AR Manufacturer Comparison...

Discussion in 'Rifles' started by ReVrEnD_0341, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. ReVrEnD_0341

    ReVrEnD_0341 Active Member

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    This is a comparison chart made by Rob_s, and it has been posted with the permission of Rob_s.

    The chart is of the info outlined in the Technical Data Package, and shows what these manufacturers adhere to out of that outline. This is just to show you what is done, and what is not done, and what you are getting for your money. If Rob would like, I open the forum to to him, and we are inviting him to come visit. Thanks for the chart Rob!

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  2. SIG_Fiend

    SIG_Fiend Administrator TGT Supporter Admin

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    Heck yeah he's welcome! :) We'd love to have more knowledgeable people here. That's a pretty comprehensive list, and thank you very much Rob for compiling it.
     
  3. XTPHP1

    XTPHP1 New Member

    Interesting. Got any other lists with different models?
     
  4. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

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    Thanks for posting that Chuck.
     
  5. phatcyclist

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    I think I can say for the amount I paid, the S&W M&P-15 is the most gun. Not sure about the barrel, but it is chrome-lined. I haven't yet had a jam, so the M4 ramps haven't been necessary. One thing they didn't mention is the staking on the gas keys. On my S&W, they are staked vertically, which people claim is a problem. I guess when they loosen up I'll buy a staking punch and do them myself.
     
  6. ReVrEnD_0341

    ReVrEnD_0341 Active Member

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    Nolan, Staked gas key is #5 under critical items.

    XTPHP1- This is just the list of the most recognisable manufacturers. If you are looking for info from a manufacturer that is listed, but a different model of their weapons, just take the info posted, and you can apply it to pretty much all of their stuff.
     
  7. phatcyclist

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    My brain somehow didn't register that this morning. :)
     
  8. ReVrEnD_0341

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    werd. What really pisses me off about one manufacturer i.e. Bushmaster, used to make some good hard use AR's, but since the AWB went away, their QC has went down the drain.

    In all seriousness though. If someone is just wanting an AR to play around with at the range, any AR will do. But for a good, hard use, high round count, I need to trust it with my life, you gotta pay, and sometimes pay big. I remember when you could get a good hard use AR for $500. My how times have changed.

    While Colt adheres to the TDP, I can't help but dislike the feel of their operation. I much prefer LMT, or Noveske when it comes to function.
     
  9. rob_s

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    Thanks for the welcome guys, and please use the chart in good health!

    If any of you find any reason to question something in the chart, and have photographic or other evidence to back it up please PM or email me to let me know so that I can make adjustments. This is an ever-changing market and hopefully resources like this chart will influence the manufacturers to make changes as the consumers educate themselves.
     
  10. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

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    Thanks for letting us use it Rob. It's nice to be able to look at a chart and know what you are getting for the money. Sometimes it's hard to read through the bull on company websites.
     

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