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Thread: AR15, what is the minimum $s for a decent make (ducks from slag fest) and what makes?

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    AR15, what is the minimum $s for a decent make (ducks from slag fest) and what makes?

    are worth looking at and what makes to avoid. Im not in the Bushmaster category, more like a windham, to pop away at service rifle sort of thing. There do seem to be some NZ makers, I'd rather buy these if I can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steven View Post
    are worth looking at and what makes to avoid. Im not in the Bushmaster category, more like a windham, to pop away at service rifle sort of thing. There do seem to be some NZ makers, I'd rather buy these if I can.
    Dan Hardy makes AR15 rifles. He would be the one if you want nz made.

    AR-15 - Manufacturers of Supressors, Rifles & Barrels - New Zealand

    Good quality weapons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim160 View Post
    Dan Hardy makes AR15 rifles. He would be the one if you want nz made.

    AR-15 - Manufacturers of Supressors, Rifles & Barrels - New Zealand

    Good quality weapons.
    These look like a nice bit of kit - any first hand experience with one?

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    Most are fine for NZ use. An NEA would suit the needs of most. Has a good barrel and decent handguard design. Only thing to watch out for is to make sure the gas key is nicely staked. I didn't think the gen 1's were much chop, but the gen 3's look alot better fit and finish wise.

    If buying American, I gravitate towards Colt, BCM etc . RRA make nice but poorly thought out guns. The handguards are terrible. Windham are nice guns. I would personally avoid DPMS and Bushmaster. Their reputation for quality has been patchy for years, seems to be a gamble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beavis View Post
    Most are fine for NZ use. An NEA would suit the needs of most. Has a good barrel and decent handguard design. Only thing to watch out for is to make sure the gas key is nicely staked. I didn't think the gen 1's were much chop, but the gen 3's look alot better fit and finish wise.

    If buying American, I gravitate towards Colt, BCM etc . RRA make nice but poorly thought out guns. The handguards are terrible. Windham are nice guns. I would personally avoid DPMS and Bushmaster. Their reputation for quality has been patchy for years, seems to be a gamble.
    I have seen DPMS rifles sell for about $2200 and I even got offered a brand new one for $1800. Just a shame I had no money to buy it.

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    Not really a shame

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    Every time these come up I recommend the NEA for value and performance, they really do make a good rifle even at $3k id be happy with it so at $2k its a bloody ripper!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimp View Post
    Not really a shame
    True. Have decided to pass on one for a year or so and concentrate on long range shooting.
    Never really liked ar15s that much anyway, just thought of getting one as it was cheap. just plastic rifles really.

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    Colt's seem out of my price range, unless Iv missed something they are $3k and up.

    Windham or similar at 2k seem affordable and enough to spend.

    thanks for the feedback.
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    Having shot colts , rra ,dpms and others i decided to get a nea the other week and it shot sub moa out of the box stock everything . Digit set me up with rifle scope and mount for 2k no shabby at all fit and finish is great much better than a gun city one . The NEA also has a lifetime barrel warranty
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    Happy with my Windham, only downside is that the flash hider is removed and rifle is arrives with bare thread, no protector or anything.

 

 

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