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Old January 17th, 2017, 06:51 PM   #31
 
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Funny as can be considering the management at Windham Weaponry is the same team that ran the old Bushmaster company in the ground.
Truth be told when it comes to the sub $800 AR's their all pretty much the same except for maybe some of the furniture and the pretty logo on the receiver.
The old management of Bushmaster sold the company (but not the actual factory building) to the same group that owns Remington. They cut corners on the Bushmaster brand. Then they decided to close the Windham ME facility and move all production to NY. Once the original owner's non-compete contract expired, he got the idea to get the band back together (so to speak). Many of the former Bushmaster employees then became Windham employees.

I'm very happy with the WW-15 I bought.



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Since the OP said he wants to spend a lot more money on an AR10 in 7.62 and wants an AR15 for cheaper for things like plinking and stuff I really think he should fire both an AR15 and an AK to feel the difference for his cheaper one.
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Looks like I'll end up with an Aero Precision AC-15 most likely... I asked in a different thread about them hoping to find out as much about them as possible before buying.
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These AC-15's look like good rifles!!!
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So I am pretty sure I am getting this AP AC-15.... What accessories should I buy? I need magazines so I was thinking of picking up a few PMAG's... comes with 1 but I want 4 on hand so there's 3 P-Mags... I should get a 10 rounder too for hunting so it's more handy I guess. So there's 4 extra mag's im buying... This is a stock AC-15, so there's definitely some customizing going to happen I think. Kinda thinking about some "comfy" quad rails... maybe other accessories including a red dot. Recommendations?
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Why not just buy the C.O.P. version of the rifle? It already has the quad rails and a free float barrel, which are usually the first mods guys do. You could put an optic on, plus maybe a set of 45* mount irons........Or just flip up irons and a red dot. Lots of options when you have a nice rail system

Academy had the P-mags on sale a week or so ago for $11 I think. I bought 10 more

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TC I think that msp3903 gave you the best advice. Buy a new AR-15 & the S&W is a great example. After you buy a rifle shoot it & get to know it. The AR-15 there are tons of custom parts features etc. You can always change out parts etc after you get a good AR-15 base gun then go from there. Good luck!!!
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I need magazines so I was thinking of picking up a few PMAG's... comes with 1 but I want 4 on hand so there's 3 P-Mags... I should get a 10 rounder too
Magpul now makes a 40 round PMAG. I have a few of them. They dont add much length, but the extra 10 rounds and the fact that two boxes of 20 rounds fit seems like a no-brainer. They run perfectly just like any PMAG. You will want a couple 10 round PMAGs for bench shooting.
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It seems you have made a decision on an AR

I'm not too old, I'm 36 and I used M16's/M4's in the Army....but I never warmed up to semi autos.

I've always subscribed to the "stay on the horse you're familiar with" theory.

But as a pure, 100% tool there's no denying that a semi auto is required.

I own the "pre requisite" AR15's but I also grew up shooting bolt rifles and revolvers. When I was in my early 20's I fired 10's upon 10's of thousands of rounds through bolt action rifles. I lived in NJ at the time and they were cheap and accessible. Muscle memory got really good and I became very, very good with all kinds of bolt guns.

I would feel supremely confident in a 20-30 round .308 bolt action rifle for any kind of defensive scenario. Short of point blank spray and pray, if I actually want to hit anything at 50+ yards I can pump them out just fine with a bolt rifle.

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So I am pretty sure I am getting this AP AC-15.... What accessories should I buy? I need magazines so I was thinking of picking up a few PMAG's... comes with 1 but I want 4 on hand so there's 3 P-Mags... I should get a 10 rounder too for hunting so it's more handy I guess. So there's 4 extra mag's im buying... This is a stock AC-15, so there's definitely some customizing going to happen I think. Kinda thinking about some "comfy" quad rails... maybe other accessories including a red dot. Recommendations?
The mag limit for hunting in NC used to be 5 rounds. Has that changed?
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I built 2 AR's on the floor of my basement from surplus M16 uppers, it's easy. I was a certified Bushmaster armorer when I was an armed guard years ago, I built them in an afternoon. The biggest PITA is not "glaring" or peening the ends of the roll pins. Go slow, take your time.

You can look up how to do it online for free.

That said I would consider just getting a Ruger AR556, out of the box ready and you know you've got CS behind you.

Don't forget about the Mini 14 either
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The mag limit for hunting in NC used to be 5 rounds. Has that changed?
No mag limit on rifles that I am aware of for hunting. The only ammo limitation is for waterfowl, and game birds in a shotgun, maximum capacity is 3 for that.
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No mag limit on rifles that I am aware of for hunting. The only ammo limitation is for waterfowl, and game birds in a shotgun, maximum capacity is 3 for that.
It was more than 20 years ago that I was deer hunting in NC, but that was what I remembered from back then. Could have been the words of gunshop commandos.
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