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What about Armalite?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by H1500308, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. H1500308

    H1500308 Well-Known Member

    I see all these threads about "what's a good quality AR" and such and no one really seems to mention the Armalite M-15s. What gives? They seem to be well made and reliable. Maybe some don't like the green furniture.
  2. rangerruck

    rangerruck Well-Known Member

    they are all right, a little bit better than avg., I also really dig their 180-b's, but they are price too high , in my opinion.
  3. Bubbles

    Bubbles Well-Known Member

    Pic of me and my (mostly) Armalite AR10 that my hubby built. It's a fine rifle and we've never had a problem with their products or customer service.

    The guy on the left is Dick Heller. He can't own one of those in DC... yet.

  4. H1500308

    H1500308 Well-Known Member

    Nice Rifle!
  5. Anteater1717

    Anteater1717 Well-Known Member

    Armalite's are fine AR-15s
  6. jughead2

    jughead2 Member

    i like the AR- 50
  7. MechAg94

    MechAg94 Well-Known Member

    I've had a 20" standard model for quite some time. It works great for me. I had to go through a little bit of break in initially, but it shoots great. I learned a bit about getting quality mags and that Wolf ammo makes it really, really dirty.

    I had a little concern about people saying the Wolf ammo is hard on extractors, but a spare bolt with extractor is about $50 and good to have anyway.
  8. gvnwst

    gvnwst Well-Known Member

    mostly, people are looking for 16" carbines, with collapisible stocks, or flat tops over carry handels. The M-15 is a good rifle though
  9. Z-Michigan

    Z-Michigan Well-Known Member

    Armalite makes 16" carbine models also.

    IMHO, Armalite has nicer fit and finish than many other AR brands. Also, if you read the tech data on their website, they clearly pay attention to details, rather than just putting parts together in a garage.
  10. 45B@cav

    45B@cav Well-Known Member

    I don't own one but would like too add one to my collection.
  11. BigBuckMaster

    BigBuckMaster member

    i got a AR-180 with a (custom ordered) 28' barrel. nice gun.
  12. 17poundr

    17poundr Well-Known Member

    Has anybody got experience with the AR-30 (I'm especially interested in the 338lapua model)?

    It looks like a good simple and reasonably priced rifle that can shurely shoot true to at least one km... (please correct me if I'm wrong).

    I KNOW that their AR-15s are good, I mean they invented the gun (with a large ammount of Eugene Stoners help ofcourse)!

    But I'm fascinated with the AR-30 for some reason. I mean if there isnt any reason why it's a bad gun, I think it's perhaps the best lapua 338cal gun out there...

    But alas, living in Finland, one cannot just get ones hands on a high caliber semi auto rifle, and now that we had a second 'crazy shooting' in a school inside one summer, they are talking of cutting the gun permits validity to some years instead of indefinite if you didnt commit certain crimes after getting the permit...

    Also in the county where the two shootings happened they have suspended giving new gun licences to anybody temporarily!!!

    Looks like Finland will be a tougher place to get a licence soon...

    Anyway, I still have a fascination to the AR-30 in 338lapua, so if anybody has experinence with the ar-30, please drop a line! :)

    Mr Poundr.

    ps, I put some pics of other good armalite products, and some good sharp shooters that I would love to test! Anybody got any good pics of the AR-30???

    Attached Files:

  13. Z-Michigan

    Z-Michigan Well-Known Member

    Actually, the Armalite we're talking about here has about nothing to do with the Armalite that created the AR10, 15, 16, and 18. Today's Armalite was Eagle Arms (IIRC) just an independent maker of AR's, until the name "Armalite" became available and they purchased it.

    I still think today's Armalite is a great company, but the only thing they share with 1950's Armalite is the name.
  14. made2cut

    made2cut Well-Known Member

    I like mine :D. Haven't had a failure yet.

  15. Jaybird78

    Jaybird78 Well-Known Member

    I've got a 20" rifle from them.

    I've been very happy. As others have posted they make 16" also.

    I've shot both their AR-30 and AR-50 and they are also super :cool:

    No problem with my rifle.
  16. 17poundr

    17poundr Well-Known Member

    Sorry for the messup about the history of Armalite co...

    the gun below looks awesome! Is it a 16inch? Boy I wish I could take it and go on a practical path like we had in the army with pop up targets coming up sideways from behind building walls (among other things)! (Anybody want to design a great practical shooting range with me)? ;)
  17. navajo

    navajo Well-Known Member


    Haven't released it yet but they are now making a 7.62X39mm AR-15.
    I like the AR10s enough to have 3 of them.
  18. Anteater1717

    Anteater1717 Well-Known Member

    The one I shot was easily a sub-moa gun.
  19. ar10

    ar10 Well-Known Member

    I only need one, never failed, jambed, or misfired, and I really like the upsidedown trigger. :)
  20. VE2RF

    VE2RF Well-Known Member

    I have an AR-180B, and I've built one AR-10 for my father, and two more AR-10's for myself.

    I couldn't afford an M15 lower, but I will be buying an M15 upper when I do a .223 AR-15.

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