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Who Makes The Best AR 15?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by rugerman07, Nov 21, 2008.


Who Makes The Best AR 15?

  1. Colt

    80 vote(s)
  2. Bushmaster

    29 vote(s)
  3. Stag Arms

    12 vote(s)
  4. Armalite

    8 vote(s)
  5. DPMS

    20 vote(s)
  6. Smith & Wesson

    14 vote(s)
  7. Olympic

    5 vote(s)
  8. Vulcan Arms

    4 vote(s)
  9. Other

    90 vote(s)
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  1. rugerman07

    rugerman07 Well-Known Member

    What do you think?
  2. longdayjake

    longdayjake Well-Known Member

    probably whoever you bought yours from. Or atleast that is what most people are going to say.
  3. CountGlockula

    CountGlockula Well-Known Member

    Other...Rock River Arms.
  4. ugaarguy

    ugaarguy Moderator Staff Member

    This really belongs in Rifle Country, but before anyone can answer that question we must ask you another: For what purpose?

    A Colt 6920 is a great M4 style defensive carbines for heavy use. A Sabre Heavy Bench Target model is a great bench rest / varmint AR. Using either for the other's role wouldn't work too well.
  5. Samgotit

    Samgotit Well-Known Member

  6. rugerman07

    rugerman07 Well-Known Member

    Sorry if I posted this on the wrong thread, feel free to move it to Rifle Country.

    I'm talking about overall quality of AR 15's.
  7. |0O0y

    |0O0y member

    LOL the dude forgot rock river :D

    I'm rarely proud to be an American, but the very fact that there are so many AR manufacturers in this country that a gun dude on a gun forum forgets a major one in a list, makes me VERY proud. Take THAT canadia. In your FACE my ancestral home of Great Britain! :neener: Eat it obama admin.

    He remembers vulcan but not Del-Ton or Les Baer. Hmm. Just givin' grief. Kuna matata.
  8. bglz42

    bglz42 Well-Known Member

    Rock River.
  9. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

    White Oak Precision for High Power. JP Enterprises for Multigun. Rock River for everything else.
  10. big_bang

    big_bang Well-Known Member

    What about LMT or Noveske?
  11. gvnwst

    gvnwst Well-Known Member

    You for got POF, LMT, and Noveske. Those are better, IMO.
  12. ugaarguy

    ugaarguy Moderator Staff Member

    For overall quality in the widest variety of configurations I'd say Sabre or Smith & Wesson. For hard use defensive carbines Colt and LMT are two of the best out there. Bushmaster, Rock River, Armalite, and DPMS offer some great target AR-15s. Noveske is supposed to be great, but I no experience with them.

    Sabre, and LMT are the only two manufacturers who currently make every critical component (receivers, barrel, bolt carrier group) in house. Smith & Wesson has gone from having Stag / CMT assemble guns for them under contract to making almost everything in house. S&W will soon be manufacturing their own bolt carrier groups; making sights and plastic furniture the only parts they outsource. Stag / CMT is one of the largest suppliers of receivers and BCGs to the rest of the industry (I'm not sure if they make their bbls or purchase from another manufacturer). So, outside of those four - Stag / CMT, S&W, Sabre, and LMT - everyone else is assembling AR-15s from other companies' parts.

    Some make more of their own parts than others though. Bushmaster makes their own barrels and BCGs, as does Colt. Colt has the capability to make their own receivers, but frequently outsources to keep pace with contract demand. Others, like Olympic with their match barrels, can make some excellent individual components in house.
  13. Thermactor

    Thermactor member

    Vulcan/Hesse, no question.

  14. biggiesmalls

    biggiesmalls Well-Known Member

    Rock River if you're talking an assembly line gun that doesn't look or feel like one.
  15. Frog48

    Frog48 Well-Known Member

    AR's are like ice cream. Whats "best" depends on personal taste.

    I have a Bushmaster and a DPMS. I cant say that I like one any more than the other. I love them both. :D

    HOLY DIVER Well-Known Member

    i voted outher
    DEL-TON was not on the list
  17. Javelin

    Javelin Well-Known Member

    Noveske....if you have the $ to spend.

  18. Bozo

    Bozo Well-Known Member

    Fulton Armory was not on the list. Although they no longer make the AR15.
  19. Flatbedder

    Flatbedder Member

    Les Baer
  20. Gunnerpalace

    Gunnerpalace Well-Known Member

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