them but haven't had the oppurtunity to try one.
     
  4. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Yep, I loaded the HBAR with a big scope and Bi-Pods and then didn't like it because it was so heavy! I love the carbine, and really love my EoTech!
     
  5. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Odd, I thought I had posted in this thread....

    I like Bushy, DPMS, Stag, with a heavy emphasis on Bushmaster.

    A2s mostly but I do have a few in an A3 config too... A part of me doesn't fully see the point of Long Range configuration built on the 5.56 platform. I could see the Flat top being used with a Holo site in front of some NV though.

    Oh yeah, I SM starting to find plain jane, bone stock AR15s very sexy. I think I'm over the over accessorizing of these great guns. Just my opinion and I do have a lot of goofy stuff on a few of mine... b::
     
  6. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    [worthless]

    Oh wait, I actually have one you sent me. D@mn, I can get it to fit.
     
  7. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    RRA is another But Busy would be #1 for me.
    I like the A3 for holo like having a choice. [beer]
     
  8. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Here's the carbine:

    AR_EoTech.

    Restricted.

    The only other thing I've added to it is front rails and a vertical foreend handgrip.

    And here's one with the HBAR in it:

    Both3.

    And hey here's the Uzi! b::

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  9. Conagher

    Conagher Dark Custom Rider Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I had a RRA flat top AR and I liked it a lot. I like RRA AR's, with Bushmaster second.
     
  10. sniper-66

    sniper-66 Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I am partial to the Bushmaster 16" heavy barrel with a flat top and floated barrel. Can't beat the accuracy of this barrel for the length.
     
  11. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Oooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D [hrt] [hrt] [hrt] [hrt]
     
  12. magnus392

    magnus392 Field Marshall Mags Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I have limited experience, but this is my new baby.... a DPMS lower and a 16" Bushy upper:D
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  13. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Magnus, have you shot it yet? Come on over and lets run some rounds downrange. That is a sexy looking black rifle.
     
  14. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Magnus then after your done there come on up and and run some ammo through her here! :D
     
  15. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    That would be a serious road trip.
     
  16. magnus392

    magnus392 Field Marshall Mags Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I have shot her and I was VERY Impressed! My van is going into the shop Monday, so pretty sure next Sunday if you are free EL:)
     
  17. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Well, we know you won't be "in a van down by the river" he he he.

    I should be. Won't be for sure though until around next Fri.
     
  18. magnus392

    magnus392 Field Marshall Mags Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    That is cool, I will holler at you later this wk and see then...that and make sure I am not working!!! [beer]
     
  19. TLynn

    TLynn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Road trips are good E.L.!!!
     
  20. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Ever watch the show "Fandango" ?
    It's about a Texas road trip ......
     
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