Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Most problematic AR15 Manufacture?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by 355sigfan, May 26, 2003.

?

What AR15 type rifle brand has given you the most problems?

  1. Colt

    1 vote(s)
    5.6%
  2. Armalite

    1 vote(s)
    5.6%
  3. Bushmaster

    4 vote(s)
    22.2%
  4. Olympic

    11 vote(s)
    61.1%
  5. RRA

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. DPMS

    1 vote(s)
    5.6%
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. 355sigfan

    355sigfan member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2003
    Messages:
    1,850
    Location:
    Alaska
    I have had terrible luck with Olympic Arms on both their quality and their service. I have also had bad luck WIth Armalite on 2 different guns. An AR10T that doubled and I had to replace the factory trigger after it had been returned twice for repair and one AR180 B that borke in half at the pivot point between the upper and lower reciever. I have had good luck with Bushmaster and great luck with Colt.

    What about you all.
     
  2. GunNut

    GunNut Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2002
    Messages:
    2,075
    Location:
    Washington State
    Where is the "Never had a problem" category???? I would definitely believe that the vast majority of AR owners have never had a problem.


    Do I sense another "Bash Olympic Arms" thread starting????



    I have to believe that every manufacture has put out lemons.



    If your goal is to bash OlyArms, please go over to AR15.com and join the other 2 or 3 very vocal opponents of them.

    Steve
     
  3. 355sigfan

    355sigfan member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2003
    Messages:
    1,850
    Location:
    Alaska
    I want people to share experiences if you have a reason to bash Oly or anyone else do so just justify it in fact. I have a good reason to bash oly and armalite. I want o hear from others.
    PAT
     
  4. 444

    444 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    7,978
    Location:
    Ohio
    I presently own 9 ARs representing Colt, Bushmaster, Olympic Arms, and Cav. Arms.
    No problems with any of them. All run like a top. All run like a top with Wolf ammo. All run like a top with every magazine I have tried in them. Never found an ammo that didn't work fine. The only problem I ever had was with one round of PMC ammo which failed to fire and then the bullet pulled out of the case filling the action with powder. Stopped the rifle cold. Fired 1799 other rounds of PMC that week and didn't have another problem.
     
  5. Blackcloud6

    Blackcloud6 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    601
    I have an Eagle Arms/Armalite M15A2. I've had it for five years and it has not given me a problem yet. So I can't answer the poll.
     
  6. TODD3465

    TODD3465 Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2003
    Messages:
    323
    Ones that realy stunk that I had didin't make the list:

    1). PWA- Garbage all around.*

    2). Eagle Arms-Jammed, Went full-auto and collapsable stock broke.*

    3). Prof. Ordance Carbon-15 - Recoil buffer fell apart, uppere reciever to tight inside causing binding with bolt carrier. Had constant jams but seem to have it fixed.


    *sold or traded off


    As a side note I never had any trouble with either my Colt AR-15A2 or my current Colt M-4 Match Target.
     
  7. RUT

    RUT Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2003
    Messages:
    1,014
    Location:
    New Hampshire, USA
    >>3). Prof. Ordance Carbon-15 - Recoil buffer fell apart, uppere reciever to tight inside causing binding with bolt carrier. Had constant jams but seem to have it fixed.<<

    And I'm gonna have one of the new ones as soon as Bushmaster gets them out the door!! :)
     
  8. clown714

    clown714 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2002
    Messages:
    349
    Location:
    GA
    oly plinker:(

    1st 300 rnds went off without a hitch.

    insert mag,slapped bolt release BANG!:eek:

    did this maybe 4 or 5 more times.same result.

    talked to oly,told me to send it in.
    very polite gentleman,by the way.

    i figured for the price of shipping i could just install
    a new trigger group.
    which i did,has been very reliable w/+400rnds.

    still testing

    this was my first oly and if she holds up for another 1K
    i'll keep her.

    just my$.02

    clown
     
  9. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2002
    Messages:
    4,394
    Location:
    Southeastern US
    So far it is a Cav-Arms. Just got it back from repair and its not instilling any confidence based on my cycling it at the house. We'll see how it does at the range. :(
     
  10. 444

    444 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    7,978
    Location:
    Ohio
    Steve, is this a Cav Arms upper ?
    I bought my Cav Arms as a stripped lower, and am using a Bushmaster upper on it. Who makes the factory Cav Arms uppers ? What did you have repaired on it ?
     
  11. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2002
    Messages:
    4,394
    Location:
    Southeastern US
    Dunno, may, I think its a DPMS upper? It all came from Cav-Arms. The original problem was that it would not strip a round from a 30 rd mag when the bolt was locked back. I wonder if it was molded long? Don't know really. If it weren't brand new I'd have fixed it myself. Got it back from them, first try it stuck just like before. Tred it a few more times and it seemed to loosen up. Got it to load the top round of a 30 (fully loaded) about 30-40 times without a hitch now, so we'll see how it fires.
     
  12. TODD3465

    TODD3465 Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2003
    Messages:
    323
    RUT- You better hope they make some schanges to it like making the uppers and lowers compatible with other AR's.
    I forgot that the rear take down pin sits too low by about a 1/16".

    I know Bushmaster has a great rep. but my advice with that rifle(Carbon-15) is wait and see exactly how they are making them just to be on the safe side.
     
  13. TN-popo

    TN-popo Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2002
    Messages:
    94
    Location:
    Middle TN
    444 and Steve...when I asked a CavArms dealer, he told me that J&T made the CavArms uppers.
     
  14. curt

    curt Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2003
    Messages:
    378
    Location:
    NOVA
    I'm not sure what you expect to get from this. There is no such thing as any brand of gun or rifle that no one has had a problem with. Lurk around enough boards and you'll hear horror stories about any gun. Just because one or two folks might have had a problem with a given brand doesn't mean anything, period.

    It might be better to do some searches on ar15.com and see what people think, unfortunately unless you're a paid member you can only search on the subject field and only for 30 days.

    Most of the time when i see a single person telling of guns blowing up etc i assume that person has an ax to grind. I prefer to listen to what a large number of people have to say, kind of a statistical sampling with the statistics. Of course a large number of people will tell you that AKs and SKSs are the most reliable guns on the planet, mine are POS jammatics. What does that prove? Nothing.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page