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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by James Fonteneaux, Oct 3, 2019.

  1. James Fonteneaux

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    So I've read an awful lot on this forum and others over the years doing research for various projects, wild hairs, and I have to say that, regarding the AR platform, whether you like it or not you must respect it's versatility. For someone who can't afford to or won't have 10 different rifles, the modularity can't be ignored. For those in the know, I realize this is old news, but I feel it bears repeating now. I've branched out into calibers I never would have (thank you reloading) all with the same training my uncle gave me. Any thoughts from the group?
     
  2. courtgreene

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    I think most here would agree, even if they don’t personally have or even want one.
     
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  3. Demi-human

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    I own five ARs, all in different cartridges.
    From pistol to javelin lengths.
    In use for fun, home defense, markmanship practice and dinosaur hunting.

    I concur, whole heartedly, there is no more versatile rifle system on the planet.
    I even have one for duck hunting...

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    I've been using this one the most lately. Saturday is going to be great!

    Bacon wrapped Wood duck breast and chives on a bed of asparagus with scalloped potatoes and a honey whiskey demiglaze for dinner, hopefully.:)
     
  4. courtgreene

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    And apparently it can also be used as a crude door lock!
     
  5. tmd16556

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    I just can’t do the AR shotgun. I’m sure they work fine, but I’m a pump shotgun guy too. It just makes me think of Eddie Murphy shooting ducks with an M 16 in The Distinguished Gentleman.
     
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    I always hated ARs .....until I actually picked up one and fired it!! This was thirty years ago. There is no question that the AR is the most versatile platform on this planet.
    Don't know about the others.......
     
  7. Pat Riot
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    They are very versatile and easy to work on and modify. I went for many years without even bothering to look at them and then in 2012 decided to build (assemble) my own after reading up on them. I actually enjoy putting them together more than shooting them...
    Nah! I like shooting them just as much too. :cool:
     
  8. TikkaShooter

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    One thing I've noticed.... Is when AKs and 7.62x39 and 5,45x39 ammo was inexpensive and ARs were expensive; a lot of people wanted the AK. Now that AKs aren't inexpensive and ARs are; a lot of people went to the AR platform.
    If that makes sense..
     
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  9. Bfh_auto

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    I personally dislike the AR.
    But I prefer a bolt gun for accuracy work and a SKS for wasting ammo.
    I do own an AR and believe everyone should own one. That way we have too many to ban...
     
  10. Skylerbone

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    I’ve yet to branch out caliber wise but I own several configurations from 7 1/2” to 18” and each affords me a unique experience that is also comfortably familiar. It’s hard to pull the trigger on Encore barrels when a complete AR can be had at close to the same price.
     
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    As I do my best to be a hard core enabler, I say, you're welcome!
     
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    I hate Politics.

    Every time another Liberal politician running for President proposes restrictions on “assault weapons” I feel it is my responsibility to protest by buying AR parts and accessories. With the big batch of anti-gun Libs running for President I am concerned I will not be able to afford continuing my protesting. As it is now I am two builds behind schedule.

    Now if HRH jumps in then it will be time to break out the credit card.
     
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    I had hot brass landing on and around me today. Not a fan.
     
  14. James Fonteneaux

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    For years I stuck with the standard 5.56/223, earlier this year I went 300 black out. This past weekend I spent some time getting the new 450 Bushmaster up and running. Perhaps you'll have more restraint...
     
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  15. Skylerbone

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    What is this restraint you speak of??? After more than a decade of being a 1 AR guy I now own 3, bought 1 for the Mrs., and built 1 with my daughter. I also ordered parts tonight for the next build with my son which leaves 3 more ARs to go plus a 10/22 build for the rest of the kids before I get back in line. I’m not saying I won’t cut because restraint isn’t always a necessity.

    All I need now is a precision 5.56, a precision 6.5 of some flavor, a dissipator, a suppressed .300, a 9mm carbine, a...
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    I am nipping at your heels. I am in the process of building two; a lightweight one for my wife and one for Daughter #1. However my daughter has claimed my favorite AR which most likely means I am building it for myself. Then both of boys don’t own AR’s so the Gun Santa will probably be paying them a visit in the future. And then I also need AR’s for different type of shooting.

    It really is a illness. Expensive but fun.
     
  17. James Fonteneaux

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    Oh, and for the record, I'm thinking 6.8spcII for the next one.:)
     
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  18. James Fonteneaux

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    Nice lookin' bunch!
     
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    I am debating on assembling a .350 Legend AR. For no reason really. I just like the concept of the round.
     
  20. Demi-human

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    I like the concept, but not the execution.
     
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    When you think about it it's cheaper than therapy. You could buy a dozen flt the price of a couple professional sessions.
     
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  22. James Fonteneaux

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    To me it is a kind of therapy. I enjoy putting them together, seeing the plan come together, loading the ammo and testing it out. Plus, unlike working on/building cars, I can do it it air conditioned comfort. And none of my ARs have ever asked me to lie down on a couch and tell them about my father.
     
  23. fireside44

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    Not only modularity, but practicality, commonality among my fellow americans, and now more than ever, affordability. Have looked at several guns, really like the PC9 Ruger is selling but for $500 I can get a basic S&W AR and have a rifle caliber carbine for cheaper with an endless supply of parts.

    I started with AK because cheap steel case ammo and no reloading or brass scrounging to deal with. Now a decent AK is quickly moving beyond a comfortable price range for me in terms of a new rifle. I will wind up with an AR by default. Though they aren't particularly interesting to me they have proliferated to a level that, as a gun owner in today's day and age, I can't afford not to have one or two any longer. Talked to my FFL about an AR pistol this week. The brace for pistols finally sealed the deal for me.
     
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    How's that now?
     
  25. Demi-human

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    Proprietary brass. Rifle bullets.

    I was hoping for a nine millimeter magnum gas operated AR with inexpensive cases, non wildcat.

    At first blush, not so much. But it is not necessarily a deal breaker.
    Just not a right now thing.

    I guess I'm just a pistol bullet kind of human.
    A rimless 357 MaxAR with a cooler name, is what I was envisioning...
     
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