AR Platforms

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by SHOOTER13, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    This one here is my pride and joy...an Olympic Arms CAR-97, bought during the height of the Clinton Assault Weapon Ban in the late 90's. She is barreled and chambered for the 5.56x45mm NATO cartridge...and does not have a bayonet lug and originally had a pinned collapseable stock as that was two of the AWB provisions at that time. I have since replaced that pinned with a six position adjustable stock, making it a handy carbine in tight spaces as well as a tack driver out to a few hundred yards.

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    Olympic Arms is one of the few AR15 manufacturers to make every major component part in-house. They have been found to constantly meet the rigid specifications of military, government and law enforcement agency contracts. Olympic Arms has provided firearms for Law Enforcement and Government agencies around the globe, including every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.

    Olympic was also the first to introduce features now seen as commonplace on the AR15 platform. It was the first company to produce flat-top upper receivers, free floating aluminum hand guards, pistol caliber conversions, and AR-15 based pistols. They also manufactures many AR-15s in calibers other than the standard 5.56x45mm. Olympic was the first in the industry to offer AR15 style firearms in 9mm and .45ACP, 10mm, 7.62x39mm, and the Winchester Super Short Magnum cartridges.

    SPECS

    1:9 twist rate
    16" 416 Black Oxide Stainless Steel heavy barrel w/muzzle break
    A2 forged upper/lower receiver
    Pachmayr grips
    (shown w/ red dot sight)

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    200 yards...using Hornady 5.56 NATO 55gr GMX Superformance (HEAD)
    200 yards...using Hornady .223 REM 55gr TAP FPD (CENTER MASS)

    bench rested over Caldwell Bag...utilizing my Winchester Spotting Scope 15-45X60mm
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  2. SHOOTER13

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    How about those new MSR's ( Modern Sporting Rifles )...!!

    If you own one, please share a picture or two and tell us how you use it...

    Home / Self Defense...Hunting...Target / Plinking
     

  3. J-Will

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    A couple terrible cell phone pics. Bushmaster was the only true "build". Ugly camo Colt, and mossberg 22lr put together for my son and to have fun with.
     

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  4. SHOOTER13

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    I really like that scope mount in the top pic (BushMaster)...who makes that JW...?
     
  5. Glocku

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    Daniel Defense M4V7. Has Magpul furniture, YHM BUIS, I use an Eotech 512 Weapon Sight. Very reliable AR, never had issues with it. I liked these so much I purchased 2 of these. This one might be on the way out to, due to recent AR10 build..
     

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  6. SHOOTER13

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  7. J-Will

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    Good question. Given to me by a friend when I bought the Aimpoint. Not marked so who knows lol.
     
  8. SHOOTER13

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    Gotcha...thanks anyway.
     
  9. SWThomas

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    Here's the only AR-15 I have. I built it myself. I use my XDM40 for HD so this one stays in the safe. I use it primarily for practice and small game, but it'll come in handy if I needed to use it for defense.

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    And here's my AR-10. It's a GA Precision GAP-10 chambered in 308WIN. This one is primarily a paper-puncher, but I will be doing some hunting with it when I get stationed in a state where I can use it for that.

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  10. Glocku

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    Nice AR10 you got there. Those GA Precision are really nice. I've been looking at those really hard and think that is one on my bucket list. How does she run? I haven't been able to get my hands on one but would love feedback on one from an owner. Very jealous of you right now....
     
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  12. SHOOTER13

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    I fire my friends Alexander Arms AR chambered in .50 Beowulf...it's a great platform and cartridge !!
     
  13. SWThomas

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    She runs fine. I've only got about 400 rounds through it so far. It doesn't seem to care for factory hunting loads very much but loves Black Hills 168 and 175 HPBTs. I've also fired some Copper Creek Gas Gun loads and it really likes those. They use mil-brass and 175g Sierra MK HPBTs with a proprietary blend of powder. I'm slowly gathering up everything I need to start reloading 308 and will be doing some extensive load development for the GAP. I plan to hunt with it some day so I will be working up hunting loads that function accurately. I'll probably use Barnes bullets.
     
  14. tnroadrunner

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    My MSR is a lefthanded Stag Arms 3L. I have an Eotech, which needs to be replaced because it goes through batteries (size N). Someone told me not to leave the batteries in when not using. That's not going to do me any good in an emergency.
     
  15. SHOOTER13

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    Pics if you have them gentlemen...:D
     
  16. SWThomas

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    I would definitely contact EOTech. They have great CS and ought to take care of you.
     
  17. tnroadrunner

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    SWThomas I will contact Eotech and see what they say and then I will post their answer here.
     
  18. tnroadrunner

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    Well I contacted EOtech and they said that the ones with the N batteries drain very fast and suggeted using the XPS2 which takes CR123 batteries with about 600 hours of life. They have no trade up policy so I will be looking around for something else.
     
  19. SWThomas

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    Well that sucks.
     
  20. cma_g21

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    My two current AR-15's. Sorry about the poor picture quality (old camera).
    The things that appear reddish-brown in the photo appear black in person.

    On the left (my primary) is a Bravo Company mid-length with a 16" light profile barrel.

    On the right is a Palmetto State 16" mid-length with what they call a lighter profile barrel (heavier than the Bravo, but still light - it's a cold hemmer forged barrel made by FN) on a S&W lower receiver.

    Both have:
    Magpul MOE handguard and grip.
    Magpul CTR stock
    Magpul Pro (steel) rear sight
    Magpul AFG
    Bravo Company M-16 BCG
    Aimpoint Red Dot (CompM2 on the BCM. PRO on the PSA)
    Aimpoint flip up cover with flip up ARD (Kill Flash)
    Phantom flash hider
    Streamlight TLR-1 light
     

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