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I swore I'd never get an ar

#1 Post by mrcee12 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:48 pm

But then I got a Ruger 5.56 multi purpose rifle...and it is sweet!

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Re: I swore I'd never get an ar

#2 Post by K9s » Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:31 am

I used to say that, too. Then the prices dropped below AK prices and to SKS levels. Of course, if AK-74s were still widely available, I wouldn't have bothered with an AR.

They are really ergonomic and light, eh? Glad you like it!
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Re: I swore I'd never get an ar

#3 Post by FlyGuy » Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:02 am

I was hesitant at first. Then I fell down that slippery slope. Beware!
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Re: I swore I'd never get an ar

#4 Post by mrcee12 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:21 am

Yes, so ergonomic. I was really surprised that it feels like it cost more. I really liked it more than the S&W which felt like a toy in comparison.

Wow! Awesome! Can I have specs on yours sights ;)

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Re: I swore I'd never get an ar

#5 Post by YankeeTarheel » Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:26 am

Yeah, I thought so too. Then I saw the Windham Hunter...And I don't even hunt!
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Re: I swore I'd never get an ar

#6 Post by highdesert » Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:45 am

Ruger has a lot of variations to meet state requirements. Happy shooting!
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Re: I swore I'd never get an ar

#7 Post by tonguengroover » Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:14 pm

Got mine after the dumpster got elected and prices were reasonable. Pretty much stock cept for the AT3 red dot. And I'm kinda sceptical of having a battery powered optic on it. Just because if I need it for defensive situations the battery could be dead. And then have to pop off protective caps. If it were just a range toy that would be ok. I like iron sights.
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Re: I swore I'd never get an ar

#8 Post by K9s » Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:43 pm

YankeeTarheel wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:26 am
Yeah, I thought so too. Then I saw the Windham Hunter...And I don't even hunt!
20190727_Windham.jpg
Still jealous.
tonguengroover wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:14 pm
Got mine after the dumpster got elected and prices were reasonable. Pretty much stock cept for the AT3 red dot. And I'm kinda sceptical of having a battery powered optic on it. Just because if I need it for defensive situations the battery could be dead. And then have to pop off protective caps. If it were just a range toy that would be ok. I like iron sights.

AR 5.56 AT- RD-50.jpg
Just practice using the red dot as a ghost ring sight at 10 yards. For home defense, you don't have to use the red dot if you don't have time. Or, point shoot drills. Home defense is pretty close quarters distance.
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Re: I swore I'd never get an ar

#9 Post by YankeeTarheel » Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:26 pm

K9s wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:43 pm
YankeeTarheel wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:26 am
Yeah, I thought so too. Then I saw the Windham Hunter...And I don't even hunt!
20190727_Windham.jpg
Still jealous.
I'd prefer envious!

Just have to decide that it's the worth the money to you. Depending on where you are, you may be able to get one, new for around $1200, to $1300.
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