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Old 11-22-2010, 01:05 PM   #1
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So been shopping for a complete rifle, don't really wanna DIY it. Kinda narrowed it down to 3 choices and wondered what opinions / experience you folks have had.

Option 1 would be a used Olympic Arms, flip up rear sight, flat top upper, single mag. $699 ish.

Option 2 would be a new Del-Ton, http://www.del-ton.com/DTI_16_Carbin...th16-moeod.htm comes with 2 mags, hard case, sling, cleaning kit, about $850 after pick up.

Option 3 would be a new Spikes Tactical, http://www.spikestactical.com/z/inde...roducts_id=387 about $830 after pick up.

I like the way the MOE style rifles feel so the DT rifle is my initial leaning since its already assembled with the furniture and I won't have to mess with it but a little concerned since I don't know anyone personally who owns one.

Not seen too much negative on Spikes but I would have to send more money to get the furniture I like.
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Old 11-22-2010, 01:27 PM   #2
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Spikes or Delton

Cheaper Delton:
http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.as...BLK&groupid=11

On the Spikes use the coupon code Arfcom at checkout.
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Old 11-22-2010, 01:45 PM   #3
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Gun showing coming up at Dallas Market hall. There will be plenty for you to check out there if you want.
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Old 11-22-2010, 01:54 PM   #4
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My upper is a Del-ton...no complaints

Out of those three, I would stay away from Olympic Arms. They have been known in the past to be of poor quality.
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Old 11-22-2010, 01:55 PM   #5
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I'm going DIY on this next build, but only because I want what's not available off the shelf. Don't worry, that affliction will come.
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Old 11-22-2010, 01:55 PM   #6
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Check out classicarms.us you can get a pretty good deal from them.
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Old 11-22-2010, 02:14 PM   #7
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I can only speak from experience. I've owned and used Colt and Bushmaster in the past with no complaints on several hundred, if not thousand rounds through each. I've just purchased a DPMS, but have had no shoot time with it... yet.
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Old 11-22-2010, 03:11 PM   #8
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My upper is a Del-ton...no complaints

Out of those three, I would stay away from Olympic Arms. They have been known in the past to be of poor quality.
My wife's AR is a del-ton upper on an Olympic lower. Never had any trouble out of it. Finish is crap but it shoots great.
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Old 11-22-2010, 03:14 PM   #9
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I can only speak from experience. I've owned and used Colt and Bushmaster in the past with no complaints on several hundred, if not thousand rounds through each. I've just purchased a DPMS, but have had no shoot time with it... yet.
Bushmaster was my first Ar in 05. It never let me down. They were going for $699 a while back.
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My wife's AR is a del-ton upper on an Olympic lower. Never had any trouble out of it. Finish is crap but it shoots great.
I think the majority of the issues I've heard of were related to the upper in some way, but not 100% sure. I don't have in first hand experience with it so everything I say about them is hearsay.
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:25 PM   #11
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I don't see how you can screw up an AR honestly. They are so easy to build anyone that screws it up must actually be retarded.
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My wife's AR is a del-ton upper on an Olympic lower. Never had any trouble out of it. Finish is crap but it shoots great.
"My wife's AR..." I love that!!! I should marry such a woman! My wife cannot understand my interest in more than just a few guns. I cannot imagine a woman with her own AR....
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:50 PM   #13
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I like my spikes due to the price but the finish blows compared to other companys.

Id like to build one of del-tons cheap 16inch m4's.
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:54 PM   #14
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The AR is a gun I have not gotten to yet in collecting.

Can one make an AR be so configurable as to be a sniper rifle and also good for close combat with changing a small number of parts? Is the primary appeal the military look or the high magazine capacity? I mean a Browning semi-auto hunting rifle will shoot as fast as you can pull the trigger and can be very accurate and is much prettier and can be in a much more formidible caliber.... So I am trying to understand the fundamental difference that makes them so popular. I remember I used to read the writings of the late Col Jeff Cooper who called the M16 and all its variants the "poodle shooter". LOL Apparently he did not think much of the 223 caliber....
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:07 PM   #15
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"My wife's AR..." I love that!!! I should marry such a woman! My wife cannot understand my interest in more than just a few guns. I cannot imagine a woman with her own AR....
She also has a XD9, Bersa 380, Browning Silver semi auto 12g, Derringer 22 and a Mossberg Maverick 88 when daddy's not home, lol.


edit: besides the AR, all the others she bought herself.
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:47 AM   #16
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She also has a XD9, Bersa 380, Browning Silver semi auto 12g, Derringer 22 and a Mossberg Maverick 88 when daddy's not home, lol.


edit: besides the AR, all the others she bought herself.
Does she have a sister?
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