Remington AR style rifles?


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Dryft
March 11, 2013, 02:52 PM
Hey folks,

What do y'all think about the Remington R15 line of rifles? It seems like a straightforward AR15 design, just with camouflage on top of everything.

I have the chance to pick one up for a very reasonable price and, while the camo thing doesn't appeal to me at all, that's what Cerakoting is for, right?

Any input would be much appreciated - it's the .223 model with collapsable stock.

Thanks!

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MrCleanOK
March 11, 2013, 03:01 PM
It's a mid-quality AR with a camo dip. If it trips your trigger, and you think you are getting a good price then I say "go for it".

adelbridge
March 11, 2013, 11:37 PM
I wouldn't recommend painting on top of the Camoflague it would be like painting over wallpaper. The gun is very accurate but you are paying a premium for the dip, it is a Bush Master 're branded as Remington.

Dryft
March 12, 2013, 10:06 AM
Thanks for the information folks.

How hard is it to remove a dip?

VegasAR15
March 12, 2013, 10:34 AM
Thanks for the information folks.

How hard is it to remove a dip?
Bead blasting probably. If you definitely want to cerakote it make sure you factor that into the price, if you have someone do it it will probably be somewhere between 150-300.

MrCleanOK
March 12, 2013, 01:41 PM
A quick google search just told me that acetone will do the trick.

ssyoumans
March 12, 2013, 07:03 PM
I have a R25 308. The film dip finish doesn't hold up well to routine use, handling and cleaning. Duracoat makes a sealant that you can spray over film dips to make them durable. Then 2 coats of matte clear.

This cost me $80, but it is necessary. If you don't like the camo finish, then just get another brand black rifle.

Dryft
March 12, 2013, 08:10 PM
Thanks for the advice folks - it seems like they're solid rifles.

For the price I can get it for, the camo is irrelevant, but it seems like removal won't be that hard.

ssyoumans - you say yours did some wearing - did you by any chance see what finish is underneath?

Thanks again!

adelbridge
March 12, 2013, 11:30 PM
They have a gray primer under the dip. Mine holds up great to hard hunting use.

WYcoyote
March 12, 2013, 11:48 PM
My R-15 is the most accurate rifle I own. It shoots 55gr VMax Hornady Varmint Express ammo into a dime sized group at 100 yds. Some 5 shot groups have been in the .4"s.
I did have to put a 3lb Timney trigger in it as the factory one was rough.
Mine is the 22in barrel w/fixed stock.
Happy owner here.

tahunua001
March 13, 2013, 12:21 AM
they are DPMS AR15s restamped with the remington name on the side and given the name brand mark up.

if you want A dpms quality AR then get the DPMS, remingtons CS sucks and there are a number of horror stories out there.

WYcoyote
March 13, 2013, 05:44 PM
Made by DPMS? I don't believe this is the case.
Why would Bushmaster answer this guy's question?

http://www.bushmaster.com/faqs/afmmain.aspx?faqid=2579

matrem
March 13, 2013, 06:48 PM
The R15 my brother bought new in late 08 or early 09, absolutely has a Bushmaster 2 stage trigger in it.
It is also a true sub MOA rifle with most of the loads we've thrown at it.

DesertFox
March 13, 2013, 06:58 PM
R-15 = Bushy
R-25= DPMS

Self admitted non-recovering camo addict. I'll buy anything camo from coffee cup to underwear.

Fremmer
March 13, 2013, 08:29 PM
I'd leave the finish. Buy it!

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