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Old 06-10-2013, 12:50 PM   #1
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Graduation Gift to myself Colt AR :)

Graduating from UW this weekend and I stopped by my local gun shop on the way back home from my last class session. Looked at a few AR's just for fun, I like to see how prices are fluctuating on them, and realized one of their colts was marked $150ish lower than others that looked to be the same model. Had them check it out the difference and it turns out they had it miss-marked and would honor the lower price!

Soooo I got myself a grad present :) Colt LE M4 with Magpul furniture and two p-mags. Needless to say, I'm pretty happy with today.


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Old 06-10-2013, 01:44 PM   #2
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congrats, nice find
 
Old 06-10-2013, 09:08 PM   #3
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Nicely done!
 
Old 06-11-2013, 05:51 PM   #4
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I like it! I`ve been interested in getting into ARs myself.
 
Old 06-11-2013, 09:04 PM   #5
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I like it! I`ve been interested in getting into ARs myself.
Dad's had a Bushmaster and some other similar style rifles for a long time now and I wanted a non-bolt action rifle of my own so I sorta sprang for one. Would have liked to build my own but that might have to be a little ways down the road.

I have been stock pilling every empty .223 case I've came across for the last couple years so between my dad and myself, we've built up a pretty decent stock of reload-able cases.
 
Old 06-14-2013, 01:40 PM   #6
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Added a the Grip Pod system bi-pod to replace my MOE grip, a BCM charge handle, and a Redi-Mag to it today. Starting to look nice!
 
Old 06-14-2013, 08:07 PM   #7
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Congrats on the new ar looks classy. And more importantly congrats on graduating!
 
Old 06-15-2013, 05:52 AM   #8
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Added a the Grip Pod system bi-pod to replace my MOE grip, a BCM charge handle, and a Redi-Mag to it today. Starting to look nice!
Congrats on graduating, and on a sweet rifle.. What are you going to do for optics?
 
Old 06-15-2013, 08:45 PM   #9
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Congrats on graduating, and on a sweet rifle.. What are you going to do for optics?
Gotta stop spending so much on it so quickly, gonna go with this for now and possibly for a while if it is as good as the various reviews I've read.

Leapers UTG AccuShot SWAT Rifle Scope 30mm Tube 3-12x 44mm Illuminated

Wanna do a little coyote work with it.
 
Old 06-15-2013, 09:46 PM   #10
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Gotta stop spending so much on it so quickly, gonna go with this for now and possibly for a while if it is as good as the various reviews I've read.

Leapers UTG AccuShot SWAT Rifle Scope 30mm Tube 3-12x 44mm Illuminated

Wanna do a little coyote work with it.
You've got a really nice rifle. As a fellow coyote hunter, Leapers usually isn't a quality product. I like Redfield scopes for the money. Same glass as Leupold, made in the same factory as Leupold, and same unlimited lifetime warranty too. Might be worth a look...
 
Old 06-16-2013, 12:31 AM   #11
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You've got a really nice rifle. As a fellow coyote hunter, Leapers usually isn't a quality product. I like Redfield scopes for the money. Same glass as Leupold, made in the same factory as Leupold, and same unlimited lifetime warranty too. Might be worth a look...
The reason I looked at that scope is because across a few different sites (opticsplanet, amazon, midway) it had a number of good reviews. The few bad reviews got a lemon, which the factory replaced). It's also a little more compact than the ave. rifle scope with a decent sized objective. I'll have to look over Midway at Redfields. Maybe pick one up for my .17, was originally looking at Vx-II's for that but if Redfields are similar maybe I can save a few bucks.

I did do some research though. OpticsPlanet has the most reviews, so far it's at a 4.6/5 from a little over 40 reviews. Got a "Best Product Rating" award on the site (for w.e. that's worth). I do believe you can get some very usable products for under the flashy price tag of the high-end brands but I also dont expect it to be the exact same thing. I may get something more pricey later, depending how this works, kinda figuring out what works on this type of rifle.

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Old 06-16-2013, 07:45 AM   #12
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The reason I looked at that scope is because across a few different sites (opticsplanet, amazon, midway) it had a number of good reviews. The few bad reviews got a lemon, which the factory replaced). It's also a little more compact than the ave. rifle scope with a decent sized objective. I'll have to look over Midway at Redfields. Maybe pick one up for my .17, was originally looking at Vx-II's for that but if Redfields are similar maybe I can save a few bucks.

I did do some research though. OpticsPlanet has the most reviews, so far it's at a 4.6/5 from a little over 40 reviews. Got a "Best Product Rating" award on the site (for w.e. that's worth). I do believe you can get some very usable products for under the flashy price tag of the high-end brands but I also dont expect it to be the exact same thing. I may get something more pricey later, depending how this works, kinda figuring out what works on this type of rifle.
It's your gun, and you can put whatever you like on it. But i've been shooting for a long time, and i've never had a Leapers scope last. I've tried many, many cheap scopes and red dots. Most had "good reviews" on line. The problem is that you put on that cheap glass, fire a few rounds, and you're thrilled that your $50 scope is so good. You might even put a few reviews online.. Then, 6 months later, it won't hold zero, and the reticle is rotating in the tube. Do you go back and remove or edit all of those reviews?

I'm not a gear snob, but i'm a firm believer in "you get what you pay for". I have a Leupold VX1 on one rifle, and have had it on there for years. I've beat the crap out of that scope through years of hunting and shooting, and it's still working fine. The downside is how much it cost. IIRC, it was mid $300s, which isn't Swarovski money, but isn't cheap. I got turned on to Redfield about a year ago while talking to a dealer I trust. Like I said before, same glass, same warranty, and same factory as Leupold, but about $150 less. I have a Redfield 2-7x on another rifle, and i'm blown away by how good it is. It was $189 with an unlimited lifetime warranty, and made in the US.

Every time I go to the range, I see guys that have $1000 ar's, and a $50 NCStar scope. %90 of the time, they aren't shooting, they're fucking around with a scope that won't hold zero, or rings that won't stay tight, or stripped screws, or QD mounts that drift, etc. I always wonder, would these people buy a Ferrari, and put spinner hub caps on it? Spending a ton of money doesn't guarantee good results, but buying cheap will usually result in the opposite.

If you like, i'll meet you at a range, and you can try out my glass..
 
Old 06-16-2013, 11:05 AM   #13
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I'm not a gear snob, but i'm a firm believer in "you get what you pay for"............. It was $189 with an unlimited lifetime warranty, and made in the US.

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And you CANNOT beat Leupolds service. Absolutely top notch.
 
Old 06-17-2013, 06:07 PM   #14
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Nice.

That'll last you ---forever--- if properly cared for.

Only one recommendation from a fellow 6920 owner- if you are not happy with the trigger (my stock one was awful) the Geissele SSA large pin will set you up for a whole new shooting experience.

It may seem expensive until you install it, then the memory of the cost will fade quickly.

Congrats on the sheepskin and rifle. Those things are built like tanks.
 
Old 06-17-2013, 07:17 PM   #15
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Too much to quote. I might throw this on, Cabelas is running a deal right now one these and they come with the nice Leupold one-piece mounts. Saw some nice Burris scopes and Redfields as well.
http://leupold.com/tactical/scopes/m...od-1-3-9x40mm/

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That'll last you ---forever--- if properly cared for.

Only one recommendation from a fellow 6920 owner- if you are not happy with the trigger (my stock one was awful) the Geissele SSA large pin will set you up for a whole new shooting experience.
Nice, yea idk the trigger in this is nicer than the last Bushmaster and Sig AR I shot so I was actually under the impression that it was pretty decent for an AR lol.

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Old 06-22-2013, 07:21 AM   #16
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If you're looking at Burris, I have a Fullfield Tac-30 that is just bad ass. Definitely worth a look..
 
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