So I finally broke down and bought an AR...


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Eightball
July 22, 2007, 08:18 PM
....yeah, you read that right, I finally bought an AR, yesterday. A RRA 16" Middy A4, to be exact. Sold my Mosin, a BP revolver, and my WASR, plus a bit of change, but I finally had the money and the will to buy it--and dang, am I excited. Haven't gotten a chance to shoot it yet (no time, and until payday, no money :o) and don't have rear irons/a sight (yet), but mmmmm, is she purty to look at. I got this one for $850 (plus tax), with 20 rounds thrown in for good measure, brand new in the box. What y'all think of that one?

And, the part everyone waits for....pictures!

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Quintin Likely
July 22, 2007, 08:31 PM
That's a fine lookin' rifle. Cruise around AR15.com's Equipment Exchange, there's used flat top carry handles there for cheap that'll get you out and shooting.

Eightball
July 22, 2007, 08:46 PM
The issue is that until payday come Friday, I have $30 to live on. No matter how hella badly I want that carry handle, I like survival better--food ain't free. :(

.cheese.
July 22, 2007, 08:48 PM
why do I feel like every AR company gives you a case with your rifle except LMT which is who made mine. :(

unless you paid extra? http://thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=61216&d=1185149890

Bazooka Joe71
July 22, 2007, 08:52 PM
Nice rifle!

Welcome to the AR club.

Eightball
July 22, 2007, 08:55 PM
Nope, the case came with it. Has to be broken down to fit, but who cares?--now I have a case for every rifle I own, used to have more rifles than cases!

KC&97TA
July 22, 2007, 10:41 PM
I have an Entry Tactical & a NM, great rifles, both in accuracy and dependability.

RRA is worth every penny you paid for it.

Raman noodles are about $0.14, Mac'n Cheese is 5 boxes for $1, a could lbs of ground beef is $2... go cheap, get more guns !

Eightball
July 22, 2007, 11:13 PM
Raman noodles are about $0.14, Mac'n Cheese is 5 boxes for $1, a could lbs of ground beef is $2... go cheap, get more guns !I eat that food while in college as an after effect of my gun habit...I'd like to eat semi-healthy (read: more tasty) than that while on break!

no_problem
July 22, 2007, 11:22 PM
Gonna keep her as a Flattop, gonna scope her? ...or is there a handle in the future?

Congrats! Nice lookin gun!

dafitch
July 23, 2007, 06:29 AM
I like the rifle, but I really like the case...

Any idea where to find a case like that? My AR only came with cardboard.

Baba Louie
July 23, 2007, 07:01 AM
Fine lookin poodle shooter.

Whatcha gonna do in way of rear sight? They ain't exactly cheap either but they do help in the old bullet/directional theory thing. $850 is a pretty good price. Add another $100 or 2 for a good BUIS and it's off to the races.

http://www.wilsoncombat.com/r_flipup_rear_sight.asp

Dr. Dickie
July 23, 2007, 07:14 AM
Good job Eighball.
If you are like me, you are going to really love the AR-15. I really thought there was no way that I was going to like the EBR (I was a Garand man, steel and wood), but I now have 3 AR's and I gotta say they are fun to shoot. A very fine rifle indeed.

Eightball
July 23, 2007, 11:14 AM
Gonna keep her as a Flattop, gonna scope her? ...or is there a handle in the future?Why is this an "either/or" question, is my response :D There's a reason it's a flattop, and versatility is that reason.
Whatcha gonna do in way of rear sight? They ain't exactly cheap either but they do help in the old bullet/directional theory thing.Nice way of putting that :rolleyes: A buddy will let me borrow some flavor of decent 2-7x30 w/rings until I can get something of my own; however, being me, I will probably have a carry handle on it until I can get the cash for the optical sight I would think is absolutely perfect for the weapon--i.e. several hundred more, probably next year. Thanks for the compliments!
Any idea where to find a case like that?That case came with the thing. Maybe talk to RRA, and you can get one, or look on gunbroker.com. Didn't see that type of case for sale on RRA's website, though.
If you are like me, you are going to really love the AR-15. I really thought there was no way that I was going to like the EBR (I was a Garand man, steel and wood), but I now have 3 AR's and I gotta say they are fun to shoot. A very fine rifle indeed.Yeah, that sounds about how it's getting to be for me. Though, I have to ask (and sorry to hijack my own thread a bit), but where can you get "bulk" ammo for decently cheap? I would need X<1,000 rounds of reloadable brass, because I'll just keep the brass and reload it later, once I get dies/primers/powder/bullets. Though, in the 1000 round case, it's cheaper to feed my M1 Carbine nowadays :what:

Dr. Dickie
July 23, 2007, 04:25 PM
Yeah, that sounds about how it's getting to be for me. Though, I have to ask (and sorry to hijack my own thread a bit), but where can you get "bulk" ammo for decently cheap? I would need X<1,000 rounds of reloadable brass, because I'll just keep the brass and reload it later, once I get dies/primers/powder/bullets. Though, in the 1000 round case, it's cheaper to feed my M1 Carbine nowadays

Can't help ya there. I got into the EBR thing just, and I mean just, before the ammo price went through the roof.
I got a couple K of some great Guatemalan stuff and some Radway Green. Still have most of that boxed up, hoarding. I picked up 1K of LC brass from the range and about 2K of some S&B and others (I am reloading the LC now). But even the good brass left lying around had dried up the last couple of months.
Hold on to the rifle though, with the price this high, in a year or so (or when Iraq is taken over by the Iraqis) the price is going to nosedive and get affordable again.
Then it will be time to extend credit and hoard:evil:

RNB65
July 23, 2007, 04:28 PM
Now start saving for the next one. You can't have just one. Not allowed. :)

Blackbeard
July 23, 2007, 08:31 PM
Never one to follow my own course, I bought my first AR today too. RRA Entry tactical. You have any trouble putting yours together?

Eightball
July 23, 2007, 10:22 PM
Now start saving for the next one. You can't have just one. Not allowed.No kidding. Now, I want a "dedicated coyote" version, and I've owned mine for 3 days :banghead:

Never one to follow my own course, I bought my first AR today too. RRA Entry tactical. You have any trouble putting yours together?Align holes at front, push pin through. Snap shut, push second pin through. Front pin is a little stiff, though, I worked it without the upper in once or twice to get the thing to move.

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