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Retro AR15 vs Modern AR15

Warmaster94Warmaster94 New MemberPosts: 20 New Member
What AR15 do you guys prefer?

The Old AR


Or

The Modern AR
Who Dares Wins

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  • JeeperJeeper Senior Member Posts: 2,954 Senior Member
    Neither...



    Luis
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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,156 Senior Member
    Modern
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Older, like I was issued fer 20 years in the Army..............mostly except last year or so. I liked the M16A1 with the selector safe/semi/auto modes not the M16A2s with Burst. Just used to them. Can't speak for the M4s.

    I dunno about the earliest versions, before my time. I have fired civilian (AR) versions of them.
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,928 Senior Member
    When I first picked up an M16 in 1969, I hated it...and continued hating everything about it for about 30 years. In the 90s I finally discovered that the AR of the 90s was not the AR of the 60s. I own several,,,,
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  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 4,960 Senior Member
    I only have one , a pre ban Colt H-Bar.

    JAY
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  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 7,399 Senior Member
    yes

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    Didnt put this up, but I think I have the A1 sights pretty well dialed in. 200 yd prone w/sling using bulk PMC 62 gr. Still have to try it with the 69gr reloads, but not until I get out of lib land Saturday.
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    Uncle Sugar started me on the A1, never had a problem with it, then I got a NMA2 for service rifle, eyes have gotten worse, so the NMA4 will be here before Thanksgiving.
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  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,827 Senior Member
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,096 Senior Member
    I prefer modern
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  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,696 Senior Member
    Modern, but wouldn't mind to have an "old school" model as part of my U.S. service small arms (Or copies since the "real" M-16 is a selective fire rifle) collection.
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,149 Senior Member
    I like the look of the old, but the serviceability of the modern variants.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,025 Senior Member
    I have both. But, I prefer modern because the two actual vintage uppers I have came with 1-12" barrel twist. Which sucks.

    Other than that, I like both.
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  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,611 Senior Member
    Why limit ourselves? I'd prefer multiples of each!:guns:
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  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,495 Senior Member
    coolgunguy wrote: »
    Why limit ourselves? I'd prefer multiples of each!:guns:
    :that: Listen to the man.
    Overkill is underrated.
  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,395 Senior Member
    Modern for me.
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  • gatorgator Senior Member Posts: 1,746 Senior Member
    Old skool for me but then again I don't own an ar......
    Mini 14 is my choice.

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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,398 Senior Member
    I LIKED the M-14, and hated the M-16 triangular handguard; that sucker got HOT when firing full auto. And that triangular handguard got slick as snail snot when wet. I like the modern AR15 much better and have several variations. But I like my M1A more better.
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  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,050 Senior Member
    I carried the old one for four years. Never have held a new one. So, the old one is waaaaaay better. And you yoofs can't convince me otherwise.

    Mike
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  • KSU FirefighterKSU Firefighter Senior Member Posts: 3,249 Senior Member
    Both, why limit yourself.
    The fire service needs a "culture of extinguishment not safety" Ray McCormack FDNY
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,798 Senior Member
    I prefer the modern ones, just for the easy mix and match capability.
  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Posts: 2,732 Senior Member
    Modern! Because you can make it vintage. And vise versa. I like both...lol
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,742 Senior Member
    From a usability standpoint the modern ones. However, I will own an A1 repro at some point.


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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    [QUOTE=Linefinder;590920I carried the old one for four years. Never have held a new one. So, the old one is waaaaaay better. And you yoofs can't convince me otherwise.

    Mike[/QUOTE]

    Yoofs ,....................I dunno what that means, but I like it!

    Oh, YOUTHS spoken with a hair-lip/ lisp............I'm slow at times...............
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  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,973 Senior Member
    M4
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    Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.... now who's bringing the hot wings? :jester:
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