Stag Arms


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kart racer
July 1, 2006, 12:08 AM
Anyone have any experience w/stag ?I'm ordering a complete upper and lower
tomorrow.Will have 710.00 in a complete rifle w/chrome bore and arms buis.Just hope I'm not making a mistake.

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jem375
July 1, 2006, 12:29 AM
From what I have read or heard through the grapevine they are ok...I buy nothing but DPMS myself since it is a local company. I personally would stick with the A,B,C,D, and R of ar15's myself, but that's me...

Quintin Likely
July 1, 2006, 12:32 AM
As I've heard, if you can get past the ugly rollmarks and logos on the receiver, they're just fine.

rangerruck
July 1, 2006, 01:19 AM
just had a big write up in swat , and guns a ammo. I've talked to a few dealers as well, and stag makes most of their own parts, and plenty of stuff for the other guys as well.

Eleven Mike
July 1, 2006, 06:24 AM
A,B,C,D, and R??

Lebben-B
July 1, 2006, 06:54 AM
A,B,C,D, & R:

Armalite
Bushmaster
Colt
DPMS
Rock River

Number 6
July 1, 2006, 06:54 AM
A= Armalite, B= Bushmaster, C= Colt, D= DPMS, R= Rock River Arms

rangerruck
July 1, 2006, 12:04 PM
rock river has had 8 weapons sent to the gov., that has just had ejector problems, inside of 400 rounds. and im not knocking them, i like r.r., but stag is better, period.

Bartholomew Roberts
July 1, 2006, 01:21 PM
As I recall, both Stag and RRA use Conneticut Machine and Tool for a fair amount of their forgings (as does Smith & Wesson). Any differences in the product will be primarily related to quality control in the shops and differences in how they finish out the forgings. Generally, I think you will find these to be small differences.

modifiedbrowning
July 1, 2006, 01:23 PM
Stag is CMT's commercial side. CMT makes forgings for Colt and Rock River among others.

taliv
July 1, 2006, 02:42 PM
rock river has had 8 weapons sent to the gov., that has just had ejector problems, inside of 400 rounds. and im not knocking them, i like r.r., but stag is better, period.

8 weapons out of how many?
how many total weapons has stag sent to the gov?

Beren
July 1, 2006, 05:53 PM
I built my SBR AR-15 on an early-run Stag lower receiver. Works fine. From what I've read they've only improved with time. I have another Stag stripped lower in the safe waiting for me to assemble something with it.

If you can tolerate having a stupid deer head on your rifle, you will be happy with the Stag. Don't worry, you won't notice it after awhile and you can't see it when you're shooting. :evil:

kart racer
July 1, 2006, 07:47 PM
Thanks for the replies.As sonn as I get it,I'll try to take some photos and give a report.

Eleven Mike
July 1, 2006, 10:58 PM
A,B,C,D, & R:

Armalite
Bushmaster
Colt
DPMS
Rock River

That's funny. I guessed three of those, but Colt wasn't one of them.

DougW
July 2, 2006, 10:32 AM
Just to add a little, I have 2 20" rifles built on Stag lowers. The lowers are excellant, and both rifles work perfectly. Assembly was without any issues at all. I used DPMS lower parts kits on both. I also have 2 builds on DPMS and 1 Rock River lowers. If I were building another, I would definately use a Stag. Best value in a lower I have found.

Bartholomew Roberts
July 2, 2006, 05:17 PM
My advice: buying a certain name brand manufacturer is much less important than buying from a dealer who stands behind his product and what he sells. All of the manufacturers occasionally put out a lemon. The dealer who sells at the best price may not have any margin left to provide good customer service when that happens...

Bluehawk
July 2, 2006, 08:13 PM
That would be Continental Machine Tool...not Connecticut Machine Tool. Stag is now the in-house brand of CMT whereas earlier they were marked with the globe logo and name of CMT.

swingset
July 2, 2006, 10:11 PM
Having owned them, I'd take Stag over RRA/DPMS any day of the week. Superb quality, fit and finish, never a single problem.

JMag
July 2, 2006, 10:24 PM
I'm interested in the Stag lefty model; if only I could be assured of future parts availability.

DMK
July 2, 2006, 11:36 PM
My advice: buying a certain name brand manufacturer is much less important than buying from a dealer who stands behind his product and what he sells. All of the manufacturers occasionally put out a lemon. The dealer who sells at the best price may not have any margin left to provide good customer service when that happens...Boy, that's good advice. Especially in the competitive world of AR stuff.

Browns Fan
July 3, 2006, 01:16 PM
Quote:
"If you can tolerate having a stupid deer head on your rifle, you will be happy with the Stag."

It's gotta be better that having a prancing pony on it!;)

agony
July 3, 2006, 03:57 PM
I recently bought a lefty upper.
The quality is on par if not better than every other upper in my safe. The only thing I didn't like was that the front sight base was staked in from the opposite direction of every other upper I've worked on. Made for a bit of frustration, if only psychological.

As for spare parts, the only things I can think of that are needed would be an extra bolt. Maybe a bolt carrier, but when was the last time that anyone broke a bolt carrier?


One little caveat...if you plan on working on a lefty upper, the popular upper vise blocks will not work with the lefty. I had to dremel a lot of material out of mine to get the upper to fit safely.

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