AR-15

Discussion in 'The Pre-Ban Forum' started by CountyWorker, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. stitch1870

    stitch1870 New Member

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    If anyone if well versed in the AR game I'd much like an opinion on the following. Found a Cavalry Arms AR today for a little over $500, 5.56mm, free floating 20inch (or so) HBAR, A4 upper, with what looked like Harris bipods. Kicking myself now for not getting a better look at it but I wasnt thinking at the time. Would greatly appreciate anyone's input on whether this would be a good buy or not.
  2. jlloyd73

    jlloyd73 New Member

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    If I were you I would try to get a much better look. For $500 I really don't see where you can go wrong as long as it works fine. I am not a fan of the polymer lowers, but it may have a decent upper (chrome lined, m4 feed ramps...you never know till you look)that makes it a reasonably great buy.

    BTW what you buy is what you get...it looks like CA was raided by the ATF and shut down.
  3. stitch1870

    stitch1870 New Member

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    I'm just wondering if anyone has any working knowledge of CA. I've tried researching them a bit, but other than finding their bare bones accessories website and a few "ATF boned us bad FML" kinda things, haven't been able to find much on when they produced rifles. Just would like to know if they made good quality rifles or like so many other manufacturers just pushed rifles off the line at the cyclic rate without any consideration to the end user. I'm thinking about picking it up once I come into some money just so I can have something to fill my 5.56mm niche, would be perfect as either a varmint or target rifle. Basically looking for either a "great gun had fun with mine" or a "Don't do it, they're possessed by satan and will try to kill you" kinda thing.
  4. okiefired

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    Two makes that seem to be overlooked on this forum a lot are Armalite and LMT. thier price point is a little higher than most but thier quality (IMO) is much higher than most without getting into the customs like GAP, Les Baer, JP Pres., etc. I own three Armalites, 2 AR10's and a M15, all run like machines from day one. I looked at everything each time I bought but stuck with Armalite because of fit, finish and experience with them. Oh, and BTW, only Armalite builds AR10's. ;)

    okie
  5. wyoredot

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    +1 on an Armalite.
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