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Tell me about ar15's
« on: February 17, 2016, 06:08:59 PM »
I been thinkin on what to do with my tax refund and i think its time to get an entry level ar15. I stoped at a gun store tonight and looked hard at a mp15 sport 2 but left without it. Im looking for an entry level gun that i can play with and then maybe use it for hunting. Do you guys have a good suggesting for something under $700? 
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Re: Tell me about ar15's
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2016, 09:24:30 PM »
Lots of options out there.  But I would stay away from any that have a carbon receiver.

You won't go wrong with a Colt M4 LE6920.  But it is a couple hundred over your budget.

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Re: Tell me about ar15's
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2016, 04:37:54 PM »
not a thing wrong with the S&W MP15's... mine s a step or 2 above the Sport but that is still a good starting point... my only suggestions would be for it to be a flat top receiver, makes for a lot more secure scope mounting...  if you want to spend a bit more go with a free floating fore arm, but I'm not sure that will make a lot of difference in accuracy at most of the distances you shoot up there...
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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2016, 06:32:26 PM »
I would look at the Remington r15, field and stream had a sale on them awhile back  for around $700.00

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Re: Tell me about ar15's
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2016, 06:36:37 AM »
Thanks for the pointers fellas.  I'm heading down this afternoon to a friends gun shop.  he builds ar15's.  As well as he has gun manufactures built rifles in stock.  I'm kinda like a kid before Christmas right now.   :laf:  Hopefully this afternoon I will have a pic and a report on a new AR. 

What does it take to make a standard AR into a 300 whisper?  The one gun shop said it was as simple as changing out the barrel and that was it.  Is that true?   
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Re: Tell me about ar15's
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2016, 08:06:20 AM »

What does it take to make a standard AR into a 300 whisper?  The one gun shop said it was as simple as changing out the barrel and that was it.  Is that true?

yup that's all, same with the 25X45 Sharps... that's gonna be my next black gun... 

when I was thinking about a larger bore diameter the 300 came up but I figured if I was gonna have a 308 dia, it was gonna have more thump then the whisper... that's when the AR10T came home...   :biggrin:
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Re: Tell me about ar15's
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2016, 09:07:04 AM »
Hey Ben...ask about the Ruger AR556 too. That one is right in your price range and has a better twist in the barrel than the M&P. I picked one up myself, the only thing I don't like so far is the trigger. But that will be switched out when I get a chance. Have fun looking/buying!

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Re: Tell me about ar15's
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2016, 10:26:24 AM »
Ben I don't think you could go wrong on any of the ones that are on today's market.  I had a ArmaLite in .223 that I used for calling when I hunted the border.  My grandson now has it and has done his best to burn up the barrel, all to no avail.  I now have a DPMS .308-LR that I will use when calling on the border, which I haven't done since I got the darn thing! 

Whatever it is that you end up with I'm sure you'll enjoy shooting it. 
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Re: Tell me about ar15's
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2016, 10:50:13 AM »
I don't really have a suggestion for you about which one to get, but I will say that they are fun to shoot.  Just remember to pace yourself so that you aren't in need of a new barrel real soon.

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Re: Tell me about ar15's
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2016, 05:28:44 PM »
I ended up getting a palmetto armory pa-15. Stainless chromelined barrel and my buddie cerekoted a few items on the gun. Pics when i get a chance to go to range.
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« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2016, 10:34:07 PM »
Looking forward to the pictures.

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Re: Tell me about ar15's
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2016, 06:12:38 AM »
Heres a pic after i got home with it last night.

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« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2016, 06:33:25 AM »
Looks good Ben you will love it after you get it dialed in.

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Re: Tell me about ar15's
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2016, 09:30:29 AM »
Thanks

I ended up throwing a 4x32 scope on it this morning and ran ip to the cabin for a little range session. The mounts i have are a bit short but was enough to let me get it sighted in.

The range behind to cabin

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The bench i was shooting from. Not real stable and really was shooting off my elbows rested on the bench.

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The results of american eagle varmint black box loads. 70 yds

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Re: Tell me about ar15's
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2016, 09:32:49 AM »
Dots are 2" left dot was taking my time right dot was 5 rds down range fast as i could. The trigger is heavy and has some creep to it. Does anyone have any suggestions to a lower lb trigger and ajustable creep? 

I like the gun. I need to get smaller mags and mount a decent scope on it and shoot off a real bench but im happy with accuracy thus far.
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Re: Tell me about ar15's
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2016, 11:26:41 AM »
Get some yellow trigger springs I forget the name but someone will chime in with it.
That should get get you to around 3 lbs. Google trigger set screw for at 15 its easy to do I got 3 with factory triggers that feel like $200.00 triggers.

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Re: Tell me about ar15's
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2016, 11:55:40 AM »
  I put Timney's in all mine, don't like the 2 stage triggers... you can put the springs in but you'll just have a lighter 2 stage...

            http://www.ammosc.com/223-stainless-steel-10-rd-magazine

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Re: Tell me about ar15's
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2016, 07:02:13 AM »
thanks guys.  I'll check it out. 
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Re: Tell me about ar15's
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2016, 07:47:16 AM »
It's a darn good start Ben!!  :yoyo: :yoyo:  Trigger will help for sure as well as the shorter mags. You'll have it up to speed in no time!!
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