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I swore I'd never get an ar

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

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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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I was hesitant at first. Then I fell down that slippery slope. Beware!
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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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Yeah, I thought so too. Then I saw the Windham Hunter...And I don't even hunt!
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Ruger has a lot of variations to meet state requirements. Happy shooting!
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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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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.
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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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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!
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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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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
So...today I was working on cleaning up the mini-rifle safe to hold 3 rifles and I noticed that the Windham's 5-round mag is actually a pinned 10-rounder. 2 things: 1) I don't hunt and 2) 10 round magazines are compliant in NJ.

So, a quick trip to the drill press to drill out the pin (a pop-rivet) et Voila! Another 10-round magazine!
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That is pretty funny!
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I suspect this is might really be a stupid question, so asking for forgiveness in advance. I think of myself as more of a hobbyist/collector than anything else--I enjoy target shooting, I won't hunt unless I need to for survival (or maybe asked to for conservation, but still, I'd want food to be in the equation)...but is there a currently available rifle, semi-auto, that aesthetically mimics the original M-16? I know there are many similar, but I'm interested in the aesthetics.

Just interested in the nostalgia for the rifle I trained on years back. Outside of collecting, I don't really have a need for a semi-auto.
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what i've seen is parts sets and parts (sarco maybe) https://www.sarcoinc.com/rifle-parts/ar ... ed&page=13
you provide your own lower/FCG.
when i built my Ar, i wanted it to look like an a1, nobody had the parts, but now some people are selling demilled m16 part sets.

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BluVett wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:57 pm
I suspect this is might really be a stupid question, so asking for forgiveness in advance. I think of myself as more of a hobbyist/collector than anything else--I enjoy target shooting, I won't hunt unless I need to for survival (or maybe asked to for conservation, but still, I'd want food to be in the equation)...but is there a currently available rifle, semi-auto, that aesthetically mimics the original M-16? I know there are many similar, but I'm interested in the aesthetics.

Just interested in the nostalgia for the rifle I trained on years back. Outside of collecting, I don't really have a need for a semi-auto.
Depends on what you mean by "aesthetically mimics". Do you mean the stock and carry-handle sight? Do you want it in .223/5.56 or .308/7.62x51? Or something else?
Something like this?

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probably wants the stock, integral (not add-on) carry handle, triangular full-length handguards, teardrop forward assist. i know i did.

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If I ever had an AR, that’s what happened would want

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bajajoaquin wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:03 pm
If I ever had an AR, that’s what happened would want
Huh??? :see_stars:
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I like the original m16 look. Nothing wrong with that. I had a chance to buy one about 10 years ago. And it was actually made by Armalite!!! Just couldn't justify spending the money at that time. One of many that I let slip through my fingers!!! :weep: :weep: :weep:
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YankeeTarheel wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:14 pm
bajajoaquin wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:03 pm
If I ever had an AR, that’s what happened would want
Huh??? :see_stars:
Typo.

If I ever had an AR, I’d get it with A1 furniture.

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bajajoaquin wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:45 am
YankeeTarheel wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:14 pm
bajajoaquin wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:03 pm
If I ever had an AR, that’s what happened would want
Huh??? :see_stars:
Typo.

If I ever had an AR, I’d get it with A1 furniture.
Ah. Thanks.
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YankeeTarheel wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:43 pm
BluVett wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:57 pm
I suspect this is might really be a stupid question, so asking for forgiveness in advance. I think of myself as more of a hobbyist/collector than anything else--I enjoy target shooting, I won't hunt unless I need to for survival (or maybe asked to for conservation, but still, I'd want food to be in the equation)...but is there a currently available rifle, semi-auto, that aesthetically mimics the original M-16? I know there are many similar, but I'm interested in the aesthetics.

Just interested in the nostalgia for the rifle I trained on years back. Outside of collecting, I don't really have a need for a semi-auto.
Depends on what you mean by "aesthetically mimics". Do you mean the stock and carry-handle sight? Do you want it in .223/5.56 or .308/7.62x51? Or something else?
Something like this?

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Yep, something like that exactly. Is that a Windham? Caliber's not a huge issue for me, my only other higher power rifle is a 308, so I guess would simplify things.

Thanks gang, I appreciate the responses--and knowing I'm apparently not the only one!
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Yeah, it's a Windham.
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Nice, thanks! Looking at them over on GB right now. Something to think about...
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