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Remington AR style rifles?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Dryft, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. Dryft

    Dryft Member

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    Hey folks,

    What do y'all think about the Remington R15 line of rifles? It seems like a straightforward AR15 design, just with camouflage on top of everything.

    I have the chance to pick one up for a very reasonable price and, while the camo thing doesn't appeal to me at all, that's what Cerakoting is for, right?

    Any input would be much appreciated - it's the .223 model with collapsable stock.

    Thanks!
     
  2. MrCleanOK

    MrCleanOK Senior Member

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    It's a mid-quality AR with a camo dip. If it trips your trigger, and you think you are getting a good price then I say "go for it".
     
  3. adelbridge

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    I wouldn't recommend painting on top of the Camoflague it would be like painting over wallpaper. The gun is very accurate but you are paying a premium for the dip, it is a Bush Master 're branded as Remington.
     
  4. Dryft

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    Thanks for the information folks.

    How hard is it to remove a dip?
     
  5. VegasAR15

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    Bead blasting probably. If you definitely want to cerakote it make sure you factor that into the price, if you have someone do it it will probably be somewhere between 150-300.
     
  6. MrCleanOK

    MrCleanOK Senior Member

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    A quick google search just told me that acetone will do the trick.
     
  7. ssyoumans

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    I have a R25 308. The film dip finish doesn't hold up well to routine use, handling and cleaning. Duracoat makes a sealant that you can spray over film dips to make them durable. Then 2 coats of matte clear.

    This cost me $80, but it is necessary. If you don't like the camo finish, then just get another brand black rifle.
     
  8. Dryft

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    Thanks for the advice folks - it seems like they're solid rifles.

    For the price I can get it for, the camo is irrelevant, but it seems like removal won't be that hard.

    ssyoumans - you say yours did some wearing - did you by any chance see what finish is underneath?

    Thanks again!
     
  9. adelbridge

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    They have a gray primer under the dip. Mine holds up great to hard hunting use.
     
  10. WYcoyote

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    My R-15 is the most accurate rifle I own. It shoots 55gr VMax Hornady Varmint Express ammo into a dime sized group at 100 yds. Some 5 shot groups have been in the .4"s.
    I did have to put a 3lb Timney trigger in it as the factory one was rough.
    Mine is the 22in barrel w/fixed stock.
    Happy owner here.
     
  11. tahunua001

    tahunua001 Senior Member

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    they are DPMS AR15s restamped with the remington name on the side and given the name brand mark up.

    if you want A dpms quality AR then get the DPMS, remingtons CS sucks and there are a number of horror stories out there.
     
  12. WYcoyote

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    The R15 my brother bought new in late 08 or early 09, absolutely has a Bushmaster 2 stage trigger in it.
    It is also a true sub MOA rifle with most of the loads we've thrown at it.
     
  14. DesertFox

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    R-15 = Bushy
    R-25= DPMS

    Self admitted non-recovering camo addict. I'll buy anything camo from coffee cup to underwear.
     
  15. Fremmer

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    I'd leave the finish. Buy it!
     

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