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    Value for money AR15's

    Hi, considering joining the AR15 club. Brand new or 2nd hand, open to suggestions. I've looked at NZAR15 website but have absolutely no idea what is better than what. Price range somewhere around the 2k mark for bare gun. Any advice? NEA vs CMMG vs Spikes vs Custom built vs 2nd hand Whindam Weaponry etc?
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    Have a Wyndham and NEA. Happy with both


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    Anyone know if you can get an ar10 in nz ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bush(Ninja) View Post
    Anyone know if you can get an ar10 in nz ?
    Readily available. You just buy one. The AR10 is a whole lot heavier than the AR15 though which is why 300 blackout and 7.69x39 uppers are so popular.
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    Tempting, but I'm looking for a shorter barrel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damnitchy View Post
    Have a Wyndham and NEA. Happy with both


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    So you'd say they're on par accuracy wise? Weight difference? Reliability?

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    Different use for me. Got the Wyndham varmint for long range. Used it up to 300m so far and reasonable accurate. NEA is a 14.5" and using it for shorter range and have not tested out further so hard to say. Have replaced factory trigger on Wyndham with Gisele trigger. Super good after that


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    Got a Windham varmint as well, extremely accurate rifle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walbertross View Post
    Got a Windham varmint as well, extremely accurate rifle.
    I see you were trying to sell yours..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damnitchy View Post
    Different use for me. Got the Wyndham varmint for long range. Used it up to 300m so far and reasonable accurate. NEA is a 14.5" and using it for shorter range and have not tested out further so hard to say. Have replaced factory trigger on Wyndham with Gisele trigger. Super good after that


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    That's interesting.. I don't think I'd have a specific use for mine. It would definitely shoot rabbits (shortish range) and hopefully goats/wallabies. I was thinking 12.5" barrel suppressed.. Unless someone tells me I'm an idiot for getting a 12.5" barrel
    The Windham Varmint would be quite heavy??

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    I also have a Windham Varmint.
    Its great on hares out past 300meters.
    I shoot primarily from a truck - it is heavy, and a bitch to walk with for a day, especially with the scope on it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by logesearle View Post
    That's interesting.. I don't think I'd have a specific use for mine. It would definitely shoot rabbits (shortish range) and hopefully goats/wallabies. I was thinking 12.5" barrel suppressed.. Unless someone tells me I'm an idiot for getting a 12.5" barrel
    The Windham Varmint would be quite heavy??
    If you can try out an AR or two with different barrel lengths it would be good. 12.5 is a short barrel for .223. You will notice quite a velocity drop in comparison with 16 or 18 inch. Lots of noise and flame without the suppressor also OK I cant say thats a problem for me. My 7.62x39 AR makes quite a flame

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    Quote Originally Posted by logesearle View Post
    That's interesting.. I don't think I'd have a specific use for mine. It would definitely shoot rabbits (shortish range) and hopefully goats/wallabies. I was thinking 12.5" barrel suppressed.. Unless someone tells me I'm an idiot for getting a 12.5" barrel
    The Windham Varmint would be quite heavy??
    My NEA at 14.5" is pretty heavy. Apparently button cut barrel but not bull barrel. Whatever that means. If anyone knows please enlighten me. Irregardless what was supposed to be my light weight 14.5" bush rifle turned out to be a heavy weight. Irregardless. Shoots good


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    I bought the CMMG MK4 RCE Kit from NZAR15.com.

    https://nzar15.com/store/index.php?i...roller=product

    Swapped the std stock and trigger for these and assembled the lower myself.
    https://nzar15.com/store/index.php?i...roller=product
    https://nzar15.com/store/index.php?i...roller=product

    all up cost was $2100.

    Bloody thing shoots straighter than a straight thing and at 200m you'll be killing rabbits all day long.


    The 55grs shoot ok the 65 and 69grs shoot fantastic.

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