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AR choice

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by greyrifle, Jun 29, 2002.

  1. greyrifle

    greyrifle G&G Newbie

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    I'm looking at a AR-15 made by Olympic Arms. Is this a quality
    maker and are they durable?

    Thanks, Greyrifle
     
  2. Eric

    Eric G&G Newbie

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    Greyrifle,
    They make excellant weapons. Never heard a single complaint. f you're on a budget, the Oly 'plinker' is the best deal going. Good Shooting!
     

  3. Wayne

    Wayne G&G Newbie

    I went with the Olympic Arms PCR rifle because it has a forged upper & lower reciever, 20 in H-bar. Have had it to the range just once to "break" it in. Using SA ss109 ammo 55gr. I was able to shoot 1 1/2 grps @100 yds after playing with the sights a little.Will probably get better when I get more experience with it. No problems with feeding or extraction.Trigger is a little heavy but I heard that is normal for a new one. Just my 2 cts worth Happy Shooting
     
  4. Can't beat Oly for price or availability. If you can't find a stocking dealer they'll send it to your FFL. Finish isn't always the prettiest thing in the world,but what are you buying a gun or a mail-order-bride? My CAR-97 needed the magwell opened a little bit,did that myself,but otherwise has perfromed flawlessly. They also have on of the better, if not the best Muzzle Brake going.
     
  5. Wayne

    Wayne G&G Newbie

    After shooting my Oly PCR and realizing how loud it was, I removed the muzzle brake. Not only quieter but accuracy improved. Have put about 500 rds through it so far and it is getting a lot smoother on the trigger pull. groups are improving all the time.
     
  6. But.... when you removed the muzzle brake did you go below the minimum length for a rifle?? You don't want the feds to pick you up for a "sawed off" rifle.
     
  7. Wayne

    Wayne G&G Newbie

    Not at all Mike It has a 20in Heavy barrel so I'm well within the limits. This brake was factory installed[I think] not but a little over 2 inches long,just Too loud. I am really enjoying this rifle
     
  8. Kewl. The Feds do enough arresting and grabbing guns and such. Just wanted to be sure you were aware of the problems of too short of a barrel.
     
  9. Wayne

    Wayne G&G Newbie

    Yep Mike they do mess with people. Still would like to find some kind of"faux" flash suppressor to put on it to give it that"military" look. I have been looking but haven't found one I like yet
     
  10. Klaus

    Klaus G&G Newbie

    My DR200 has one of those cone shaped flash hiders. Pre-ban, of course.
     
  11. Wayne

    Wayne G&G Newbie

    Yep Klaus Looked at them but my barrel isn't threaded, guess I'll keep looking
     
  12. Barrel lenght only becomes an issue under 16", on a 20" rifle you'd need a hacksaw to do that.

    Mike
     
  13. oneastrix

    oneastrix G&G Newbie

    Nothing wrong in the world with Olympic Arms. Good choice. I have a Bushmaster, but have fired one Olympic. No problem with them what so ever.....