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Which Basic AR carbine for reliability

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Defense Minister, Mar 2, 2009.

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  1. Defense Minister

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    I am considering purchasing a basic AR carbine (if I can find one), and I want to hear some opinions on which ones to consider. I'm not concerned about match grade accuracy or extas/accessories, just a basic carbine with an emphasis on quality and reliability. Let me know what you think. Thanks!
     
  2. SimpleIsGood229

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    LMT and Noveske are top-shelf. Stag and S&W are good guns, too. Of course, Colt is really good, but way overpriced.
     
  3. Zak Smith

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    Please read the thread:
    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=208641
    Reload this Page THR Rifle Forum Reading Library _ Useful Links

    It has links to AR-15 comparison threads.

    If you have questions after using the existing resources, go ahead an post a thread.
     
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    DPMS sportical. it is an optics ready carbine for about 750.. if you can locate one.. DPMS makes great guns, mine has functioned flawlessly... they also offer a great variety of AR configurations...
     
  6. Eustachius234

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    I have just gone through the same process you're going through.

    First I would look at this comparison chart: http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=pwswheghNQsEuEhjFwPrgTA&hl=en

    Then I would read this article by the guy who put the chart together: http://www.tacticalyellowvisor.net/8343/16001.html

    Note that if you were to buy a Stag, and then get a LMT Bolt Carrier Group, you're almost there, with respect to a quality basic durable & reliable AR15.

    From my research the AR manufacturers to look at are as follows, and their prices reflect their quality:
    • Noveske - Rolls-Royce
    • Colt - Mercedes-Benz
    • LMT - BMW
    • Stag - Toyota
     
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    Recently bought an LMT and could not be happier. I might trade it for a Noveske - it's that nice. :)
     
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    Oh almost forgot Colt, LMT, Noveske.
     
  10. paradox998

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    Quality and reliability = Colt 6920
     
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    Cmmg m4
     
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    Second on the Cmmg M4
     
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