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Which AR, DD or 3G

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by theautobahn, Mar 13, 2013.

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  1. B!ngo

    B!ngo Member

    Dec 11, 2011
    I own a 3GL and think very highly of it but as others note, it does come down to the field of use for the rifle. The 3G really is excellent, is far beyond the standard Stag build and from a piece-parts and assembled system perspective, it is excellent.
    The part that I didn't expect when I ordered it was how heavy and bulky it feels in my hands. Part is the extra 2" of barrel length, part is the heavy fluted barrel, part is the heavier brake at the end and the visually heavy (though actually lightweight) fore end on it. It also has a slightly heavier Magpull stock. All-in-all it is not a lightweight and fast pointing AR. If you want that, look elsewhere.
    The DD has specs, and a great history of durability and reliability. And many models run like the lightweight AR that the 3G is not.
    For me, I have fewer options because the 'L' in my 3GL means left hand so my criteria are different than most.
    But focus on the field of use and you'll do the right thing. And buying, holding and returning just in case of a bill from Congress just seems like wrong-think. The only thing that is a sure bet with Congress is that they'll do nothing.
  2. thump_rrr

    thump_rrr Member

    Nov 7, 2010
    The North Country
    I'm surprised that you find the 3G to be heavy or more precisely nose heavy.
    I brought it to my club which is a JP Rifles dealer and people were amazed at how much more balanced it felt compared to rifles running a JP handguard.
    Don't get me wrong, I'm not going to compare it to my 14.5" Noveske as far as maneuverability but they were not designed for the same purpose.

    If he needs a reliable rifle for around his property and can only get his hands on the 3G at the moment I wouldn't hesitate to get it from a reliability/dependability standpoint.
    If he wants to go into battle then I would go with the DD from those 2 choices but I would get a Noveske over either.
  3. Marty183

    Marty183 Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    North East

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  4. xfyrfiter

    xfyrfiter Member

    Mar 17, 2010
    NW New Mexico
    If I wanted a battle rifle, DD, poodle shooter, Stag. Both are good rifles, DD is purpose built for tactical ops and is a very good rifle for that purpose. The Stag = more of a fun gun, competition ready out of the box.
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