What AR15 type rifle brand has been the best for you?


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355sigfan
May 27, 2003, 12:33 AM
Goes along with other poll. Which company has given you the best products.
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mini14jac
May 27, 2003, 09:45 AM
I've only had one, and it was a Bushmaster.
I only sold it, because I don't keep guns that I don't shoot on a regular basis.
(I mainly shoot my handguns.)

I had several thousand rounds through it.
(At least 1K of Wolf. :uhoh: )
I had changed uppers on it, and shot almost 1000rds before cleaning. No failures, even though it got really nasty.

The only way I could make the gun fail, was to stick a USA mag in it. :D

And yes, I miss it.

TechBrute
May 27, 2003, 01:59 PM
These both seem like silly polls to me because even if someone only has 1 AR they would vote. A meaningful poll would get the results from people that have owned all the brands, and preferrably more than one example of each. Having said that, I don't fit that category and I voted.:D

BigG
May 27, 2003, 02:02 PM
Colt, pre '94.

cratz2
May 27, 2003, 02:57 PM
Not a whole lot to pull from, but for me, it's Rock River by a squeaker. Never any sort of problem whatsoever with the RRA. With my old bushmaster, I had maybe two failures total. Could be the magazine, could be dirt, but they were with the Bushmaster.

I recommend them interchangably though.

Rob96
May 27, 2003, 05:38 PM
I own only AR and it is a DPMS. Perfect for me so far.

ShaiVong
May 27, 2003, 06:36 PM
I just came back from ye old gun shoppe, and they had a DPMS and Bushmaster on the shelf. I was compairing the fit and finish of them side by side.

While i thought the overall fit and finish of the DPMS was slightly superior, i liked the shape of the BM much more. The BM had a dust cover, brass deflector, and nice moulded lines.. The DPMS had none of those features.

And to round out my insanity, i just orered a RRA receiver from Sable Co :p

Hkmp5sd
May 27, 2003, 08:19 PM
Both of mine are Colts, however, my Colt M16A1 has a 14.5" Bushmaster upper that has worked perfectly straight out of the box. So I guess I can say that technically, I have two brands. :)The other is a Colt AR-15 SP1 that hasn't had any problems either.

Peetmoss
May 27, 2003, 09:08 PM
I voted RRA because I own one and it has been perfect for me. However I have heard nothing but good things about all of the choices. My only complaint is that Colt doesn't use standard pins.

FPrice
May 27, 2003, 09:52 PM
I voted Colt because most of my experience has been with them. But I now have two Bushmasters and they seem to be starting off very well. Ask me again in a year.

Mannlicher
May 27, 2003, 10:26 PM
I have owned several Colt ARs. I still have the AR15 sporter I bought back in the 70's, and my HBAR heavy target.

My Bushmaster, and Armalite are ok, but they are not Colt's.

landon74
May 28, 2003, 12:14 PM
I have an A2 Colt AR, very reliable, any problems have been mag related. I only own one (right now) but I've been lusting after a RRA Carbine.....

Menehune
May 28, 2003, 12:38 PM
I have owned Colt, and still own Olympic, Bushmaster and RRA rifles. Out of them, the RRAs have been the best.

12 Volt Man
May 28, 2003, 12:56 PM
I voted Bushmaster. I would put RRA as a very close second. My Bushy has the Mini Y Comp................Damn that thing is loud. Do not get one of those if you have a choice. I need to do something about mine.

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