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#6413659 - 08/17/16 10:33 PM Just how common are AR -15s?
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It seems like everybody and their dog owns a Modern Sporting Rifle. Is it the new 30-30?
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#6413660 - 08/17/16 10:35 PM Re: Just how common are AR -15s? [Re: BearkatHunter2011]
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Not the new 30-30 bc there are way more options and calibers to choose from which I think is what people like.
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#6413661 - 08/17/16 10:37 PM Re: Just how common are AR -15s? [Re: BearkatHunter2011]
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That is true.
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#6413680 - 08/17/16 10:50 PM Re: Just how common are AR -15s? [Re: BearkatHunter2011]
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I think there are ~4 million in circulation?
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#6413706 - 08/17/16 11:22 PM Re: Just how common are AR -15s? [Re: BearkatHunter2011]
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Meh, Winchester 94 has sold over 7 million
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#6413708 - 08/17/16 11:22 PM Re: Just how common are AR -15s? [Re: BearkatHunter2011]
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I remember about 10 years ago I was dying to have an AR but I couldn't afford one. They were $1500+ back then for a decent rifle. Last year I built 7 of them. Times have definitely changed.
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#6413740 - 08/18/16 02:32 AM Re: Just how common are AR -15s? [Re: BearkatHunter2011]
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This is an article from December 2014:
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Denny, a former FBI agent and a Navy veteran, estimates the number in the United States now "somewhere around 8 or 9 million. The rate of them being produced is just enormous," he said. And that's just one type of semi-automatic, high-capacity rifle.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/natio...rated/19836755/

Every shooting and Democrat push for gun control drives people to buy more.
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#6413876 - 08/18/16 07:48 AM Re: Just how common are AR -15s? [Re: BearkatHunter2011]
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I'm guessing that if AR15s had wood furniture and military and police didn't use them they wouldn't be popular.

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#6413986 - 08/18/16 09:01 AM Re: Just how common are AR -15s? [Re: jeepercreeper]
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Originally Posted By: jeepercreeper
I'm guessing that if AR15s had wood furniture and military and police didn't use them they wouldn't be popular.
Lots of ARs out there with wood furniture.
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#6414001 - 08/18/16 09:08 AM Re: Just how common are AR -15s? [Re: SapperTitan]
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Originally Posted By: jeepercreeper
I'm guessing that if AR15s had wood furniture and military and police didn't use them they wouldn't be popular.
Lots of ARs out there with wood furniture.


LOL, I don't know about "lots".

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#6414016 - 08/18/16 09:15 AM Re: Just how common are AR -15s? [Re: BearkatHunter2011]
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Everyone of they guys I hunt with own at least one. They are easy to customize, handle, have plenty of knock down power for Texas game, and are easy to carry in the field.
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#6414030 - 08/18/16 09:22 AM Re: Just how common are AR -15s? [Re: blackcoal]
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Originally Posted By: blackcoal
Meh, Winchester 94 has sold over 7 million


I bet there are 7 million AR15s in Texas lol

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#6414050 - 08/18/16 09:34 AM Re: Just how common are AR -15s? [Re: BearkatHunter2011]
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It's good on space savings. Put your AR15 lower in a backpack along with a 22LR upper, a 223 upper, and a 6.8 SPC (or 300blk) upper. One could be set for about any game in North America. Technically one rifle.

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#6414057 - 08/18/16 09:37 AM Re: Just how common are AR -15s? [Re: BearkatHunter2011]
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Loc: Central Texas
Everyone I know who shoots has at least one. I could probably account for a thousand just through people I know. I don't have one. Nothing against them, it's a fine platform, just personal preference.
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#6414064 - 08/18/16 09:41 AM Re: Just how common are AR -15s? [Re: BearkatHunter2011]
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Some of the appeal of ARs also is the interchangeability and cheaper parts. Can't afford the gun you want? Pick up a complete lower for under 200 bucks. You can pair 100 different uppers and essentially have that many different guns.
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