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AFPD118
01-05-2011, 10:20
First thing i noticed; is the brass does not eject as far as the DI gun, but other than that, i didn't feel it shoot any different, very nice AR.

at first it was a bit low, the front sight post was turned way up

first 20 rounds, as i was adjusting front sight

http://keithb.frobozz.us/m8t1.jpg

second 20, pretty much right on except shooter error, being left i tend to pull left.

http://keithb.frobozz.us/m8t2.jpg

triggerjerk
01-05-2011, 10:28
Those Stag M8s sure look nice and seem priced competitively.

What distance were you shooting at?

Any sign of carrier tilt so far?

AFPD118
01-05-2011, 10:45
Those Stag M8s sure look nice and seem priced competitively.

What distance were you shooting at?

Any sign of carrier tilt so far?

25 yards (all the room i have here), only 50 rounds, but no sign what so ever.

My eyes aren't what they were in my Army days, but i still do OK with iron sights :cool:

I forgot to mention, it has a decent trigger, better than the Stag 3. I noticed this stag 8 has a different hammer than the m3.

Halojumper
01-05-2011, 19:48
Those Stag M8s sure look nice and seem priced competitively.

What distance were you shooting at?

Any sign of carrier tilt so far?

I've seen their bolt carriers. They have what are called anti-tilt pads milled into the back. I've heard that the mod works well, but don't have any direct experience.

RMTactical
01-05-2011, 19:53
Thanks for the report. Keep us posted in the future.

faawrenchbndr
01-05-2011, 19:58
Great to hear,........those M8's have many favorable reviews!

Lee-online
01-09-2011, 15:41
Good to hear because I am going to pick one up. I looked at a whole bunch of AR's and i think the m8 is a good deal. I just need to find a local stag dealer with a good price.

moreammoplz
01-09-2011, 17:41
Thanks for the report.

AFPD118
01-09-2011, 17:56
Good to hear because I am going to pick one up. I looked at a whole bunch of AR's and i think the m8 is a good deal. I just need to find a local stag dealer with a good price.

I got mine for $999.92

not sure where you are in PA, search Gunbrooker for Stag 8 i saw a couple PA dealers selling them right around $1000

mixflip
01-09-2011, 18:54
I took my Stag M8 out shooting yesterday to start off 2011 with a bang and had a blast! The POF roller cam pin worked like a charm. No additional upper receiver wear. Best $20 part I ever invested in. I'll post a video of the after action report when I get my laptop back from my wife's facebook game playing.

AFPD118
01-09-2011, 19:13
I took my Stag M8 out shooting yesterday to start off 2011 with a bang and had a blast! The POF roller cam pin worked like a charm. No additional upper receiver wear. Best $20 part I ever invested in. I'll post a video of the after action report when I get my laptop back from my wife's facebook game playing.

Hey Mix,

How much was the shipping on that pin? when I go to order it they won't tell the shipping amount, i hate to pay $12 shipping on a $25 pin :supergrin:

mixflip
01-09-2011, 19:46
The POF website listed mine for $20 but unfortunately charged $8 shipping on such a small part? That was the best deal I could find at the time.

Halojumper
01-09-2011, 19:58
I took my Stag M8 out shooting yesterday to start off 2011 with a bang and had a blast! The POF roller cam pin worked like a charm. No additional upper receiver wear. Best $20 part I ever invested in. I'll post a video of the after action report when I get my laptop back from my wife's facebook game playing.

I just saw your Desert Shoot video. What kind of sling did you put on the Stag?

AFPD118
01-09-2011, 19:59
The POF website listed mine for $20 but unfortunately charged $8 shipping on such a small part? That was the best deal I could find at the time.

now they list it for $25, wow $8 for something they could mail for $1

Lee-online
01-09-2011, 20:09
I got mine for $999.92

not sure where you are in PA, search Gunbrooker for Stag 8 i saw a couple PA dealers selling them right around $1000

Cool, that dealer is 10 miles down the road and he has both right and left in stock. I am right handed but shoot long guns left handed so i want to check out the lefty.

mixflip
01-09-2011, 20:46
now they list it for $25, wow $8 for something they could mail for $1

Damn, that sucks. $25? I guess I got lucky and ordered mine just in time. Sorry brother, that blows. I'd still recommend it since your gun is a $1000 investment no matter how you look at it. I guess the recession hit POF too?

AFPD118
01-09-2011, 20:55
Damn, that sucks. $25? I guess I got lucky and ordered mine just in time. Sorry brother, that blows. I'd still recommend it since your gun is a $1000 investment no matter how you look at it. I guess the recession hit POF too?

Oh i don't mind the $25, seems fair, it's getting nailed $8shipping for $1 postage :)

Halojumper
01-09-2011, 20:58
now they list it for $25, wow $8 for something they could mail for $1

Then look at it this way. It's a 32 dollar part with free shipping. Is that part worth 32 bucks to you?

AFPD118
01-10-2011, 22:03
Then look at it this way. It's a 32 dollar part with free shipping. Is that part worth 32 bucks to you?

ordered it at $33.50 with shipping


also ordered the DD Omega 7 large piston quad rail from WWW.Gunkings.com $275.00 free shipping

mixflip
01-11-2011, 02:18
I just saw your Desert Shoot video. What kind of sling did you put on the Stag?

Its just a cheap $20 no-name gunshow 3 point sling I picked up just to get me by until I can figure out if I want an Magpul MS2 or a Vtac? It may be cheap but I was workin' it lol. It did everything well except allow me to transition from primary to support side but eh...it was just $20.

Halojumper
01-13-2011, 18:14
Its just a cheap $20 no-name gunshow 3 point sling I picked up just to get me by until I can figure out if I want an Magpul MS2 or a Vtac? It may be cheap but I was workin' it lol. It did everything well except allow me to transition from primary to support side but eh...it was just $20.

I got one of the cheap no name ones, but now my question is what kind of front mount did you use? I put a Stag 8 on layaway (probably pick it up this weekend or next) so I'll need to get a front mount added.

mixflip
01-13-2011, 19:39
I used a very high tech, high speed low drag material called ..... paracord, lol. I just strung some paracord through the MOE slots and then through my cheap 3 point sling. It works for now.

Halojumper
01-13-2011, 20:37
I used a very high tech, high speed low drag material called ..... paracord, lol. I just strung some paracord through the MOE slots and then through my cheap 3 point sling. It works for now.

Thanks, I have tons of that so I'll give it a try.

Halojumper
01-15-2011, 18:06
I picked up my M8 today. The two places around here that usually have MOE were out, so I'll have to wait on that. I got a Magpul RSA that attaches to the lower front block and a BCM Gunfighter. Hopefully I'll get to try it out in a day or so.

AFPD118
01-15-2011, 18:19
I picked up my M8 today. The two places around here that usually have MOE were out, so I'll have to wait on that. I got a Magpul RSA that attaches to the lower front block and a BCM Gunfighter. Hopefully I'll get to try it out in a day or so.

Congrats, keep us posted

Halojumper
01-15-2011, 18:44
Congrats, keep us posted

I'll do that! :)

Lee-online
01-17-2011, 19:25
I just got home with my new model 8. It was $1060 with tax.

I stopped at wallymart and picked up their last two boxes of .223 and hopefully this storm blows through and i'll go and put some lead down range tomorrow.

I am very happy. :jumpingjacks:

I did order the POF Roller Cam Pin and i am looking for an ambi saftey.

A quick pic.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y143/lees99f150/stagm8003.jpg

AFPD118
01-17-2011, 19:33
Nice, and nice to be in PA and not stuck with a NY 10 round mags and pinned stock

I just got home with my new model 8. It was $1060 with tax.

I stopped at wallymart and picked up their last two boxes of .223 and hopefully this storm blows through and i'll go and put some lead down range tomorrow.

I am very happy. :jumpingjacks:

I did order the POF Roller Cam Pin and i am looking for an ambi saftey.

A quick pic.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y143/lees99f150/stagm8003.jpg

Lee-online
01-17-2011, 19:47
The guy i picked it up from is only a Stag dealer and sells them out of his garage. He said he sold 5 of them last week.

mixflip
01-18-2011, 00:39
I just got home with my new model 8. It was $1060 with tax.

I stopped at wallymart and picked up their last two boxes of .223 and hopefully this storm blows through and i'll go and put some lead down range tomorrow.

I am very happy. :jumpingjacks:

I did order the POF Roller Cam Pin and i am looking for an ambi saftey.

A quick pic.


Congrats on the new M8. You are going to really love it at the end of the day when its time to clean that star chamber and there is nothing there? Thats worth the price alone!!!! Piston haters can hate on it all they want but thats a huge plus no matter how you cut it.

Halojumper
01-29-2011, 17:45
I finally found a MOE handguard at the gunshow today. I made the Mixflip mod and installed it. I'm planning to go try it tonight. So now, it's mostly stock with MOE, BCM Gunfighter charging handle and Ergo grip. Also added a Magpul RSA for the sling.