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Thread: AR's - the usual suspects??

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    AR's - the usual suspects??

    Hello Guys

    In terms of functionality and desirability, are there any differences between Aero Precision and Windham in their basic offerings (no Ford versus Holden opinions - oh thats no fun, lets have them too . . . .) ??

    Thanks

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    About same quality really.
    I would go for Aero myself. Wider range of models/parts available in NZ.
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    Iím gonna hijack the thread a little.

    Iíve seen two ARs for sale in two different shops. One was a CJA with a thumb hole stock and the other a Windham (I think) with a better stock (in my opinion). Both A cats. The difference was $200. My question is..are the CJAs that bad?? Or are you better off paying a bit more to get Murican made..?

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    That's like Lada vs Toyota
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    German and Belgian ARs are also quality.
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    I would get the Aero personally. NZAR15 has a good deal on Stag guns at the moment as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiroatedson View Post
    I’m gonna hijack the thread a little.

    I’ve seen two ARs for sale in two different shops. One was a CJA with a thumb hole stock and the other a Windham (I think) with a better stock (in my opinion). Both A cats. The difference was $200. My question is..are the CJAs that bad?? Or are you better off paying a bit more to get Murican made..?

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    American made doesn't mean anything. Most of the American made ARs you find in NZ stores are the lowest end 'budget' models from their respective manufacturers (Ruger AR556, Bushmaster/Windham Carbon, DPMS Oracle, Colt Expanse, etc). A CJA would be just as good or better.
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    CJA is from the land of... average copies, apparently they work alright but the finish on the one I looked at was definitely sub par. The Windham on the other hand is apparently made by the people who used to make Bushmaster, used by our police.

    So like comparing a Great Wall and a Toyota.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Banana View Post
    American made doesn't mean anything. Most of the American made ARs you find in NZ stores are the lowest end 'budget' models from their respective manufacturers (Ruger AR556, Bushmaster/Windham Carbon, DPMS Oracle, Colt Expanse, etc). A CJA would be just as good or better.
    I would say the upper and lower castings in US AR15s are all the same until you get into real fancy models. The cheap US bolts are finished a lot better than the CJA ones and who knows about the springs etc. Never shot a CJA but at a $200 difference I wouldn't bother. Chinese ARs are a $600 rifle in Canada (I assume made the same) so should be a $700 rifle here. Since only Gun City brings them in they charge a premium and market them as an equivalent to a low end US rifle. IE charge a fortune for something quite cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 300CALMAN View Post
    I would say the upper and lower castings in US AR15s are all the same until you get into real fancy models. The cheap US bolts are finished a lot better than the CJA ones and who knows about the springs etc. Never shot a CJA but at a $200 difference I wouldn't bother. Chinese ARs are a $600 rifle in Canada (I assume made the same) so should be a $700 rifle here. Since only Gun City brings them in they charge a premium and market them as an equivalent to a low end US rifle. IE charge a fortune for something quite cheap.
    So CJA in terms of build quality the lower end of the spectrum..?


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    Not just vehicles and firearms - clothing, TV's, footwear - you name it, one of NZ's big chain stores is selling it at grossly profitable markups.
    Need the money to run their super expensive TV ads

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    Quote Originally Posted by WallyR View Post
    Not just vehicles and firearms - clothing, TV's, footwear - you name it, one of NZ's big chain stores is selling it at grossly profitable markups.
    Need the money to run their super expensive TV ads
    Don't worry they are now going to make you pay and extra 15% for trying to circumvent their evil empires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiroatedson View Post
    So CJA in terms of build quality the lower end of the spectrum..?


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    IMHO the finish is definitely sub par, the function, accuracy and longevity is something I cant really cant comment on.

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    Following. Where does (my) NEA fit in this discussion?

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    If its anything like mine before it got sorted even a SKS ran rings around it

 

 

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