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Anderson rifles yea or nay?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Sageawolf, Jun 14, 2014.

  1. Sageawolf

    Sageawolf SE Portland New Member

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    I have been reading about the oil free rifles, but I don't know anyone that has one. Just wondering if anyone has any thoughts.
     
  2. PDXoriginal

    PDXoriginal PNW Well-Known Member

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    They are not the first to make that claim. You'll still need lube otherwise you will get the usual wear and tear.

    Even NiB coated stuff still needs to be lubed.
     
  3. oneharmonic

    oneharmonic Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Good entry level rifles, but I'd still lube them.
     
  4. Sageawolf

    Sageawolf SE Portland New Member

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    Thanks it sounds like a decent affordable option for my first AR
     
  5. 3MTA3

    3MTA3 DMZ between Liberty and Tyranny Behind Enemy Lines Bronze Supporter

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    If you want a good deal on an entry piston system, Bud's has Adams carbines @599 w/ free shipping to your ffl. They are theoretically blems, but nobody who has bought on seems to have found any blems.
     
  6. Sageawolf

    Sageawolf SE Portland New Member

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    With the ffl tax it's about the same price but I will check out that avenue. Thank you for the heads up!
     
  7. oneharmonic

    oneharmonic Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Well technically, the AR market is very saturated right now. It's a better buyer's market than it was right before Sandy Hook.

    NW Armory and other online stores are selling Colt 6920s for $900 or less. PSA will sell you entry level rifles for under $550. Basic forged stripped lowers and uppers from PSA or Anderson are $50 or less; complete forged lowers are $150. PSA also has a variety of inexpensive complete uppers. If you don't mind polymer lowers, people have been putting together cheap beater ARs for under $400.

    You have a lot of options right now.
     
  8. Sageawolf

    Sageawolf SE Portland New Member

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    I have bought all my guns at nw armory they are my favorite shop in Portland. My plan is to attend the gun show this weekend and make my decision then. I have 800 to spend. Thank you very much for the knowledge. I have done some research but not enough it seems. Do you think my plan is a good one?
     
  9. 3MTA3

    3MTA3 DMZ between Liberty and Tyranny Behind Enemy Lines Bronze Supporter

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    Doing more research and waiting until you are comfortable with your decision is usually the best plan. The market is saturated and that isn't going to change very soon.
     
  10. Sageawolf

    Sageawolf SE Portland New Member

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    I went with the colt m4 carbine LE. I really appreciate the guidance and information you guys offered. Went to the range and really REALLY enjoyed my new rifle. Now to purchase a few more mags and new accessories. As far as I can tell magpul seems to be my route for almost everything. Affordable quality plus I love their designs. Anyways thanks again!
     
  11. spookshack

    spookshack Forest Grove, OR Life Member Lifetime Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    If you don't mind me asking, how much was the Colt?
     
  12. Sageawolf

    Sageawolf SE Portland New Member

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    I'm sure I could have purchased it for cheaper but $880. From nw armory where I have bought all of my firearms. They are nice patient and knowledgable. Which is why my business is repeated
     
  13. Sageawolf

    Sageawolf SE Portland New Member

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    Also I'm happy with my purchase and pleased with the cost
     
  14. Three Bars

    Three Bars Active Member

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    Congratulations, and welcome to the AR club.

    Magpull makes good stuff, I use many of their products. I've found some really good deals on their mags, and other stuff using the web.

    I thought I heard that Magpull is pulling out of Colorado because of the political climate, if so, good for them.
     
  15. spookshack

    spookshack Forest Grove, OR Life Member Lifetime Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    That's all that really matters. :cool:
     
  16. jvbutter

    jvbutter Cornelius, Or Active Member

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    I have had some eject issues and also buffter tube issues recently with my Anderson. I just tried a little lube on the spring, and will see how it helps. Other than that, seems ok rifle.
     
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