Im in the AR club finally

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  1. Tony22-250

    Tony22-250 New Member

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    Thats really up to you. I say shoot it a bunch and then decide what you have trouble cleaning. some stuff is just a ploy to get your money. none of my friends with di guns have that tool.
  2. zkovach

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    Gotcha and thanks for all the info guys!
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    Wow that makes life alot easier for getting that crud off of the gas ring!
  5. zkovach

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    Got my DVDs in the mail from midaway. Getting excited to learn all about my ar-15
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    Let us know which dvd you liked best, worth the money?
  7. zkovach

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    I got the On target ar-15 dissassmbley and reassembly video and the midway usa gunsmithing the ar-15 video. The on target video is just complete basics was was exactley what i needed. It also added some range tips as far as competitive shooting. The midway dvd shows assembly from start to finish. Both were great and i have a way better understanding of all the parts now. i could see building one of these in the future and having no problem. I am typically a bolt action guy and didnt want to touch my ar-15 untill i knew how it all worked. Im confident in it know so getting excited to go to the range. I just need my sights to get it. I went with the troy battle tritium sight and a fiber optic front. i havent decided on a mid to longer range sight but i have plenty of time to figure that out while the bank account is recooping.

    As far as which dvd i like best the ontarget is great for takedown and cleaning, the midway is great for building start to finish. both were good videos. I am not mechanically inclined so i typically buy videos to get a good feeling how everything works.
  8. gdcpony

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    Nice AR! For a scope I would look at a little known company called Konus. I tried one of their shotgun scopes on my 20ga Ultraslugger (H&R) and liked it so much I bought 5 more. So far they have taken all the abuse I (and my kids) have heaped on them and kept going. That one also has a reticle I love too. It has a bold diamond that is great for fast shots and inside that it has a fine crosshair that makes more precise shots easy too. I carry it dialed to 1.5x and if I have time to aim on a distant target I dial it up to 5x. The model I use is their 7249 1.5-5x32, and I get them for about $70-$80.

    Here are some of my AR for you. Just a basic DPMS and my best load to date (averages .360 actually).
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  9. zkovach

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    I been doing some work on mine. I bought an American Defense Q.d. Mount which works awesome! I put a leupold 2-7 on it since I may deer hunt with it(.308)
    tonight I just bought a chip McCormick trigger because the factory trigger was very rough and hard to get decent groups. As far as the dpms function it worked fantastic. I couldn't have been happier at the range! I'll add pics here shortly
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    heres the pic.

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  11. the yooper

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    well guys i just ordered a rra lower and dpms upper aint hear yet. but i will give a true range report no matter if it is good bad or ugley. only thing i have to compair it to is my colt match AR 15 its great! had 14 years now not a single prob. but only put 5000 rounds through it so far. time will tell.
  12. American Leader

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    All these AR's are making me drool! I've been thinkin about em, but seem to always need somethin different, like a new bolt action or 1911. I think I'm goin to get serious and pick one up before summer. I've gotten alot of ideas from you guy's so I know what to look for when making my choice. Thanks
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    Small update: I just installed a chip McCormick flat tactical trigger in the ar-15.
    It breaks wonderfully now! It's night and day difference. I would highly suggest it to anyone! Ill follow up with a range report.
  14. Dirty

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    Ive had an ACOG for a number of years now, put it thru two tours, and its still been holding up nicely. They take a beating and keep on ticking, and once properly zeroed, make distance shooting quick and easy. I'd buy another one in a heartbeat if I really felt a need, but I currently don't.
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