First and foremost, thank you to the people and companies that participate in this forum or in others. Your knowledge and experience is greatly appreciated when you share with the new guys. It allows us to ask questions to either clear up confusion or set us on the right path to making a decision.
So I finally have the funds to purchase an AR for myself. With all the Obama madness- not the best time I know, but now is better then never. I just recently joined the sight and have been searching in past post in the beginner’s forum so I don’t ask the same question as someone else has. If some of it sounds redundant I apologize, I’m still looking through past post and have not made it to the other forums yet.
The AR-15 will be used for varmint hunting; target’s and plinking (have fun). Not so much for home defense. The couple that I have been seriously considering is as follows:
5.56, .223 cal.
RRA: A4 Varmint, 20” SS BBL, 1:8 twist
RRA: Predator Pursuit, 20” SS BBL, 1:8 twist (not the top choice, but close)
Bushmaster: Predator, 20” Heavy BBL, not sure on twist
Addax: ATAC MK-1 (defiantly caught my eye)
Tactical Stealth: LT011 18” BBL w/ 10” hand guard (really liked)
I have been leaning to the A4 Varmint a lot. I would like to upgrade the lower with a Magpul CTR stock right away. I want to get the lower first since that requires an FFL. According to the sight you can upgrade the stock when you order it. I have been looking at different uppers. The Addax ATAC MK-1 upper and Larue Tactical Stealth LT011 18” BBL w/ 10” hand guard upper caught my eye. I have not called or talked with Addax or Larue Tactical yet. Just wanting some pro’s and con’s of the rifles mentioned and on Addax and Larue Tactical uppers. This will be my first AR-15. I have been around AR’s a little just never owned one. I do want the lower or upper to be complete when I order it. I can build one as my experience & knowledge grows with the rifle later on.
Like I said, this is my first AR. Looking for pro’s, con’s, comments, concerns, suggestions. I will answer any questions to the best of my ability if you have any for me. I know everyone has there’s fav. but I’m trying to get the ducks in a row so I can get the upper and lower ordered. Thank you again and looking forward to learning more from reading and asking ?s. Sorry for the extremely long post. Just getting all the info out there for you, next time it will be short and to the point.