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What about CMMG?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Guns and more, Nov 5, 2008.

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  1. Guns and more

    Guns and more member

    May 6, 2008
    I've been looking into getting an evil black rifle. An AR-15.
    I thought I'd get a Bushmaster or S&W but someone on a AR forum highly recommended the CMMG.
    What do you think? It's about $200 more than the two mentioned but has a lifetime warranty. And a lot of choices of build. I take it they build to your order.
  2. xjedix

    xjedix member

    Sep 25, 2008
    CMMG makes a great product but I don't think it's worth $200 more. Any of those 3 companies mentioned make nice rifles, personally I would go with S&W.
  3. mbpautz762

    mbpautz762 Member

    Sep 13, 2007
    I'll be honest...

    I've only had 2 ar15s. the first one was a kit gun that i put together myself, and later sold. I had never had one before, so I didn't know what to expect. it turned out to be accurate, reliable, and a boat-load of fun. about a year after I sold it, I decided to get a new one, and ended up with a CMMG. after my first range trip, I vowed never to sell the CMMG. it was more accurate (although I could've just gotten better by then), seemed more durable, just as reliable, and the finish and action were perfectly smooth, almost like butter! looking back on my parts gun, I remember everything being rougher, and just not as smooth.

    The point it, even the cheapest ar15s will work (and usually work well), but if you want a rifle that isn't ridiculously expensive but still gives you that 'mercedes' feel, go CMMG.
  4. Coronach

    Coronach Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 20, 2002
    How hard have you used the cheaper AR15s? There IS a differnence between low and and high end besides cosmetics and fit-n-finish. It can be demonstrated during a carbine or rifle class, if you push the weapon hard enough.

    That's not a slam on "cheap" guns. If you bought something for casual shooting (and lets face it, that describes the use of 90% of my guns), it's perfectly up to that task, and anything more would be wasted money that could be spent on something else.

  5. rbernie
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    rbernie Member

    Jan 21, 2004
    Norra Texas
    I have a number of CMMG uppers. They are solid, and have features that I find compelling (from properly-staked gas keys to 1:7" twist in chrome-lined barrels to parkerizing under the FSB). I think that they are well worth the price difference over a bargain-bin unit.
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