GUN Question about CMMG bargain bin and Olympic Arms

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  1. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    As much as I want to piece together an AR exactly the way I want to, I simply can't afford the build I want right now. The other day someone directed me towards the CMMG bargain bin and I'm awfully tempted just to grab one of the $625 ones up. I kind of want the shorter barrel, but the permanent flash hider turns me off. The 16" barrel doesn't say anything about the flash hider though, so :dunno:. The only other thing that worries me is that a lot of people here bash on Olympic Arms, and the website says specifically you can't request any certain brand and you simply get what you get. Is OA really that bad? What's so bad about them?

    My only other question is, is can a new rifle be built for $700 or less with good parts? :o

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    http://cmmginc.secure-mall.com/shop/?shop=1&cart=925386&cat=33&
     
  2. Soybomb

    Soybomb New Member

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    I don't think I've heard of anyone getting olympic parts in their cmmg bargain bin's but you might check arfcom.
     
  3. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I never had any problems with my Oly, as far as permanently attached brakes/hiders if the barrel itself is under 16" legally the muzzle device has to be permanently attached to keep over 16" or else you'd have an illegal SBR.
     
  4. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    So for a first AR, this isn't a bad deal?

    edit: If you were a poor college student that really wanted an AR, would you buy this?
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    It's a pretty decent deal for someone looking for a basic AR, don't forget to set aside another $50-150 for a rear buis.
     
  6. Soybomb

    Soybomb New Member

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    The cheapest upper I know of is a stag for like $500-525 and that has what I consider a crappy 1/9 twist rate and is a carbine gas system. Add in say $230 for a finished lower and you're at $730 for what I would say is a less than ideal rifle.

    As squiddy said, factor in buis cost but even then I don't know any way to match it with a midlength 1/7 rifle.
     
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    no problems with Oly here...
     
  8. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    I'm still pretty torn... Most people say they're getting the DPMS lowers now. Is there any downside to buying a complete gun like this? I'd like to free float in the near future, this is still entirely possible right?
     
  9. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    I'm now leaning towards Del-Ton.com mid-length customized the way I'd want it (basically stock anyway)

    http://www.del-ton.com/Rifle_Kit_p/rkt104.htm

    Only thing I'd change is the chrome-lined barrel. Total comes to $510 not including shipping.

    How do I go about finding a stripped lower locally? I'd like to find a Mega if possible.

    This isn't going to be as expensive as I'd thought.
     
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    Lightsped Glockaholic

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    Gosh, yet ANOTHER AR thread... I wish we could just combine the AR threads, and keep everything AR related in there.

    To answer the OPs question. My Olympic Arms AR-15 has been absolutely perfect. I have had it for about 2.5 or 3 years. Never a FTF or FTE of any kind. Runs great!
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Hit up your local shops see if any stock stripped lowers if not find the one who does the cheapest transfers then hit up the EE on arfcom.
     
  12. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Will do.

    is WMD always this crazy about AR's, or is just because 3-4 people (myself included) are contemplating buying one?
     
  13. Initial E

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    it's just something you gotta have.

    I think the way you can customize the AR to your specs makes it so appealing.
     
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    Just like a glock and rem870, an AR is a mandatory piece for any collection.
     
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    This Oly AR has been fairly trouble free .

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    Take it easy, chief. That's like going to OTAH and saying there are too many topics about weed. ;)

    The AR is a popular firearm. Of course it's going to be talked about more than others.
     
  17. Dumbstixlars

    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    These guys are cheap:

    http://www.blackthorneproducts.com/

    Coworker bought a rifle kit from them and only had to add a stripped receiver. He's pretty pleased with the kit he got.
     
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    Jimmy Pop Cornholio forsakenisanidiot.info

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    Honestly spending $500 on a Delton upper is a waste considering you can get a Stag or CMMG for almost the same price. I can get you a CMMG 16" midlength for less than that actually. They are chrome lined 1/7 twist...
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    I think the people in the know will tell you that for a 16" barrel a mid length gas system is softer shooting, easier on the gun, and just the better choice. 1/9 twist is more common but if you want to shoot the heavier loads that are considered the best self defense choices, 1/7 is the way to go.
     
  22. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    That $510 I quoted includes an LPK and buttstock, so a complete rifle could be had for $620ish depending on what I spend for the lower. Are delton uppers really that bad?
     
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    Just for a little money more you can have a batter upper. It's always better to cry once than buy twice.
     
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