AR choice

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

  1. greyrifle

    greyrifle Guest

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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

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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. MessedUpMike

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    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. Mike southers

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    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. Mike southers

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    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

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    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. MessedUpMike

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    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.....