Carbon 15 is enough for me. Having seen enough of them broken at the rear of the lower receiver I recommend you pass. The M16 ( the AR a commercial version of) was designed around 7075 T6 aircraft aluminum for the maximum tensile strength it provides and capability to do the job. Though companies and time have shown the lower receiver isn't as high a stress part and having been building polymer lowers more these days, it still has a certain amount of stress put on it and why 7075 T6 is still standard. Most that are are also making them to much thicker walls and support because of the weaker material. I would suggest you pass if you're looking for a high quality rifle anyways that you can count on through the probable rough times to come. There are some good deals and I suggest you look towards getting a good quality, but affordable for you milspec AR to start than the .22lr option. Some good choices are either a Stag Model 1 or Colt 6920 which can be had for good prices these days. There are also piston AR's which don't has as many common parts, but are much easier to maintain and you can buy spare parts for, for close to the same starting price for the rifle itself.I do not have a link I was looking at it at Dicks sporting goods yesterday. I was thinking to use the 22 for target and getting used to the weapon then using the .223 for protection. It is Bushmaster Carbon 15 Combo is all I have sorry.
That's a wise choice in just not jumping the gun. Lots of options out there. You can go complete rifles, buy a complete lower and complete upper seperately and simply put them together as per being in military spec to the machining there designed to fit, or have one built or build one. Researching the options and than deciding is always good. If I can help, let me know. Buds above is actually one of the best priced dealers on the net and transfering a rifle is as easy as finding a local shop that does transfers, buy the rifle from Buds giving them the shops info and vise versa with the shop, pay the shops transfer fee ($25 is normal), do the exact same paperwork you would for any firearms purchase (4473 form) and take it home upon approval.Thank you for the help... Hubby wanted to buy it for me yesterday and I told him lets wait and check around. So glad we didn't get t now. I will keep looking.
Thanks Fuzzee, I almost bought one. A long time ago I was a fan of Bushmaster. Then I did the internet research and found it was not the same company. Next I looked at WW. Not a bad review posted. I have had mine only a couple of months now. I really like this, it's my 1st adventure into the AR world and I am having fun.Carbon 15 is enough for me. Having seen enough of them broken at the rear of the lower receiver I recommend you pass.
Glad you didn't. There a cheap fun gun at most for as long as they last and not a good choice for the serious need user who's looking for a quality, tough rifle they can defend themselves and their family with in my opinion. I haven't gotten any shooting time with the Windham's, but from what I've seen with the one's at the store the quality looks good. So are the reviews I've read. I hope it serves you well.Thanks Fuzzee, I almost bought one. A long time ago I was a fan of Bushmaster. Then I did the internet research and found it was not the same company. Next I looked at WW. Not a bad review posted. I have had mine only a couple of months now. I really like this, it's my 1st adventure into the AR world and I am having fun.
Overall I've found the quality of build on the SR-556's pretty good. Ruger can make a good rifle. While the Mini-14's are widely barked over as inaccurate, especially compared to an AR15, there still reliable and fairly accurate. Afterall, Ruger makes the most popular and very respected semi-auto .22lr out there today in the 10/22. Unlike the 10/22 and Mini-14 though, the SR-556's are a new gun with pretty much no aftermarket and the only source for parts is Ruger. Ruger doesn't even want people working on the SR-556's and want them sent in still to my knowledge. They also don't want owner to disassemble them so far. It's where, while I think there a fair rifle, I'd suggest you consider other options, Adams Arms mainly as not only do they sell conversions for DI AR's you can use as spare parts, sold at many retailers, but the seperate spare parts besides from them and other retailers also.Ok I think I am getting close to making a purchase. I am now looking at a Ruger SR 556. Anyone have any input about this pros or cons..
Look around that same combo sells as low as 689. There is a reason they are low cost. However they do work and shoot ok. Would not be my choice.I am looking at a Bushmaster AR-15 Combo. It is a .223 and has interchangeable top to a .22. The price is $899.00 Does anyone have any knowledge or suggestions about this ? Any help much appreciated....
Not. The Colt 6920 is a 16 inch barreled direct impingement AR closely similar to a GI M4 though with the longer barrel and no auto switch. Colt does make a piston AR now, but it's still fairly new and there the only one's who make the system and you could get parts from. It's opinion whether it's actually much or any better than a Ruger SR-556 or other piston AR's. People like to consider Colt's the standard to be set by, but they don't actually make all there parts and by them from the same sources others do which makes them assemblers in part like everyone else. A rifle is a sum of the parts it's built with and how it's assembled.Thanks... Now am I misunderstanding the Colt 6920 is not a piston system ? Or is it ?