Thank you Uncle Sam!

Thank you Uncle Sam!

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    Thank you Uncle Sam!

    It's tax refund season, so I decided to use a little bit of the money I overpaid to the government to buy myself something nice. After 3 stops all across town, I finally found what I was looking for... A NIB Bushmaster XM15-E2S in 5.56! With tax, I paid a little over $1080 for this baby at Academy Sports. One of the local shops actually wanted close to $1400 before tax! I know I could have found a better deal on Gunbroker.com, but after shipping, transfer, and credit card fees, I'm not that far behind what I paid locally.

    I've already field stripped, cleaned, and re-lubricated the rifle, so I'm all ready to go sight it in this weekend. And with this being my first AR, the field stripping steps were an eye opener! Kinda like the first few times I field stripped a 1911. Just a completely alien experience.

    And no new acquisition would be complete without a picture! Sorry for the quality, I'm not that great with a point and shoot camera.

    Now I just need suggestions on which CLP, magazines and sling to buy! Optics will come a little bit later when I have more cash.



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    "thank you uncle sam for giving me my money back!"

    I'm just playin, very nice looking rifle
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    Great looking rifle. Enjoy!

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    Congrats on the new AR......but Uncle Sam didn't pay for it.

    Please send me $4,000, I will immediately send you $2,000 back. You will then be able to say that retsupt bought you a 'quality' new gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Congrats on the new AR......but Uncle Sam didn't pay for it.

    Please send me $4,000, I will immediately send you $2,000 back. You will then be able to say that retsupt bought you a 'quality' new gun.
    Can we just skip the money part and have you go straight to buying me a new gun?

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    vey nice! congrats!!!!!!!!
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    I use Breakfree CLP to clean with and synthetic 5W-20 motor oil for lube. I just ordered a Rockymountaintactical.net 2-point sling for my 6920. Been using a Spectergear 3-point, which is ok also. I use D&H and NHMTG mags. These are the best milspec. Nice gun !

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    Remember an AR is a fine piece of hardware designed for hardcore intense battle!

    Treat like so and it will treat you right for the rest of your years.
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    Looks like a nice rifle! Now keep it simple and functional and you'll have a long and successful relationship.
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    Love my 6721...ARs are worth every penny.
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    Most of my friends have AR15's,after seeing my selection of personal guns they had to get one for their own homes,last month Midway ran a special on BSA holographic red dot sights for 49.99 usually 99.99,if you check around you may be able to find a comparable sight.
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    Thank you Uncle Sam???? Really? Thank you for refunding some of the money you took from me illegally, unconstitutionally, and increasingly, with each passing day, without representation?

    You see how they've indoctrinated us?
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    Very nice rifle and the price beats what I could get it for around here.
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    Heres what Uncle Sam got me!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jrod012889 View Post
    Heres what Uncle Sam got me!



    Very nice, Jrod!

    And for those that are commenting on the thread title, I don't think that the federal government really bought me a new rifle. I'm simply getting back what I overpaid in taxes last year. And as of this morning, I've also bought 4 new magazines and a range bag for it as well; I should also be receiving a field cleaning kit and some Breakfree in the mail next week.

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