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Better Ar-15

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by bigdee, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. bigdee

    bigdee Hood River, Oregon New Member

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    I'm getting an Ar-15 here in the next week but haven't decided between the Dpms/Panther rfa3-recon model which is silencer ready and is why I'm really liking it or the Head Down Products Deceptus "Take Down" AR-15 Style Rifle. Anybody shot either rifle. I know the Head down is a way better rifle on the spec sheet because of its modified billet receiver but the Dpms is already all set up with sights and everything I need to make it a good rifle for me but the Head Down AR is just a basic model with no extras? Any help on this matter would be great. I have about $2500 to play with, please any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    I am very confused here.

    What is so special about the "take down" feature? That is how all standard AR's work.

    What makes the DPMS silencer ready and the HD not?

    What makes the billet "way better"?
     
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  3. razormanxx

    razormanxx eugene Active Member

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    Just get something basic, bushmaster, smith and Wesson. For like 800 bucks. Then you can just purchase your own upgrades customize it how you want. You can be the coolest mall ninja on the range.
     
  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    A "basic" rifle is a good rifle. I'd suggest a Colt, as would many.
     
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  5. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    Silencer ready... lol
     
  6. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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  7. bigdee

    bigdee Hood River, Oregon New Member

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    1. So the Dpms has a flash hider that is threaded for aac suppressors, 2 5.56mm suppressors and 1 7.62, thinking about getting the 7,62 because it is interchangeable with the 5.56 and brings the decibels way down.
    2. I thought billeted receivers were way better because the way and the material there made with, I thought it was like porting your engine valves in a hot rod, giving it more power.
     
  8. bigdee

    bigdee Hood River, Oregon New Member

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    Hey civilian 75---Thanks for that quiklink to Noveskes sight. That really summed it up!!!!
     
  9. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    C'mon dude. Youre like 12 right?
     
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  10. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    More pow-powa?
     
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  11. matt_w

    matt_w Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Don't forget to add laser beamz, all ninjas need laser beamz.

    edit: lol, I just looked up the 'takedown" rifle. Its just a basic AR that comes in a pelican case for $2000. What a ripoff.

    OP, I'll sell you an AR with an AAC silencer mount for $800 if that's what you want so bad.
     
  12. Oklahomie

    Oklahomie Marysville Active Member

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    What about Windham weaponry? They make a basic rifle for about $900
     
  13. mo1826

    mo1826 Idaho Member

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    bigdee,

    If 2,500 is your budget I don't think the brands you mention should be under consideration.

    I don't currently own an AR but I sincerely believe you can get an exceptional rifle for under $1,000, like a colt, and then get $1,500 worth of ammo which once used would make you and your colt an extremely effective combination.

    If you're set on putting $2,500 into the rifle I'd look at brands like Noveske, LWRC, KAC, or spending a little more for the HK MR556.

    Don't be afraid of buying a high end upper and building your own lower too. It's pretty easy, a lot of fun, and you'll probably end up more attached to a rifle you built yourself.
     
  14. Netspirit

    Netspirit Bellevue, WA Active Member

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    ^ Precisely.

    I got DDM4 v7 LW for $1,100. That is about as high-end as one can get without entering the Noveske / LaRue territory of "boutique" AR-15s (and feeling sad after the first scratch :) ).

    For $2,500 your AR-15 options are virtually unlimited, and you can step up to piston rifles, get a Tavor, etc.
     
  15. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    Now there's a thought. If you really want to go full mall ninja, the Tavor is the shizzle. All the cool kids are going to have them in a couple of years. Me too if the price ever comes down, but I'm not cool enough for one this year.
     
  16. 2Wheels4Ever

    2Wheels4Ever Central Oregon Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    Haha, you guys are so mean. Bigdee, welcome to the forum. I would suggest looking into more options/reading some reviews, and doing a little more research before asking questions about which is better. As you can see stupid questions will get stupid answers. There is a plethora of info out there on ar15s.

    Billet is more of a style choice than anything and most Ar15s out there will be more than adequate for your needs.
     
  17. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Colt 6920 and lots of ammo. Keep it basic or bolt-on to infinity as your budget allows. Higher resale value too than a lesser-known manufacturer or a build. I've seen them for under $1,100 at several dealers in the last few weeks.

    Keith
     
  18. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    If you gave me $2500, I'll hook ya up with a quality AR and give you a silencer for free.

    I'll even give you $900 change.
     
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  19. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    I still say, with that kinda cash....Get a Tavor, you'll be the envy of most everyone at many ranges. and most of this forum, tooo!:cool:

    Brutus Out
     
  20. Misterbill

    Misterbill Yakima County, Washington New Member

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    I have a RRA Rock River Arms Ar-15. their most basic setup.

    I shot with it at 200 yards with its 16-inch barrel and iron sights (And my eyesight sucks, at 200 yards i can barely see the silhouette) with no issues at all. 100% hits in the kill zone.

    It just gets better from there depending on your eyesight and length of barrel and optics.

    You don't need to spend a bajillion dollars to get a top-flight AR-15. It's not complicated weapon to make. The shooter is far more important than the weapon system. this is true no matter WHAT the platform.