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Old 03-16-2013, 14:51   #1
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Armalite rifles????

I have a Armalite flat top that I bought about 14 or 15 years ago. I'm not really an AR anthusist but, this has been a very good rifle. I'm just was wondering, I dont here much about these rifles. Are these not considered a "top" AR?? What are your opinions on this brand?

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Old 03-16-2013, 16:38   #2
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I don't know. People seem to poo poo them now for some reason.
I bought an AR10 A2 Carbine back about 14-15 years ago. Not only is it well built, but it's a high quality and accurate gun.

Perhaps the reason so many people don't like them now, is that there are many a maker now and people get spoiled on the stuff they buy. There is some list now floating around that says this is milspec, and that isn't. So therefore something that isn't milspec must be junk.

Sure there are some high quality makers today that surpass some of the guns you could get 15 years ago. Just like with anything you are paying for the item, and the name on the gun. I have several Bushmaster rifles from that time period. They are also high quality guns. I would not trade them for anything.
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Old 03-16-2013, 16:44   #3
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Before the panic, most 5.56 Armalite's were in the 1,000-1,750 price range. People didn't suggest them very often because there are other brands as good or better for the same or less money(Colt, BCM, Daniel Defense), and much better rifles for the same price(LaRue PredatAR).

It's not that Armalites are bad weapons, just there are better deals for the money generally.
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Old 03-16-2013, 17:14   #4
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Read the history of Armalite. Changed hands quite a bit over the years. With their recent comments (last month I believe) I would not buy anything from them anyway.

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Old 03-16-2013, 17:50   #5
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Their AR15's are mid pack quality with top end pricing. Their AR10's rock though.
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Old 03-16-2013, 18:02   #6
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You need to find an older copy of "the chart". Then make a decision if any of the differences make a difference to YOU.

I don't care for their current politics, but my guess is your rifle will continue to serve you well for a long long time.
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Old 03-16-2013, 23:06   #7
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Thanks for all the info guys. It was expensive at the time. $800 and I got a national match trigger when I ordered it. That was another $100 . $900 bucks for that sucker. I guess you can just get more bang for your buck, so to speak. I was also not aware of there political standings ether. But all in all it's a real shooter. Very sweet. I'll never get rid of it.

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Old 03-16-2013, 23:29   #8
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If it runs and you are happy with it, that is really all that matters.

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Armalite a are a solid mid grade rifle for the general public.
I've owned three, all were very reliable, not an issue.
Have an AR10T I am building up as we speak.
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