Olympic Arms AR15 Plinker

Discussion in 'AR15' started by AKman, Apr 15, 2002.

  1. AKman

    AKman Guest

    Does anyone know anything about this gun. Im lookingfor my first AR15, and dont know much about them. olympic's other ar's are quite a bit more exspensive. any info will be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you, AKman
  2. Klaus

    Klaus Guest

    I am not sure, but it may be a .22.

  3. BattleRifleG3

    BattleRifleG3 G&G Evangelist

    It's .223. They just use less expensive production processes. I'd like to know how they measure up.
  4. Eric

    Eric Guest

    AKman, it's made to the same quality as their other rifles. It just uses the A1 upper and rear site. That's where the money saving comes in. Good Shooting! Eric
  5. Paul I

    Paul I Guest

    Eric, just thinking how sould ar/anything be stored action open
    or closed.
  6. colt45

    colt45 Guest

    In the service they told us to store them bolt closed to take the tention off the buffer spring. I know competion shooters that just take the bolt out and store it in a seperate container for safety and to spare the tention on the spring. The ar breaks down in a snap so this really is no big operation.
    The A1 sights on the plinker are not as good as the A2 I do think they have a plinker modle in the flat top design. Not sure what the plinker is going for but if you want to save $ and still get an ar you can get a flat top parts kit already to go minus the lower reciever for about $435 with shipping. The lowers go for about $100 to $250 depending on quality and where you get it. They are a snap to put together.
    I have built 15 of them in the last year and a half the last one was the varmint package one of my friends bought he bought a bushmaster lower ( less fitting involved with these) it took me about 12 min. to have it put together and in 20 min. we where shooting. total cost $658.00 and a steak on the grill (my fee for assembly)
    The plinker is a good shooter just not much on sights.
  7. Eric

    Eric Guest

    Colt45 is right. The way we store them is with the bolt closed and the hammer down. That takes all the tension off the buffer spring and the hammer spring. If you want to get an AR and learn alot about them and save money, your best bet is to build one. It's alot cheaper and you can build it just the way you want it. When your finished you will be squared away on AR knowledge. While building, if you run into any problems you have this forum or you can order one of the books or videos, it really is easy. Good Shooting! Eric