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Remington R-15 questions

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Skillet, Nov 4, 2009.

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  1. Skillet

    Skillet Member

    Jul 1, 2009
    i was looking at the remington R-15 and i have a few questions.
    i live in an area with alot of sagebrush so this is why i was attracted to this gun.
    as AR-15's go, is this a good rifle?
    does it have a gas piston, and if it does, is it full length?
    should i get the preadator carbine CS (full length 33 1/4"), or the standard length (40 1/4")?
    and should i get it in .204 ruger or .223 rem for ammo availability purposes?
    and do you reccomend any other AR-15's that are better than this gun but are still somewhat affordable?
  2. Mags

    Mags Member

    Apr 8, 2009
    No it is not gas piston, I would go with 223/5.56 for ammo costs/availability. Don't know what they run but if gas piston is your desire get the Ruger SR556, they can be had for 1300-1500 dollars around here.
  3. kwelz

    kwelz Member

    Apr 14, 2004
    Henryville, IN
    In my opinion they are overpriced mid to low level guns. Keep in mind that DPMS and Bushmaster make (most of) the Remington guns. For the money they are charging you could build a much better carbine suited to your exact needs with better parts.
  4. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Member

    Jun 5, 2006
    In a part of Utah that resembles Tattooine.
    If it's the camo you like, you can apply ACU pattern Duracoat to anything you want.

    As ARs go, it's perfectly fine. There are better and more expensive ARs you can buy, but this one will do whatever you need it to.

    Look at the price on the .204 stuff and decide if you need it. Also keep in mind that only FACTORY .204 delivers the blistering performance people like it for, you can't handload it to the same level of performance.

    FOR ME, the whole point of a varmint rifle is to get as much velocity as possible. This means the longest barrel I can get. Some say it's more difficult to handle, or too heavy, to which I respond, it handles just fine on a sandbag, and .....too heavy for WHAT exactly?

    Another option to look for is to buy a stripped lower and assemble it yourself. My first one took me about an hour. After you have done it once you can do it in about 20 minutes. When you have a lower set up with the parts you want, you can look at heavy-barreled uppers from RRA, Bushmaster, White Oak Armory, etc. Of course you can build an upper as well, but it is a bit more involved than building a lower. The basic setup to do your own Duracoat finishes is about $100. (If you already have an air compressor.)

    Go to Brownells.com and order their free AR catalog. All kinds of stuff you never knew you needed until you saw it in there.
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2009
  5. Z-Michigan

    Z-Michigan Member

    May 19, 2008
    Exactly this. It compares to a DPMS with a non-chrome-lined barrel. It's OK, but its main selling point is that its brand name gets it into stores that wouldn't sell any other AR.

    Read various threads on here and you'll see lots of other good options for the same or less money.
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