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New AR15
« on: March 05, 2018, 09:18:38 PM »
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Re: New AR15
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2018, 09:21:20 PM »
I started looking at scopes and think Iím going to go with Vortex.  I pretty much only hear good things about them and it sounds like their warranty is second to none.  Do you guys have any thoughts on them?
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Re: New AR15
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2018, 06:50:27 AM »
Looks sweet general. I have heard nothing but good about Vortex. I don't have one myself though. I have a Nikon Prostaff on my AR with the BDC reticale.
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Re: New AR15
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2018, 07:24:44 AM »
what dose that set up run ya?

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Re: New AR15
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2018, 07:40:07 AM »
I donít know yet what itís going to cost.  Iím sure Iíll go over budget but you canít take it with ya.
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Re: New AR15
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2018, 08:35:27 AM »
sorry G, i havent been in the scope or gun market in a awhile so no help here!

 dats a sharp lookin gun. so what does da wifey get??????? a new toaster???????  :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Re: New AR15
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2018, 01:45:59 PM »
sorry G, i havent been in the scope or gun market in a awhile so no help here!

 dats a sharp lookin gun. so what does da wifey get??????? a new toaster???????  :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

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Re: New AR15
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2018, 01:47:26 PM »
sorry G, i havent been in the scope or gun market in a awhile so no help here!

 dats a sharp lookin gun. so what does da wifey get??????? a new toaster???????  :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

Sheís got me.  What else could she need?  :sleazy:
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Re: New AR15
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2018, 01:16:32 PM »
 :happy1: :happy1:
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Re: New AR15
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2018, 01:56:20 PM »
Yes, certainly I agree, and...

The top rifle is a circa 1870's assault rifle.
The middle rifle is a circa 1910's assault rifle with a sporting rifle stock.
The bottom is a simply "modern" assault rifle.

Guess what folks... (not the folks on here) ...they're all assault rifles!

Rifle technology innovation takes place primarily to gain an advantage in combat conflict, not squirrel hunting.

The Second Amendment guarantees the rights of American citizens to defend themselves.

While this right exists, we shouldn't have to apologize for calling things what they are or pretend they are something they are not.

And if these so-called "Modern Sporting Rifles" are also effective at legally taking 'yotes, or deer, or anything else... so much the better.
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Re: New AR15
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2018, 02:00:59 PM »
Here i thought the top rifle was my deer assault 30-30 rifle !!!!!!!!!! :happy1: :happy1:
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Re: New AR15
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2018, 03:18:07 PM »
First shoulder carry assault weapon.    ;)
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Re: New AR15
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2018, 03:31:21 PM »
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Re: New AR15
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2018, 02:11:01 PM »
I picked up AR but of course the scope I had picked out sold and they needed to order one in.  Iím thinking of the Vortex hog hunter scope.  Iíll mainly use it for yotes and night hunting, target shooting, and maybe a prairie dog hunt as I havenít done that in a long time.  They also had to order one other piece to mount the bipod.  Once itís all put together Iíll get some pictures up.  Hoping in the next week or two.
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Re: New AR15
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2018, 04:42:17 PM »
Jr just bought a DPMS in a .223.....
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Re: New AR15
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2018, 10:53:56 PM »
Has he got it out yet and shot  through a few 30 round clips?
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Re: New AR15
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2018, 10:54:27 PM »
I have a vortex diamondback I stuck on a ruger no1. This fall. If youíre not in a hurry I waited and watched the websites until it was on sale at cabelas. Ordered it online with free I store pickup. Used one of their buy 100 get 25$ off coupons and then opened up a store credit card for 25$ more off. By the time I was done with the sale and everything I paid around 175$ for the scope. Dang nice scope. Itís a single piece tube construction and is clear and easy to pull on target. Iím looking for another vortex right now for a browning sa 22 I just picked up. But Iím to dang cheep to pay full price. Watch slickguns theyíll pop up on clearance or sale
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Re: New AR15
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2018, 11:05:57 PM »
Thanks for the advice but I already ordered it.  Not as good of deal as you but upon ordering the gun I did get 10% off on all accessories at the time of purchase.  This also included ammo.
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Re: New AR15
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2018, 06:44:38 AM »
Jr just bought a DPMS in a .223.....

That is what the wife and i have. Nice guns.
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Re: New AR15
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2018, 07:10:56 AM »
Has he got it out yet and shot  through a few 30 round clips?

Yup, he has.
He tried to get them to exchange the 30 round clip for a 10, and they wouldn't do it.
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Re: New AR15
« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2018, 10:00:53 AM »
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Re: New AR15
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2018, 10:26:07 AM »
i have open sights on one ar and a scope on another. Really versatile gun that you can change 1000 times over

When I got my first one I went through my old army gear and found enough 30 rounders that followed me home through out my time in service that I havenít bought a single one. I replaced the followers- springs and repainted them with some brownells heat treat stuff.
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Re: New AR15
« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2018, 11:38:13 AM »
Nikon's BLACK FORCE1000 1-4x24, 30mm obj, illumination and tough as nails is worth checking out. Sub $400 too. My son just used the below rig to take 5 hog's last weekend in OK. 2 using the illuminated reticle as the sun was setting.


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Re: New AR15
« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2018, 04:49:12 PM »
I have it completed and tried posting some pics.  Will try and figure that out again maybe later this evening.   But I'm very happy with how it turned out.  Can't wait to shoot it.
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Re: New AR15
« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2018, 04:58:13 PM »
Ended up choosing a Vortex Viper 6-20x44 scope.   
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Re: New AR15
« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2018, 06:12:39 PM »
very nice!!
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Re: New AR15
« Reply #26 on: March 30, 2018, 09:49:51 PM »
Thanks Mike.  I just signed up at the local sportsmanís club.  They have a 300 and soon to be 500 yard range.  They also have a pistol range so it should be fun.  $40 for the year and half price if you were in the military.
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Re: New AR15
« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2018, 09:56:30 PM »
 :happy1: nice. Still doesn't mean ya can hit anything!! :mooning: :sleazy: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

Seriously that's one sweet gun.
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« Reply #28 on: March 31, 2018, 07:10:51 AM »
Thanks Mike.  I just signed up at the local sportsmanís club.  They have a 300 and soon to be 500 yard range.  They also have a pistol range so it should be fun.  $40 for the year and half price if you were in the military.

that sure sounds like a good place to go!!!  wish it was closer to Osakis!!!
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Re: New AR15
« Reply #29 on: March 31, 2018, 10:22:06 AM »
Well Mike maybe you and Glenda should stop over this summer and weíll take the guns out to the range and whip up some steaks and the grill for supper.  Dew lives close by maybe he could make it and of course anyone else who wanted to join in.
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