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Mossberg's new Ar rifles

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by TexAg, Jul 29, 2011.

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  1. TexAg

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    Sad that they don't list CL barrell, or not. ;)

    Unless I missed it. :D

    Not that I would buy a Mossberg AR. ;)
     
  3. jmr40

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    Most of the current AR components are made by only a few companies who will stamp whatever brand name on them the customer wants. The Mossberg AR is likely just assembled of components Mossberg purhases from other vendors. Nothing really wrong with that. That is what most everyone else is doing. As long as they purchase good parts there is no reason it won't work fine. But based on my past experience with Mossberg they will find a way to screw up.
     
  4. TexAg

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    No CL bore and no mention if it's treated at all with anything else such as melonite like the S&W.
     
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    Nice to see Mossberg get in on the AR market. Since most of their firearms are on the bargain side of things, maybe they sell an AR that most people can afford. I am curious to see pricing on their AR's.
     
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    website claims $8-900 but i bet they might be in the $6-700 range. i've been looking for an affordable AR to start out with so I might be strongly considering this option.
     
  7. FIVETWOSEVEN

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    Was only a matter of time. Pistol grip looks kinda weird to me.
     
  8. MrCleanOK

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    Nothing special. They're late in the game, and all they're offering that's new to the market is the Mossberg name for that small population of holdouts that really, really love Mossberg and want their AR to say so.
     
  9. ugaarguy

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    I'm glad to see it. Not that it's anything special. The fact that Remington, then Ruger, and now even Mossberg are making (or at least marketing) AR-15s is a good thing. It shows that AR-15 type rifles are becoming truly mainstream, and accepted as sporting rifles. I think that's good for all gun owners.
     
  10. MrCleanOK

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    Sporting doesn't really seem to be something Mossberg is concerned with (see their tactical zombie killer chainsaw model shotguns for example). Mossberg finally found a way to get into the game cheap enough to make a buck.
     
  11. ugaarguy

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    Fair enough on the sporting comment. Leaving sporting use aside, this still illustrates market demand for AR-15s. This much market demand doesn't happen without the rifles becoming accepted by mainstream gun owners.
     
  12. TexasPatriot.308

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    I just got me another AR, but it is a real AR as in ARmalite.
     
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    For a company allways known to give a good product at a low price this seems to miss the whole idea. Just another basic ar.
     
  14. Ash

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    As I have Mossbergs dating back to the 1940's, the 1960's center fire rifles (Models 800 and 810), and shotguns, I can attest to Mossberg quality. They do hold up. They are well-made, even when made from low-cost parts (both Winchester and Remington have or currently do produce aluminum-receiver shotguns).

    Mossberg does, though, some odd things at times. They did, after all, import the Jericho for a time under the Uzi Eagle monicker. The Jericho (or Baby Eagle) is a fine pistol, but out of Mossberg's usual product range.

    But, they have offered bull-pup shotguns so there is definitely a "tactical" side they cling to (as if there is anything not tactical about a pump-action 12 ga. shotgun).
     
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    Mossberg has been building AR components, including barrels for other manufacturers for at least a decade. They are also one of the few companies not plagued by quality control issues lately. I'm sure it will be a big seller for them, if they are priced right.
     
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    It will be interesting to see how they play out in the market. If they keep to their typical playbook, then Mossberg will have a durable, low cost and a handy tactical rifle. Im going to go and make some calls to see if I can go and test one tactically.
     
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    I think it looks like an AR, but that is it. I dont like the grip and no FA. The grip has an integral trigger guard. Does the lower still have tabs for a trigger guard? Will its lowers and uppers work with other milspec lowers and uppers? does it take milspec lower parts?
     
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    i didn't see anything in the G&A or on Mossberg's site about it being avail in 30cal.
     
  19. TexAg

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    I couldn't find the .308 on their site either, but they did write about it in G&A. I'd say it does more than "look" like an AR, it may not be mil-spec, but I imagine (and from what I've read) very little of it is proprietary.
    I think deleting the FA isn't a bad idea at all and we're seeing it more and more.
    We obviously have no real idea of fit, finish, function, quality or source of all the parts and we won't until more folks get their hands on them.
    They could really compete with the low end market (like the M&P Sport) and I think they've done some smart things like including the dust cover and free float quad rail and making sights optional. However, we'll see how all the little things add up in the end, but after some beta testers get it in their hands I'd definitely consider it against a Sport.
     
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    I like seeing manufacturers branch out, especially into territories like the AR.

    I think it was a mistake for them to use a 1:9, though. And I don't think the price is right given the current market. If I can get a BCM that I know is good to go, there's not much reason to get a 'maybe' for even more scratch.
     
  21. TexAg

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    I won't spend my money on a "maybe" either, that's why I'll let others do the testing for me. Regarding price though, keep in mind MSRP is not actual sales price, so some of these models should be quite competitive. More makers, more choices, more competition and more mainstream are all good things for us.
     
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    I wonder if we'll see them sitting in a Walmart spinner case anytime soon? Seems like Walmart carries everything Mossberg slaps their name on.
     
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    If the price is right it might bring down some of the other manufactures price as well. They have always made great guns for the price. I like the Mossy Oak on the front cover of G&A...Russ
     
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    I'm mildly intrigued by their .22LR AR clone, these might not be too horrible if the price is right. I don't expect 1k yard accuracy from them, but most ARs aren't 1k accurate right out of the box.
     
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    AR15 style rifles are the Modern Sporting Rifle.
    It's only a manner of time before every manufacturer offers a variant of the AR15.
     
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