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CMMG Bargain Bin Carbine

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by jrs93accord, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. jrs93accord

    jrs93accord

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    I finally put the last item (detachable carrying handle) on my new CMMG Bargain Carbine (Doublestar lower). This is about as simple as it gets.

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  2. kabob983

    kabob983 "Mostly" Dead

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    Wait, why'd you change the lower? I didn't think they sold just uppers.
     

  3. jrs93accord

    jrs93accord

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    The lower was not changed. The Bargain Bin rifles come with various lowers. Most of the 16" carbines have been coming with Doublestar lowers and the 18" has been coming with a CMMG lower. When I received this, the lower had a TangoDown pistol grip on it. I swapped it out for an A2 grip. I picked up a second-hand Bushmaster DCH this afternoon and added it to the upper. That is all I have done to it besides give it a good cleaning.
     
  4. kabob983

    kabob983 "Mostly" Dead

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    Didn't realize they shipped with different lowers. Guess it makes sense, I imagine it's easier to mess up an upper than a lower when manufacturing, stands to reason they'd have more of 'em as bargains.

    A Tango Down battlegrip with the battery compartment on the bottom? Wanna sell it off? I've been thinking about picking one up...
     
  5. jrs93accord

    jrs93accord

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    Sure. Make me an offer (anything over $30 shipped is too much).
     
  6. kabob983

    kabob983 "Mostly" Dead

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    What color is it?
     
  7. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    A few friends in Georgia piced up some of these Bargain Bin carbines.
    Three we could not find a flaw, two had minor finish flaws.
     
  8. jrs93accord

    jrs93accord

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    Black
     
  9. spartan985

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    Would you recommend one of the "bargain bin" cmmg AR's to someone (me) who is looking to get their first?
     
  10. djegators

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    Depends on what you are looking to do with it...want an occasional plinker, or an entry point to learn the platform, why not? The price is low, and there is a lot to do and a lot to learn about ARs.

    If you are looking for MORE than the above, you will likely get more for your money to start with a top tier rifle you can build off of.

    Just my two cents, and I agree it is tempting at that price...
     
  11. spartan985

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    It would be a range/plinking/SHTF gun..... if it can be all of those in one rifle.

    Basically I just WANT an AR or a mini 14 and the AR seems better IMHO.

    Is this a 1-2 MOA rifle?
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2010
  12. HAIL CAESAR

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    They are all shipping and sold with some form of LAR lower.

    I have had numerous ex and current employee's about these rifles and the regular brand.

    The trash can guns where scratch and dents. Any part that had a ding, dent, dropped, or was swept out from under the building bench ( exactly what everyone of them said) was assembled into a trash can gun. The furniture was at the time I was keeping track ding and dent or the cheapest used stuff they could buy in quantity.
     
  13. cmslone

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    Meh.....my latest carbine is flawless. Not a dent, ding or scratch on the entire rifle. The flash hider looked like it was sitting in a toolbox, but not in bad condition by any means.
    Mine is a CMMG lower with keyhole upper. Proper M4 feedramps, properly staked carrier and F stamped/pinned fsb. M4 mil-spec stock and tube and a Tango Down grip with battery compartment.

    I wouldn't hesitate to recommend a bargain bin as long as the process went as well as mine did.
     
  14. Frog1

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    My 18" bargin bin is not flawed at all. Tango down grip, Chrome lined 1-7 Gov profile,contract, chrome lined barrel. M-16 bolt carrier, mil spec buffer tube and components. CMMG upper and lower.

    For the money, you don't any more upper tiered than this.
     
  15. madecov

    madecov book em' Danno

    I've transferred a few of these and only one seemed to have issues
    It seemed to have a commercial stock tube with Mil spec stock. No amount of work could get that stock to move :rofl:

    I have no idea why it was hammered on. Otherwise they seemed to be functional rifles
     
  16. kabob983

    kabob983 "Mostly" Dead

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    We'll continue this over PM to keep the thread unclogged.

    It wouldn't be a bad range/plinker but for a SHTF/class gun I'd get something a little nicer.
     
  17. remember911

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    YESS YESS did not know they where still doing this. That some funny sh----t
     
  18. I envy all you free-staters.
     
  19. What kind of groups are you guys getting with these rifles?
     
  20. mrwilmoth

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    cant beat those for the price!