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Armalite AR-180

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by jbett98, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I just inherited an Armalite AR-180 that was made in England. It has less than two magazines through it.
    It has the factory 20mm scope and comes with ten Sterling 30 round mags.
    I looked on YouTube and saw a video on how to break down and clean it,
    (Easier than an AK-47)
    Does anyone on this forum have any experiences with this rifle, and is there any thing I should know before I go out Saturday and shoot it.
    It says 5.56 mm on the side of the receiver, but some mags are loaded with .223 and some others are filled with 5.56 x 45.
    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    Decent guns, some issues ( firing pin and bolt problems, IIRC ), proprietary mags, but you can modify AR mags to fit ( need to elongate the slot for the mag catch ).

    5.56 chamber is good to go with both types of ammo.
     
  3. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    The storage compartment in the stock is a nice touch. Good for stashing a mini cleaning kit.
     
  4. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    My AR-180 was made in the early eighties and has a swing stock. The AR-180B (in production now) has the fixed stock and the storage compartment inside it.
     
  5. HollisOR

    HollisOR Rural OR, South of Dallas Active Member

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    Jbett, mine was made in the mid 60's and it also has a swing stock.