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#6619340 - 01/06/17 10:24 AM "Best" out-of-box AR?
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We often debate which bolt gun shoots the best out of box. (Weatherby Vanguard peep)

CDNN Sports and Brownells have been flooding my email with holiday specials so I figured I'd ask.

What is the best factory AR-platform rifle on the market today?

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#6619347 - 01/06/17 10:27 AM Re: "Best" out-of-box AR? [Re: chital_shikari]
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I'd expect any $2k AR to shoot better than any $750.00 AR.
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#6619355 - 01/06/17 10:36 AM Re: "Best" out-of-box AR? [Re: chital_shikari]
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#6619380 - 01/06/17 10:48 AM Re: "Best" out-of-box AR? [Re: chital_shikari]
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Rock River, for the money. I don't claim to be a great shot. I suspect the 'flier' in each of these groups is the first shot and caused by FRP from the suppressor (Silencerco Omega).

18" .223 Wylde ATH Upper 5 shot 100 yd group, Hornady Varmint Express 55gr, bags front/rear:


16" 6.8 SPC Coyote Upper, 5 shot 100 yd group, Fed Fusion 115gr, bag front/rear:
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#6619502 - 01/06/17 11:55 AM Re: "Best" out-of-box AR? [Re: chital_shikari]
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We own 2 DPMS factory 16" bull barreled guns that shoot 5 touching with my reloads. I can't imagine anything "better" for a $450 upper assembly.
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#6619519 - 01/06/17 12:03 PM Re: "Best" out-of-box AR? [Re: chital_shikari]
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Cool stuff!

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#6619536 - 01/06/17 12:12 PM Re: "Best" out-of-box AR? [Re: chital_shikari]
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IMO, there are three rifles to buy.

1. DPMS-- $500-700
2. RRA-- $750-1000
3. JP-- $ 2500
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#6619578 - 01/06/17 12:37 PM Re: "Best" out-of-box AR? [Re: chital_shikari]
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Windham Weaponry ar15 is impressive to me. Great story behind them, too.

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#6619617 - 01/06/17 01:00 PM Re: "Best" out-of-box AR? [Re: chital_shikari]
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I am biased. Since I have 7 of them I'd have to go with Colt. I recognize and acknowledge that there are better AR's out there off the shelf, but not for the same money (my opinion only). Also with me there invariably comes a time where I want to sell/trade and you get more value when that time comes with a Colt than just about anything.


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#6619653 - 01/06/17 01:17 PM Re: "Best" out-of-box AR? [Re: booradley]
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Originally Posted By: booradley
I'd expect any $2k AR to shoot better than any $750.00 AR.



well said
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#6619665 - 01/06/17 01:23 PM Re: "Best" out-of-box AR? [Re: chital_shikari]
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I dont own any out-of-box ARs anymore but when I did I would say the S&W MP Sport was pretty good for the $. My ARs now are self-assembled - $400 frankenturd and a $2500 Noveske. They both function and shoot about the same but I get more chicks with the Noveske.

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#6619685 - 01/06/17 01:40 PM Re: "Best" out-of-box AR? [Re: chital_shikari]
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#6619778 - 01/06/17 02:35 PM Re: "Best" out-of-box AR? [Re: tskin]
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Originally Posted By: tskin
Windham Weaponry ar15 is impressive to me. Great story behind them, too.


This.
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#6619791 - 01/06/17 02:39 PM Re: "Best" out-of-box AR? [Re: Superduty]
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#6619830 - 01/06/17 03:09 PM Re: "Best" out-of-box AR? [Re: Superduty]
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Originally Posted By: Superduty
Originally Posted By: tskin
Windham Weaponry ar15 is impressive to me. Great story behind them, too.


This.


Love mine too.
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