Guys, the man wants a reliable rifle-length AR-15. He's even been gracious enough to specify its uses. If you aren't posting examples of reliable rifle-length AR-15s for his stated uses then seriously consider whether these ridiculous arguments about the "lowest bidder" and the "terribly unreliable AR-15" that we've had before, often, need to be rehashed again. For those who brought these up, I invite you to use the Search feature and read those previous arguments.
Cat-O-Matic: respectfully, you are mistaken. The weapons were not the issue at Wanat.
+1 on the Sig 556 or 516.
Here is a little info to digest.
Here is a good primer on how it went down.
Armalite makes decent rifles, but nobody that I'm aware of uses them in settings that would determine if they're durable and reliable. LMT rifles are used in that fashion, but they don't sell any barrel assemblies longer than 16".Quote:
Wht do you know about -both Armilite or LMT AR-15 rifles regarding reliablity?
Most reliable or most durable / reliable ?
The answer to either is...
There is no other answer to your question.
Ditto what Sarge45 said.
For heavy use, you can NOT rely on Bushamster, DPMS, or Olympic, or any of a host of "hobby" guns. If you pay attention to guys like Pat Rogers and Jeff Gonzales, you will recognize that their observations are based in fact and not simply opinion. Pat Rogers in particular was skeptical about the LWRC piston guns, but then direct experience with them caused him to change his mind.
Sarge, I would add the FN-produced guns to the list, but I'm not sure those are available on the civilian market.
FN definitely, if we could get 'em.
Colt and FN are the M16 makers... damn shame they won't sell 'em to We The People. FN in particular. They can guarantee 1 MOA or better on their bolt guns with chrome-lined barrels. Could you imagine how quick they could corner the market with a $1200 semi-auto A4 with a 1 MOA or better accuracy guarantee out of a chrome-lined barrel? It'd be unreal...
Besides, a Colt or BCM costs nowhere near $2000.00. Only about $300.00 more than the lower quality guns, actually.
You can have a complete rifle with a Bravo Company 20" gov't or 16" middy upper for well under $900, including shipping of parts.