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Stag Arms

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by kart racer, Jul 1, 2006.

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  1. kart racer

    kart racer Member

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    Anyone have any experience w/stag ?I'm ordering a complete upper and lower
    tomorrow.Will have 710.00 in a complete rifle w/chrome bore and arms buis.Just hope I'm not making a mistake.
     
  2. jem375

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    From what I have read or heard through the grapevine they are ok...I buy nothing but DPMS myself since it is a local company. I personally would stick with the A,B,C,D, and R of ar15's myself, but that's me...
     
  3. Quintin Likely

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    As I've heard, if you can get past the ugly rollmarks and logos on the receiver, they're just fine.
     
  4. rangerruck

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    just had a big write up in swat , and guns a ammo. I've talked to a few dealers as well, and stag makes most of their own parts, and plenty of stuff for the other guys as well.
     
  5. Eleven Mike

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  6. Lebben-B

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    A,B,C,D, & R:

    Armalite
    Bushmaster
    Colt
    DPMS
    Rock River
     
  7. Number 6

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    A= Armalite, B= Bushmaster, C= Colt, D= DPMS, R= Rock River Arms
     
  8. rangerruck

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    rock river has had 8 weapons sent to the gov., that has just had ejector problems, inside of 400 rounds. and im not knocking them, i like r.r., but stag is better, period.
     
  9. Bartholomew Roberts

    Bartholomew Roberts Moderator Emeritus

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    As I recall, both Stag and RRA use Conneticut Machine and Tool for a fair amount of their forgings (as does Smith & Wesson). Any differences in the product will be primarily related to quality control in the shops and differences in how they finish out the forgings. Generally, I think you will find these to be small differences.
     
  10. modifiedbrowning

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    Stag is CMT's commercial side. CMT makes forgings for Colt and Rock River among others.
     
  11. taliv

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    8 weapons out of how many?
    how many total weapons has stag sent to the gov?
     
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    I built my SBR AR-15 on an early-run Stag lower receiver. Works fine. From what I've read they've only improved with time. I have another Stag stripped lower in the safe waiting for me to assemble something with it.

    If you can tolerate having a stupid deer head on your rifle, you will be happy with the Stag. Don't worry, you won't notice it after awhile and you can't see it when you're shooting. :evil:
     
  13. kart racer

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    Thanks for the replies.As sonn as I get it,I'll try to take some photos and give a report.
     
  14. Eleven Mike

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    That's funny. I guessed three of those, but Colt wasn't one of them.
     
  15. DougW

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    Just to add a little, I have 2 20" rifles built on Stag lowers. The lowers are excellant, and both rifles work perfectly. Assembly was without any issues at all. I used DPMS lower parts kits on both. I also have 2 builds on DPMS and 1 Rock River lowers. If I were building another, I would definately use a Stag. Best value in a lower I have found.
     
  16. Bartholomew Roberts

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    My advice: buying a certain name brand manufacturer is much less important than buying from a dealer who stands behind his product and what he sells. All of the manufacturers occasionally put out a lemon. The dealer who sells at the best price may not have any margin left to provide good customer service when that happens...
     
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    That would be Continental Machine Tool...not Connecticut Machine Tool. Stag is now the in-house brand of CMT whereas earlier they were marked with the globe logo and name of CMT.
     
  18. swingset

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    Having owned them, I'd take Stag over RRA/DPMS any day of the week. Superb quality, fit and finish, never a single problem.
     
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    I'm interested in the Stag lefty model; if only I could be assured of future parts availability.
     
  20. DMK

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    Boy, that's good advice. Especially in the competitive world of AR stuff.
     
  21. Browns Fan

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    "If you can tolerate having a stupid deer head on your rifle, you will be happy with the Stag."

    It's gotta be better that having a prancing pony on it!;)
     
  22. agony

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    I recently bought a lefty upper.
    The quality is on par if not better than every other upper in my safe. The only thing I didn't like was that the front sight base was staked in from the opposite direction of every other upper I've worked on. Made for a bit of frustration, if only psychological.

    As for spare parts, the only things I can think of that are needed would be an extra bolt. Maybe a bolt carrier, but when was the last time that anyone broke a bolt carrier?


    One little caveat...if you plan on working on a lefty upper, the popular upper vise blocks will not work with the lefty. I had to dremel a lot of material out of mine to get the upper to fit safely.
     
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