AR-15 has arrived!

AR-15 has arrived!

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    AR-15 has arrived!

    As some of you know I ordered a Palmetto State AR-15 about 5 days ago, just picked it up from my LGS and thought I'd share the pics.

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    Specs: Palmetto State Armory M4 Optic Ready AR-15 Rifle - Reg. Price $749.99 - Long Guns


    I noticed that the stock is a bit wobbly so I'll probably replace it with a better one eventually. But other than that it looks very good, needs a good cleaning tho.

    I'd appreciate any suggestions on which ammo to buy, including brand and whether I should use .223 or 5.56. I'm very new to rifles so be gentle :)

    Also recommendations on an inexpensive rear iron sight would be awesome.
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    Sweet shooter!
    If it's chambered for 5.56 you can shoot 5.56 or .223, but the reverse is not true.
    Lots of good choices for a rear sight... It might look nice with a rail mounted carry handle with an integral sight. UTG makes a decent one for under 30 bucks (check fleabay).

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    What rail is wobbly?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    What rail is wobbly?!
    EDIT: Nevermind, after playing around with it a little it seems that the connection between the upper and lower might be what's wobbling a very little bit. normal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burns View Post
    Well, the hand guard, or whatever you call it. It feels like it's a very little wobbly, but I can't see it move at all, I don't know, first rifle...
    The handguard is held in place with pressure and may wiggle a little,that is why adding any rails to it for optics isn't a good idea but mounting a light wouldn't affect it's performance,the flat top upper receiver with the T marks is where your Optic and BUIS should mount,if you add a free float Quad Rail in the furure it would be stable enough to mount any aiming device,but will add some weight
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    The handguard is held in place with pressure and may wiggle a little,that is why adding any rails to it for optics isn't a good idea but mounting a light wouldn't affect it's performance,the flat top upper receiver with the T marks is where your Optic and BUIS should mount,if you add a free float Quad Rail in the furure it would be stable enough to mount any aiming device,but will add some weight
    Thanks, now I notice it's the upper/lower connection that has a little play in it, handguard and everything seems rock solid. First time I ever held an ar-15 so just want to make sure it's normal. Looked it up, seems like every ar-15 does it? Seems like a common rifle noob question based on how many answers I found in a 5 minute google search... I guess we're all entitled to a noob question once in a while :)
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    I am so sorry Burns. If I were not in this wretched state I would tell you to send it over here so that you did not have to house that evil thing. Other than that, congrats and I am jealous! Looks very fun! Keep us updated on how it works out and all the goodies you put on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJon10125 View Post
    I am so sorry Burns. If I were not in this wretched state I would tell you to send it over here so that you did not have to house that evil thing. Other than that, congrats and I am jealous! Looks very fun! Keep us updated on how it works out and all the goodies you put on it.

    Seem to remember you have to get/give the Mrs something in return right? Don't forget to pay up! Happy Wife, Happy Life!!!
    Yeah.. It's not going to be easy to outdo her present when it comes time for her birthday... haha
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    Congradulations Burns! ENJOY!
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    where do you shoot burns?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burns View Post
    Yeah.. It's not going to be easy to outdo her present when it comes time for her birthday... haha
    Nice size gift certificate at local spa... winner every time.

    Been thinking about an AR myself...

    Last one I held was an M-16 A2, and that was a while back
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    Enjoy your new "baby"
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    Sweet. I hope you enjoy yours as much as I have enjoyed mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fausty View Post
    where do you shoot burns?
    Haven't been able to for a while, despite the new rifle we've been having a few money problems. Should be back on our feet soon hopefully.
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