Czechnology wrote: 0122358 wrote: Czechnology wrote:
0122358 wrote:ok so do dpms and bushmaster owners bitch as much about thier lower tier rifles?
I certainly would if I paid as much or more more for their lower tier hobby rifles than I could for a milspec rifle with an FN barrel.Here's the thing:
I don't expect to be in combat anytime soon, but for a second ignore that we're talking about rifles. Why in the hell would you pay the same money for an inferior product? If you can give me a good reason to spend $100 on a BMX bike when I can get a Kawasaki for the same $100 bill, I'll consider an Oly/DPMS/Bushy/etc. Until then, you're just ignoring the reality of the situation because of some pre-conceived notion, or plain old recalcitrance because you hate being wrong.
I like my oly, it shoots as well as i need it too...that being said, bought it during the panic of 08-10' and wanted to get somthing now. It was just before PSA and BCM started getting big so i did not know that i could of built an ar that was ten times better...if i had to do it over again, would i make the same chioce? hell no!
BUT for the time being its what i have to work with so im going to make it work for me. 700 bucks and ill have my PSA kit, until then, 25 bucks for an o-ring and H-buffer and ill be fine till then
I should clarify that NOW that is an option. There certainly was a day not that long ago where quality ARs were rare under a grand.
Thats my point, just two, three years ago when i started looking for ARs, i only had 800 bucks saved up that i had mowed lawns, saved allowance and xmas money for a year prior. I had just tunred 18 and a lot of the ARs were about a grand with DPMS and bushys being about 850. At a gunshow i saw olympic arms for 750 out the door and thought "ok, theyre local, and they seem to be in shape" so i bought one.
It was the first rifle i ever bought myself. I didnt do any research, i did not know about the chart, i just knew i had an AR15. All the guys at the show told me steel cased was bad for the gun, so when it choked on it...i didnt think any of it, i thought it was just the norm.
I guess im trying to defend it becuase it was my first rifle, i know its sub par...but it works for what i need it for right now. Would i fight with it? only if its the only thing i had becuase i know it will run brass like a kid eats candy.
Besides im saving up for a new one for cheaper...so ill have both a range gun and fighting carbine