Does AR-Stoner make good stuff?


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JBrady555
December 7, 2012, 12:18 AM
I was thinking about getting their 7.62X39 Barrel/Bolt combo from midway for 239.99 to convert my AR. Just wanted to check here and see if anyone knew if they make quality stuff. I was thinking of getting their barrel/bolt combo along with a "enhanced" 7.62 firing pin and a Wolf hammer spring. Sound like a decent conversion?

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3twelves
December 7, 2012, 12:22 AM
I think that is midways house brand.

JBrady555
December 7, 2012, 12:49 AM
Cool I didn't know that. Still wonder if the quality is good.

3twelves
December 7, 2012, 01:32 AM
They appear to get good reviews...


http://www.midwayusa.com/find?usersearchquery=ar+stoner+barrel&itemsperpage=12&dimensionids=4294846020&pageNumber=1

Sam Cade
December 7, 2012, 02:39 AM
Still wonder if the quality is good.

To the best of my knowledge the barrels are E.R Shaw. The magazines used to be CPs. Don't know what they are now nor do I know anything about the BCG.

JBrady555
December 7, 2012, 12:04 PM
To the best of my knowledge the barrels are E.R Shaw. The magazines used to be CPs. Don't know what they are now nor do I know anything about the BCG.
thanks, never heard of ER Shaw, I'll have to do a little more research.

Babarsac
December 7, 2012, 12:27 PM
I've only used the AR-Stoner magazines and they functioned 100%. I'd say the product line is good to go.

Ramone
December 7, 2012, 05:21 PM
As far as barrels go, I have been very happy with this one:

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/794051/ar-stoner-barrel-ar-15-223-remington-wylde-medium-contour-1-in-8-twist-18-fluted-stainless-steel

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-1-vmLlyYee8/UAsHxOOAQjI/AAAAAAAAIN8/a9YySdG-smg/s800/gSPR11MAY12HL0110T6.jpg

JBrady555
December 7, 2012, 05:59 PM
well I guess its settled. I'm going to convert my DPMS Upper/New Frontier Polymer Lower AR-15 from 5.56 to 7.62. Before I get flamed for this conversion I'm doing it because I am consolidating my calibers down to four, 12ga, 22lr, 9mm, and 7.62. 7.62x39 won the rifle caliber battle for me based solely on price.

Quentin
December 7, 2012, 06:27 PM
You can get 7.62x39 significantly cheaper than 5.56? Not around here.

Also, I think you're headed for problems. 7.62x39 and its magazines have problems in an AR magwell. Who know what happens in a polymer lower but this is about to turn ugly I fear.

JBrady555
December 8, 2012, 12:27 AM
7.62 is cheaper locally and online for myself anyways. Also I've seen some 7.62 mags that have really good reviews, maybe not a few years ago but currently they seem to be feeding reliably. I think with m4 feed ramps plus a 7.62 firing pin and heavy hammer spring that it will be pretty reliable. As far as my polymer lower, people don't like that no matter what caliber its shot with, they can't get over the fact that I paid 100.00 for a complete lower. If it cracks I'll replace it but I'd be willing to bet that I get a long life out of it, at least for what I'm using it for.

mf-dif
December 8, 2012, 10:52 AM
My wally world sells 7.62x39 and .223 tula steel for $5 same price. And 100 packs of federal brass for $35.

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