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Old 01-24-2014, 17:29   #1
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Tell me about Del-Ton

Was in the gun store today looking for my first AR. I was recommended a Windham and found one pretty plain for $750.

Then he showed me a Del-Ton DTI-15 Echo MOE. It had a better grip to me and was on sale for $700. Add a carry handle for $40 and it seems to feel right.

What is the review of Del-Ton?
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Old 01-24-2014, 18:12   #2
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Oh... wait, Del-TON?

Barrel Specifications

Chambered for 5.56 x 45 mm
Chrome Moly Vanadium
M4 Feed Ramps
16” Length
1x9 Twist
A2 Flash Hider
Manganese Phosphated
Phosphated under Front Sight Base
Taper Pins on F-Marked Front Sight Base
Threaded Muzzle
M4 Profile

Bolt and Carrier Specifications

Phosphated 8620 Steel Carrier Assembly
Carpenter 158 Bolt HPT/MPI Tested
Heat Treated and Plated
Mil-Spec
Chrome Lined Carrier Interior
Carrier Key - chrome lined, attached with Grade 8 Screws
Properly Staked & Sealed Gas Key

Receiver Specifications

Upper Receiver:
Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum
Flat Top with M4 Feed Ramps
Hard Coat Anodized
Mil-Spec
Ejection Port Cover and Round Forward Assist
Right Hand Ejection
Bores surface is coated with dry film lube, over the anodized surface


Lower Receiver:
Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum
Hard Coat Anodized
Mil-Spec
Aluminum Triggerguard
Semi-Auto
Aluminum Mag Catch Button

Other Features and Specs

Carbine Length Handguards with Aluminum Delta Ring and Single Heat Shield
M4 6 Position Buttstock made from Reinforced Fiber with Mil-Spec Sized Tube
Weight: 6.4 lbs Empty
Length: 36.375” Fully Extended / 32.625” Collapsed

CARPENTER 158?!?


Seems way over-spec'd...
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Old 01-25-2014, 07:11   #3
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They're good for what they offer, a lower cost introductory rifle kind of like the M&P sport. The one I shoot works fine. I'd suggest a Colt or one of the other name brnads over it if you are going to use it often, if it's just a plinker then del-ton will work fine.
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Old 01-25-2014, 07:13   #4
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Have an upper
quality ....as good as Daniels or Bushmaster
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Pricing could be a lot worse. I wouldn't buy one (or a Windham) or recommend them, but at that price as a 'learner' rifle, not too bad. I'd save $300 more and get a Colt.
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:07   #6
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The ones I have seen have all been very decent. No reason to pop $300 more unless you need to satisfy some other need than a serviceable, reliable AR-15. I use their 16", mid-length barrels, better accuracy than some of the "famous" names.
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Old 01-25-2014, 13:14   #7
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I had a Del Ton Middy a few years ago. I was a good entry AR platform and I only wound up selling it due to a divorce. Never had a failure after about 2-3k rounds, but after that I had to sell.
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Old 01-25-2014, 15:26   #8
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The specs don't look bad but I don't have any personal experience with them. For me it would be a gamble. If it was me, I'd save the extra $$ up and get at least a Colt.
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Old 01-25-2014, 16:12   #9
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I have built many an AR using Del-Ton receivers, LPKs, uppers, and barrel assemblies over the last several years. The folks at DTI have been producing some nice quality ARs for several years now. Their Customer Service in fantastic. For what you are looking at, the price is a real bargain. You cannot go wrong with Del-Ton.
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Old 01-25-2014, 19:29   #10
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Have one of their 1:7 chrome lined carbine length gas barrels on one of my builds and I'm impressed. I keep telling myself I'll upgrade it to a "better" barrel and after every trip to the range it changes my mind. Accurate as any barrel out there and at that price hard to beat.
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Old 02-03-2014, 11:57   #11
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I don't know why but every time I see that brand, I associate it with the Delfonics.
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I have one. It's a pretty good shooter, have over 5000 rounds through it. No problems with it. Not as nice as my Stag or Spikes but a good truck gun, which is what I use it for.
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Old 02-06-2014, 18:32   #16
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Bought one

DTI-15 Echo MOE. $699.99 before tax. Added the carry handle and an extra P-Mag.


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Old 02-08-2014, 09:04   #17
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It is a good range gun or a first AR. You will not outgrow it soon but you may get the bug and it may manifest the desire for a 6.8 or 308 AR platform. It may also open up the custom build of AR for specific use. Be careful out there.
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Old 02-08-2014, 21:51   #18
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One of the biggest complains you will see about Delton in some of the "operator" forums like m4carbine.net is the lack of QC of them from the factory. Reports say that the routinely do not stake the gas key or the castle nut, commercial grade receiver extension instead of milspec, CAR buffer instead of a H. Just a bunch of little thing that time and time again people all over the internet are saying they ended up spending more on their DPMS, Bushmaster, Delton than if they would have just bought a Colt or BCM in the first place. I personally owned a Delton and for the longest time it ran fine. Of course it was because I would maybe 100 rounds a trip and then clean it until next time. The first hard core course I put it through where we did over 1K rounds in one day I ended up having to borrow someone's spare rifle because once it got dirty it quit.
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Have an upper
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That's a huge void between those two is it closer to DD or bushmaster?
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One of the biggest complains you will see about Delton in some of the "operator" forums like m4carbine.net is the lack of QC of them from the factory. Reports say that the routinely do not stake the gas key or the castle nut, commercial grade receiver extension instead of milspec, CAR buffer instead of a H. Just a bunch of little thing that time and time again people all over the internet are saying they ended up spending more on their DPMS, Bushmaster, Delton than if they would have just bought a Colt or BCM in the first place. I personally owned a Delton and for the longest time it ran fine. Of course it was because I would maybe 100 rounds a trip and then clean it until next time. The first hard core course I put it through where we did over 1K rounds in one day I ended up having to borrow someone's spare rifle because once it got dirty it quit.
What course fires 1000 rounds in a single day?
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