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Is this rifle any good?

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Unread 01-21-2012, 08:22 PM
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Re: Is this rifle any good?

Originally Posted by midwesthunter View Post
Im very supprised you had issue with colt what was the problome?

Both were feed issuies. Tried different mags, ammo, cleaned and lubed multiple times. The second rifle would maybe rechamber twice then either jam or fail to chamber. At one point customer service told me that I need to put 500 rounds through it to break it in. Now this has been 6-8 years ago.
As far as reliability I'm not saying they will fall apart or need rebuilt every couple hundred rounds, but as with any gun with that many moving parts it needs a more maintaince. then a bolt gun[/QUOTE]
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Unread 01-22-2012, 04:27 AM
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Sportsmans Guide rarely has good deals. I flip through mine on the John. If I find something interesting, I Google it to find a better price (including shipping). As usual, that kit is overpriced.

I've been pleased with how my BCM mid-length carbine shoots. I also have two WOA uppers that shoot very well. The other options listed above can get pricey.
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Unread 03-20-2012, 03:16 AM
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Re: Is this rifle any good?

Rock River Arms makes good stuff and not to terrible on the wallet.
.308 Howa 1500, varmint supreme. 24" .820 barrel, Roedale precision brake.
.223 Howa 1500, varmint supreme, 24" .820 barrel.
RRA 20" predator pursuite, Magpul PRS, ALG trigger,
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Unread 03-20-2012, 01:39 PM
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Re: Is this rifle any good?

Originally Posted by ICANHITHIMMAN View Post
The only issue with colt in my opnion is that dam sear block on the older ones and that oversized take down pin.
Let's not forget that nasty shaved bolt carrier that Colt used to put in their ARs. The unshrouded carriers many companies had were horrible too, but that old style Colt carrier was just plain nasty. I'm glad to see they went to the M16 carrier on their civ ARs.
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