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My collection of guns is fine, but like most gun enthusiast there is always that
one. When this hole market rush hit I was in better shape then most. I'd gotten
my ARs, my magazines, my ammo and had the SKS, the lever, the shotguns and
handguns - I'd gladly match my armory up to any man/wife team. I shouldn't
want for anything, but I can't get that "darn" new Colt out of my mind. If things
ever go back to normal I and silver hits $40 again - I'll gladly dump 60 ounces
for one these guys:
Colt LE901-16S
 

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Well if you have an SKS the 7.62 x 39 is easy to come by right now. So your good. Don't spend a bunch of un necessary money on that rifle.


But I will admit the thing is damn sexy.
 

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It is a High Quality well made weapon, maybe not a must have but a real high great to have.
If you want a semi 308 with options how could you go wrong.
Sks is ok if it is close by, but will never make the shots a 308 will
 

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Very nice!
In a caliber I like...
After getting the Colt LE6920, I need a bit of a break and recoup so to speak...
I really like the looks of the colt but I couldn't part ways with the M1A...
 

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https://www.facebook.com/pages/AR-180-Sterling-556x45mm-NATO-1963/250043048368120?ref=ts&fref=ts

Seems odd with all the piston gun mainia that oen has been here all the time.
The Sterling AR 180 by Eugene Stoner.
He improved the M16 a long while ago and it has been a little quiet for a long time.
There are some out there a handful in unfired condition.
Question is to buy or sell and capitolize on the current market.
I find the scattered brass and noise is just something to get heads down and draw attention though.
Give me a good 30-06 and scope any day. Not that a Savage .308 HB Taticle is wanting by any means.
Just FYI have you noticed the 06 and 30-30 ammo prices have not changed.
Mel Tappan was no slouch in his style and diversity is many times a good thing.
 

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I don't know why but I have very little attachment to AR-15's of any kind. I've had several awesome piston AR's over the last decade too, not using DI's anymore and still only see them as an aluminum mouse killing tool. What I do miss is actually an inferior carbine in hitting power, accuracy, and capacity to an AR, but I still miss not having a Beretta CX4 having sold my 2nd a while back. I guess I better buy one again making it my 3rd.
 

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I don't know why but I have very little attachment to AR-15's of any kind. I've had several awesome piston AR's over the last decade too, not using DI's anymore and still only see them as an aluminum mouse killing tool. What I do miss is actually an inferior carbine in hitting power, accuracy, and capacity to an AR, but I still miss not having a Beretta CX4 having sold my 2nd a while back. I guess I better buy one again making it my 3rd.
Having carried the AR platform for 27 years and using it in the real world I git rather attached to it.
The neat part of the LE901 is how you can switch to a 5.56 .
The LE901 will never shoot with my M24 but compare the cost. Also the M24 is a bolt action, if is used for suppression fire they better be a long way off.
Let's face it we just have to many fine option out there.
Just wish I could get a stripped upper receiver for a Adams Arms, but I m not holding my breath.
 
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I'm with Fuzzee I have no love for the AR but a .308 Win rifle would be an excellent addition. If the AR design is what floats your boat then that rifle should be an excellent rifle for your needs. In my case I'd go for the M1A over the Colt. The SKS is a great rifle but beyond about 200 yds or so isn't going to help you much, for shorter engagements the SKS will do fine but beyond 200 yds you'll want the added punch of the .308. For me, if I need a longer range rifle I'll go to a scoped bolt gun since they're generally a bit more accurate.

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Oh, I have my .308 already picked out. Maybe tomorrow I can go get it or at least by next weekend. Ruger American. Bolt action is a good way to go and should not make the list this month since it only holds 4 rounds. BUT that Colt sure is sweet.
 

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Got several Rem 700's in WIN .308 .....All are SPS VARMINT heavy barrels ....Love em! Inch or less groups at 300 yardsto start with but gets even better if you fix em up right....Bed em to start with and put good glass on em!

Same with my Rem 700's in 22.250's....Total Bad-asses and half the drop and twice the knockdown of anything AR .223 or 5.56

It costs 10 bucks to bed an action and cut a Half inch 100 yard group to .250 or less! Makes a HUMONGOUS difference at 1000 yards! Order the stuff from Midway or Brownells..its 20$ for two rifles! Called Acra Glass!

Its a skill everyone needs to learn because it only takes ten minutes! It helps EVERY BOLT RIFLE!

It aint Rocket Science folks!....Look up glass bedding and rifle bedding on youtube....after a dozen video's you wont need any help from anyone....I especially like the "MIDWAY" videos!
 

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Wel I have 2 Colt AR's now, and as I read it I could flip the upper from them onto this 901, and so it'd be a nice addition to the arsenal. I added a Savage Bolt 338 Lapua a few months ago. I only have 25 rnds thru it, but already can hit what I want at 850/875 yards. I don't feel like the SKS handles 500/750 yards well at all and in fact I'm better with the Colt ARs in that range but with out the power.

Just thinking it thru defensively if you are forced into a defensive situation in my desert BOL the Lapua stops the vehicle and puts them on foot at 800 yards, at 700 to 400 I'd rather have 308 then 7.62x39 or 223, and with this COLT you could switch to 223 once inside 400 yards.
 

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I'm with Fuzzee I have no love for the AR but a .308 Win rifle would be an excellent addition. If the AR design is what floats your boat then that rifle should be an excellent rifle for your needs. In my case I'd go for the M1A over the Colt. The SKS is a great rifle but beyond about 200 yds or so isn't going to help you much, for shorter engagements the SKS will do fine but beyond 200 yds you'll want the added punch of the .308. For me, if I need a longer range rifle I'll go to a scoped bolt gun since they're generally a bit more accurate.

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Priority for me in firearms this year is getting another Scout. I should have never sold my last one, but I was trying to condense down my firearms and gear a little towards use for family members. I figured I'd get by with just my Fullsize M1A. I can, but it's better to have atleast 2 of your main rifle and the M1A/M14 is my main rifle system of choice, far better to and for me than an M16/M4/AR ever was and is. Realizing my family full of mostly women are generally useless by choice in the realm of defense my firearms are strictly for me. The Colt LE901-16S looks like a nice AR, but it's not for me. To each his own though.
 

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My big purchase was a gently used Springfield Armory M1A built in 1994 with USGI parts. I wanted one for a long time because that was my issue rifle in 1968. The only accessories I added were an GI OD green web sling and an M6 bayonet.
I was later issued a Colt M16A1, and that would be the only AR type rifle I would be interested in. But I just don't have the $20,000 or more to get one, plus all the government red tape.
For 5.56/.223 I've got a Ruger Mini 14, and that's all I really need for homestead varmint control. For serious crap I've got better choices than an AR (and not just the M1A). Of course, this is just my opinion which is neither less nor more valid than yours.
 

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My big purchase was a gently used Springfield Armory M1A built in 1994 with USGI parts. I wanted one for a long time because that was my issue rifle in 1968. The only accessories I added were an GI OD green web sling and an M6 bayonet.
I was later issued a Colt M16A1, and that would be the only AR type rifle I would be interested in. But I just don't have the $20,000 or more to get one, plus all the government red tape.
For 5.56/.223 I've got a Ruger Mini 14, and that's all I really need for homestead varmint control. For serious crap I've got better choices than an AR (and not just the M1A). Of course, this is just my opinion which is neither less nor more valid than yours.
That was a nice find. USGI parts are only getting harder to find. Especially in wrap which is like finding a diamond or in excellent condition which is like finding a piece of gold.
 

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That was a nice find. USGI parts are only getting harder to find. Especially in wrap which is like finding a diamond or in excellent condition which is like finding a piece of gold.
I paid $1600 + tax for it in 2007. The serial number dates it to around September 1994. I went to Different's website and compared part numbers, mine to his list of USGI. All the major parts are GI (except receiver, of course). The bayonet lug had been ground off at some point in time, so I got a parkerized replacement flash supppressor and installed it.
It has a wood stock with the composite upper handguard, just like the one's I'm used to.
I'm not into the fancy synthetics and rails and scopes, but that's just me.
You do know Different's site, don't you? If not I can post a link.
I'm also on three M14 sites, same name.
 
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I got my M1A in the late 90's...
Walnut stock, and a 10 round magazine...I stocked up on USGI 20's after the AWB sunset...and as they became available.

I'd have to look at the Colt up close...before I bought one...That isn't going to happen in the current political climate...people fearing gun grabbing politicians will buy them sight unseen before they even hit the shelves simply because of the design...sadly because of that they will sell for an over inflated price...

Love to looksee and kick the tires but thats for a later date...
 

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My last M1 Garand for sale - Calguns.net

Not sure how much this one relates to yours. He put a nice stock on it so it looks
great and he claims it shoots well - he has a good history on the gun forum so I
have little reason to doubt him. An M1A, 30:06, 200 runds of ammo for $900ish
not bad - today.

My big purchase was a gently used Springfield Armory M1A built in 1994 with USGI parts. I wanted one for a long time because that was my issue rifle in 1968. The only accessories I added were an GI OD green web sling and an M6 bayonet.
I was later issued a Colt M16A1, and that would be the only AR type rifle I would be interested in. But I just don't have the $20,000 or more to get one, plus all the government red tape.
For 5.56/.223 I've got a Ruger Mini 14, and that's all I really need for homestead varmint control. For serious crap I've got better choices than an AR (and not just the M1A). Of course, this is just my opinion which is neither less nor more valid than yours.
 

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Not a Umerex

I have to admit if I could have the Colt sent to my FFL right now I would, sight unseen, for I don't think they are shopping these out to Umerex like they are the cheap 22's and sadly those 1911-22's either.

I got my M1A in the late 90's...
Walnut stock, and a 10 round magazine...I stocked up on USGI 20's after the AWB sunset...and as they became available.

I'd have to look at the Colt up close...before I bought one...That isn't going to happen in the current political climate...people fearing gun grabbing politicians will buy them sight unseen before they even hit the shelves simply because of the design...sadly because of that they will sell for an over inflated price...

Love to looksee and kick the tires but thats for a later date...
 
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