Thinking of a new semi rifle

Thinking of a new semi rifle

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    Thinking of a new semi rifle

    I'm looking at picking up another rifle in 5.56 since adding another caliber would add more cost and annoy my better half more(I know my limits). I was looking at the Stag Arms M16A2 clone(my Army days). Price is reasonable, quality? It is basically a reward to myself for getting my mother moved close to us in assisted living, are they decent rifles? I always enjoyed firing my A2, of course no fun switch included.
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    Fun. But I think nothing will reward you like a lever action rifle!
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    Stag Arms are good rifles.
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    Never had a problem with any of my Stag Arms rifles.

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    I got my lefty Stag fullsize M16A4 style in 2008 and couldn't be happier.
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    Stag is a quality manufacturer Iíd say go for it if thatís the one that you like.
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    The only Stag Arms that I own is a AR-9 factory built dedicated 9 mm carbine. It will be one of my guns that I will never get rid of! The quality is VERY good in my Stag! The fit and finish is flawless and the best of the 4 different AR's I own!
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    I have had my Stag 2L Carbine length for about 11 or 12 years now. Great quality and my go to rifle. I would certainly buy another product from them. Supposedly, from what I have read about the company, they manufactured parts for some top companies for year before they started making their own rifles.

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    What are your intentions for your proposed purchase? Are you intending to hunt big game with it?

    I could put a Springfield Armory M1A Scout Squad .308 Win walnut version to a lotta big game hunting use except that for having an 18" barrel, it's one heavy sucker.

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    I saw a lot of no-shoot and other non-scoring targets hit by PCC shooters with AR-platform guns in last week's big Area 2 match, particularly when near targets (say 5-7 yards) were in the same array as "distant" targets at 20 yards. That clearly indicated a failure to allow for the offset between bore and line of sight, and this was among sport shooters who knew the target positions in advance.

    We had "remember your offset" drilled into us during my carbine courses, but I'm not sure if in the fury of a "right now" defensive use I would instinctively allow for that. Thus for me, the ideal defensive carbine more closely resembles a traditional rifle such as an M1 carbine or Ruger PCC which do not have the exaggerated dimension between bore and LOS. Not that the OP specified a defensive purpose for his next purchase, just offering an observation to consider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    I saw a lot of no-shoot and other non-scoring targets hit by PCC shooters with AR-platform guns in last week's big Area 2 match, particularly when near targets (say 5-7 yards) were in the same array as "distant" targets at 20 yards. That clearly indicated a failure to allow for the offset between bore and line of sight, and this was among sport shooters who knew the target positions in advance.

    We had "remember your offset" drilled into us during my carbine courses, but I'm not sure if in the fury of a "right now" defensive use I would instinctively allow for that. Thus for me, the ideal defensive carbine more closely resembles a traditional rifle such as an M1 carbine or Ruger PCC which do not have the exaggerated dimension between bore and LOS. Not that the OP specified a defensive purpose for his next purchase, just offering an observation to consider.
    In a setting like this what are their scopes/red dots/optics normally sighted in for, and what are the scoring target sizes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    I saw a lot of no-shoot and other non-scoring targets hit by PCC shooters with AR-platform guns in last week's big Area 2 match, particularly when near targets (say 5-7 yards) were in the same array as "distant" targets at 20 yards. That clearly indicated a failure to allow for the offset between bore and line of sight, and this was among sport shooters who knew the target positions in advance.

    We had "remember your offset" drilled into us during my carbine courses, but I'm not sure if in the fury of a "right now" defensive use I would instinctively allow for that. Thus for me, the ideal defensive carbine more closely resembles a traditional rifle such as an M1 carbine or Ruger PCC which do not have the exaggerated dimension between bore and LOS. Not that the OP specified a defensive purpose for his next purchase, just offering an observation to consider.

    My close quarter home defense guns are a handgun or a shotgun. My AR-15, AR-10, and AK-47 rifles are for medium to long range use in a SHTF scenario.
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    I would definitely buy that rifle.

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