Check out this list of the Top 10 Black Rifles under $700 and post up your comments below.
Windham weaponry vs bushmaster?
DPMS vs Mossberg?
Colt vs Bushmaster?
Bear Creek Arsenal vs Palmetto PSA?
Delton dt sport vs M&P sport?
PSA vs Olympic arms?
Bushmaster vs Palmetto?
Which is the best deal?
What do you think? Lets hear it from the shooters out there!
Lets check out some videos and have some fun with this.
#10 SCOUT M4
Can’t find anything to complain about.
The Core 15 is Mil-Spec forged 7075-T6 lower & upper receivers with Type III Class I hard coat anodized finish.
The lower: beveled magwell for improved reloading speed, machined chevrons in front strap, with bullet pictogram safety markings.
All around good weapon for the money –
We like the Bushnell Trophy Red Dot Riflescope as it will not break the bank as it is about $100.
For the cost this is a good starter red dot and will do the job to hit the target.
One of my shooting buddies has one set up on his rig.
#9 SMITH WESSON M&P SPORT
If the gun is as reliable as our initial impressions indicate, that’s tremendous value-for-money.
I built my black rifle from the ground up with parts from Brownells.com
It’s taken Smith a while to get here, but it looks like they’ve finally brought the same no-nonsense quality and functionality to the AR world.
I am still a huge fan of their revolvers so justifiably famous.
#8 OLYMPIC ARMS INC FLAT TOP 223
So far, I have put about 500 rounds through this rifle and have had zero malfunctions.
I have use several types of ammo, both 5.56 and .223 and was surprised to find it likes the .223 better.
Best groups to date are with 40 grain V-Max bullets, 7/8 moa (go figure).
This is my new heavy cover hog gun.
I have put a holographic, red dot sight (zeroed @ 50 yds) with a 1-4 power scope (zeroed @ 100 yds).
Best rifle purchase I’ve made is a long time. You won’t be disappointed with this rifle.
Olympic Arms review
#7 DEL-TON DT SPORT
I have been using mine at the local range and on my farm to keep the coyotes away.
I also like the CAR handguards with single heat shields, and A2 flash hider.
The DT Sport comes with 1x 30rd magazine and a CA approved gun lock.
It was shipped with a chamber safety tool in the chamber, clearly showing the weapon is unloaded.
My next upgrade is to add a nice sling and and a red dot.
We like the MagPul front and rear sight system.
It is a great no nonsense sight system and for less than $80 you be set up and ready to go at the range.
I have one set up on my weapon right now and it works just fine as a back up to my red dot.
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#6 WINDHAM WEAPONRY
Aside from the superior workmanship and sturdy nature of the upper and lower carbon infused receivers (of which the flat top picatinny was shaped perfectly and consistent front to back).
The barrel is chrome lined and a full M4 contoured 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium steel with a 1 in 9″ twist featuring M4 feed ramps as opposed to the bargain basement pencil barrel that came with the original.
Instead of the low profile [afterthought] style gas black on the Carbon 15, the Windham carbon features a beefy picatinny front gas block now allowing for the installment of a fixed iron sight setup (see video review) or a flip up back up system.
Question: Where can I find the windham weaponry carbon fiber src ar-15 purchase?
Video – Windham Weaponry SRC Carbon Fiber AR15
#5 PALMETTO STATE ARMORY
After spending the time to compair the specifics of the M4 Premium to all the other AR manufactures, Colt, DPMS ECT.
My opinion was that It was a good buy.
My Carbine had a front Sight cant to the left and it was fixed by PSA during the Holiday madness.
It had free shipping which took a little while but when you compare the quality of the rifle and sub components to the major builders there is is no doubt that PSA is the go to guys for your AR and parts.
I am a serious shooter and collector who writes supplier recommendations to the US Army and DHS for weapons builders and part suppliers, my advice to them is to give PSA a very serious look for up coming weapon ready supply needs.
No doubt PSA is a good value to the needs of the AR community. I am planning many more Buys/Builds when the Market calms down.
Video – Palmetto State Armory AR-15 Rifle
#4 Mossberg Ar-15 Review
Review by BigNick:
I own the MMR Tactical, and I have to say, it’s easily the best AR under a grand. So much nicer than those F’ing POS Bushmaster Carbon 15s and crap.
Free-floating barrel, huge rail… amazing rifle. I couldn’t be happier with it. The accuracy is phenomenal.
#3 DPMS Panther Sportical AR-15 Review
If your not up to spending a 1000 plus on a rifle then go ahead.
the good thing about buying a complete rifle is WARRANTY otherwise build away its your decision.
By the way – my AR is a DPMS with almost 6000 rounds through it a few ammo related problems but thats it and im working on my first build thanks to this site
I am going to add a lot of upgrades and trick it out real good as that is how I like my weapon.
Video – DPMS Panther Sport is affordable AR-15
#2 DPMS Panther Oracle AR-15 Review
This AR is a quality AR-15 for the price. I have put about 190 (not alot) rounds threw this firearm with out a single malfunction.
I even drowned the weapon in gun solvent rite out of the box and fired it the next day which you want it dry or you can cause it to malfunction, but worked flawlessly.
I strongly advise you to buy this weapon. I am a very picky gun owner and done alot of review of the Bushmaster and Panther arms before the purchase and both are very good makers but i would’nt have created a Cabelas account just to write this review on this weapon if i did’nt truly believe in its quality. Stop thinking about it and buy it. Can’t go wrong.
#1 Bushmaster Carbon AR-15 Review
This weapon will give you the most bang for your buck and is in the $600 range. It is lightweight and can still take a beating out on the range.
Yes; you don’t want to take this weapon to Afghanistan for your next contractor job. That is not what it is made for. You will be able to hit targets with a basic scope at 250 plus yards all day with a cold drink in your hand. I prefer the Bushmaster vs Delton or any other brand.
Bushmaster C15 is As Good as Any Other black rifle.
Questions from our readers online
Question: How do you rate the DPMS Panther vs the Bushmaster Carbon 15? I personally own the Bushmaster with a Bushnell red dot scope but have heard good reviews on the DPMS. Shoot both at the range and you decide.
Question: best upgrades for your a r15? Check out these tips on the best upgrades for the AR15.
Question: Where can I find a good AR 15 rifle comparisons like the DPMS Oracle vs Ruger 556? Check out the video below comparing the two weapons.
Question: How do you compare the dpms m4 oracle vs bushmaster carbon m4? Or even the psa vs bushmaster patrolman?
Answer: We like PSA Palmetto State Armory ARs as they are a good value dollar for dollar. Check out the reviews and videos above.
Video – bushmaster qrc vs ruger
Question: How good are the red jacket brand 30 rd ar 15 magazines? We have heard ok reviews on the Red Jacket magazines. Military Surplus US GI mags will probably be a better bet. You can grab them most places new for about $10.
Question: What about Core 15 vs other brands? The Core 15 rifles and accessories are getting a lot of great buzz as a sweet rifle. We are definitely checking out more of their line.
Question: What about the Windham MPC vs Bushmaster? Check out the video below for more good info.
Question: Who makes Cabelas SRC? Windham makes this weapon.
Question: Where can I get Armalite eagle 15 orc aftermarket parts? Check out the largest selection of after market parts and accessories here:
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