Which Basic AR carbine for reliability


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Defense Minister
March 2, 2009, 09:26 PM
I am considering purchasing a basic AR carbine (if I can find one), and I want to hear some opinions on which ones to consider. I'm not concerned about match grade accuracy or extas/accessories, just a basic carbine with an emphasis on quality and reliability. Let me know what you think. Thanks!

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SimpleIsGood229
March 2, 2009, 09:44 PM
LMT and Noveske are top-shelf. Stag and S&W are good guns, too. Of course, Colt is really good, but way overpriced.

Zak Smith
March 2, 2009, 09:45 PM
Please read the thread:
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=208641
Reload this Page THR Rifle Forum Reading Library _ Useful Links

It has links to AR-15 comparison threads.

If you have questions after using the existing resources, go ahead an post a thread.

WarHall
March 2, 2009, 09:48 PM
SU-16D Rifle

PT1911
March 2, 2009, 09:50 PM
DPMS sportical. it is an optics ready carbine for about 750.. if you can locate one.. DPMS makes great guns, mine has functioned flawlessly... they also offer a great variety of AR configurations...

Eustachius234
March 2, 2009, 09:56 PM
I have just gone through the same process you're going through.

First I would look at this comparison chart: http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=pwswheghNQsEuEhjFwPrgTA&hl=en

Then I would read this article by the guy who put the chart together: http://www.tacticalyellowvisor.net/8343/16001.html

Note that if you were to buy a Stag, and then get a LMT Bolt Carrier Group, you're almost there, with respect to a quality basic durable & reliable AR15.

From my research the AR manufacturers to look at are as follows, and their prices reflect their quality:

Noveske - Rolls-Royce
Colt - Mercedes-Benz
LMT - BMW
Stag - Toyota

kbheiner7
March 2, 2009, 10:01 PM
Recently bought an LMT and could not be happier. I might trade it for a Noveske - it's that nice. :)

Runningman
March 2, 2009, 10:30 PM
If you want to do some reading on it take a look at this. http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=118&t=360169

Runningman
March 2, 2009, 10:35 PM
Oh almost forgot Colt, LMT, Noveske.

paradox998
March 2, 2009, 10:50 PM
Quality and reliability = Colt 6920

sarduy
March 2, 2009, 11:02 PM
Cmmg m4

natescout
March 2, 2009, 11:04 PM
Second on the Cmmg M4

model of 1905
March 2, 2009, 11:13 PM
http://www.danieldefense.com/?page=shop/detail&product_id=141


You could do far worse for the money.

My advice (worth what you paid for it) is to prepare.

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