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Who doesn't have an AR15?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Hanzo581, May 26, 2017.

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Have an AR15? If not, why?

  1. I have at least one AR15

    161 vote(s)
    57.5%
  2. I don't have one, they never interested me

    89 vote(s)
    31.8%
  3. I don't have one but I want one

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    10.7%
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  1. Hanzo581

    Hanzo581 Member

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    What do you mean by "seem too picky"?
     
  2. olkowsr

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    Ak-47 and bolt guns for life.... IMO

    Only one I would consider is the CMMG MK-47 cause of the ar-10 based bolt.
     
  3. 303 hunter

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    I've been building AR's for years, and wouldn't be without one. They are a modular rifle that can be made into whatever you need, with many different calibers for different applications.

    At the moment I have 4; one in 6.8 SPC, 2 in 7.62x39, and one in 223 Wylde. All are very accurate and fun to shoot. The 6.8 and 7.62x39 are used for deer hunting, and the 223 Wylde is primarily a target rifle.
     
  4. olkowsr

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    I'm guessing he feels the same way I do...

    I've never cleaned my new ak47 and never will, it's only got 1200 rounds in her.

    I've never cleaned my 870 either, it just works... All the time.

    I do clean my revolvers and semi autos because I carry them, and I do clean my 300 win mag M70 because it's my longer range hunting gun.

    I think he means they require more cleaning and maintenance than what he is used to.

    My thoughts
     
  5. Hanzo581

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    So taking 30 min every couple thousand rounds to clean a rifle is considered exorbitant and puts it in the picky category? Alrighty then.
     
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  6. spitballer

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    Haven't had any interest in the rifle since leaving the service, nevertheless it would seem the logical choice if a legitimate militia is needed as provided in the Constitution. But IMHO this honorable and storied rifle has been turned into a "must-have" moneymaking toy by unscrupulous industrialists who have no respect for for our military and law enforcement professionals who train long and hard for the right to carry it.
     
  7. Dr T

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    I have a Remington R-15 VTR. Since no one will admit that this is a variant, I just pretend that it is a semi-auto varmint gun with an adjustable pull that is louder and kicks more than it should for such a little cartridge.
     
  8. olkowsr

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    Maybe

    I don't mind myself, but then again I like to see how long I can push it between cleaning intervals
     
  9. md7

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    I've heard it said, and think it bears repeating.... The AR is more reliable than people say it is and the AK is more accurate than people say it is.

    I used to be in the AR's are finicky camp. Then I shot one, and shot, and shot, and shot.
     
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  10. 2ndtimer

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    I bought my first one right before Newtown, had always thought I would like one, but were too expensive for my budget. My oldest son was working at the gun counter at a local general store and called me to let me know that they had received a S&W M&P 15 Sport, and it was only $599, if I was interested. It went home with me. I could have easily doubled my money, post Newtown, but still have it. It now wears Mag Pul furniture and a RRA Varmint trigger, and shares space in the safe with a Stag Model 6 Varminter. If I wasn't recently retired with a current fixed income of $0.00, I would be looking for a 20" barrel A2 version with carry handle like the M-16 I used at ROTC Basic Camp at Fort Knox Kentucky back in '75. (Heck, I still might buy/build one anyway.)
     
  11. equin

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    Just made my first one a month or two ago! I don't know why, and maybe I'm in the minority, but I prefer older, wood-stocked milsurps. I only have a couple milsurps (M1 Garand and a Mosin) for now, but decided recently to add an AR to my little collection. I'm relatively new to the shooting sports, and when I discovered how much cheaper 5.56 and .223 are compared to other ammo, I thought it made sense from an economic point of view to own a firearm that shoots that caliber. I also discovered they're relatively easy to build and thought it might be a fun project. Indeed, I found building it more fun that shooting it, and shooting it was pretty fun, too! I don't know if I'll build another one, but I'm glad I got this one!
     
  12. JudgeHolden10

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    I have one but must admit that I haven't fired it. I'm not thrilled with 5.56 NATO (in theory, that is, since I've never shot anything other than soda cans and paper targets with it), even though I really like the ergonomics. 6.5 Grendel may solve that problem if it becomes more widely available, though.
     
  13. HOWARD J

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    I have been using my sons 223.
    He has on order for me a 7.62 x 39
    I still like a bolt like my savage 223 heavy barrel with 24X scope
     
  14. Hanzo581

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    This poll is much closer than I thought it would be.
     
  15. MarkDido

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    I kind of, sort of have one.

    I just picked up an M&P 15-22.

    I have other long guns, both for hunting and self defense, so to me owning a real AR wasn't high on my list.

    I do enjoy .22 plinking however, and buying the 15-22 is the best of both works.

    I can shoot all day for 30 bucks of ammo.
     
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  16. Acera

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    Not for me, just from a feel I get reading posts here. Lot of folks don't see a point, like some companies that tossed gun owners under the bus years back with them.

    Now I would think that if you made another poll that included all modern sporting rifles, basically any rifle that has a detachable magazine and was once, or resembles, a military issue rifle the numbers would grow somewhat.
    (Don't know how to include California in that without a exception to them for their bizarre laws.)

    Then you get the AK, FAL, M1a, CETME, Tavor, etc. folks into it.




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  17. imashooter

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    Bought one weeks ago for my grandson (7) and me. It'll be his indoc to the evil black gun. Great little shooter so far. Put a tiny laser on the bottom for night time dillos, skunks, etc and a Vortex Venom Reflex + Vortex AR-height QD riser atop. The reflex, riser, laser added only 4.5-5 oz total. Remains very light and lots of fun.

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  18. Blkhrt13

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    I had one but hit hard times and had to sell it
     
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    I have one. Bushmaster in 5.56. Bought it 6-7 years ago. Was shooting it regularly for a couple years. Lost interest in it, but would not sell it as I may want to use it in the future. I had planned on adding an AK to the collection. But now can't buy one (or another AR) in MA.
     
  20. jlr1962

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    I really enjoy my ar. I shoot steel/prone out to 500, indoor offhand at 25, or bench at 100 to 200 depending where I am. The people that do not have one usually wind up getting one, from my observations anyway.
    My ar is the only gun I have that I can shoot at all of the positions at all of ranges where I shoot.
     
  21. helitack32f1

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    I want one. I have wanted one since childhood but they never quite make it to the top of my priority list. Now that good, accurate guns are coming out that are relatively inexpensive, I may buy one but, who knows. I am too lazy to build one. I will probably get a Ruger AR556 or the new Savage MSR. Wanted a Springfield Saint but I'm not sure on that anymore.
     
  22. dwh4784

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    Never been interested in one, and I fully expect my state to ban them someday anyway so would be a wasted investment.
     
  23. Mr. Hill

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    I don't have one. The bolt action rifles seem to fit my frame better than the ARs, and a stock AR trigger doesn't do much for me. Maybe someday, but a backup hunting rifle or woods target rifle would be a higher priority.
     
  24. Madcap_Magician

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    After six years of M16s and M4s, I just can't get excited about them. I do want a 20" A2 pattern Colt at some point for the nostalgia and because it is a lot of fun to shoot retro AR iron sights on a full-size rifle. But it's so low on my priority list of things to buy that I'm not sure I'll ever get it.
     
  25. cdb1

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    My AR has a 20" barrel and A2 stock. I like it much better than a M4gery.
     
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