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AR-180B? When did the retail price hit $750?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by LexusNexus, Jul 9, 2006.

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  1. LexusNexus

    LexusNexus Member

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    Last I checked it was a $600-650 rifle and now the MSRP says $750 (wasn't it selling for $500 when first introduced?). That puts it just about same price as other AR15. Does it still have appeal when it costs same as a standard AR?
     
  2. The Grand Inquisitor

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    I paid around $550 for mine 2 or so years ago and traded it for about $450 towards a TANTAL a few months ago.

    For as much as I liked the little rifle, I think it had some basic flaws that would prevent it from being an extremely reliable rifle in adverse conditions. Also, after-market parts are either non-existant or very expensive. Because of the built in dove-tail scope mount, if you want to use anything besides the Arma-Lite scope, you have to buy a mount conversion. Also, ACE makes a nice folding stock, but because they're the only one making a folder, it runs for $200 and up.

    With that being said, the rifle was a dream to shoot and it was a very nice rifle to use to introduce smaller framed people to shooting; the rifle was very light and had little recoil and the ergonomics were very good straight-forward.
     
  3. telomerase

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    Welcome to the wonderful world of inflation. There's a reason the Fed just stopped publishing the M3 figures.
     
  4. Mannlicher

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    MSRP means nothing. Street price is all that is valid. Around here, the street price on a 180B is around $600.
    I bought mine a few years back, for $625. I have found it to be a reliable, accurate rifle. That there are fewer accessories means nothing to me. I bought it as a no frills social service rifle. It fills that requirment just as it is.
     
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    Nice little guns, but I just picked up a basic CAR-15, just about a ringer for the Canadian C8 carbine. I used the M16 in the service, had a CAR for a while in the 80s, and opted for another. Just felt that the AR was more of a known quantity and better sealed against dirt and crud.

    Sure do like the idea of the tappet action, though.
     
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