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AR 15 style rifle

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Hoffstem, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. Hoffstem

    Hoffstem vancouver New Member

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    Colt or Sig?
    308 or 223?
     
  2. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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    Is price a consideration? There are many fine 223/5.56 black guns. Colt is a fine brand but you will pay more for a debatable value. I have not personally shot the SIG 556 which is not technically an AR platform but similar in function. I do own one of their handguns (226 tac ops) and it is by far the finest handgun I have shot or owned in nearly 40 years of gun ownership.

    If you want to own the best and can pop for the extra $800 - $1000 for the Sig, do it.

    If you cant justify it I would look at DPMS, Bushmaster, S&W M&P or any of the dozens of other mid-point manufacturers. Northwest Armory in Milwaukie or Curt's Discount Guns in Gladstone would be good places to get expert advice.
     
  3. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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    One more thing, ARs like Harley Davidsons are created to be customized. If you are into this a traditional AR would offer many more options. Check out midway.com or Brownells to see how much trick goodies are available for AR platforms.
     
  4. John H

    John H Whatcom County Well-Known Member

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    COLT all the way.

    308 or 556 , I say both.
     
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  5. Hoffstem

    Hoffstem vancouver New Member

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    Thank you, good stuff. At this point in my life I'm buying stuff I like without having to modify. I think I'll go with the Sig 308. I know the ammo costs more but I doubt I'll put too many rounds through it.
     
  6. MinnesotaORnewbie

    MinnesotaORnewbie Oregon Active Member

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    Hmm, well at least you narrowed it down between two brands, but still a bit vague don't ya think. Could you at least let us know what color preference you have?

    Everyone has heard of Colt, Sig has a cult following but a lot newer in the AR platform, like others said, what is your price range, type of use, amount of use, planning on adding goodies to it later, planning on keeping it forever or possibly sell it in time. Just some ideas if you let the guys know, you might get a better answer.
     
  7. waltermitty

    waltermitty seattle Active Member

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    i'm intrigued that the OP would post the query in such simplistic fashion,
    as if we would be able to guess what they were intending to do with
    the rifle, what factors to consider, etc. you select based on the
    application, ie looking for the right tool for the job.

    unless you are filthy rich, dont care, etc and just want a toy to fill the
    safe or put above the mantle
     
  8. RBid

    RBid Wilsonville, OR Well-Known Member

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    Colt 6920 (and 6940) rifles are great, but the Sig M400 enhanced is very similar quality. I'd call it a coin flip. Can't go wrong. Colt gets more recognition for their rifles here, of course.

    In .308, Sig 716 all day.
     
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    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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    Seems you don't understand the differences in the alloys, metal treatments and testing procedures used. Simply there is a difference between machine gun steel vs. bolt action steel. DPMS, Bushmaster, S&W M&P or any of the dozens of other mid-point manufacturers, are considered low quality short lived ARs by those who know ARs.
     
  10. mattdomes

    mattdomes Newberg Active Member

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    If you can stand the wait: LaRue Tactical, KAC, Noveske, Wilson Combat :thumbup: