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Best value piston driven AR?

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Eric2340, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. madecov

    madecov book em' Danno

    I like Stag products as a general rule for a non custom build as opposed to RRA and Bushmaster.

    I have not seen or handled the newest piston Stag but that's the one I would look at since they've been in business for so long and offer a decent warranty.

  2. jbremount


    Apr 17, 2005

    IMO, reading the tea leaves/etc, there will become ever increasing choices of piston guns to choose from. FWIK, the CMMG and Stag are very similar in design and pricing. The Adams Arms conversion kits and the Sig new piston gun are also quite similar. The Adams Arms is establishing a solid track record with piston shooters. These are all short stroke systems and not a whole lot different in pricings. The Sig is not out yet, but their reputation is usually one of quality. Personally, I would continue doing research on all the brands. Keep the money under your hat/ save until you have the funds to get the piston gun you want. Look for quality and reliability. This way, you only buy once and are satisfied with your purchase.
  3. GlockLovin

    GlockLovin No, its a Glock

    Sep 10, 2007
    FTL, Florida
    My LWRC is pretty hard to beat so you must have a nice LMT there.
  4. phxfa


    Jan 3, 2009
    Not really, just comparing performance/reliabilty between the two guns.
    My LWRC in 6.8 has had issues since new and is back at the factory, the LMT runs flawlessly. going to SHOT tomorrow havin a little chat with em,,,
  5. Kilroy

    Kilroy JAFMP Millennium Member

    Dec 30, 1998
    High Plains
    You will have to spend some money to gain life saving quality.

    If your lane makes the Mini-14 or Kel-Tec attractive, I'd suggest the Mini, a lot of ammo, some good (OEM) magazines and a training class.
  6. crenca


    May 14, 2009
    Do you or anyone else make a 18-18.5 inch piston upper or complete rifle?
  7. I'm sorry but we do not build piston uppers in the 18-18.5" configuration. We do, however, build them in the DI flavor. :thumbsup:

    Addax 18" SPR Upper
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2010
  8. sleepygreen


    Mar 28, 2006
    I bought my piston driven bushmaster lightly used for $1200.
  9. 4lifeglocker


    Jun 26, 2007
    +1 For LMT got over 400 rounds on her and she is flawless
  10. chewybaca67


    Apr 26, 2006
    New Mexico
    I'm lookin' at either a Stag or Ruger sr-556. The thing I like about the Ruger is I get 3 magpull mags, to with all my other AR mags, and it's already got all the bells and whistles I'd ever want on an AR. Plus, the rail is pinned in so it won't start loosenin' itself up. Pretty good stuff on there for the price.
  11. phxfa


    Jan 3, 2009
    The LMT rail is monolithic, aint ever comin off! :cool:
  12. Kentak


    Jan 8, 2006
    Central Ohio
    Just some thoughts about the Ruger.

    No one pays anywhere close to the $2G MSRP. I think 1500 is on the high side of a typical street price now, and you should be able to do better.

    Consider it comes standard with the excellent Troy BUIS and Troy rail. If those are items you might have paid for to add to another make, that 1500 begins to look darn attractive. The lower has a nice rubberized grip (I forget the maker). The three Pmags thrown in is minor, but it's a nice touch, as is the soft case included.

    I'm very impressed with mine and look forward to really putting a lot more rounds downrange when our state operated ranges open in the spring.
  13. internal


    Feb 9, 2006
    Like others have said, you don't charge $1500+ and have the barrel come in a 1/9 twist.

    That's just a no no.
  14. Kentak


    Jan 8, 2006
    Central Ohio
    This is an honest question, I'm not looking to start any arguments. Can you explain what you mean? I understand the 1/7 has the edge on stabilizing the longer bullets, but what would that have to do with the price of the gun?

    I have heard Ruger spokesmen and others who have said they have obtained very good accuracy with heavier bullets. I, myself, haven't shot anything heavier than 70 gr with my guns, mostly due to sticking with cheaper ball ammo. I'll definitely be trying some of the heavier stuff this spring, as my curiosity has been aroused now.

    Added later: Anyone?
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2010
  15. jobob


    Apr 1, 2005
    Lewiston, Idaho
    POF makes a great 18" piston. I've been shooting an upper for 3 years as my main 3gun match rifle. 1" groups at 100 yards and dead reliable. Here:

    FYI, I've seen some comments on other forums that their customer service can be hit or miss lately. My experience has been good, though.