Larue V. S. Spikes tactical?

Discussion in 'AR15/10 Rifles' started by Alfred Crouch, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. Alfred Crouch

    Alfred Crouch Well-Known Member

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    How do you folks rate the two quality and performance wise. Looking for target and varmit, mainly coyote use. Also which barrel would you prefer, 18" or 20"? Thanks for any and all input.
     
  2. timl

    timl Well-Known Member

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    I think you're comparing apples to oranges...Spike's is a glorified mil-spec AR company, Larue is making custom grade rifles. I'm not saying Spike's isn't good, but you're not going to get Larue quality, and the prices reflect that.
     

  3. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    I also agree with timl!
     
  4. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    There not comparable at all, that said to shoot some dogs inside 300m your not going to notice a difference in accuracy between the two. Also if you can find a rifle right now I would not drag your feet!
     
  5. threejones

    threejones Well-Known Member

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    I agree with all of the above, but would like to add that the Spikes stuff is still very high quality. The vast majority of folks (unless you're military, police,etc) wouldn't ever notice the difference between the two enough to warrant the difference in price. As for the barrel, The 18" is a nice compromise for what you want out of it. I like a 16in for calling and as long as possible for range work. But the 18 should do fine in both worlds, just look for a fast twist, I like a 1:8 minimum, or 1:7 if possible. And, as ICANHITHIM pointed out, you'd better get it RIGHT NOW if you can find one.
     
  6. Alfred Crouch

    Alfred Crouch Well-Known Member

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    Thanks very much for the input. Al