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Rusty Luck
August 5, 2012, 05:50 PM
I have a buddy trying to get some cash and he offered to sell me his olympic arms AR15, has the carry handle and seems pretty nice, he's asking $800 is that fair? And how good is the brand? I'm not looking for something to go to war with, if you had seen my previous post about Delton arms you know where I'm coming from, just trying to get opinions from people who have owned, own or shot them. Thanks as always gentleman, y'all are a priceless wealth of knowledge.

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Quentin
August 5, 2012, 05:53 PM
Not a great price and nowhere near the best AR. For $800 price range take a look at PSA.

Hunterdad
August 5, 2012, 05:59 PM
That's a bit steep. You can build a better rifle for $200 less. If he's hurting for cash, I'd offer somewhere in the $600 range.

cpt-t
August 5, 2012, 06:19 PM
Rusty Luck: I go along with Quentin If you really have decided to buy and AR start looking at the LGS, and Pawn Shops and Shooting Ranges in your area. I have bought a lot more used AR`S than new ones. I have had very good luck with COLT, ROCK RIVER, DPM`S, BUSHMASTER, but my favorite`s are ArmaLite and LMT`S. I have always been able to get a better equipted used AR than a new one. I have never bought a Olympic Arms AR. Take your time and a good deal will come your way. GOOD LUCK TO YOU: ken

TexasPatriot.308
August 5, 2012, 07:11 PM
Olympic Arms AR15 at that price is overpriced, you can get most models by them new cheaper than that, for $800 get you a RRA. for a little more, Bushmaster, Armalite DPMS or Stag, even the Smith & Wesson. Olympic Arms is on the low end of ARs.

Rusty Luck
August 5, 2012, 07:44 PM
What about trading a ruger SR9 and an XDSC40 w/ XD accessories and 4 mags for the AR15 with 3 mags, foregrip and 140rds of FMJ?

Im trying to sell my SR9 (I want a SR9c) and my XDSC40 (I want a XDMSC9).

cyclopsshooter
August 5, 2012, 08:05 PM
Olympics are a good rifle and generally have excellent barrels. But 800 without knowing details is too much, my shop sells new for $750

I use three Oly's, a 5.56, a 7.62x39, and a 9mm and haven't had the slightest disappointment... (aside from the c-products 7.62 mags)

OhioChief
August 5, 2012, 08:11 PM
Well, no need to weigh in on what everybody else just said, but your "buddy" is full of it for 800 bucks. He's not offering you any deal, so laydown 500 bucks cash in front of him and say take it or leave it. He's not going to get that anywhere else, so if he needs the cash, he'll take it. I wouldn't screw a bud, but sounds like he opened that can of worms.

rule303
August 5, 2012, 09:10 PM
Depending on which model it is, it is a pretty bad deal, or a really bad deal. Their base model AR sells for about $650 new. I do think they build a decent product for the price, and they have a great warranty.

meanmrmustard
August 5, 2012, 09:15 PM
Well, no need to weigh in on what everybody else just said, but your "buddy" is full of it for 800 bucks. He's not offering you any deal, so laydown 500 bucks cash in front of him and say take it or leave it. He's not going to get that anywhere else, so if he needs the cash, he'll take it. I wouldn't screw a bud, but sounds like he opened that can of worms.
+1. Not a very friendly deal on the sellers behalf.

Rusty Luck
August 5, 2012, 09:43 PM
Thanks for the input guys. And I use the term "buddy" loosely.

gatorjames85
August 6, 2012, 11:48 AM
I wouldn't pay $600 let alone $800

adelbridge
August 6, 2012, 01:34 PM
Olys are good guns that work like they should but for the money you are better off with more popular brands. Smith and Wesson has a good name and doesnt shoot any better or worse but smith always commands a premium on the resale market.

kcshooter
August 6, 2012, 02:34 PM
I've had an Oly since 2004, it's got close to 10,000 rounds thru it (actually, it's probably over that now), never had a failure related to anything but ammunition.
Made it thru a carbine course without a single failure. Before the course, some of the guys were saying things like they hoped I brought a backup, cause no way would my gun make it thru the course. (I did, and honestly, I didn't think it would make it either, because the internet told me so). Two guns went down, a Bushmaster and a Colt. Mine never even hiccupped.
Still as accurate as the day I opened the box.

That said, unless he's got $250-300 worth of optics on it, that price sucks.

tarosean
August 6, 2012, 02:43 PM
What about trading a ruger SR9 and an XDSC40 w/ XD accessories and 4 mags for the AR15 with 3 mags, foregrip and 140rds of FMJ?


Hell no.... AR mags, grip and ammo are dirt cheap so that's not a selling point.

RainDodger
August 6, 2012, 02:50 PM
I paid $500 for an Oly a few years ago and then discovered it's an early SGW with a milled billet receiver and stainless barrel in 5.56. Excellent rifle that has never failed. Not all Olys are crap, believe me.... although $800 is too much. Spend ~$200 less for a S&W Sport and get a heckuva rifle. My two cent opinion of course... and it's worth what you paid for it.... the advice, that is.

Dr_2_B
August 6, 2012, 05:03 PM
I've been happy with my Oly, but I agree that price is high. As for your trade, I'll ask, do you want a foregrip? Frankly, even that trade deal doesn't sound great.

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