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Finally bought an AR!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BarrelOfTwists, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. BarrelOfTwists

    BarrelOfTwists Camas, Wa. New Member

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    So I finally bought my first AR-15! Can we say Legos for adults? I think the thing that first attracted me to the rifle was the myriad ways it can be built, customize, and upgraded. I'll be honest, I bought an entry-level rifle, a DPMS Oracle, as I didn't want to drop a ton of money for a firearm that I wasn't entirely sure I was going to love. Anyway, I joined this site to get more involved with the shooting community in the Pacific Northwest, and also to find new places to shoot Outdoors comma legally and safely.
     
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  2. Garg

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

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    Welcome!!!
     
  3. Larrytpdx

    Larrytpdx Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Welcome. You did it the right way and didn't spend a ton on stuff you'll just replace
     
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  4. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Welcome to the forum! I think you should amend your title to read "I just bought my first AR" It likely will be just that once you have some fun with it.
     
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  5. BarrelOfTwists

    BarrelOfTwists Camas, Wa. New Member

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    No doubt about that. I'm already hooked. Sigh, sorry, savings account!
     
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  6. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    Grab a beer, a bag of AR's, chew...rinse...repeat.
    That about sums it up. ;)
     
  7. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Cool screen name! Is there a story behind it?

    Welcome!
     
  8. Heidland

    Heidland SW Washington Active Member

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    Welcome! Did you purchase the .223 or .308 version of the Oracle? I have the .308 and I absolutely love it.

    If you did get the .308 I'd really recommend Sportsman's Warehouse for Aguila 7.62x51 ammo. At $15 for a 20 round box it's great, inexpensive ammo for sighting and plinking and the least expensive 'quality' ammo I've found in Clark County. (Stay away from Wolf ammo unless you want a lot of practice cleaning your new rifle)
     
  9. Tony Mac Donald

    Tony Mac Donald Casino, Northern New South Wales, Australia New Member

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    Welcome to the AR family, my old .308 has given me years of pleasure, and still does all that is required of it with little fuss.
     
  10. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    Welcome aboard! ARs are fun. Enjoy. i did a lot of research on this and other sites before I built mine.

    Brutus Out
     
  11. Blackleaf40

    Blackleaf40 Bellingham Member

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    Congrats on the new addition to the family! Hopefully you can stop at one, I definitely couldn't. Spend some time with yours, and get a feel for what you like, then build your next one. There is a huge feeling of accomplishment after building and tuning your own weapon of mass destruction
     
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  12. ChiefStealth

    ChiefStealth Graham, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Congrats for getting the AR. Lots of fun. Relatively cheap to shoot. I would think that you could find a place to shoot in the National Forest north of you. There are some rules for shooting in NF, but the rules aren't too tough to follow.
     
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  13. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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    A portion of your brain will now be devoted to AR parts. Thinking of what parts you would like to add/replace, searching for hard to find parts, and budgeting for said parts.
     
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  14. Cogs

    Cogs Washougal, WA. Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Hey Twists, I got a couple spots for you to try just NE of us on Larch Mtn. If you haven't been up there to shoot, send me a private conversation and I'll hook you up with a couple good places. It's Yacolt Burn State Forest, managed by WA State Dept of Nat Resouces.

    You can also find some map links in the NWFA Community Outreach section and check out the 'Past Events'. (Places we've done cleanups at and are okay to shoot).

    Welcome to our organization!

    Cogs
     
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  15. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Welcome to the site! I hope you enjoy it!:)
     
  16. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    :DWelcome Aboard
     
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  17. nwwoodsman

    nwwoodsman Vernonia Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Welcome to the dark side. Life is better here.
     
  18. shotsfired

    shotsfired Ridgefield Well-Known Member

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    Glad to have you :)
     
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