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    First AR

    My first AR-15 is a Del-Ton Sierra 316 MOE 5.56. Any opinions?

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    Go out and shoot it? Then clean it. ??
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    If it is a new AR then break in is important. Shoot clean shoot clean shoot clean. You can pretty much do anything you want to an AR just make it how you want it
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    congrats.. just got a bushmaster ar15 a few weeks ago its my first one also/... put some pics of it on here soon
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    I really like the MOE products. Have fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    I really like the MOE products. Have fun.
    Same here , the MOE line of items seems well thought out, inexpensive and well made. Enjoy your new AR.
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    Congrats! I've heard they are pretty decent. I like that they are made here in NC.
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    Congrats! Deltons have a life warranty on their products, and for entry level ARs are some of the best.

    Enjoy.

    Id have sworn that the Marine Corps also used Deltons. Any info on that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by StormRhydr View Post
    Deltons are used by the Marine Corps, .
    Huh??? In what capacity?
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    Im guessing I got that wrong. If so, Id have lost a bet on it.

    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    Huh??? In what capacity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StormRhydr View Post
    Im guessing I got that wrong. If so, Id have lost a bet on it.
    Yeah no dice on that one.

    No offense OP, but what's with this latest trend of everyone asking for opinions after a purchase?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warrior1256 View Post
    My first AR-15 is a Del-Ton Sierra 316 MOE 5.56. Any opinions?
    Info on a platform and manufacturer are usually better suited before a purchase...

    Del-Tons are mostly range grade ARs (nothing wrong with that).
    You got a midlegth gas system which is a great choice in my opinion. One thing you'll want to look at is what kind of buffer they installed in that rifle. It's likely they put a carbine buffer in there. You'll do a little better with an H buffer.
    Also, look into a BCM, Colt, Danial Defense (big name) bolt carrier/bolt to replace yours. That's the rifles foundation. Look for an MPI & HP tested bolt made from 158 carpenter steel & properly staked gas key.

    Other than that, buy ammo and shoot the heck out of it.
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    OP,

    Per jonconsiglio in another AR thread, you aught to read these two threads (quoted below) over on m4c.net to familiarize yourself with potential weak quality control issues from the factory that can lead to reliability issues down the road.

    Those issues regularly are:
    1. Lack of proper staking of the gas key
    2. Lack of proper staking of the castle nut for the receiver extension
    3. Blue extractor insert, no Crane O-ring
    4. Barrel gas port can be wrong size which can hamper reliable feeding
    5. Chamber size is not actually 5.56

    I hope it shoots well for you, and have fun.


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    This one is about Bushmaster rifles, but applies to all of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StormRhydr View Post
    Congrats! Deltons have a life warranty on their products, and for entry level ARs are some of the best.

    Enjoy.

    Id have sworn that the Marine Corps also used Deltons. Any info on that?
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