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Is this rifle a piece of junk or should I buy?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Girodin, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. Girodin

    Girodin Well-Known Member

    I dont know much about AR 15s but have always wanted one. I have researched Saigas for several months and have decided to get one. I will likely order it from http://www.classicarms.us/. In looking for the saiga I saw the ARs they have at the top of the page. My question is simple is this gun a decent buy or should I save my money and buy something else.

    I am after a reliable gun (relative to other ARs) that I will use manly for plinking, rabbit hunting and playing big boy GI joe. Thanks for any input you may have.
  2. Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey member

    An ar15 from century arms????



    People have troubles with bushmaster, rock river, sometimes armalite, etc, etc, what do you think would happen with century arms? If that ar15's parts were made by another company and put together by century arms, maybe it would be alright. But even then, simply putting together an ar15 may be too much for century arms.

    Hence, an ar15 by century arms= LMAO

    OK I just realized the description says that they are made up of surplus colt parts? Eh maybe they're alright. Then again, it is surplus.
  3. no_problem

    no_problem Well-Known Member

  4. Quiet

    Quiet Well-Known Member

    The CMMG ARs are a better deal than the Century Arms ARs.

    IMHO, a lot of the rifles that Century Arms produces is very low quality.

    I find it funny that Classic Arms is calling it's RPKs as sniper rifles when in truth RPKs were used as SAWs (Squad Automatic Weapons).
  5. Kindrox

    Kindrox Well-Known Member

    You mention rabbit hunting as one of your objectives. This is how I would build my rifle (and did several times)

    Go to a local gun show and buy a complete lower, with a 2-stage match trigger. Cost: $350 or so.

    Buy a flat top upper, either local or mail order. A good bushmaster upper from pkfirearms.com. With a bolt and charging handle your looking at $500.

    Yes it is more than the classic arms AR, but you will have a quality rifle, exactly what you want in a rifle, and one that can last you a lifetime.
  6. Cannonball888

    Cannonball888 Well-Known Member

    Century. Yuck!
  7. Chipperman

    Chipperman Well-Known Member

    Buying C&R guns from Century = :)
    Buying new guns from Century = :(
  8. Ford

    Ford Well-Known Member

    +1 on the CMMG bargain bin rifles.
    I dont have one ...yet but all the reports seem to be really good. CMMG has a terrific reputation. The guns are basically built with leftover parts that they have if I remember correctly. So they probably dont use the same parts as they do on there other guns but CMMG doesnt build junk no matter what.
    A AR-15 built by CMMG for $570 is a heck of a deal. Even if it does end up with a DPMS and not a CMMG lower.
  9. rangerruck

    rangerruck Well-Known Member

    it is not from century, it is from Classic, and it looks like a classic a2 style rifle, I mean exactly. I would have no probs getting one...
  10. NG VI

    NG VI Well-Known Member

    My CMMG bargain bin rifle will be delivered on the 24th! monday I will have my AR!

    Yeah CMMG is good news, I don't know if they cost more than the century ars, but they are a great deal and I will be posting about mine this week!
  11. KI.W.

    KI.W. Well-Known Member

    Sorry,wrong place.
  12. Quiet

    Quiet Well-Known Member

    Read the description of the rifle.

    Classic Arms is selling Century Arms made AR15A2. Mixed parts gun mostly made from Century Arms and old Colt surplus parts.
  13. Sergeant Sabre

    Sergeant Sabre Well-Known Member

    From the ad:

    Hopefully Century just had to assemble these from good, in-spec parts, and didn't bugger it up too bad.

    That said, if these are buggered-up by Century (which I think is a pretty good probability) I can just see people buying these and having awful jam-o-matic experiences with them and coming back to the internet to shout about how the M-16 is junk. :rolleyes:
  14. Avenger29

    Avenger29 Well-Known Member

    Don't buy a Century AR-15. Not only are you taking a chance with the drunk monkey select assembly process, you risk getting a rifle built on Monday or Friday by a drunk monkey.
  15. Trempel

    Trempel Well-Known Member

    If anyone can screw up putting together an AR, it would be Century.
  16. Pigspitter

    Pigspitter Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't be surprised if they put M16 fire control parts in their guns and you get a free trip to Club Fed with your gun.
  17. Girodin

    Girodin Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the replies. Like I said I am pretty new to all of this so I apreciate any input an explinations of why things are good or bad. What I have gathered trying to research these is:

    A) Century arms has a bad reputation and is a crap shoot at best in terms of quality. I was encouraged by seeing the colt parts but had questions about the Century reciever.

    B) Classic arms seems to have a fairly good reputation from what I have been able to find.

    Thanks for the recomendation of the bargan bin rifles.

    I have read about building your own AR but my reservation is that I know little to nothing about the various parts, what to look for, what to avoid, and what I need.

    If I passed on these bargain rifles I would be looking to get something like this http://www.impactguns.com/store/BCWA1F16.html

    The consensus seems to be that the CMMG is probably a safer buy and money better spent. The non chrome lined barrel ones are the exact same price the chrome lined barrels are slightly more. I would think the money for the chrome lined is worth it. Opinions?
  18. Sergeant Sabre

    Sergeant Sabre Well-Known Member

    See if Classic Arms will agree to warranty one of those AR-15s. If so, it might be worth it to try.
  19. Brian Dale

    Brian Dale Well-Known Member

    There are some very good instructions at ARFCOM. You might read through them and see if it interests you. :)

    For assembly instructions, Click Here.

    Putting a lower together from parts is at about the same degree of complexity as putting together one of those office chairs that you get in a box at Sam's Club or Wal-Mart, in my opinion. I assembled mine because it was fun for me. There's still nothing wrong with buying an assembled lower. Uppers take more tools and skill, and I'm not going to try that any time soon.

    You wrote that your primary uses would be "plinking, rabbit hunting and playing big boy GI joe," and I believe that any barrel material would be fine for that.

    As I mentioned in another thread,
    Here's the link.
  20. Schleprok62

    Schleprok62 Well-Known Member

    How about the Olympic Arms Plinker model??? It's around $600. It's a nothing fancy, entry level AR.

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