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Old October 11th, 2013, 07:00 AM   #1
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Olympic arms ar-15 thoughts?

Looking at getting an Olympic arms ar-15, have any of you guys had any experience with this brand? Thoughts?
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Old October 11th, 2013, 07:45 AM   #2
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One of the lower end brands. For the money you'd spend on it you'd be able to piece together a tically higher quality rifle yourself.

Oh.. and this is the firearms for sale forum. Go to The Great Outdoors near the bottom of the list for actual discussion.
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Old October 11th, 2013, 07:58 AM   #3
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Old October 11th, 2013, 08:47 AM   #4
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Ok thanks didn't realize this was a for sale section. A guy wants to trade me the gun for my snowmobile. He's asking 900 for the gun and I'm asking 600 for my sled but he wants money on top of my sled. Not sure that's going to work for me.
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Old October 11th, 2013, 08:47 AM   #5
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If someone can move this that would be great. Otherwise I can just start a new
Topic. Thanks
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Old October 11th, 2013, 09:07 AM   #6
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I would trade the $600 sled straight up for the Olympic AR15.

I wouldn't add money on top of it. They just aren't that desirable or high quality rifles.
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Old October 11th, 2013, 09:09 AM   #7
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Ok, that's what I was leaning towards. From what I'm finding they are a decent rifle but nothing special. It does come with 4 30rnd magazines and an unknown amout of ammo.
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Old October 11th, 2013, 03:40 PM   #8
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i would trade the $600 sled straight up for the olympic ar15.

I wouldn't add money on top of it. They just aren't that desirable or high quality rifles.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 07:34 PM   #9
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I dont know why they have such a bad rep . I have built many AR,s and have used many recievers , olympic arms , palmetto state armory , LRB , DPMS , Spikes . Mega machine , bushmaster , aero precision , YHM , Stag , They all have their quirks but I have nevr had any but one brand that I picked up from a gun shop in muskegon that mill spec parts did not fit in and by the way I dont remember the name but it was the biggest pile . I think there are only so many forge houses and the quality is determined by the finish . Spikes seems too take the time to deburr the entire reciever before coating finished product is very nice . I personally like olympic arms never had any issues with their products and finished weapon is tight . Colt I dont know how many of you have assembled one of their lowers but its like they intentionally make things just a little off . Aero precision is very nice and they make recievers for alott of people . I have a couple mega billets and they are very high quality as are their forged units . The carbon 15 is a pile and the new frontier although I have never built one I dont think plastic belongs in that part of the weapon just my personal preference , Pretty much if the gun is tight fitting they all share "MIL" spec parts so if you laid lets say a standard colt and
an olympic arms side by side with no markings you would be hard pressed too tell the difference . I prefer spikes or mega recievers when building them but again personal preference they are all great guns and need good homes .
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Old October 14th, 2013, 07:45 PM   #10
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I dont know why they have such a bad rep . I have built many AR,s and have used many recievers , olympic arms , palmetto state armory , LRB , DPMS , Spikes . Mega machine , bushmaster , aero precision , YHM , Stag , They all have their quirks but I have nevr had any but one brand that I picked up from a gun shop in muskegon that mill spec parts did not fit in and by the way I dont remember the name but it was the biggest pile . I think there are only so many forge houses and the quality is determined by the finish . Spikes seems too take the time to deburr the entire reciever before coating finished product is very nice . I personally like olympic arms never had any issues with their products and finished weapon is tight . Colt I dont know how many of you have assembled one of their lowers but its like they intentionally make things just a little off . Aero precision is very nice and they make recievers for alott of people . I have a couple mega billets and they are very high quality as are their forged units . The carbon 15 is a pile and the new frontier although I have never built one I dont think plastic belongs in that part of the weapon just my personal preference , Pretty much if the gun is tight fitting they all share "MIL" spec parts so if you laid lets say a standard colt and
an olympic arms side by side with no markings you would be hard pressed too tell the difference . I prefer spikes or mega recievers when building them but again personal preference they are all great guns and need good homes .
This^ is allot of good info.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 09:50 PM   #11
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I have one. It goes bang reliably. Mil spec parts fit in it. Iirc I paid $625 used for it with updated Williams gunsite sights and some mags. Nothing special but it works.
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