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Del-Ton or Olympic Arms AR-15

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by ikari2_2000, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. ikari2_2000

    ikari2_2000 Seattle, WA Member

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    Please advise.

    I already own a stripped receiver, so I'm planning to spend $700 and buy a M4 rifle kit with the following features:

    Barrel
    - 16" M4
    - 1x7 Twist
    - Chrome Lined + $45
    - 5.56mm

    Lower Parts Kit
    - River Rock Arms 2 stage trigger + $80

    Handguards
    - CAR Handguard with Heat Shield-Black

    Gas Block
    - Standard A2 Front Sight

    Grip
    - A2 Grip

    Flash Hiders
    - A2 Flash Hider

    Charging handles
    - Standard Charging Handle

    Buttstock
    - M4 Buttstock

    Bolt and Carrier
    - Standard Bolt and Carrier

    Upper Receiver
    - M4 Feed Ramps + $25

    I'm thinking of going with Del-Ton because the total cost for the kit would be $635, ($659 with shipping). Though, I've never heard of this company before, so I'm cautious about buy from them. I chose these two brands because the were the least expensive. I would be open to go with at different brand if you guys think I will be making a mistake.
     
  2. RockKrawler

    RockKrawler Gresham Member

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    Check with M&A,and Model 1 sales,both have kits for less than $500.00.
     
  3. yotehunter

    yotehunter north west Active Member

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    model 1 sales good stuff
     
  4. buyamonkey

    buyamonkey West vancouver WA Member

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  5. DingoRacer

    DingoRacer Auburn, WA Member

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    I would build mine differently. If you want to save money go cheap on the lower and the extras. I'd spend my money on the upper assembly and the bolt. Those are the most important parts when it comes to reliability and accuracy. Then you can upgrade all the extras later (grips, stocks, optics) but you'll have a good quality AR to build with.

    I'd get a Bravo company upper - $425 (on sale now)
    http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCM-Upper-Receiver-Groups-with-Standard-Barrels-s/126.htm

    Get a Bolt Carrier Group for - $140
    http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCM-...16-p/bcm%20bolt carrier group auto mp.htm

    Lower parts kit - $55 (last show price)
    Charging handle cheap used $10-$20
    Fore grip cheap used $10-20
    Stock and buffer tube used $40

    That puts you right at $700, and you'll have a MUCH better quality firearm than an Oly or Del-Ton.

    OR

    If you want to go as cheaply as possible, pick up one of the DSA uppers instead of the BCM

    http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=7&f=22&t=712401

    $275 - best deal around at that price.
    If you're not planning on putting 1000 rounds through it during a training course, and will likely only going to be playing at the range 100rds or so a month, this is a good option.

    But personally, I spent the extra money to get the BCM.
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2009
  6. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Someone recently posted that he ordered all of the parts from Del Ton to build the complete gun for less than $600. He ordered right off their web site, I believe.

    I have a Del Ton. 1500 rounds of M193 without a hiccup. I'm impressed. Mine has the chrome lined barrel, but the chrome moly barrel is the same price IIRC.

    You can buy a complete new Del Ton (factory assembled) from Coctailer on here for $750 including mags and other extras like the tool wrench.

    The price of AR's seems to me to be simply coming back to earth.

    $.02
     
  7. Ding

    Ding Lighter Side of Oz Active Member

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    I have the DSA nitride upper and it is perfect.finish,craftsmanship etc.is perfect.It's the wait time that is nerve racking.But with any of the vendors the turn around time will come in anywhere from 1 -6 months.mine took about 1 month.
     
  8. smonk

    smonk Oregon Member

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    I've had a couple of Olympic Arms kits and I can highly recommend them. Very accurate and reliable. Don't let the low price fool you - Low price doesn't always mean low quality.
     
  9. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Iv got a Del ton i Bought a month ago and I love it... havent had an issue with it yet.. great gun in my opinion.
     
  10. Schwabdl

    Schwabdl Hillsboro Active Member

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    bought the delton package from cocktailer love it
     
  11. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    Ditto on the Del-Ton package. I've been happy with mine so far. :thumbup:
     
  12. DALE

    DALE Boring, Oregon Member

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    Ditto on Del-Ton, no reason to spend more. The only bashing I've heard is from dealers that don't carry them. :eek:
     
  13. buyamonkey

    buyamonkey West vancouver WA Member

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    I would probably go Del-ton over Oly if those were my two choices. I'd call them first to make sure they have it in stock. I had an upper on order from them for about 4 months and then I found a RRA for $25 more and had it in 3 days. Canceling the order was really easy, I just called them up and they said no problem.

    Good Luck
     
  14. madderg

    madderg Salem oregon Member

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    Give Olympic a call, or browse their site...IMO they have the best product out there, and make all their parts in house, in fact they have made parts for a lot of the other names mentioned