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What do you want to do with it and how much of a hurry are you in to get it?


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What do you want to do with it and how much of a hurry are you in to get it?


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I want to shoot it, oddly enough!!!:embarassed:

No, I am just considering buying one as I have wanted one since I shot M-16's in the Navy CB's. I wouldn't shoot it a lot, maybe... Maybe use it for target, tactical courses down the road and for use against coyotes etc if I ever decide to go hunt them.

I am not in a huge hurry, I am just considering selling a rifle or two I have now and then buying one.

The biggest reason is that I want to invade Canada on my own, but I have a really limited budget!!!

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Hey Gov, the preceding is a joke and I have no intentions of invading a neighbouring country...
 

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For your purposes, the rifle sounds fine (don't forget to factor in another $50 or more for a rear sight). A gun that you might drag through a carbine course will probably need a little more toughening up; frankly, most of the issues that would be had can be taken care of by staking the carrier keys and castle nut, using a good bolt assembly, and using lots of good gun lube like Slip 2000 or similar. If you want to make a routine out of carbine courses and expect higher round counts, you may need to look past these upgrades to getting a more appropriate rifle for the task.

The "how soon" is more a question of how patient you'd be willing to be in case this wasn't the rifle you really wanted (or needed for your stated purpose). Since it doesn't sound like you're going to be a carbine course or competition junkie (...or invade our frostier northern neighbor), I'll spare you any more of my ramblings. :bier:


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Hey, since I have only shot iron sites on an M16/M203, how do I mount a scope to this so I won't be staring at the front sight?
 

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I picked up this same rifle from a local shop about a year ago. I have put nearly 1500 rounds through it and have not had a single problem one. I would recomend this weapon to anyone. Here is a pic of mine as it looks now with a few added options.
 

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I picked up this same rifle from a local shop about a year ago. I have put nearly 1500 rounds through it and have not had a single problem one. I would recommend this weapon to anyone. Here is a pic of mine as it looks now with a few added options.
Thanks, that is good news. I am really meticulous on cleaning my guns and keeping them in excellent shooting condition and I don't shoot too much, but I have this in mind for an SHTF gun and also for general shooting, etc.
Also, your pic allows me to see how a scope is mounted. Can you see the front site through the scope?
 

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I picked up this same rifle from a local shop about a year ago. I have put nearly 1500 rounds through it and have not had a single problem one. I would recomend this weapon to anyone. Here is a pic of mine as it looks now with a few added options.
Please tell me who makes that vertical fore grip. I really want one of those.
 

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Thanks, that is good news. I am really meticulous on cleaning my guns and keeping them in excellent shooting condition and I don't shoot too much, but I have this in mind for an SHTF gun and also for general shooting, etc.
Also, your pic allows me to see how a scope is mounted. Can you see the front site through the scope?


I had a scope on mine for a short bit. The front sight just sort of blurred out. Wasn't an issue at all.
 

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Thanks, that is good news. I am really meticulous on cleaning my guns and keeping them in excellent shooting condition and I don't shoot too much, but I have this in mind for an SHTF gun and also for general shooting, etc.
Also, your pic allows me to see how a scope is mounted. Can you see the front site through the scope?
No, with this set up you can not see the front sight. From looking at the picture, you would think you could, but you can't.
 

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Hey, since I have only shot iron sites on an M16/M203, how do I mount a scope to this so I won't be staring at the front sight?
UnklFungus, the scope mount that I use is the Burris P.E.P.R. mount. this allows for a varity of scope sizes and lenghts as well as it has picitiny mounts on the tops of the rings for, say a red dot holographic for CQB. Here is a link for the cheapest place I found it.
Burris AR-P.E.P.R. 1" Scope Mount

Hope this helps.
 

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UnklFungus, the scope mount that I use is the Burris P.E.P.R. mount. this allows for a varity of scope sizes and lenghts as well as it has picitiny mounts on the tops of the rings for, say a red dot holographic for CQB. Here is a link for the cheapest place I found it.
Burris AR-P.E.P.R. 1" Scope Mount

Hope this helps.
It helps a lot, thank you! I can't wait to get one!
 

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I do not own a Double Star AR and I usually don not like to comment on guns I do not own, but the ones I have seen and handled are good solid well made AR's and I think they are a great bargin. Their rep is generally good.
 

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Thx pirate!
 

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Thanks, that is good news. I am really meticulous on cleaning my guns and keeping them in excellent shooting condition and I don't shoot too much, but I have this in mind for an SHTF gun and also for general shooting, etc.
Also, your pic allows me to see how a scope is mounted. Can you see the front site through the scope?
There is such a thing as excessive maintenance. I recommend reading Chad (borebrush)'s cleaning instructions here (free to register, and worth it). I thought of quoting it, but then I'd have to edit out the swearing. It loses its flavor that way. :rofl:

"If you are scrubbing and scraping, you are doing it wrong."


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if i were you, i'd go Rock River or LMT.
You don't generally see those two brands named side by side.

Rock River has a really good trigger in their kits though.

LMT is a mighty fine rifle, personally if I had the money I would go that route, or at least get the BCG from them. Full auto is preferred for that.
 
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